Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - ST310005FDA2E1-RK

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Ease of Use

This is a GREAT deal. It took less than 5 minutes to get the drive up and running, less than 5 minutes to install the backup software, and less than 5 minutes to complete the first backup. How simple is that? Only problems are: 1) email systems don't store their data in "My Documents". You'll have to figure out where yours goes and point the software to that directory (Thunderbird saves email in "Application Data". Don't know about Outlook.). You may have other applications like that or you may store important stuff elsewhere. Second, my computer had two Windows users and the doc doesn't explain how to back up both. You must install the backup software on one user, setup a backup "plan", then log onto the other user, install the software again, and then edit the plan and add the 2nd "My Documents". Then it does both users.

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This is a great backup product. Inexpensive, fast, huge amount of storage, great warrenty. Comes with backup software on the drive. Simple USB installation. Wish I'd had one years ago BEFORE my hard drive died! Since I have multiple PCs, I got a 2nd one to protect my other ones.

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Excellent Product

by Oldoppa on 1/22/2009

The Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive has performed well for me. Initially, I had some problems with the drive because I did not install the Seagate Drive Manager software that came on the drive. After installing the software, the drive has performed perfectly. Though the price of the drive has dropped since I bought mine, it is still an excellent value and I would recommend this product to anyone needing storage space for large files. The main selling point to me was the 5 year warranty from Seagate.

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Great drive

on 1/25/2009

This is a great drive. I have used it with both XP pro and Vista and had no problems with either. I have not used the backup software that came with the drive because I have not needed it but I kept it for future use. Transfer rate is excelent. Will look for this drive or the larger version if I ever need another. With the warrenty on this drive, you can't go wrong.

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Product Overview

What’s an extra 500GB worth?

Store all your photos, music, videos, and documents with the powerful yet simple Seagate FreeAgent Desk storage solution.

The FreeAgent Desk storage solution includes easy-to-use soft ware that helps keep your information safe and private with automatic backup and encryption of your important files and folders. Environmentally smart utilities help save energy by putting your FreeAgent drive in sleep mode once it has been idle for 15 minutes. Its design is sleek and modern, so you can take advantage of its flexibility to lie on its side or stand upright to maximize your workspace.

Count on the FreeAgent Desk storage solution to store and safeguard everything on your PC—and to look really good doing it.


Manufacturer Seagate
Mfg Part# ST310005FDA2E1-RK
SKU 208921062
UPC 763649008485
UPC 14 00763649008485
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Conveniently store all your photos, music, videos and documents in one place thanks to large storage capaciti es of 500GB, 640GB, 1TB and 1.5TB.
Enjoy a sleek, modern design that offers the choice of horizontal or verti cal orientation to complement your desktop environment.
Easily protect your data with automatic backup software.
Keep your important files and folders private with powerful soft ware encryption technology.
Sync content between your FreeAgent Desk drive and other portable drives so you’ll always have your current file versions wherever you are.
Experience fast data transfer with a USB 2.0 interface.
Get started quickly with pre-loaded software. No CDs!
Save energy with an environmentally smart utility that can put your drive in sleep mode once it has been idle for 15 minutes.
Enjoy peace of mind with a 5-year limited warranty from the worldwide leader in storage solutions.
Tech Specs
Capacity: 1TB
USB 2.0: up to 480 Mb/s
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Model Number: ST310005FDA2E1-RK
UPC: 763649008485
Color: Silver
Software Requirements
Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, or Business Service Pack-1
Windows XP Home, Professional, Media Center Edition Service Pack-2
Windows XP/Vista
USB 2.0 Port
Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.
Inside the Box
FreeAgent™|Desk Drive
FreeAgent software pre-loaded on drive (Windows only)
Quickstart guide
Base stand
Attachable feet
USB cable
Power supply
Product Dimensions
6.89" H x 1.33" W x 6.77" L
Weight: 3.06 lb (1.39 kg)
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