Items tagged with FreeAgent

Can it ever be big enough? If we're talking about hard drives, the answer is definitely "no!" As multi-media continues to grow larger and larger, and digital photographs do the same as the megapixels swell, having enough storage is becoming more and more difficult. Hard drive makers are cranking out bigger drives as fast as they can, and while we really need to move to another format altogether in order to see quantum leaps in sizes, hardly anyone will complain with 3TB in a single external drive today. Seagate has broken yet another record in the storage arena with their new FreeAgent Go Flex... Read more...
Just recently, Seagate broke out of the box in order to introduce the Paramount-bundled hard drive with a number of digital films loaded on from the factory. But it's clear the company has no intentions of letting the entertainment-related introductions stop there. Today, Seagate is revealing a killer firmware update to the company's FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player which will enable users to access content from Netflix and other providers. Basically, this gives the player a whole new lease on life, and a whole new reason to buy in if you're waiting on the sidelines. The firmware update, which... Read more...
Not one to rest on its laurels (or platters, as it were), Seagate is introducing a slew of new products just days after tickling the small business arena with its new BlackArmor external storage solutions. Today, the outfit is bestowing upon the storage world a bevy of new FreeAgent external drives: the FreeAgent Go for Mac with USB, FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac, the 2TB FreeAgent Desk for Mac and FreeAgent Go Dock+ powered USB hub/dock for the FreeAgent Go.Needless to say, each of these devices arrive formatted for Mac (HFS+), but users can easily convert them for PC use by formatting 'em right away... Read more...
It has been a bad couple of days for external hard drive makers.  First Western Digital restricts sharing of multimedia files, and now it appears Seagate's FreeAgent drives don't play nice with Linux.The problem is to do with the power-saving systems on Seagate's latest range of drives and the fact that it is shipped already formatted to NTFS.The NTFS is only a slight hurdle to Linux users who have a kernel with NTFS writing enabled or can work mkfs. But the "power saving" timer is a real bugger.It will shut shut the drive off after several minutes of inactivity and helpfully drop the... Read more...