The Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive is the industry's first portable drive built with perpendicular recording, an innovative technology that Seagate has employed to deliver the market's highest capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor. The new portable hard drive provides 30% more capacity than comparably sized drives.
The 160GB Portable External Hard Drive enables users to carry a massive array of business files, digital music, digital photos, digital videos and games in a package that weighs less than one pound. Engineered to be taken on the road, the Portable Hard Drive features a robust internal shock-mounted design and aluminum alloy enclosure to protect from drops and falls. Additionally, it is powered through the computers' USB port, eliminating the need for a power cord; delivers up to 480Mbps, optimal for transferring huge amounts of data; and is Macintosh and PC compatible. The Portable External Hard Drive also includes the award winning Bounce Back Express software used in Seagate's desk-top storage solutions, making backups easier and faster than ever.
The Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive will be available in February, 2006 and will retail for $379. The Seagate 500GB eSATA PushButton Hard Drive will be available in April, 2006.
I bought a 160 GB USB portable hard drive in November and I am having the same problem many of you are. It connected only intermittently and by February it wouldn’t connect at all. It never connected through the front USB ports, only the back ones. I thought it was because my computer (PC running XP) was so old, but I brought it back to the store and it wouldn’t connect to any computer there either. Just for fun I plugged it into the cables I use to connect my digital camera and my Palm Pilot (yes, also very old) and it works! Why would that be? Both of these other cables have dongle thingys, would they give extra power to the hard drive? In any case, after reading all your comments I think it is only a matter of time before the hard drive crashes completely, so I won’t be using it for back-ups anymore. I also got very little help from Verbatim and as I live in Canada it will cost more money than I spent on it to send it to North Carolina. I am very disappointed.
|160GB portable hard drive connects to your computer via USB cable|
|5400 RPM spindle speed for speedy performance|
|Take your desktop environment with you- including web browser, favorites, passwords, IM client and contacts, email client, cookies, settings and files|
|Save all your private information on FreeAgent Go, not on the computer you're using|
|Keep your most current data with you - synchronize data from your most frequented PCs|
|Protect against unauthorized use with encryption for sensitive files|
|Leave no trace of your last session on a borrowed computer|
|Includes portable drive, FreeAgent software (preloaded) and electronic documentation, USB 2.0 cable and quick start guide; 5-year limited warranty|