Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB Hard Drive and Muvee Bundle Review

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:gaC1JprBWer2rM:http://www.fasopro1.com/Seagate_-_FreeAgent_Go_500GB_External_USB_2.0_Portable_Hard_Drive_-_Blue.JPGDigital media has taken over and improved on the legacy film has endowed mankind with, and as such the need for storage of this media becomes and ever growing need. Seagate knows storage and to keep up with the times they have pioneered a relationship with a great company. Muvee and Seagate are teaming up to give a top quality combo for all you Youtubers and hobbyist movie makers out there. For one price you get a top quality drive and a top quality video editing suite all in one package. Let’s jump right in and have a good look at this killer combo:

Provided by: Seagate

Price: $129.99

Closer Look:

 

 Muvee:

 

Specifications and Features:

Big capacity. Small package.

Get a lot without carrying a lot. And look good while you do it.

  • Available in a range of capacities, from 250GB to 1TB
  • The thinnest portable drive available. Even the cables are compact
  • Multiple colors to suit your style and let you tell one FreeAgent Go from the next

Simple backup and sync.

If it’s not easy, it won’t happen.


  • Automatic backup for peace of mind
  • Encryption technology keeps your files safe
  • Easy synchronization means you always have the most current version with you
  • Fast data transfer with USB

Go cable-free.

An optional desktop dock makes syncing a snap.

  • Access your files without fumbling for cables
  • Preloaded software means easy setup

All the little extras.

You don’t choose a drive based on these things. But you love them once you have them.

  • Power management features save energy
  • Five-year limited warranty

 

Model Number ST902503FGA2E1-RK
Interface USB 2.0
Capacity 250GB
Height 130mm (5.12 in)
Width 80mm (3.15 in)
Length 12.5mm (.49 in)
Weight (typical) 160g (.35 lb)
Shipping Weight .27kg (0.595 lb)
Automatic Backup Software PC Only
Encryption AES 128-bit
Warranty 5 years

 

Conclusion:

We have done a lot of work in the past with manufacturers of external hard drives. The bundled software is usually pretty decent but I have to say that for a film maker the Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB External Hard Drive and Muvee Bundle takes the cake. Even though the Muvee included is a striped down version of the full program you can still do a ton of effects and quality editing for standard definition video and for a small fee you can upgrade it to full HD capabilities. The hard drive itself is compact and very stylish, and the overall  build quality is impressive.

Would I recommend this product bundle? Yes, the enclosure is beautiful and the transfer rates are on par with every one of my verbatim drives. So compact storage aspects of this product make it a winner out of the gate and what puts it over the top is all the included software both from Seagate and Muvee. I would have no issue trusting this drive to back up all my digital media and taking it with me on the road. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Seagate and Muvee for offering up this products for review I think this is a perfect match and I believe home movie makers everywhere will applaud this combo and welcome it with open arms.

Pros:

  • Great Style
  • Perfect Software Bundle Choices
  • Compact
  • Simple to use
  • Great Transfer Rates

Cons:

  • Although I Know it Would Affect the Price I Wish it was the HD Version of Muvee Included but I am Being Picky


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