Seagate introduces FreeAgent external HDDs for Mac; up to 2TB

Seagate on Wednesday introduced its new lineup of mobile and desktop FreeAgent for Mac storage drives, including the portable Go and Go Pro models, a 2TB Desk model and the Go Dock+, a powered USB-hub and dock for the FreeAgent Go.Intended for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts -- in other words, Mac users -- the new FreeAgent for Mac external hard drives offer increased capacity and performance, Seagate says.

Seagate on Wednesday introduced its new lineup of mobile and desktop FreeAgent for Mac storage drives, including the portable Go and Go Pro models, a 2TB Desk model and the Go Dock+, a powered USB-hub and dock for the FreeAgent Go.

Intended for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts -- in other words, Mac users -- the new FreeAgent for Mac external hard drives offer increased capacity and performance, Seagate says.

What kind of performance, you ask? The FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac, for example, clocks in at 7200RPM with FireWire 800/400.

All of the new drives come formatted as HSF+ for Mac OS X and are, naturally, Time Machine ready.

Here's the lowdown:

  • FreeAgent Go Drive for Mac: USB 2.0; available this month for $99.99 (250GB), $119.99 (320GB) and $149.99 (500GB).
  • FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac Drive: FireWire 800/400; available this month for $129.99 (250GB), $149.99 (320GB) and $189.99 (500GB).
  • FreeAgent Desk Drive for Mac 2TB: Brushed aluminum arctic silver finish to match iMac; FireWire 800/400; now available for $339.99 (2TB).

In addition to the new Mac drives, Seagate also introduced a new docking accessory for the FreeAgent Go portable drives, the FreeAgent Go Dock+. The dock connects directly to your Mac OS X or Windows computer, allowing access to all the content stored on a FreeAgent Go or FreeAgent Go for Mac external hard drive. When docked, the dock holds the drive upright, and generally diposes with cables (if you find them so very bothersome on portable HDs). It's also a powered USB hub with three additional ports, and is available immediately for $39.99.

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