Seagate announces new external drives

Seagate has announced its fall lineup of FreeAgent external hard drives. The new FreeAgent Go portable storage drive, according to Seagate, is the slimmest external drive on the market with a height of 12.5mm and also sports a docking option.

Storage has been ramped up to 500GB and is now available in a variety of colours, including silver, black, red, and blue. The drive also ships with a flexible, thin USB 2.0 travel cable.

The desktop docking station is sold separately and comes paired with a black leatherette carrying case.

“The growth of the 2.5in form factor external hard disk drive market has been very strong – almost doubling in 2Q 08 compared with 2Q 07,” said Wolfgang Schlichting, research director, Removable Storage at IDC.

Also announced is the FreeAgent Desk drive and FreeAgent XTreme which provides up to 1.5 Terabytes of storage and can stand horizontally or vertically.

The Desk drive is finished in brushed aluminum high-capacity solution with a USB 2.0 interface. The FreeAgent XTreme drive is a midnight black, brushed aluminum high-capacity storage solution with a triple interface of eSATA, USB 2.0 and FireWire 400.

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