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Life Guard

Posted Aug. 16, 2007
Top five reasons I love the new Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drive: (1) It’s lightweight (six ounces) and tiny (four by five inches, and less than an inch thick); (2) it’s got great capacity (80, 120, or 160 GB depending on the model), which should be enough to back up all of your crucial files; (3) it’s beautifully designed; (4) instead of a bulky plug-in transformer, it has two USB connectors, one for data transfer and one to sip power from your computer; and (5) it saved my (digital) life recently when my laptop’s hard drive crashed. Seriously, if the FreeAgent Go wasn’t so ultraportable and easy to use, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been so religious about backing up my files. Plus it's Mac and Windows compatible—and Windows people get free bonus software that can temporarily transfer a home or office PC’s info (Web-browser settings, IM, e-mail files, etc.) to another PC.

$89.99 to $113.99 at J&R.

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