Back in November 2009, I purchased two Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Dives, one for myself and one for my wife. I also purchased two Case Logic cases as well to protect the drives. The drives come with Seagate’s own backup software that works very well. Though the data rate transfer is satisfactory, you are not going to break any speed records. But I have always been of opinion that I would rather have a good quality, reliable backup of my stuff, than lightening speed.

Here is the product information on Amazon’s site:

Technical Details

  • Able to take your desktop environment with you
  • Save all your private information instead of on the computer
  • Protect against unathorized use with 256-bit encryption
  • Windows XP/Vista compatible [Works with Windows 7]

Price is $68.82 for the external hard disk.

Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST902503FGA2E1-RK (Silver)

Case Logic PHDC-1 Small EVA External Hard Drive Case (Red)

Comments welcome.