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Similar in size to the Seagate FreeAgent Desk, the FreeAgent Extreme is an external hard drive designed.

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larger capacity than any desktop hard drive available

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industry leading 5-year warranty

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fast eSATA connection guarantees the drive is the bottleneck

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very expensive considering what you get - 50% more expensive compared to the regular USB-only FreeAgent Desk

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Similar in size to the Seagate FreeAgent Desk, the FreeAgent Extreme is an external hard drive designed for high performance applications such as the realtime editing/manipulation of high definition video and graphics. Featuring a variety of connection options, the FreeAgent Extreme is the only external drive in the Seagate lineup to feature eSATA support - the latest and fastest external interface created specifically for use with external drives. Utilizing the same 3.5" 7200rpm drives found in the FreeAgent Desk series, the Extreme features the same 500, 640, 1000 and 1500GB capacities, and comes bundled with the same backup/encryption software for easy automatic security of any crucial and/or sensitive data.

Features
  • Capacity: 500, 640, 1000, 1500GB
  • Speed: 7200RPM SATA II drive connected through USB 2.0 (480Mbit max), FireWire 400 (400Mbit max) or eSATA (3Gbit max)
  • Connection: USB 2.0 connection for transfer, external power supply, or USB 2.0, Firewire 400/800 and external power supply on Mac version
  • Dimensions & Weight: 175.0mm x 33.7mm x 172mm, 3 pounds
  • included encryption/backup tools for easy data sync/security, light display power indicator
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