Seagate Review & Giveaway – ENDED

This is a guest spot co-written by my me and my husband Lee.  He knows more about electronics and computer stuff and I wanted this to be written by someone who knew what he was fully talking about.

Ever wanted to be able to access your files from anywhere? Easily share pictures with family and friends? maybe listen to your own collection of music while away on buisness or vacation? Now you can!

Seagate has developed a great product that makes this all easily available, The seagate Freeagent Dockstar Network Adapter lets you turn your Seagate Freeagent GO portable hard drive (Or any other USB 2.0 hard drive or flash drive) into a Network access Storage (NASS) Drive in just a few simple steps. We recieved our Dockstar from seagate, valueda t $99.99 and immediately set it up in less then 10 minutes. Simply Plug the power adapter into the wall adn plug the Network cable into your Router or Internet Modem, dock your Freeagent Go or other USB Drive, activate through and you’re done, it’s that easy!

Once complete you can access your files from any computer with an internet connection. Pogoplug is an easy to navigate website interface that allows you to access your files as well as share with others by simply select the files you want to share and another the email address(es) of the person or people you want to share with, the other party will recieve an email with a link to view the file(s) you have chosen to share with them. If sharing with others isnt enough, you can also allow them to be able to add content to your hard drive, this would be particularly helpful in office settings where more than one person requires access to a particular file or set of files, or in school where you and a friend have to work on a project together but dont have the time to get together and work on it simultaneously.

The Seagate Dockstar has the ability to host pictures, videos and music that you would like to post on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter therefor there’s no need to upload it to another site inorder to have it posted where you want it and if at anytime you dont wnat it posted there anymore you simply just cancel the link. the Dockstar comes with a FREE one year subscription to and after that year it’s a mere $29.99 a year for unlimited access via the internet, if you opt to not have full interent access and sharing to your drive you will still be able to use it from any computer on the network in your home. This device is great for someone with little computer experience and is very simple to use right from the start and in my opinion would make a great addition to any desk.

Seagate has made the Dockstar work with Windows computers, Mac’s and the Linux operating system, and it supports all major web browsers. Advanced users may not get the options out of it that they would like such as, theres no way to access it from Ip address, you have to log into the website if you arent on your own network so you are at the mercy of the layout and options of pogoplug. Even though you can listen to music and view pictures directly, all other files including movies, video clips, pdf documents etc, must be downloaded unless being accessed as a regular drive on your own network.

As great as the ease of use is and the simple layout of pogoplug, unforseen incidents DO happen and if the website happens to be down for whatever reason so is remote acces to your files but the same can be said about any network storage theres always that chance you wont be able to access your network remotley wether it is through a website or via the IP address of your device so this should’nt prevent you from picking one of these up as it is defenitly a great product and in my opinion well worth it.

We also received the forest green 250GB Seagate FreeAgent go 2.0 USB external hard drive, valued at $89.99.  It is very sleek and stylish, sits right on our dock or you can plug it in via your USB cable.  The size allows you to throw it into the smallest pocket on your computer bag or in my case diaper bag i still have not found the laptop bag I cannot live without yet.  It is also powered via USB when not on the dock so you can use it connected to your laptop all power plug free if need be.  It has a simple plug and play installation, just set it on the dock and you’re ready to go, available in sizes ranging from 250GB to 1TB in a range of colours. The FreeAgent Go hard drive is whisper quiet and has little heat generation even when copying large files.
Go to Seagate and order the DockStar and/or the FreeAgent Go hard drive for you or a loved one, this would make a perfect Christmas gift for that hard to buy person on your list.
Seagate is going to give one winner the FreeAgent Go Hard drive in the color silver with a 500 GB capacity, valued at $139.99.
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This giveaway is open US & Canada.
Ends Dec 12, 2009 @ 11:59 PM EST
(Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)
Thank you to Seagate for this awesome giveaway.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.


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