Seagate FreeAgent drives

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 October, 2008, 12:00am

In case you're confused, going digital doesn't just mean buying the latest gadgets and gizmos.

'Digital' is actually a version of everyday information, such as music, photos, video and so on, which has been translated into binary code, the language of zeroes and ones that computers understand.

Basically, digital information means that almost anything, like a book, a CD or a picture, can be coded into code, and be reconstructed by a computer.

The biggest problem with digital information is not really the method of translation - as most gadgets can do that very easily these days - but the fact that the information has to be stored in digital format. Life is no longer about building a new bookshelf, but about getting more storage memory.

That's where Seagate's FreeAgent series of storage appliances come in. Just as you can buy another rack for your CDs when you go crazy at the HMV sale, the FreeAgents are a place to store all your digital media when your computer runs out of memory or disk space.

Available with storage memory that starts at 250GB, the FreeAgent series is basically a digital library that can store more content than most Hong Kong apartments. As long as you're working from a computer, your files (not only media, but everyday working files as well) can now be stored in a single, easy-to-access location.

The Seagate FreeAgent series is available in portable and desktop versions with prices starting from HK$699 for 250GB.

Pros: massive storage for digital media, easy to use, lets you set up a virtual library

Cons: You need a computer to access the content

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