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Drive size (GB): 500
Supported Interface(s): External SATA-300, USB 2.0
Speed (RPM): 7200
Buffer Size (MB): 8
Cost per Gigabyte: $0.46
Price When Reviewed: $229
Bottom Line: This fast, cheap drive comes with three basically-designed backukp, file-copy, and encryption utilities.

 
Drive size (GB): 500
Supported Interface(s): External SATA-150, USB 2.0, FireWire 800/400
Speed (RPM): 7200
Buffer Size (MB): 16
Cost per Gigabyte: $0.6
Price When Reviewed: $300
Bottom Line: For a slight price premium, you get the flexibility of USB, SATA, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 data interfaces.

Drive size (GB): 500
Supported Interface(s): External SATA-150, USB 2.0
Speed (RPM): 7200
Buffer Size (MB): 8
Cost per Gigabyte: $0.5
Price When Reviewed: $250
Bottom Line: If you want a speedy, reasonably-priced drive, this is a nicely designed choice.
 
Drive size (GB): 750
Supported Interface(s): External SATA-300, USB 2.0
Speed (RPM): 7200
Buffer Size (MB): 16
Cost per Gigabyte: $0.47
Price When Reviewed: $350
Bottom Line: An eye catching design coupled with a useful and well-rounded software help differentiate the FreeAgent Pro.
 

Drive size (GB): 500
Supported Interface(s): External SATA-300, USB 2.0
Speed (RPM): 7200
Buffer Size (MB): 16
Cost per Gigabyte: $0.46
Price When Reviewed: $230