01-24-2008 02:12 AM - last edited on 01-24-2008 05:39 AM by AlanM
01-24-2008 01:25 PM
01-25-2008 08:58 AM
The original release of the FreeAgent Desktop drive in the US did not come with any software. The drive itself, however, works just fine in Windows 2000 Professional. Later in the product's life, software was added to the product package, so the new drives that contain the software are labeled on the box as "including software" but don't include Windows 2000 Pro among the supported operating systems on the box.
The software was also uploaded to the Seagate public website so that Windows Vista and XP customers that had the older FreeAgent Desktop drive could benefit from the additional software.
On a side note, the FreeAgent Pro drive has premium backup software in the box and works with Windows 2000, XP and Vista. The premium software requires a key and is not available for download as that is part of the value in the price differential between the FreeAgent Pro and FreeAgent Desktop drives.