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Seagate finally gets some design taste

August 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Engadget has the news that Seagate is to update its FreeAgent range of external hard drives. Initially available in grey, black, and silver, further colours are to follow. The silver models shown are a huge improvement over the hideous brown models that Maplin UK stores continue to discount in an effort to sell them. Just look at the comparison images above to see the difference. Would you really want to put that brown eyesore next to a Mac, or even a beige box PC? They may be relatively cheap, but ugly is ugly.

The one worrying aspect of this story is the claim that Seagate plan to launch models in a range of colours including red, green, gold and pink. This means that in a years time Maplin will be selling hideous red, green, gold and pink external hard drives that no-one wants to buy. Good luck with that.