BTW people the software cannot be removed and is not suppose to be removed so you can plug it into any pc and share files.
This is not true. I erase the worthless software on all my Seagate FreeAgent Go drives. I have 5. The software is not necessary to share files. It will act like a USB drive when plugged into various computers. I also wipe and reformat the drives. This is my preference.
Seagate is definitely the better of the two.