With everything getting smaller and sleeker, Freecom has outdone other competitors by releasing the world’s smallest external hard drive. Will this small device achieve big things? Let’s see how well it fares.

Mobile Freedom Comes Freecom

Portable hard drives over the years have gradually become part of our everyday life. As our appetite for storage grows, our requirements for the ease of offline transferring of large amounts of data increases. Traditional 3.5-inch hard drives are bulky and heavy, and require external power; while 2.5-inch hard drives on the other hand are significantly smaller and lighter, and powers up using the same USB connection to transfer data.
 

Freecom Technologies unveiled their take on the 2.5-inch hard drive, aiming to make the world’s smallest 2.5-inch external hard drive. Presented to us today, is the Freecom Mobile Drive XXS.

 


Freecom’s 320 GB Mobile Drive XXS USB Storage

 


No-Frills packaging containing the hard drive and USB cable

 


Specifications in multiple languages and hard drive dimensions

 

 

Benefits At A Glance

Compact size, 27% smaller in volume than the closest competitor
 Designed with unique form-fitting injection moulded rubber for optimal grip
 Including compact sized USB Cable, no “cable mess” anymore inside your bag!
 Buspowered, no need to carry a bulky AC adapter
 No cooling fan, ensures quiet operation
 3 year warranty by Kaira Technologies and unlimited free helpdesk support

 

General Information

Interface: USB 2.0, can also be connected to USB 1.1 port
Hard drive type: 2.5-inch, low noise, low power consumption
Data transfer speed: Up to 480Mbit/s (USB 2.0)
Weight: 155g
Dimensions: 109.8 x 79.5 x 13.5 mm

 


Dimensions of Mobile Drive XXS

 

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature: 10º C / 35º C
Storage temperature: -20º C / 70º C

 

Minimum System Requirements

PC: Intel Pentium III / AMD Duron 900 MHz or higher, 256MB RAM (Vista: 512MB RAM) or higher, available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port, Windows 2000 / XP / Vista

Mac: PowerPC G3/G4/G5, Power Book G3/G4 or Intel Mac, 256MB RAM or higher, available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port, Mac OS X v10.3 or higher