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
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)
Dimensions: 109.8 x 79.5 x 13.5 mm
Dimensions of Mobile Drive XXS
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