Review: 20 minutes with Fujitsu’s Handy Drive 5

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If you’re looking for a fat portable hard drive, Fujitsu’s 500GB HD5 hits the spot. A simple black slab, it’s pretty enough, but quiet operation is more important, and it didn’t irritate. Read-write speeds hit 20-25MBps (xbench results), and it ran just fine from the USB port. A USB power adapter is supplied for use with unpowered hubs or ports that won’t supply overcurrent.

Fujitsu also claims it uses 35% less power in the long run compared to previous models, and provides a copy of Acronis True Image Personal Backup pre-loaded.

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2 Responses to Review: 20 minutes with Fujitsu’s Handy Drive 5

  1. inkfumes says:

    Doesn’t that look like a design ripoff of the seagate FreeAgent Go-Drive (in black)?

  2. jeshii says:

    Whoa, I just say a kid in class with one of these nary 1 hour before reading this. Creepy!

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