Apacer AC202 External Hard Drive
Apacer are a new comer to the land of Overclock3D, having never had a published review on the site. Today all that changes though, as Apacer sent us a sample of their latest external hard drive, the AC202. Knowing very little about Apacer, I decided to have a scout around on their site to see what they were about. Here is a brief extract of what I found:
Apacer Technology Inc. is a global leader in memory module and digital storage hardware and software. Since the company's inception, Apacer's focus on recording, reproducing and retaining all types of digital data has been the driving force in providing customers with the best memory products and services.
The following information is taken from the 'Company Profile' section located here,
seems to cover most of the major points. It gives a fairly impressive overall background of the company. Unfortunately the startup date of the company is not listed anywhere, but judging by their impressive portfolio of products, it's fair to say they've been around for a good number of years.
Anyway, thats enough on Apacer for now, let's take a look at the specification for the AC202:
Available color schemes Elegant black and stylish red
HDD interface 2.5" SATA hard drive
Capacity Enclosure only/ 250GB/ 320GB/ 500GB*
Device interface USB 2.0
Device Interface Transfer Rate USB interface : up to 480 Mbps**
Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
LED Light for power on
Blinking for data access
Bundled Software BackupManager: for data backup and security (System support: Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista)
Power USB powered, no external power needed
Operating System Supported Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ Vista, Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
Certification CE ; FCC ; BSMI
Dimensions / Weight (L)130 x (W)81.2x (H)13.2 mm / 84 g approx. (Enclosure)
Accessories USB Y cable ;Quick guide ; CD ; Anti-Shock band
The form factor of the drive is fairly small, which is further helped by the fact it requires no external power brick; just two USB ports and you're away. The bundled software and anti-shock band are a nice addition, as is the ability to purchase just the bare enclosure and choose your own drive. We'll be looking at the 320gb model today. The 'Elegant Black' and 'Stylish Red' colour descriptions are a little cliche, but acceptable.
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