Apacer AC202 External Hard Drive

Conclusion

Conclusion 
 
The AC202 seems to be a good all round performer. I like the fact that Apacer have kept things nice and simple. To remove the hard drive is just two screws, and the whole thing is encased in a simple, yet elegant curved sheet of aluminium. Then there are the ports, which are all neatly arranged with the Smart copy button on a single side. 
 
The performance of the drive was nothing outstandingly brilliant, but that's almost certainly limited by the throughput of USB 2.0. Considering it's a new product, it would have been nice to see either E-Sata on there, or support for the next big thing in connectivity: USB 3.0. 
 
The included software is a nice bonus, and something that separates the Apacer from the crowd. Making your product stand out is something that a lot of companies struggle to do. The software is simple and easy to use, perfect for a novice user, whilst also having advanced features for the tech heads amongst us. Backing up your PC is simple thereafter; just hit the smart copy button.
 
Unfortunately the AC202 isn't currently available within the UK, which is a real shame. Providing Apacer are competitive with the pricing, the AC202 has the potential to be a very attractive purchase.
 
The Good:
+ Nice Aesthetics
+ Solid build quality
+ Easy to upgrade
+ Smart Copy one touch backup
+ Bundled Software
+ Shock reducing band
 
The Mediocre:
* Requires two USB ports for power

The Bad:
- Speed is limited by the use of USB 2.0
 
  
 
Overclock3d would like to thank Apacer for providing todays review sample. Discuss in our forums here.     
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04-11-2009, 20:07:17

tinytomlogan
Luigi looks at Apacers new AC202 external 2.5" hard drive.

Continue Reading

05-11-2009, 12:34:13

zak4994
Good stuff.

Shame about the double USB requirement.

Can we expect more reviews?

05-11-2009, 12:50:12

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='zak4994'
Good stuff.

Shame about the double USB requirement.

Can we expect more reviews?
More reviews on what dudio?

05-11-2009, 12:50:49

zak4994
Future Apacer products.

05-11-2009, 12:56:13

tinytomlogan
Its a possibilty yes dude, anything new I expect I will get aked about. If there is anything you are interested in though let me know and Ill see what I can do.
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