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.
+ Nice Aesthetics
+ Solid build quality
+ Easy to upgrade
+ Smart Copy one touch backup
+ Bundled Software
+ Shock reducing band
* Requires two USB ports for power
- Speed is limited by the use of USB 2.0
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