Seagate Pocket Drive 5.0GB

The Drive Itself

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Author: Llwyd Johnson
Service From: Seagate


The Drive Itself


The Drive itself, while very well designed and nice to look at, is not as small as one would hope for a device intended to be kept in a pocket but is by no means awkward or a nuisance to carry.

The retractable USB cable system functions very well with the internal mass clicking nicely into place when rotated to reveal the plug. The length of the cable itself did somewhat confuse me, at merely a glance I can see that it is not long enough to reach the majority of standard sized (and upwards) cases while keeping the drive safely on the desktop. However that is very unlikely to be an oversight on Seagate’s behalf as, looking at the pads (which grip fantastically) on the base of the drive it is obvious that this was intended largely for use in the workplace where the use of front USB ports, which are usually lower on the computer case, is far more practical. The central plastic circle you can see shows some of the internal electronics and lights up with a vivid blue when the device is being read from / written to.

DriveDrive grippers
Drive with cable extended

The drive measures approximately 3 inches in diameter and is about three quarters of an inch in height and weighs only 2.2 oz

One small detail however; on Seagate’s site they refer to the drive as such: "Sleek, round shell absorbs shocks, so you never have to worry about your data". This does not mean the drive is made of some shock absorbing plastic composite that allows the user to bounce it around the office without scratching it. The plastic is not robust and the shell is made of two parts which come apart with relative ease. In stating this, Seagate are referring to the drives ability to function after damage and is jog and shock proof while in and out of use

Lets take a look at Seagate’s specifications for the Pocket Drive:

Specifications:

  • USB 2.0 interface
  • 5.0GB capacity
  • 3600 RPM drive with 2mb cache
  • Data transfer up to 480 Mbps.

Attributes:

  • Retractable USB cable
  • Password protection
  • Free technical support
  • Worry-free two-year warranty

Requirements

  • An open USB 1.1 or later connector and one of these operating systems: Windows XP / 2000 / Me / 98SE
  • Mac OS 9.2.2 and later

What It Can Do
  • Store up to 80 hours of MP3 or 160 hours of WMA music or
  • 2,000 high-resolution 5-megapixel photos or
  • 4.5 hours of digital video or
  • Thousands of different types of business files




Details

Now lets take a look at the software included with the drive

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Most Recent Comments

12-09-2006, 08:30:52

llwyd
Its up and its my first review, so aim all constructive critisizm this way and ill get it sorted asap. enjoy the read

Here

12-09-2006, 08:33:04

Ham
Good job.

Theres two page 6 buttons though.

And i want my flash drive back.

12-09-2006, 08:35:58

Trippledence
Shame the drive shows as removable storeage rather than a harddrive, like my iRiver does.

Good review llwyd; got the link from the RSS feed anounce



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12-09-2006, 08:41:01

llwyd
lol hold your horses boys and girls, its not meant to be active yet

12-09-2006, 09:50:46

FarFarAway
All good now

12-09-2006, 16:51:30

Raven
Kempez, the first image on page 5 cannot be enlarge as the other pictures.

firefox ask me if i want to save the image or open it.

otherwise it looked good

13-09-2006, 02:36:37

PV5150
Well done Llwyd on a very respectable review. The only criticism I'd make if I may, is the quality of some of the pics. Some seem a little hazy or just out of focus. And when taking pics where there is reflective plastic; try taking a pic on a slight angle so the flash doesn't appear in the middle of the pic. But, an awesome first effort regardless...Keep up the good work

13-09-2006, 14:02:52

dave87
Nice one llwyd, good review. Still not something I would carry due to its capacity - for documents - 1gb flash stick - for bulkier files there are better (40gb) Hard Drives that are as easily carried.

Dave
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