Seagate Pocket Drive 5.0GB

The Drive Itself

Page <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 12/09/06
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:


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


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


  • 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


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

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next»

Most Recent Comments

12-09-2006, 08:33:04

Good job.

Theres two page 6 buttons though.

And i want my flash drive back.Quote

12-09-2006, 08:35:58

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

Breaking news from Overclock3D.Net | Technology News, Reviews & Articles!

(1) Review: Seagate Pocket Drive 5.0GB

!news oc3d 1

-SamNeilBot- ......title(1): Review: Seagate Pocket Drive 5.0GB

-SamNeilBot- description(1): Posted By: llwyd. Post Date: 2006-09-12 13:27:40.



12-09-2006, 08:41:01

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

12-09-2006, 09:50:46

All good now Quote

12-09-2006, 16:51:30

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 Quote

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.