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Pocketec Pockey Datastor USB 2.0 External Hard drive


Posted: December 2nd, 2002
Written by: Justin "The Sheriff" Woods





Introduction & details

Today, we have a wide range of removable storage. From rewritable CDs (700 megs) to the emerging DVD-RW/+RW media which offers 4.3 gigs of storage, you the consumer, have pretty much any type of media available for moving data from one PC to another. With all the different forms of storage available, deciding which type to buy can be a daunting task. You need to consider things like price per megabyte, durability, lifespan, and whether or not the PCs you are moving data to and from support the technology you buy. I know it seems hard to imagine, but not all CD ROM drives can read CD-R/RW media. Some older PCs, like the one your grandpa refuses to upgrade, because, "I don't need anything faster than my Pentium 100", may just throw up it's hands when you place a CD-R in the drive. Today, we'll look at the Pocketec Datastor, which holds 20 gigs uncompressed. Pocketec also has a 40 and 60 gig version available as of the posting of this review. This drive was formerly known as the Pockey Datastor drive, but for marketing reasons, Pocketec changed the name. The drive itself is pretty small measuring 5" long x 3" wide x " thick, and weighs 5.5 ounces, or about a pound. Just like advertised, it will fit in your pocket, if you are so inclined to carry it around without the included case. Let's take a look.

What's in the box

  • 20 Gig USB 2.0 Pockey Datastor drive
  • USB connector cable
  • User's manual
  • Slim-line carrying case
  • CD-ROM with drivers for Win 98/98SE, and Mac OS 8.6 to 10
  • PS2/USB connecro for laptops

             

    Features

  • Access time 12 ms
  • Transfer rates up to 480Mbps
  • Connects to any available USB port
  • Powers easily through your computer


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