“ Freecom FHD 2 Pro - Hard drive - 40 GB - external - Hi-Speed USB - 4200 rpm - buffer: 2 MB „
I've been using this handy little external disc drive for some time now, and am about to buy a second (I do a lot of digital photography!). It's pefect for toting as a ditital photo album, as you can just plug into any PC or laptop with USB slots. (nb, USB1.1 machines - you'll need two slots free to power the drive, as there's no external power supply).
Using the explorer on your PC or laptop is perfectly adequate to transfer files - the supplied synch software takes a little time getting used to, though, if you're not familiar with the genre. If you're moving between PCs, and need to keep everything up-to-date, the one-touch synch button makes life simple - it's quick, too.
The drives come in several sizes, but 60-80GB I find are most handy and cost effective(40-60-80-100-120GB are available, with prices that are fairer than other manufacturers' similar-sized external drives). Prices are coming down though, so go for the largest drive you can afford - it's cheaper in the long run.
If size is important, these drives are great - slim and sexy, they'll even fit into a suit pocket (but don't forget the cables!)
OK, I'm biased: I like Freecom stuff. But for ease of use, value for money, and, yes, looks, these drives are pretty hard to beat. If you like to keep your mobile office clutter to a minimum, go get one now - you won't be sorry!
Freecom FHD-2 Pro is an ultra thin, durable and low noise hard drive with one button data synchronization.
If you frequently work on files away from your main computer (using your home PC or your notebook on the road, for example), you can use the SYNC button together with the Freecom SYNC software (uses Microsoft Briefcase) to synchronize files when you have finished working on them. When you reconnect your FHD-2 PRO to your main computer and press the SYNC button, the Freecom SYNC software automatically detects if files have been changed and prompts you to update these files on your computer or network to the modified versions. You'll always have the latest information you need!