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Intenso Memory Station 500 GB

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      02.06.2011 09:43
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      Great value for money and prefect for most users.

      I have too many computer files, it's a fact. I also have the problem of needed to bring my work related ones home at the end of the day and back to work again. I decided that I needed to add a portable hard drive to my collection in order to do this.

      The Intenso device looks very stylish and is relatively small. It's not the lightest device, but you don't notice it in your bag, and I prefer something having a bit of weight to it anyway. In the box you get the hard drive itself and a mini-USB to USB cable, which has two USB ports on it. That can get confusing, the one with the shortest wire is the one that transfers data, the other only provides extra power to the device, which is sometimes needed on older computers. There is a green light on the body of the hard drive that lets you know when it is working.

      It is relatvilty robust, and has survived more than a year of daily commutes and save cycles, it has survived being dropped several feet numerous times and not being safely ejected without any problems. Not saying that this is how you should treat the device, just pointing out that, for me, it isn't a device that can't take some punishment.

      My main issue with the device is that it often takes 5-10 mins plus to become visible on some older systems (Pre-XP) which can be frustrating. I believe it is due to the relative size and power of the hard drive compared to the old computer. I have experienced no problems with Vista and Windows 7. The drive also doesn't come with any back-up or security software, unlike some of the major brands. Not an issue for me, but it depends on what you want to use the drive for. Biggest plus for me is that it has no power adapter being portable, which saves the struggle to find a ununsed plug near the computer.

      Overall great value for money!


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