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      10.09.2011 15:19
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      Tendency for files to disappear

      Freecom Databar 2 GB

      As the title suggests, the drive is a long rectangular bar shape, a bit like a pack of chewing gum but slightly slimmer. It has a removable cap covering the USB connector and the drive is black in colour. It feels like it's a cheap quality drive to me. This is because of the standard angular shape and the cheap plasticey feel to it. All the other USB drives I own, have some curves in their designs but this has none. Also, there's no metal key ring, so you can't hang it with your keys.

      I'm not sure if I bought a counterfeit USB drive or if Freecon make bad quality drives, but the transfer speeds on mine seemed to be very slow when copying files on and off it. Also, it ended up deleting files I tried to save on it a few times. I would open a Word document I had saved on it and make some changes. I would then click on the Save button and it would give an error saying something like it couldn't find the file. Then when I would check on the flash drive, the document would no longer be there. I've never had that happen with any other USB drive.

      ==Summary and recommendation ==
      I have given this 2 stars, due to it's unreliability and tendency to delete files. I bought it off EBay so it may have been a counterfeit drive. I can't be sure though, as I have not had good experiences in the past with other Freecon branded items I own. I have heard that people sometimes sell drives that are say 1 GB but they label them as being a larger capacity. When you plug it into your PC, it will show as 2 Gb for example, but it will actually be less which can cause problems like this.


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