- Shockproof - Meets US Military Standards
- Waterproof Protection up to 3 feet for 30 mins
- Solid Metal Construction - Full body metal protection
- USB 3.0 Cable Storage System
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Excellent external drive 12/13/2012
Small, sturdy, quiet. I could feel it running when I held it, but the only other indication it was on was the power/activity LED. Great capacity for the price.
Still a spinning magnetic media, so it's not as fast as an SSD would be. But since no SSD will match is price for years, this really isn't a Con.
I configured this to be an encrypted disk on Linux, and filled the disk with random data. It ran writing continuously for a week without problems.
Works with USB2 at 20+MBps write, about 28MBps read. My motherboard's USB3 port achieved 20-40MBps write, 45+MBps read speeds. The fluctuations in the speeds seem to be due to buffers being flushed, so the write speed indicator never stabilized.
One interesting note, I reformatted in NTFS yesterday as a test, it only reached 75% complete after 9 hours when I had to stop. Formatting in EXT4 took less than 15 minutes.
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