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Review: Toshiba Portable External Hard Drives

01 Nov 08

Toshiba’s take on the portable external USB hard drive comes in an attractive black case, with backup software installed for Windows and Mac, and in a variety of sizes. We tested the 320GB model, but 250GB and 160GB models are also available.

Pros: The backup software is unobtrusive, and drive speeds for reading and writing were suitably fast.

Cons: The drive uses a single USB cable for data and power, and we found some of our test PCs simply failed to detect the drive, requiring a separate AC adaptor to give it enough juice to run.

Verdict: A great drive -- as long as your USB ports are up to it.