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Totally wicked!

  • Oct 4, 2009
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Pros:

1. Very high "Wow!" factor - I had to fight off some really big guys at the office to hang on to possession.
2. Small, lightweight, sleek and shiny
3. Readout panel is always on, with or without power, so you can easily see how much space you have left.
4. Big 320GB capacity (although 22GB of it is used up with Nero software, so there's actually 298 GB of space)
5. Idiot proof plug and play, with included USB cord, so you're up and running almost as quickly as you can turn on the computer and plug in the cable.
6. Understandable instruction guide in several languages.

Cons:

1. Shiny = fingerprints, but easily wipeable
2. Doesn't work with USB extensions.
3. The cable is too short to reach from a floor standing CPU to the top of your desk.
4. Would have appreciated a sleeve or carry case in the package.



I'm using this to store photographs, and at approximately 2.5 MB per photo, it's saving me a lot of hard drive space. I love the portability and easy operation, and especially the display showing how much space I have left.


Conclusion:

Worth every cent.


Amanda Richards, October 3, 2009

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October 11, 2009
I plan on getting a 500 gb one...how much is this little doo-hickey?
 
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For a portable hard drive that continuously displays available free space, take a peak at the Verbatim InSight hard drive with an Always On LCD that shows the drive’s available free space and personalized name. The Always On LCD display automatically updates when the drive is connected and/or safely dismounted and is easily renamed right from your PC or MAC. Compatible with all USB connections, the InSight drive includes a USB 2.0 cable, a Quick Start guide and Nero BackItUp software that offer full system backup or restore functions and optional password security. Compact but big on storage capacity, the InSight drive is available in a sleek piano-black finish with capacities of 320 GB and 500 GB and carries a 5-year limited warranty. With an Always On display, the Verbatim InSight hard drive is a plug-and-play external drive that keeps you in the know – even when it is disconnected.
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