Easy to transport with its slimline design, the ToughDrive is also quiet, thanks to the lack of a cooling fan. The ruggedness of this drive is legendary and has been recognized and awarded many times by leading international computer magazines Where’s My USB Cable Have you ever forgotten your USB cable and been unable to connect your hard drive? When attached to a PC for the first time, it automatically prompts you to password protect the drive. On the Mac, you need to run the Password application from within the CD image. Thanks to the internal anti-shock mechanism, your files are safe and always super secured. More to the point, just about any computer that has a populated array of USB ports is going to find this bulky, stupidly inflexible connector will need to be accommodated somehow, rather than simply plugged in and forgotten about. Provided by Freecom Freecom ToughDrive Durable, soft silicone cover, ideal for mobile computing Internal anti-shock mechanism insulating the hard drive from shock Can withstand falling from 2 meters onto a flat surface USB 3.
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Our own tests confirmed the impressive claims of a 30 per cent speed increase, but only after a restart. Extension cables are widely available, but it would have been nice to have included one in the box, especially given the premium being charged. But we like the wraparound cable. An integral 30cm USB cable wraps round the edge of the ToughDrive Sport, nestling into a red rubber groove and providing additional shock absorption.
Your data should be safe if the drive falls off. Freecom ‘s ToughDrive 3. Its rubberised design helps with grip as well as providing protection against shocks, and means it can be stowed away less carefully than other drives.
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The end result is a drive that, while not exactly good-looking, does stow away neatly into a small package for transport. On the Mac, you need to run the Password application from within the CD image.
Posted in Personal Tech21st April Provided by Freecom Freecom ToughDrive Durable, soft silicone cover, ideal for mobile computing Internal anti-shock mechanism insulating the hard drive from shock Can withstand falling from 2 meters onto a flat surface USB 3. More to the point, just about any computer that has a populated array of USB ports is going to find this bulky, stupidly inflexible connector will need to be accommodated somehow, rather than simply plugged in and forgotten about.
Write a review wvervcwtezusxsvwuadeueueectvtdeqabszrs. Design getting in the way of practicality? Yet despite this extra protection it remains relatively light and easily stows away in your back pocket.
So far, so good. Simply choose Ignore and run Password from its mounted volume and all is tougjdrive. The Toughest Drive There Is! Very very satisfied customer Touvhdrive published: Protect all your data against calamity, human errors and viruses Archiving: Connect your ToughDrive to every computer, notebook, or netbook wherever you are. Indeed, Freecom claims that this GB device, roughly the size of a small paperback, can be dropped from a 2m height without the risk of data loss. With money in mind, it is the most durable I could get for the price.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Very Good I use the porduct as back up for my photograhic works.
Freecom Toughdrive 256GB review
Archive all your data and lock up drive for extra data security Installations: The box also claims support for USB recording toighdrive playback, which is a little disingenuous as all USB drives support this. Rated 3 out of 5 by kineticbear from Issue when received, but now fine. Powering the drive separately was tried but to no avail. A 2-year limited warranty, unlimited helpdesk support, and the included software let you know that you’re getting more than just a hard drive; you’re getting one serious device for all your storage needs.
Fitted with an internal anti-shock frame and a unique soft silicone cover, it can withstand bumps and drops so your drive is still fully functional after it has dropped. Against Built-in cable too short No extension cable provided Price tag a little high, despite the extra protection offered. It would not let me format it with the software that it touughdrive with when I tried to do it on my mac.
I am very happy with it thus far and have not experienced any issues. The ideal external storage solution for people on the move.
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