Freecom Mobile Drive Sq Review

Freecom Mobile Drive Sq Review

The growing popularity of smartphones and tablets is changing the way we access data and laptops are getting smaller and smaller. A mobile home business, home worker or freelancer on the go needs to access files when they’re on the move.


Review

Whether it’s to safely backup important files or maximise the amount of storage capacity you have for photos, videos and music or just to be able to work light with a small notebook PC you will be able to tag along your Freecom driver so you’re at full capacity with all your docs to hand.

Freecom, a Mitsubishi Kagaku Media company recently unveiled the Mobile Drive Sq, a mobile hard drive with an innovative square form that is the first of its kind in the world. 

The Freecom Mobile Drive Sq is fast, portable and easy to use and comes in a stylish square. It is encased in a sandblasted stainless steel enclosure that makes it less susceptible to fingerprints and scratches.  A surrounding plastic trim protects the drive against impact and the combination of a thin metal surface with a plastic core creates a compound that is sleek, durable and lightweight. Freecom external drivers are perfect for any freelancer, home worker, remote worker or home business on the move

This mobile drive is available in 500GB and 1TB storage capacities and has a USB 3.0 connection that enables users to transfer data at speeds of approximately 130 MB/s– making it perfect for home business and home workers who want to back up information quickly. 

The Mobile Drive Sq is powered bya  USB port, so users can simply plug it into any PC or Mac and drag and drop files to easily share data with friends, family and colleagues.  

The SilverStore 2-Drive NAS connects directly to a network router or switch, and simple installation software makes it easy for any user to set up in minutes. 

The product is DLNA-compliant to allow for seamless video and audio streaming to playback devices such as the Xbox 360, PS3 and networked media players. Apple computers are supported by “Transmission backup” and an included iTunes server.  It also comes complete with a built-in FTP server and BitTorrent client so that users can download large multimedia files directly to the drives quickly and easily – even while their computer switched off. 

The compact Mobile Drive Sq measures up at just 12 x 12 x 1.05, so it can easily be slipped into a bag and carried around with users wherever they go.  The drive comes complete with Nero backup software for windows, as well as an energy-saving ‘Green Button’ function that automatically puts the drive into standby mode when not in use.

Freecom offers a two year warranty and unlimited helpdesk support with this great big little product! Big in value and capacity, small in size.

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The Freecom external driver is puddy-sticks to share files wherever they are. Best of all it is so slim and compact it can fit into anything you’re carrying out and about – a briefcase, handbag, rucksack or even a lunchbox!


Rating

Price: 6
Value: 7
User Friendly: 7