Pros

  • Sturdier than average case
  • Large capacity

Cons

  • USB only

At A Glance

A tougher than ordinary drive with good capacity and performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

SimpleDRIVE Mini - portability + reliability + style for everyone! There is a style, color and capacity for everyone all backed by Hitachi local and online backup for complete, unbeatable protection.Looking for a reliable drive that has something more? SimpleDRIVE Mini has it! The Mini is sleek black and glossy and like all SimpleDRIVE Mini's features cool underside lighting that lets you know everything is OK. Just plug one in, and inside you'll find smart ways to protect and manage all your precious stuff.And who says the SimpleDRIVE Mini is just for storage? For all the photos, songs, and video in your life. Online or on any drive, you'll see all your stuff on a single screen and easily share it with friends and family everywhere.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number SDM500CF
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Warranty
Warranty information 3 Years
Warranty information 3 Years
Included Software
Included Software Hitachi Local Backup, Joggle
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware USB cable

Warranty Information

3 Years

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested USB 2.0
External Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files Read, 3.68 GB 129.4   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 200.5   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 122.8   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 133.7   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 131.0   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 221.1   seconds
Malware Scan 447.9   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 86.6   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 87.5   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 85.3   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 86.0   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 98.3   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 109.2   watts
Malware Scan 100.4   watts
System Idle State 82.0   watts
System Sleep State 81.7   watts
System Work State 95.7   watts