Pros

  • Roomy yet highly portable
  • Interface is easy to navigate

Cons

  • May have trouble working on some systems

At A Glance

This plug-and-play backup drive is convenient but not glitch-free.

Manufacturer’s Description

HP's SimpleSave portable hard drive fits stylishly in your pocket or purse, is perfect for plug-and-play extra storage and makes data backup so simple anyone can do it. The included backup software runs right off the drive. The minute you plug it in to a USB port, it automatically finds all your valuable data and begins backing it up.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number HPBAAC3200ABKNHSN
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Drive type External
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Warranty
Warranty information 2 Years
Warranty information 2 Years
Included Software
Included Software HP SimpleSave Backup Software
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware USB cable

Warranty Information

2 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 142.1   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 173.2   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 124.2   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 128.9   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 57.3   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 89.8   seconds
Malware Scan 504.5   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 86.7   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 85.3   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 86.7   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 86.7   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 88.2   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 86.0   watts
Malware Scan 98.9   watts
System Idle State 81.7   watts
System Sleep State 81.3   watts
System Work State 91.6   watts