Pros

  • Fast
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Basic design
  • Ample but basic software

At A Glance

This fast, cheap drive comes with three basic backup, file-copy, and encryption utilities.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apricorn.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number EZBUSDTS500E
Inventory Number 25818
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
General Information
UPC Code 00708326911429
Included Software
Included Software
  • Second Copy 2000 syncing software
  • EZ GIG II Backup & Disaster recovery software
  • Cryptainer SE encryption software
General
Buffer Size 8.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • USB cable
  • single-port eSATA PCI bracket
  • vertical stand
  • power adapter
  • SATA cable
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB 2.0
  • External SATA-300
Serial ATA External SATA-300
USB 2.0 Yes

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested External SATA-300
Performance
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 150.06
External Read - Files and Folders 68.28
External Read - Large File 45.52
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 105.37
External Write - Files and Folders 75.88
External Write - Large File 46.27
Test Version 2.0