Pros

  • Unique, eco-friendly drive design
  • Uses low-power drive inside

Cons

  • No power-off button

At A Glance

Elegant, original, and ecologically-friendly design inside and out highlight this external hard drive.

Manufacturer’s Description

Introducing SimpleTech [re]drive, the energy-efficient, resource-conscious external hard drive made with renewable, naturally grown bamboo and recyclable aluminum, the most recycled metal on the planet. These durable materials come together to create a unique design that looks and stays cool, without noisy fans. Add to that a low-power hard drive and Energy Star power adapter, and you have got a storage and backup solution that keeps your grid demands to a minimum. Reliable drive that's plug & play simple perfect for giving you more room to store and protect your precious files from life's little disasters.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number R500U
Inventory Number 32004
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Included Software
Included Software Fabrik Ultimate BackupFabrik Local Backup
General
Buffer Size 8.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested USB 2.0
Performance
Test Version 2.0
External Write - Files and Folders 145.61
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 193.68
External Write - Large File 123.74
External Read - Files and Folders 117.78
External Read - Large File 104.58
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 106.67