Pros

  • Dual Ethernet/USB connectivity
  • Runs cool and quiet

Cons

  • Awkward, tiny power button

At A Glance

This handy box has solid design, and the flexibility of connecting to your PC over the network, or directly via USB.

Manufacturer’s Description

The DriveStation FlexNet for the first time allows users to simply and quickly toggle between the high speed capabilities of a USB 2.0 interface and the convenience of centralized storage with the push of a button. Equipped with Memeo AutoBackup, the DriveStation FlexNet can easily and automatically back up personal files, videos, photos, music and other digital assets. Whether you are backing up just one PC or multiple networked computers, the DriveStation FlexNet offers the ultimate in versatility.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number HDCE500LU2
Inventory Number 44073
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100 ethernet
USB 2.0 Yes
Included Software
Included Software
  • SecureLockWare for PC
  • Memeo AutoBackup for PCMac

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested 10/100 ethernet
Performance
Test Version 2.0
External Write - Files and Folders 481.26
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 490.43
External Write - Large File 430.56
External Read - Files and Folders 596.41
External Read - Large File 516.7
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 335.19