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Simpletech by Hitachi SimpleTOUGH 500GB USB 2.0 External Enclosure (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Dec 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm CST - 1 min, 3 secs time to read this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

The Simpletech by Hitachi SimpleTOUGH

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Although it looks like the middle is textured, it is smooth. On the sides the heavy duty rubber that protects the sides offer good grip while carrying the SimpleTOUGH. A white LED light glows when the unit is powered.

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The back of the casing has the model and serial number as well as the capacity. Down the middle we see the attached USB 2.0 cable and how it tucks in the drive nicely when not in use.

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The rubber edges of the enclosure stick out further than the middle drive portion. The USB cable rests flat inside of a cut-out in the carrier.

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With the cable extended we found a spot to use external power, but are not sure why it is included since the drive is powered completely by USB.

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The attached cable is right around 6-7 inches long, so it can be a little challenging if being used with a notebook on your lap. Still, I would rather have a short attached cable than a long cable that I needed to find every time I wanted to use the drive.

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Here we see the overall look of the SimpleTOUGH with the USB cable extended.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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