Envizage 500GB Black Slimline 2.5″ External Portable Black E-Sata & USB Hard Drive
The internal hard drives have more space than ever before, but obviously we will not be able to pull it out of our system and take it around while travelling. Nor can it be inserted into your friend’s or colleague’s computer each time we intend to share something. External hard drive is the solution for all these questions. The portable hard drives have a long list of advantages that include, space, sheer ease of use, security and attractive looks. The following review is on the Envizage 500GB Black Slimline 2.5″ External hard drive.
Slimline design and ultra portable:
With most of the external hard drives in the current market being very competitive, the manufactures have started improvising on the good looks of the drive too. Said that, Envizage has also given its latest 2.5″ slimline portable hard drive a very high tech look with a very attractive metallic black finish. In order to make the device ultra portable, it has been manufactured using lightweight aluminium. The dimensions of the unit is (H x W x D) 1.3 x 7.8 x 12.8 and weighs just 170 grams. The drive can be placed both horizontally and vertically.
In the genre of ports, the Envizage 500GBdrive sports both eSATA and USB 2.0 which is also compatible with USB1.0. The drive does not need a transformer and consumes power out of the USB port.
Massive capacity of 500GB:
With the massive capacity of 500GB, the drive can be used to backup your entire hard drive or individual files like your important files, music and DVDs. The drive can also be used to move large files between multiple computers. In other cases, the portable hard drive can also be considered to be an additional storage in case your current internal hard drive is almost full. Hence, you can avoid invalidating the warranty of your PC by opening the PC and plugging in an additional internal drive. With this external hard drive, all that you have to do is, just plug in the drive to the USB port and have that extra capacity that you had been longing for.
This model is also available in 250GB and 320GB capacity.
Envizage 500GB Black Slimline Portable hard drive is compatible with Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, XP Home, XP Pro, Vista and MAC OS & OSX 10.0.4 – 10.1.3.
Esata and USB interface:
Having an eSata interface, the drive is capable of offering lightning fast performance. The eSATA interface basically allows an external hard drive to operate at speeds that rival your internal hard drive. Despite the fact, other interfaces like FireWire that the Envizage does not have and USB2.0 that it has are pretty fast interfaces, they will not be able to compete with the SATA interface that your internal hard disk has been connected to. If you are copying large amount of data to an USB or FireWire external hard disk, you will be left waiting for some time. The eSata addresses this issue by hooking up your external drive to the same type of interface as your internal one. Envizage has made a very clever decision by including an USB2.0 port too. By this means, it has made the drive more usable.
The data transfer speed of the drive is very appreciable specially when the transfer is done via the eSata.
Envizage offers its 2.5-inch 500GB black slimline external hard drive three years limited warranty. While its rivals are offering more than five years warranty, the three years warranty offered by Envizage seems to be quite less competitively.
The Envizage package includes the 500GB 2.5″ Slim External Hard Disk Drive ESATA & USB, USB2 A-B Lead the also works with USB1 and a Carry pouch.
Envizage 500GB Black Slimline 2.5″ E-Sata & USB External Hard Drive is the best suited hard drive if you are a person who is looking for both speedy transfers and usability. This external hard drive achieves both by having USB and eSata interfaces and compatibility with both PC and Mac machines.
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Envizage Black Slimline 500GB Hard Drive – Technical Specifications, Features
|Model Name||Envizage 500GB Black Slimline 2.5″ E-Sata & USB External Hard Drive|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||1.3 x 7.8 x 12.8 cm|
|Hard disk drive capacity||500GB|
|Other capacities available||320GB, 250GB|
|Interfaces||USB 2.0 and eSATA|
|Package contents||500GB 2.5″ Slim External Hard Disk Drive ESATA & USB,
USB2 A-B Lead the also works with USB1 and a Carry pouch