|Honeywell SecuraDrive 80GB USB 1.8-Inch Pocket Drive|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 10 March 2008|
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SecuraDrive Detailed Look
The Honeywell SecuraDrive is perfect for lightweight travel; especially with notebook computers and UMPC's. This High-Speed USB 2.0 pocket drive This drive features low power consumption can extend the battery lifetime approximately 20 hours when compared to a 2.5" externally connected hard disk drive.
As a Network Administrator, I find myself taking a lot of technology with me onto the job site. Years back I would have to carry a large CD case to hold the dozens of discs I needed to troubleshoot problems. Now, with one single 80GB Honeywell SecuraDrive I can fit all of the software and diagnostic tools I need on the FM-HWS80U2, and safely add client information if necessary.
Even though the Samsung Spinpoint N2 hard drive stored inside can resist an operating shock level of up to 600G, Honeywell has added an additional layer of protection by including a rubber-membrane sheath for the SecuraDrive. There aren't any scientific measurements which indicate the added shock resistance level, but you can rest assured that minor drops will not scuff or scar the product.
The Honeywell SecuraDrive FM-HWS80U2 comes with everything you see pictured above. There is a standard 3-foot USB "A" to USB "B" cable along with a mini version, and an additional USB cable for to supply power for USB 1.0 and 1.1 ports. Since most computer made in the past several years have come equipped with High-Speed USB 2.0, there was no need for the power cable.
The 80GB drive comes with two different levels of protection. The first is a rubber-membrane sheath which fits the SecuraDrive like a glove. The second is a leather carry-case pouch which fits the wrapped unit and a two-inch USB A to B cable.
In our next section, Benchmark Reviews walks you through the paces of setting-up the SecuraDrive software for use with the FM-HWS80U2.