Cirago 10GB External HDD
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 07-29-2007
Provided by: Cirago

You're a busy person, I know you. You're on the move a lot and don't always have all the comforts of your office, so you have some things you need to keep on you at all times. Things to keep you on top of your business, like your cell phone, your wallet, and, most importantly, your data. I don't know how many times I've gone to school and needed another copy of a paper or presentation, or gone to a friend's computer and needed some basic installers to help them recover data or delete spyware. Being able to keep those things with you at all times can be a life-saver.

There are a variety of ways to carry data with you. You could buy a notebook computer and schlep it with you everywhere. That can be helpful if you need processing power or internet access on the move. Not everyone, however, has the extra cash for another computer, or the shoulder muscle to tote around a heavy laptop. On the other end of the spectrum are USB keys. Small enough to fit on your key chain, these little gadgets can be the perfect addition to your mobile office. Flash drives cater to almost every need, from storage capacity of up to 16GB to bullet-proof encasement (I wish I were kidding). Nevertheless, 16GB runs you on the expensive side and isn't really all that big considering the price, not to mention their limited lifetimes.

If notebooks and flash drives aren't your style, never fear, there's an alternative: the classic external hard-drive. External HDDs come in a variety of forms, but today we're looking at the 2.5 laptop form-factor drives that are slim and mobile. You can find laptop drives of up to 250GB now, which is far larger than any flash drive, while still keeping the lightweight, small-sized mobility of a solitary hard-drive. Cirago has sent us the 10GB version of their mobile storage line for today's review, which offers drives of up to 120GB in size. Continue as we see how quick and practical this drive is.

Specifications and features, from the Cirago website, are below:

External Interface: USB 2.0/1.1
Hard Drive Interface: IDE/ATA
Form Factor: 2.5
Dimension: 10 x 3 x 0.8
Power: USB bus power
Warranty: 1 year

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