Plextor Portable 500GB Hard Disk Drive

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The Plextor drive is packaged inside a standard cardboard box detailing the relevant features and technical specifications.

Plextor Portable 500GB Hard Drive

Bundled with the hard drive unit, is a pouch for storing the drive plus the cabling offering eSATA and USB connections.

Plextor Portable 500GB Hard Drive

The brushed aluminium finish and simple black lettering, denoting the logo, gives the drive a sleek and stylish appearance. Picking the unit up, it feels well-built and secure, far removed from the plastic-feel of many external HDs.

Plextor Portable 500GB Hard Drive

A blue LED at the top illuminates when the drive is connected to a PC which can be done via eSATA or USB. Using USB, the drive can be considered hot pluggable whereas for eSATA, additional power is required in the form of a 5V DC supply.

Plextor Portable 500GB Hard Drive Plextor Portable 500GB Hard Drive

Perhaps the only slight improvement could be the addition of some rubber feet to prevent scratching which is all too easy with the brushed aluminium finish.

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