Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Friday mornings from 2.00 to 3.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
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Gadget of the Week
Seagate 5GB USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drive
This 5GB pocket hard drive enables you to carry up to 80 hours of digital music, 2,500 hi-res photos, 13 hours of digital video or hundred of word processor, spreadsheet and other file types with you wherever you go.
5GB of storage is generous when compared to most flash memory based USB thumb drives
Cost per GB of storage cheaper than a 4GB flash based USB thumb drive
Drive is host powered i.e. it is powered from the USB socket
USB 2.0 interface makes full use of the 1-inch, 3,600RPM with 2MB cache hard drive inside this unit
Drive features a short retractable USB connection cable
Password protection for Windows users
Two year warranty
Novel yo-yo style design
Less compact than flash memory based drives
Retractable USB cord is slightly fiddly and may fail in time
Device has moving parts making it potentially more prone to eventual failure
Competitive Internet Price: c £58 inc. VAT
Star Rating: 7.5 Stars - Those requiring more than 4GB of storage in a pocketable device should consider a Seagate Pocket Hard Drive; although you may wish to wait for the soon to be launched 6GB and 8GB drives.