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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but ...., 9 Oct 2012
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This review is from: HGST Touro Mobile MX3 1TB External Hard Drive - Black (Personal Computers)
This works out of the box and looks neat (if rather understated). Seems fast enough with USB2 (faster with USB3) (but I haven't done any proper speed tests). Doesn't have any user software (an advantage in my opinion). Would have given it 5 stars but for supplied USB3 lead. This is short (about 44 cm incl. connectors), which isn't particularly generous but seems typical for portable HDDs and may be sufficient for many people, but it's also too stiff and inflexible. This, coupled with the light weight of the drive itself, becomes a nuisance (at least as I want to use it) because it tends to lift the drive and put pressure on the connection at the drive end. I don't have much experience of USB3 leads - typically they seem thicker than USB1/2 leads - but I don't believe it's impossible to make them flexible enough to avoid this problem.
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Initial post: 14 Dec 2012 12:45:51 GMT
B. Dunne says:
Yeah,would have to agree,i gave the drive five stars but could definitely do with replacing the tiny lead,didn't bother me at first but after a while you forget its plugged in and the slightest movement sends the drive flying,dropped it a couple of times already due to the short lead.Might get one of these though:
CPOTM 2M USB 3.0 Extension Cable, Blue
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