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Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive

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120GB Portable HDD
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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
external hard drives
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Included since: 18 Sep 2005
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Info modified on: 15 Dec 2017 12:44:43
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Guarantee: 1 year
Long product name Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive

120GB Portable HDD

Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The growth of digital media such as video, audio and pictures is driving the demand for portable storage devices. Plextor has provided the ideal solution: high capacity, fast USB 2.0, highly portable bus powered hard disks, that require no separate power supply.

Ease of use:
No software required
Small and handy portable storage
Stylish aluminum enclosure
5V AC adapter (not included) can be connected if sufficient power cannot be provided

Wite protect switch
A write protect switch is provided to avoid accidental modification or delete of data.

USB bus-powered
The portable hard disk sources its power from the computer through the USB connection.
If the computer cannot provide sufficient power to operate the disk, an AC adapter can be connected.

LED indicators on the front
These indicators provide more information about the disk.
Indicator to show if the drive is connected on a USB 1.1 (green) or 2.0 (blue)
Write-protect indicator
Disc access indicator
Short summary description Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive:
This short summary of the Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Plextor 120GB Portable HDD, 120 GB, 2.5", 2.0, 5400 RPM, USB powered
Long summary description Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive :

Plextor 120GB Portable HDD. Hard drive capacity: 120 GB, Hard drive size: 2.5". USB version: 2.0. Hard drive speed: 5400 RPM. USB powered

This is an auto-generated long summary of Plextor 120GB Portable HDD 120GB external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
120 GB
Hard drive size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
5400 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
8 MB
Hard disk average seek time
12 ms
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
The product has USB connector.
USB version
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
USB powered *
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
7.05 oz (200 g)
Other features
The product is built in.
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP Windows 2000 Professional Windows Me Windows 98SE
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
2.99 x 4.82 x 0.638" (76 x 122.5 x 16.2 mm)
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 13 expert reviews for Plextor 120GB Portable HDD and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Source Review comments Score
While USB-flash drives have both dropped in price and increased in size they still are far too small if you need to carry around anything larger than some images or documents. The regular external hard drives of course are an alternative but while the...
Last time we had a storage device in test, it was a tiny USB Flash Memory. This time we also have something small, but still slightly larger than a USB Memory stick. Most external hard drives use 3,5" disks, and the reason is easy to see: they offer t...
Good Small size, Quiet operation, Performance over eSATA...
Bad eSATA cable not included, No rubber feet...
Bottom line Plextor has made a nice looking external harddrive with no real drawbacks. The Samsung HDD theyve used offers nice performance and the aluminum housing gives a nice quality touch to the product. As it is, its a great partner for a laptop when you ne...