The HP portable hard drive is an upgrade of the HP Simple Save version. The new drive supports USB 3.0 and retails for $ 90. It has a storage capacity of 1 TB.
a USB 3.0 port that connects with your PC – incidentally this is the only component of the portable hard drive.
It comes with a back up software -the HP Simple Save – and this you can install at any time of your choosing. The software is also user friendly to a fault.
The jury seems to be divided in the middle on the HP portable hard drive. The external storage device wins critical acclaim for its capacity to support both USB 2.0 and 3.0. The ability to be compatible with 2.0 USB'S that are widely available in the market ensures that it can be used with a wide array of PC'S. Secondly, true to the nature of its name the external hard drive is portable weighing a paltry half a pound and having similarly small dimensions 4X3X0.5 (HWD). The Hp portable hard drive also wins praises for its transmission speeds and storage capacity that have been described by many a reviewer as next generational.
The cons of the HP portable hard drive go toe to toe with the positives. The most stinging rebuke is that its back up soft ware does not include common features such as backing up wholly selected folders. Its much hyped transmission speeds also come under scrutiny when compared to any hard drive that is backed by eSATA, many a reviewer were of the opinion that the transfer speeds of the external hard drive could do better!
Its competitors in the market of external hard drives include the Seagate Free Agent Go Flex, the Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro, among others. The Windows only back up HP is definitely an external hard drive that you should consider purchasing.