No matter how many portable hard drives I’ve used to date I’ve yet to find one which i can carry easily inside my rear pocket and without worrying about breaking it. There have been some exceptions to that in the past like a 1.8″ drive manufactured by Plextor which i had the chance to review roughly 6 years ago and the brand new T1 portable SSD by Samsung (review coming soon) but unfortunately although i have to admit that both solutions look very nice they simply can’t compete with regular 2.5″ models, at least not in terms of capacity and enclosure durability. Seagate has been around for almost 4 decades now so I’ve always hoped that they’d step forward to create something unique in this segment of the market and with the recent release of the Seagate Seven (STDZ500400) steel external USB 3.0 drive i think that my quest for the ideal portable hard drive for use on the go is finally over (or almost over).
Ron is a non-binary tech writer that presently identifies as a reviewer but is currently transitioning toward modding.
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