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Freecom Toughdrive 256GB review

Alan Lu
19 Feb 2014
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
269
inc VAT

A fast but expensive USB3 SSD

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Specifications

256GB hard disk, USB3, 140x80x20mm

Included on the SSD is an installer for the Nero BackItUp program. Although the wizard-style interface is a little fussy, it’s a competent program that backs up your files according to a schedule and will only back up those files that have changed since the last backup. This means the program will save time when it performs subsequent backups.

Freecom Toughdrive 256GB

The Freecom Toughdrive isn’t bad, but it is overpriced at £1.05 per gigabyte, especially when you consider its rather dated casing. If you’re very clumsy, you like its rubbery silicone casing or you want the reassurance of a single warranty, the Toughdrive could be the fast portable storage for you. However, you can save over £100 by buying the 250GB version of the Samsung 840 Evo and fitting it inside a Startech USB3 2.5in enclosure for a total cost of around £152. At an effective price per gigabyte of 60p, it’s far better value compared to the Toughdrive.

Basic Specifications

Rating***

Storage

Hard diskToshiba THNSNH256GCST
Capacity256GB
Formatted capacity238GB
Price per gigabyte£1.05
Disk sizeN/A
InterfaceUSB3
Power connectorUSB from host
CacheN/A
Seek timeN/A
Weight172g
Size140x80x20mm
Power consumption idleN/A
Power consumption activeN/A

Buying Information

Backup software includednone
Price£269
Warrantytwo years RTB
Supplierhttp://www.freecom.com
Detailswww.freecom.com

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