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Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 607 - Platinum Range : Voyager HD Enclosure
Brand: Swann Communications

Platinum Range : Voyager HD Enclosure
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Platinum Range : Voyager HD Enclosure product reviews

External back up storage for people on the move

:: Ideal for Briefcase, Laptop Bag & Travel Luggage
:: Make your Data Portable
:: Keep your Movies, Music, Documents & Presentations with you
:: No driver installation required when using:

    •  Windows ME, 2000, XP (USB 2.0)
    •  Mac OS 8.6-10.1x (USB 1.1 only)
    •  Mac OS 10.2x (USB 2.0)

:: Portable 3.5 inch hard disk, easy to back up or exchange files
:: Supports popular 3.5 inch hard disk drive
:: USB 2.0 transfer rate: up to 480Mbs
:: Plug-and-play installation
:: Aluminium case
:: Supports:

    • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP (USB 2.0)
    • Mac OS 8.6-10.1x (USB 1.1 only)
    • Mac OS 10.2x (USB 2.0)
:: Hard drive not included

:: Connection: 1 Spare USB 2.0 port
:: System:

    • Pentium II 300MHz equivalent or higher
    • Mac G3 300MHz or higher
:: Memory: 128Mb
:: Operating System:

    • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP (USB 2.0)
    • Mac OS 8.6-10.1x (USB 1.1 only)
    • Mac OS 10.2x (USB 2.0)

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Review by: black-kat (Dave)
Dated: 13th of June, 2005

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This Review: 9.3/10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 9 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

This is another piece of stylish kit from SWANN.Smile Icon

But I digress. The first question that must be answered is "is it easy to use?" Too right, installing the drive into the caddy is a very simple operation, just pull off the rear cover, plug in and slide in your HDD(not supplied), secure it in with four screws(supplied), slide it back into the chassis, affix the rear panel with another two screws(also supplied), plug in the power supply and the USB cable, turn on the Caddy, (install the supplied Drivers if you are a Win98 user) plug it in, and then after a short wait you should be ready to go, barring the formatting of the HDD if you brought it Brand New.

Whilst the caddy is going there is only the slightest hum eminating from it, which can really only be heard in a silent room.

HDD/Data access times are of course entirely dependant on the type & speed of your HDD and obviously it will be slower with a 5400rpm ATA/33 HDD than with a 7200rpm ATA/133, but I found it to be perfectly OK to burn a DVD at 4x directly from the HDD using a 40GB 7200rom ATA/133 drive with no issues.

So all in all this is a great piece of kit and will be used often by myself.

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