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VOX V1 External Hard Drive


Author:  Justin Washick
Date:  2008.06.11
Topic:  Storage
Provider:  VOX
Manufacturer:  VOX






VOX V1 External Hard Drive

Vox V1 External Hard Drive

Vox V1 External Hard Drive

 

Introduction

External hard drives seem to flood the market these days, but how many come with an automatic backup utility? A company that I was previously unfamiliar with, VOX, has sent in a sample of their V1 External Hard Drive. The V1 is an external enclosure with a choice of hard drive capacity, the choices being 250GB, 500GB, or 750GB. Specifically, the sample I have received is of the 500GB variant. The interesting aspect is the one-button backup utility, which if coupled with a competitive price, will be very intriguing to a number of end users.

Observation

At first glance, I see that the casing is metallic, as opposed to plastic like most other hard drive enclosures I've seen. There is one thing that has always peeved me in regards to a new, innovative product - finding that it is made of a flimsy material that snaps apart within a month (even though I tend to treat my toys as if they were newborn babies). It is noticeably heavier than other external hard drives, and much more durable.

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VOX V1 External Hard Drive
VOX V1 External Hard Drive
VOX V1 External Hard Drive
Outer packaging
Inner packaging
Main unit

The accessories include the power cord, USB/e-SATA cords, driver/software CD, and optional stand to support the hard drive upright. Of note, the power plug (shown in the left-most picture below), is known to become loose over time if the drive is thrown around with the jack attached. Just be cautious and you should not encounter problems with this.

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VOX V1 External Hard Drive
VOX V1 External Hard Drive
VOX V1 External Hard Drive
Side (plugs)
Side (backup utility button)
Accessories

 

Specifications (from product page)

Internal Hard Drives:
Number of Drives....1
Drive Interface.........SATA
Hard Drive Sizes......250GB,300GB,500GB
Total Capacity..........250B,320GB,500GB,750GB
Rotational Speed......7500RPM

Interface
Standard Compliance....USB 2.0, eSATA
Connector Type............USB Series A, eSATA
Number of Ports...........1, Max: 480 Mbps (High Speed Mode)
Data Transfer Rates......Max: 12 Mbps (Full Speed Mode)

Others
Dimensions (WxHxD in.).....................10" x 3.5" x 12.5"
Weigth (lbs)........................................2.5
Power Consumption (Watts)...............Max 25W, Average 17W
Operating Environment (Fahrenheit)....41-95 degrees
Setup Utility OS Support....................Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98SE, Windows Me
Client OS Support..............................Windows 98SE, MacOS 9.0, Mac OS X
Power Supply.....................................external, AC100-240V 50/60 Hz

Real Time Pricing:



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