Well what can I say about this drive? Like most portable USB 3.0 drives it serves its purpose and is just that, a portable hard drive. There are no included accessories or software with the drive, just the drive and a USB 3.0 cable. So there is not a whole lot to talk about here.
When it comes to the performance of the drive it falls in the bottom of the other USB 3.0 portable drives we have tested. If you are looking for a fast USB 3.0 drive this really is not it. Again this is all dependent on the drive inside the actual enclosure, which is a Seagate 500GB 5400 RPM drive.
Matsunichi does offer this drive is a few different colors (orange, blue, black & white) and it is a pretty attractive drive, which some people will like. Right now the 500GB version of the drive that we reviewed is selling for $49.99 at my favorite online retailer. Other 500GB USB 3.0 drives which are faster as selling for about $10 more so it is really up to you if the $10 more is worth it.
Overall ThinkComputers give the Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive a 6 out of 10 score.
– Available in many different colors
– Not that fast at all
– No software included
– Other faster drives are only $10 more
Jan 30, 2015 0