Fujitsu HandyDrive earns first place in storage space race

Fujitsu is fairly new to the external hard drive game, but they recently hit one out of the park with the Fujitsu HandyDrive.

Fujitsu HandyDrive Sarah Tew/CNET

Fujitsu is fairly new to the external hard drive game, but they recently hit one out of the park with the Fujitsu HandyDrive. Each hard drive that makes its way through our labs seems to get cheaper and cheaper (from a cost per gigabyte standpoint), and the HandyDrive is no different. Since Fujitsu shipped us the 400GB version for our testing, we used the current retail price of $110 to calculate a $0.27 per gigabyte cost for the end user. Compare that to the last external drive we tested, the Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile, which came out to $0.30 per gigabyte. Needless to say, budget storage fiends won't be disappointed by this device.

The drive comes in four capacities 250GB, 320GB, 400GB, and 500GB, and while there aren't any fancy extras like a super rugged exterior or an automatic backup feature, Fujitsu still impresses us with the HandyDrive's data transfer. Per usual, we transferred our 10GB folder of data back and forth and timed the results, and once again, it bested the competition with a lightning-fast 27.94 megabyte per second (MB/s) read and 22.5MB/s write.

Want to read more about how you can increase your storage for cheap? Check out our full review of the Fujitsu HandyDrive External Hard Drive.

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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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