Editors' note: We gave the Clickfree portable hard drive a one point boost in the "Features" rating to reflect cross compatibility with Macs and Windows OS. According to the company, our test unit was an early build, and all Clickfree Drives now support both operating systems.
The final rating of this review has been updated to reflect a discrepancy in calculation. None of the individual scores have changed.
You shouldn't have to settle for incrementally timed backups on your external hard drive. If you're using a portable solution to safeguard your crucial information, the Clickfree Portable Backup Drive makes it easy to keep a constant backup on hand. There's no setup (unless you count plugging it into your computer); the software built into the drive runs automatically and finds, organizes, and ultimately backs up all data on the host computer. We can't complain about the $180 price tag for our 320GB model, nor are we disappointed with its speedy performance. Despite a few small hiccups, we give Clickfree a high five for successfully smoothing out the wrinkles on a previously painful backup process.
Design and features
The Clickfree Portable Backup Drive is available in several capacities ranging from 120GB up to 500GB. Each uses the standard 2.5-inch hard disk spinning at 5,400 rotations per minute with 8MB of cache. We noticed the drive is much lighter than most of the other external drives that make their way into our lab. Our 0.38 pound Clickfree drive weighs a full 0.22 pound lighter than the hefty Iomega eGo Camo. The device is also small in stature at 4.52 inches tall, 2.9 inches wide, and 0.67 inche deep.
|Drive type||External USB Flash Hard Drive|
|Connector options||USB 2.0|
|Available capacities||120GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, 500GB,|
|Product dimensions (LWH)||4.52x0.67x2.9 inches|
|Capacity of test unit||320GB|
|OSes supported||Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista|