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First Look: Lexar Echo MX backup drive 128GB

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First Look: Lexar Echo MX backup drive 128GB

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If you're willing to dig a hole in your wallet, the Lexar Echo MX could be a great option for quick backups and on-the-go storage.

-Hello, my name is Dong Ngo. I have something really special to show you today: a thumb drive. Not so special, you think. Well, take a closer look. This is the first thumb drive that offers 128 gigabytes of storage. Something like this generally has somewhere between 2 gigabytes or 16 gigabytes the most. This one, again, 128 gigabytes--about half of a typical full-sized hard drive inside your computer at home. The name you wonder? It's the Echo MX Backup Drive from Lexar. Now, apart from the high capacity, this tiny drive also comes with a few nifty features. First, one part of its cover is also dubbed as a sleeve cap that can slide back and forth to cover the USB head. On the other part, there's a prominent gauge that shows the storage level inside. This meter only changes when the drive is plugged in to a computer, but the reading remains even when it's unplugged. In this case here, you can see that the drive is currently holding about 60 gigabytes of data, or half of its capacity. On the other end, the drive has a hook for you to attach it to a key ring, and you should probably do that because you don't want to lose it considering its price--$400. So basically, this high capacity thumb drive can dig a hole in your wallet, which is sad. But also, it's more than enough for you to keep it in your wallet, which is a good thing. Now, there's another reason why you want to keep it inside your wallet. The drive's housing seems flimsy especially when the sleeve is covering the USB head. It feels like it can break in half easily. It's also susceptible to scratches, so maybe you don't want to keep it with a bunch of keys with sharp edges. The Echo drive comes with Lexar's Echo Backup Software for both PCs and Macs. The software helps backup your important data very easily and fast. Both the drive and the software work very well in our testing. For more information, check out the full review at CNET.com. I'm Dong Ngo and this has been the first look at the Echo MX Backup Drive from Lexar.

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