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CNET First Look
Sony's HDD HB portable drive is durable but expensiveCNET editor Dong Ngo explains innovations, or the lack of them, that the Sony HDD HB portable drive brings to the table.
If you are looking for proof that Sony likes innovation these days, well this external hard drive would be it. For one, it's name is HDD which is short for hard drive. It's like naming your puppy dog. It comes with these silicon protective cases designed in a way that Can stack multiple units on top of one another, while allowing airflow in the middle. However, it has just one [UNKNOWN] port here. And that means you won't be able to use more than one at a time, especially while travelling, since our laptop has only one [UNKNOWN] port. Now the drive is preloaded with these setup software that we have to do a full installation. Once done, all it does is format the drive, and it doesn't even support formatting the drive into exact, which is the file system that the drive system that the drive come with out of the box. Expat allows the drive to work with both Windows and Mac seamlessly. Now note that both Windows and Mac have a built in formatting tool that are much easier to use and with support for more [UNKNOWN] systems. And there's more. Note this blue indicator light here Is a bit too big and is a bit too bright. Some might love that, but I find that annoying. Especially when it's flashing during operation. For more, check out my full review at Cnet.com. I'm **** Ngo, which by the way, is a very creative name for a man and this been the first look at the Sony HDD [UNKNOWN]. [NOISE]