all the portable storage devices we have had the chance
to look at this is the first that actually works well. It transfers data at
a rate equivalent to that of an internal drive, is upgradeable, scalable, and just
looks cool. We've been using it to transfer data to and from a PC and Mac,
and found it super-helpful. Especially when you consider difficulties in
connecting PC and Mac computers on an Ethernet, the HotDrive provides an
excellent means of moving a Gig (or twenty) fast and easily.
downside that we can see is that the case is not as
rugged as it could possibly be. The design of the enclosure means that inter-office data
transfers are okay, but packing it in a bag and taking it out into
the field might be hazardous. The plastic is designed to look good but not absorb
shocks or drops which can occur with portable devices.
said, and considering past experiences with external hardware,
we give the 20Gig fireLine HotDrive the very first PCstats Editor's Choice Award!
Congratulations, it's well earned.