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Excellent, solid drives; great for PS3, too!
on March 24, 2009
I have three lesser-capacity drives from this model line and have used them for a while and they have worked flawlessly, as hard drives should. I bought two 500GB ones to add to my backup set.
These iPod Touch-look-alike pocket drives are lightweight and give you good speed for a drive this size (hint: don't expect 7,200RPM!). The built-in shock absorber helps protect the data. The drives are quiet and stay cool even after extended use.
One great thing about these Toshiba drives is they come formatted as FAT -- at least it's a great thing for PS3 owners, anyway. PS3 can only recognize FAT or FAT32 external drives, and formatting a driver bigger than 32GB in the FAT or FAT32 format requires a third-party program like the freeware Easeus Partition Manager (available at download. com), so these Tosh drives can be used readily with the PS3.
To convert to the NTFS format so you can store big files (i.e., >4GB), simply go to the DOS prompt via the "cmd" command (from Run or Search), then type "convert g: /fs:ntfs" where g: is your Tosh drive letter. All existing files are preserved.
As explained on the back of the packaging, Windows reports the drive's total capacity as 465GB, not 500GB, due to the different definitions of what 1 GB actually is.
Great pocketable external drive, for PCs and PS3s.