AcomData E5 320GB External Desktop Storage: Slap on anotherby Purav Sanghani on August 27, 2005 12:48 PM EST
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IntroductionStorage space - for what do we need it? Documents, system files, applications, application libraries, common shared files, music, videos, pictures, temporary files, operating system page files, internet cache files, downloaded programs, archived programs, archived music, archived video, archived pictures, ZIP archives, archived archives, and much more.
So, how much storage space is enough for us? 20GB was more than enough for us four years ago, but when 2005 hit, 200GB was barely enough to store the plethora of data that we acquire and collect nowadays. What options do we have? Well, the obvious one is to buy another hard disk drive and install it into our cases. But what if you run out of physical internal storage space in your case or interfaces on the motherboard or controller cards? The only other option is to buy external enclosures and install those 3.5” hard drives into them or buy external storage drives that come ready to “plug and play”.
Many companies, both big names and “no names”, have introduced external storage devices that are mere 3.5” hard drives installed into a sealed enclosure with an invisible “void-able” warranty seal on it. AcomData is one of these companies that many have never heard of, but they definitely have a product to look at. Their product line includes many external storage devices ranging in features and capacity and we have a chance to look at one of their higher end desktop storage drives, the 320GB USB2.0 and FireWire 400 based E5 external storage device.