USB 2.0 Portable Storage Slap-Down

Gigabytes in the palm of your hand. Take your data anywhere. What's not to like? We put two USB 2.0 hard-drives into The Slap-Down Cage, where two drives enter, one drive leaves.

USB thumb-drives are a good thing, putting up to a gigabyte of storage into a device the size of your pinky. In a case of too much of a good thing can be wonderful, small USB 2.0 hard-drives that can easily slip into your pocket have now come to market, offering 5, 10, 20, and even 40GB of storage in a very compact form-factor. Today we pit Seagates 5GB Pocket Hard Drive versus Iomegas 20GB Mini Hard Drive.

Want to know how these mighty mites perform? USB 2.0 removes the system interface bottleneck, but if youre moving a couple of gigabytes of media files onto one of these drives, which one will get the job done faster?

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