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The HP Personal Media Drive is a compact, portable external hard-disc drive that retails in several sizes from 160GB up to 2TB.

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slides right into the front panel of a compatible HP computer - no cables to bother with

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becomes available to the system seconds after inserting it into the slot, no waiting

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fast file transfers to and from the drive, quicker than anything you could do through a USB port

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no setup needed, just insert it into the slot and it works like any other drive

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Cons

backup software is more awkward than it should be, and a little confusing

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needs to be removed from the computer before bootup or the system gets confused

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some units create a fair amount of heat that forces the computer's fans to work harder and get noisy

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The HP Personal Media Drive is a compact, portable external hard-disc drive that retails in several sizes from 160GB up to 2TB. It utilizes a USB interface to connect with PCs, after which users can use it to store and/or transfer files. More importantly, the Personal Media Drive doesn’t require an external power source, as it in fact receives energy directly from a PC. Included also is Roxio Back Up My PC7 software, which can backup and also password-protect files. Other points to consider are an included black carrying case, a 1-year warranty on the hardware, and USB 1.1 backwards-compatibility. Also, some HP computers are designed specifically with a media drive slot; the user just pushes in the unit, even if the computer is powered on. It retails from $59.99 (160GB) up to $299.99 (2TB).

Features
  • Compact, Portable External HDD
  • Retails from 160GB to 2TB
  • USB Interface (6’ Cable Included)
  • USB 1.1 Compatibility
  • Automatic Power from PC
  • Roxio Back Up Software
  • Black Carrying Case
  • Software CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty
Available Models
  • HP Personal Media Drive – 160GB
  • HP Personal Media Drive – 250GB
  • HP Personal Media Drive – 320GB
  • HP Personal Media Drive – 500GB
  • HP Personal Media Drive – 1TB
  • HP Personal Media Drive – 2TB
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