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The S2 Portable is a line of portable external hard drives from Samsung, available in capacities of 160, 250, 320, and 500 GB.

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Pros

Relatively inexpensive for 1TB of portable storage

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Low power consumption, draws enough from almost all computers even if they aren't plugged in

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Very quiet operation, barely detectable sound

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Very lightweight with small form factor, can fit in pockets

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Works plug-and-play with Mac, Windows, and other operating systems

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Cons

Windows often fails to provide an "eject disc" option

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Does not use standard SATA interface, meaning errors cannot be solved by changing enclosures

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The S2 Portable is a line of portable external hard drives from Samsung, available in capacities of 160, 250, 320, and 500 GB. The devices utilize a USB 2.0 interface for data transfer and automatic backups made possible by included software. Password protection, or more advanced encryption technology, can be enabled to ensure data security. The S2 Portable models are an extension of Samsung's S1 Mini line, offering nearly identical design and technology but increased storage capacities within a slightly larger form factor.

Features

  • 160/250/320/500 GB
  • USB 2.0
  • USB-powered
  • Capacity gauge
  • Automatic backup software
  • Password protection
  • Encryption
  • Power-saving mode
  • 6 oz

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