MSI MEGA-CACHE 1.5 GIG
Posted by: Rchiileea on: 26.08.2004 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
MSI MEGA-CACHE 1.5 GIG
PART 1 – In the Box
We are looking at another portable storage solution today, this time much bigger capacity 1.5 gig ,this is the third device we have seen with the 1 inch hard drive (I really need to get one of these in to look at). Let’s start by opening the package itself shall we.
Included in the package is the instructions, USB extension cable, a leather case, software cd and the device it self. Everything was packed well and undamaged in the box. Taking the device out of the 2 sided box I was also pleased to see the devices size and the brushed aluminum finish, take a closer look.
Not convinced its small yet?
The picture on the left Shows the lock switch (when on no data can be wiped) the right hand side is where the USB plug is hidden. You would like to see where, ok I will show you.
Nice, plain and simple here take a look now to give you a rough idea of the size.
Now that is small, they probably could make it smaller by using a mini USB port instead of the stick out type, but then you would have to carry a wire about so really this is the best way. And it wouldn’t fit into the nice leather pouch provided with it. Let’s get this connected and test the transfer rate.
PART 2 – Connection
After reading the setup guide I plugged the device in, as soon as it was in it was detected and ready to go, nice quick and simple. The data transfer was also good and I was able to fill the device up within 15-20 minutes, not bad over USB, not bad at all.
Part 3 –Tech
Info taken from msi website
I should also mention the software included in the package, this includes 3 programs, Securelock, Flash mail, and FD backup all of these were easy to use and self explanatory.
Part 4 – Conclusion
Nice if small 128,256mb flash memory isn’t enough for you the megacache is ideal for you not only does it have a massive 1.5 gig of space it also comes with excellent software to enable you to either password protect all or some of the space on the device. This was easy to use that even the office new boy with no knowledge will be able to use it with out wiping your data. All in all a very nice example of a high capacity flash drive. But then again its not a flash really as it has a 1 inch hdd.
Small and very compact
Excellent software included
Nice brushed aluminum finish
Free leather pouch
Maybe a bit pricey for some
Review by R.Bowzer
Thanks to MSI for getting me a sample of this to review