Computers of old may find that they require the extra USB splitter to provide the drive with enough juice to get running. The rectangular shaped drive has a solid feel with a clean black exterior, finished with a chrome trim around the sides and is available in a range of capacities starting at GB up to a colossal GB. The Apollo completed this on an empty drive in 1 minute 54 seconds. The drive read and write speed are competitive according to Xbench, which shouldn’t be news to our regular readers. This very Windows-looking application gives you the option of performing either incremental or full backups of different file types. Whilst Imation are established in the storage market, there are other big name brands out there with similar or cheaper priced drives.

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News Reviews Insights TechRadar. The price is competitive against equivalent-capacity drives — such as Seagate’s FreeAgent or Western Digital’s My Passport Studio — which is no mean feat, considering that Seagate and Western Digital are among the world’s leading hard disk manufacturers by volume. The light comes on when connected and flickers when data is being transferred between it and the Mac.

TechRadar pro IT insights for business. The Imation Apollo drive is a discrete and simple portable hard drive.

Imation Apollo 160GB External 5400RPM (23779) HDD

We’ve consistently pointed out the uniformity in these drives. That should soon change with the upcoming USB 3. Whilst Imation are established in the storage market, there are other big name brands out there with similar or cheaper priced drives. Computers of old may find that they imatoin the extra USB splitter to provide the drive with enough juice to get running. If it was the only Mac backup software out there appllo it would be great, but free tools such as Apple’s Time Machine and SuperDuper!

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Against No FireWire option. Strangely, on my hunt for the best prices for this drive, I discovered that the GB Apollo was priced around the same as the GB model. The drive read and write speed are competitive according to Xbench, which shouldn’t be news to our regular readers. Adding a smidgeon of value is the inclusion of Total Media Backup in the box. Performance-wise, a MB file took It’s smart enough to produce at a meeting.

The rectangular shaped drive has a solid feel with a clean black exterior, finished with a chrome trim around the sides and is available in a range of capacities starting at GB up to a colossal GB. Imztion caddies do offer minor performance variations, but none that are tangible, and nowhere near the difference offered by much larger boxes — RAID boxes, for instance.

However, for those that are interested, this capable backup solution allows you to be selective of what files are backed up including the ability aollo limit what file formats are copied across.

All slimline portable drives are bus-powered these days, so your Mac will power this one as soon as you connect the USB cable. We’re amazed at the prices of hard drives these days, and products that are as light and portable as the Apollo mean there’s no excuse for forgetting to back up your data.

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Using USB, the Apollo is a plug and play device, and as with most external drives of today, requires no need for drivers or external power source. So you could set it to backup just your music or image files. There’s no practical difference between the speed of three 5,rpm disks just because they carry different brand logos. Post your comment Click here to cancel reply. The Apollo completed this on an empty drive in 1 minute 54 seconds.

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Our Verdict The Apollo is pocket-sized, well built and a good option for travelling. This very Windows-looking application gives you the option of performing either incremental or full backups of different file types. Once plugged in and ready for use, a blue LED indicator lights up to imahion that the drive is powered and active. You can do this from a desktop or laptop.

The usual backup functionality is included with scheduling and manual backup options. The GB Imation Apollo hard drive works well, and has a strong build quality and a clean-looking caddy.