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Freecom launches new external hard drive

Freecom, a manufacturer of portable storage devices, has launched the ToughDrive Sport, a shock-resistant, 2.5-inch external hard drive.

According to the company, the ToughDrive Sport can withstand falls of up to two meters and is fully protected against adverse weather conditions associated with outdoor pursuits. No external power adapter is required for charging, said Freecom.

Freecom claims that the ToughDrive Sport holds up to 500Gb of information and the Turbo USB 2.0 connection  is expected to offer transfer speeds of up to 30% faster than competing services for downloading or uploading data. The drive also features secure password protection whereby the user’s password is encrypted and stored on a 256bit hardware chip.

Axel Lucassen, co-founder and executive senior vice president of product line management and marketing at Freecom, said: The stylish ToughDrive Sport is perfectly designed for those with an active, high duty, outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re a backpacker traveling around the world, using the drive to store photos of the places you visit, or a field service engineer working in stormy weather, it’s essential that your information is easily portable and effectively able to withstand any knocks and bumps.

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