GideonTech has been updated. Please view this page on the new site:

This page will redirect in 5 seconds.

 -Main Page
 -VP Case Gallery
 -Mini OC Guide
 -Contact Us
 -Get Hosted !

Search to find the best prices on hardware and software:

 6 user(s) online


 -IWill USA
 -Samsung USA
 -Crucial Memory
 -EverGreen Tech
 -Buffalo Tech
 -Zalman Tech
 -Cyber Cooler
 -Vantec USA
 -Lian Li
Online Shops:
 -Subzero PC
 -HighSpeed PC
 -SideWinder Computers
 -Xoxide Mods
 -Lux Design


 -A1 Electronics
 -All Tech Box
 -A True Review
 -Case Mod God
 -Cosmo 3D
 -DJ Voice Review
 -Hardware Accelerated
 -Hard Avenue
 -The Hardware Corner
 -Hard H20
 -HiTech Mods
 -Inside Project
 -Legion Hardware
 -OC'ers Club
 -OC'ers Online
 -OC Modshop
 -OC Warehouse
 -PC Arena
 -PC Extreme UK
 -PC Hardware UK
 -PC Tech Talk
 -Red&Blackness Mods
 -Tech Dreams
 -Tech Guy
 -Think Computers
 -Virtual Hideout
 -Virtual Underground
 -Voided Warranty
 -WTF I'm L33t
 -Xchange 101
 -XTreme Mods
 -Xtreme News
 -Xtreme PC Tech
 -ZZZ Online


 Add Us!
 Latest Projects  Latest Reviews

 Latest Forum Threads...
 GT Updates
 GideonTech Reviews
-- Conclusion
-- Page: 1 2 3 4

   Here is a quick test run using my test rig:

  • P3 800Mhz Slot 1
  • 768 Megs of Ram
  • Sound Blaster Audigy Xgamer (firewire port being used off the Audigy).
  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • MPD drive (40Gig, 4200 IBM Travelstar 2.5" 9.5mm)
  • Generic Firewire Drive (Maxtor 45Gig, 5400 rpm 3.5" drive)

    Testing software used was Sisoft Sandra Standard. Drive H: is the generic and drive I: is the MPD.



   With the simple benchmark, it shows that the MPD drive is a tad behind the generic branded version tested here.  This is caused by the 4200rpm hard drive model that is used in the MPD.  With that in mind, you will have to decide whether portability or speed is more important to you.

  Overall, the unit is easy to use and quite portable.  With the unit fully charged. I left the MPD run for about 6-7 hours, no problems so far. Battery life is said to be 10+ hours.  An addition to this unit that would have been nice is a battery life indicator.  There is no indicator to let you know how much battery life is left, which makes it hard to predict when it will stop functioning.  With only a few gripes, this drive meets the demands for the road warrior.

    Once again looking at the complete package you get is:

  • USB 2.0

  • Drivers and Manuals

  • Rubber Feet

  • Battery

  • DC Power and Battery charger

  • Drive Case

  •     I would like to thank Marcel of Enhance Technology for providing this product for us to review.


    • Small and lightweight

    • Battery power will out last most laptop batteries

    • USB and Firewire (IEEE1394) interfaces

    • Mis-spelling on package

    • No battery level indicator
    < The Drive

    Discuss this in our Forums! >

    All content Copyright 2002,
    Please view our Privacy Statement