Apacer AC203 500GB external HDD
The Apacer AC203 external hard drive is sleek and stylish. The body contours are delicately lined with a rubberised strip - adding nice grip, while making it easy on the eye.
The Apacer AC203 features an intuitive single click backup button within the PCClone EX Lite software that comes preinstalled on the drive, enabling an easy backup of important data to a user specified folder on the drive. The backup software provides a user-friendly graphical interface that allows you to conveniently configure system backup and personal files.
The Apacer AC203 weighs 143g and is just 14mm thick. It is available in three colours namely: Ruby Red, Graphite Black and Snow White.
We subjected the Apacer AC203 external hard drive to various synthetic benchmark tests and real-world tests including: HD Tach 18.104.22.168, SiSoft Sandra 2010, 8GB single file/assorted file read & write test and Photoshop CS2 1GB file upload test. It yielded very decent scores in the HD Tach test and modest scores in the SiSoft Sandra 2010 test. Although, it showcased faster read times in the 8GB sequential and assorted file tests with a score of 23.57 seconds and 24.02 seconds; it appeared considerably slower in the 8GB sequential and assorted write tests with a score of 30.14 seconds and 30.33 seconds respectively. However, it delivered impressive performance in the Adobe Photoshop CS2 test, with a load time of just 39 secs. Overall, the Apacer AC203 delivered quite satisfactory results across all the performance tests.
The Apacer AC203 external hard drive is a sleek, stylish and user-friendly product in the 2.5-inch external hard drive segment. It provides good value for money with an intuitive data-backup software interface (PCClone EX Lite), that is designed to take both system and personal file backup with a single click of a mouse button. Delivering a decent performance at an affordable price of Rs. 4250 (taxes extra), it offers a good bang for the buck!
Specifications: 2.5-inch SATA HDD 500GB; USB 2.0 interface; Rotational speed up to 5400RPM; 8MB cache; PCClone EX Lite data backup software; OS support: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3 or higher;
Build Quality: 7
Value for Money: 7.5
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