Plextor PX-PH500U3 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Disk Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2011-11-07

The PX-PH500U3 USB 3.0 HDD from Plextor comes with a lightweight casing and sports a professional, clean design. The performance is good for a 500GB 5400RPM drive and for added value we get three separate applications already preloaded on the HDD; the applications are full versions, with the serial numbers supplied in the box.

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Product Features, Specifications



Professional Build Quality


Elegant aircraft-grade aluminum casing, with classic beveled edges and sleek modern design

Advanced, high-precision 2.5 inch hard drive mechanism with integrated error correction

Achieves fast data transfer rates using high-speed USB 3.0 connection and optimized interface

Includes powerful commercial utilities for information backup and the securing of private data


SuperSpeed USB 3.0


Utilizes the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for exceptionally fast transfer speeds and outstanding drive performance

Fully compatible with USB ports found on older systems, operating at the maximum transfer speed allowed by the USB port to which it is connected

USB 3.0 cable included for fast and dependable transfers


Designed for portability


Highly compact design, less than 13 cm long and under 8 cm wide. Only 1.5 cm thick at its widest point

Requires only the USB cable for power, no additional power adapters need be carried

Stylish leatherette case provides additional protection during transportation

Total drive weight under 162 grams


Supported by Plextor 2-Year Fast Warranty Service


Comprehensive 2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland including courier pickup and return (other countries 1-year carry-in)

Plextor Fast Warranty Service ensures prompt professional results in the unlikely event that the service is needed

Product quality assured and fully supported by Plextor’s market leading warranty service.


Full software package


Complete package of commercial software enables the best use of the drive

Backup and restore valuable data using FNet PCClone EX

Maximize read and write speeds with the TurboHDD utility

Ensure that private and business information is kept safe on a secure partition via FNET SecureDrive EX2 (AES encryption to US Government standards)







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