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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Packaging, A Closer Look

The USB 3.0 portable HDD from Plextor comes packed inside a small-sized cardboard box, with the photo of the enclosure on top, along with the total capacity of the drive inside:




A small description can be found on the bottom side of the box:




After opening the sealed box, we can see that the contents are fully wrapped in protective foam:




In the center we can find the main product, wrapped inside a transparent plastic bag:




Besides the HDD, inside the box we can find a small Installation manual, a carry pouch and the data transfer cable:




The Installation paper instructs us on the modes that we can use to connect the drive to our computer:




The carry pouch holds the Plextor logo on one of the sides and comes with a soft material inside, to avoid scratches to the finish:





The enclosure has an elegant brushed aluminum finish on both sides; the top one comes with the embossed Plextor logo:




For avoiding unauthorized access inside the casing, we can find a small sticker on one of the sides:




The enclosure also comes with a sticker which holds the product serial number, manufacturing date and the product code name:




In the back, we can find a DC-IN port (in case the drive needs extra power to function), along with the USB 3.0 port:



When the drive is powered on and connected to an USB 3.0 port, a blue activity LED lights up and blinks when data is transferred to the drive or from the drive:



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