Review: Fujitstu 400GB HandyDrive


A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms… What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? The Fujitsu 400GB HandyDrive 5.

This small drive quite portable and amazingly light. It is the first drive I’d consider traveling with simply because it comes in a solid, no-frills case and is powered over USB.


Now a hard drive is a hard drive, right? Sure. But Fujitsu makes good hard drives and this one is no exception. It’s fast, it’s capacious, and it’s just hitting the streets in the U.S. The drive should cost around $99.

Windows users also get password protection as well as a backup tool called Acronis. Otherwise, it works just fine under OS X as an external disk and was considerably faster than the Seagate FreeAgent Go I tested a few months ago. I’ve been able to drag huge files over to this drive in minutes as opposed to tens of minutes with the Go. This is to be expected: the Go has a 16.85MB/s write speed while the HandyDrive had a 25.33MB/s write speed.

-Ultra Slim design at 2.5 inches (most externals are 3.5”)
-Advanced security measures and password protection
-Eco-friendly 35% reduction in power from previous models
-USB 2.0 interface with software support in 11 languages
-Backup tool of Acronis True Image Personal HDD
-500GB capacity enough to support home PC and does not need AC adapter

Bottom Line: A great little portable drive.