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Freecom ToughDrive (500GB)

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Specifications

Key specifications

Form factor2.5"
Power supplyUSB bus-powered
InterfaceUSB 3.0, USB 2.0

General information

Manufacturer Freecom
Product type External hard drives
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External hard drives

Depending on the application, we recommend that you pay attention to the following characteristics when purchasing an external hard disk:
If you are primarily looking for a portable hard disk or want to exchange data between different devices in an uncomplicated way, a 2.5'' hard disk with power supply via an integrated USB interface is a good choice. These smaller hard disks usually have a storage capacity of up to 5000GB.
When selecting the connection, the speed differences are shown. Most manufacturers today rely on the fast USB 3.0 standard. Newer hard disks already have the universal USB Type-C connection. Individual models also have the option of exchanging data via WiFi.
For home users who want to back up their documents and multimedia data such as holiday photos, we recommend external hard disks with a size of 3.5'' and a storage capacity between 500 and 5000GB. For Mac users, it is recommended to consider products with the fast Thunderbolt 3 connector.
Backup systems with a storage capacity of 5000GB or more and a RAID function are suitable for companies or for backing up large amounts of data. Rack systems can also be considered for larger storage capacities. These offer storage capacities of up to 64 TB and can be installed in a space-saving manner.

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Item number304458
Manufacturer no.56058
Release date12.04.2012
Sales rank in Product type External hard drives223 of 482
External links Manufacturer's site (en)

Colour

Case colour
Grey

Data storage properties

Storage capacity
0.50 TB
Computer storage interface
USB 3.0
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USB 2.0
Form factor
2.5"
Windows version
Win 7
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Win 8

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10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Snow Leopard was released on August 28, 2009 and, as announced by Apple at WWDC on June 9, 2008, this version of the operating system mainly contains improvements and few new features. The focus is on the improved utilization of current computer hardware - computers with PowerPC processors are no longer supported from this version, so an Intel processor is a condition. With Grand Central Dispatch and the Open Computing Language, a significant increase in performance is to be achieved by combining multi-core main processors with powerful graphics processors (GPGPU) under one central programming interface. There is also extended 64-bit support in the operating system kernel. The Finder has been completely rewritten and is now a 64-bit application. Most of Apple's pre-installed applications now also run in 64-bit mode, but can be started in 32-bit if required. QuickTime X supports modern multimedia codecs better, plus native support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 in Mail, Address Book and iCal. The application has been available for access to the Mac App Store for Snow Leopard since January 6, 2011.

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10.7 (Lion)
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10.7 (Lion)

Lion was released on July 20, 2011. Lion's new features include the Launchpad (an iOS-like list of all installed applications), improved full-screen program handling, Mission Control (a combined view of Spaces, Exposé, Dashboard and running full-screen applications) and FileVault2, which now includes full disk encryption.
Various components of earlier operating system versions, especially the Front Row Media Center interface, a pre-installed Java runtime environment, and the Rosetta emulation software that allowed programs to run on PowerPC processors are no longer supported.

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10.8 (Mountain Lion)
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10.8 (Mountain Lion)

Mountain Lion was introduced on February 16, 2012 and released on July 25, 2012 at a price of 17.99 euros. OS X Mountain Lion explicitly dispenses with the suffix "Mac" used in previous versions of the operating system.
Among the new features are features adopted from iOS, such as push notifications with messaging center, better iCloud connectivity, the extension of the iMessage protocol to the Mac, dedicated applications for reminders and notes, and system-wide integration of social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo.

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10.9 (Mavericks)
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10.9 (Mavericks)

OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is the tenth major release of OS X, Apple Inc.'s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. OS X Mavericks was announced on June 10, 2013, at WWDC 2013, and was released on October 22, 2013, as a free update through the Mac App Store.

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10.10 (Yosemite)
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10.11 (El Capitan)
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10.12 (Sierra)

Delivery contents

Delivery contents
USB cable

Product dimensions

Weight
200 g
Height
80 mm
Width
140 mm
Length
19 mm

Properties

Power supply
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Power supply

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USB bus-powered
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USB bus-powered

A device only needs the power of the USB bus and no further power adapter. Like portable external hard drives.

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Returns and warranty

Warranty 24 month Bring-in
30-day right of return
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30-day right of return

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Warranty services

Warranty extension

Warranty extension

Extension of the manufacturer's warranty.

to 3 years CHF 10.–
to 5 years CHF 15.10

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Test reports

77%

Average rating 77%
Number of test reports 3

71%
CHIP Online Alle externen 2,5-Zoll-Festplatten im Test
Rank 46 out of 54
Test score 70,5% - befriedigend
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Edition 05/2015 - Wenn es um die reine Performance geht, macht die Tough Drive eine wenig überzeugende Figur im Test. Ansonsten hat Freecom hier jedoch ein solides Gesamtpaket geschnürt, die Leistungsaufnahme ist solide, die Mobilität ist gut und vor allem die sehr leise Arbeitsweise ist eine Stärke.

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75%
CHIP Online Die schnellsten externen 2,5-Zoll-Festplatten
Rank 48 out of 53
Test score 75,0% - gut
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Edition 02/2014 - Die Freecom ToughDrive 3.0 500GB (56058) kann im Test mit einer guten Gesamtleistung überzeugen. Die eigentliche Performance liegt jedoch nur in einem mittelmäßigen Bereich. Mit ordentlicher Mobilität und vor allem auch leiser Arbeitsweise gleicht sie dies jedoch wieder aus.

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86%
Macwelt Single test
Test score 1,7 - gut
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Edition 08/2012- In seinem robusten Gehäuse, kann dieses Modell auch eine etwas gröbere Handhabung locker wegstecken. Die Geschwindigkeit ist auf einem guten Niveau, wobei auch ein Passwortschutz über die Mac Software schnell eingerichtet ist.

sehr gute Qualitätsanmutung
2 Jahre Garantie
kurzes USB-Kabel

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Expected delivery time: approx. 9 – 11 days
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Expected delivery time: approx. 9 – 11 days
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Matching accessories

USB cables

CROMO Superspeed USB 3.0 Micro-Kabel (A - Micro, 1m, 3.0)
CHF 17.70
Lindy CROMO Superspeed USB 3.0 Micro-Kabel (A - Micro, 1m, 3.0)
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Availability

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  • More than 10 piece(s)
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Collection

  • Basel: today at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 13:30
  • Geneva: today at 14:00
  • Kriens: today at 13:00
  • Lausanne: today at 12:30
  • St Gallen: today at 13:00
  • Winterthur: today at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 12:15

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The 1 most useful ratings

User rmaeder1
ToughDrive (500GB)

Das fest verbundene hellblaue USB-Kabel geht nicht...

Das fest verbundene hellblaue USB-Kabel geht nicht, wie die Abb. vermuten lässt, einmal rund um das Gehäuse; es ist tatsächlich so kurz, und kann nicht weiter abgerollt werden, als auf dem Bild gezeigt. Das mag für Anwendungen mit Laptop genügen, und hilft gegen Kabelsalat, aber für meine Anwendung für off-Site Backups brauchte ich eine USB-Verlängerung, um es an den Server anzuschliessen.
Ob die Disk tatsächlich solche Stürze aushält wie behauptet, will ich aus naheliegenden Gründen nicht testen. Gekauft habe ich die Disk, weil das Modell, dass ich vorher im Einsatz hatte, eben nicht sturzfest war :(

Mit USB-2 ist die Disk nicht allzu schnell, und USB-3 habe ich nicht getestet.

Insgesamt macht sie einen soliden Eindruck und ist für meine Zwecke ausreichend. Unter den robusten Disks eine der wenigen, die zur Bestellzeit wirklich lieferbar waren, und der Preis ist auch gut.
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