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Plextor Launches "First truly Pocket-Sized Hard Disk"

Gordon Kelly


Plextor Launches "First truly Pocket-Sized Hard Disk"

Better late than never...

Yep whilst the preposterous claim that Plextor has unveiled "the first truly pocket-sized external hard disk" (however did that line get through pre-press screening) the formidable storage company has announced a pair of admittedly small 1.8in external portable hard drives.

The 60GB 'PX-PPH60U' and 120GB 'PX-PPH120U' weigh in at just 90g, measure 90 x 62 x 12mm and sport USB 2.0 interfaces (what else?) though Plextor doesn't elaborate on the actual speeds of the drives themselves (3,600RPM seems the most likely candidate).

"The Plextor Pocket HDDs are incredibly useful, offering much more scope than memory sticks with the footprint of a credit card," said clearly enthused Plextor Sales and Marketing Manager Rudy De Meirsman. "The fast USB transfer is ideal for transporting multimedia and data files. They are perfect for both novice and enthusiast home users, audio/visual businesses such as photographers and marketing agencies - in fact anybody who needs a portable high reliability data solution."

Maybe Rudy, maybe - but they certainly aren't "the first truly pocket-sized external hard disk" - sheesh, I'll never get over that one.

The PX-PPH60U and PX-PPH120U will hit the market next month which is when their RRPs will be revealed. I hope as "the first truly pocket-sized external hard disk" they don't cost the earth, despite it being such a ground breaking new product category...

Sorry. Not getting over it anytime soon.


PX-PPH120U Product Page

PX-PPH60U Product Page


November 28, 2008, 8:00 pm

I'll see your Plextor pocket-size HD and raise you my 320Gb Western Digital Passport which I got from Costco for &#16395!


November 28, 2008, 8:07 pm

I'd like to see them put that claim in an advert...it's a shame the Advertising Standards Association don't have any influence over press releases!

Alex 11

November 29, 2008, 12:41 am

Even though their claim is incorrect this is smaller than most external hard drives since it uses a 1.8" drive instead of the more common 2.5" drives.


November 29, 2008, 12:53 am

Anybody know what the notebook is, that is pictured?

Tony Walker

November 29, 2008, 7:38 am

@ Alex

There've been a good few 1.8" drives around from the likes of Lacie. I've also seen empty enclosures that you can put your own drive in.

And failing that you can use any number of svelte MP3 players with 1.8" drives in them in disk mode.

All of which have been around for a fair old while, so the press release statement is indefensible.


November 29, 2008, 7:25 pm

Yeah... what's the deal with the MBP? It looks like it has been coloured black, but the reflections in the surface it's on look like it's still silver. A bit of photoshopping, or just a weirdly bad picture?


November 30, 2008, 12:59 am

It does look Photoshopped...even the characters printed on the keyboard buttons are coloured brown! Maybe 'brown is the new white'?!


November 30, 2008, 5:22 am

I'd suspect it is just a dummy unit based on a MacBook...

mr dog

December 1, 2008, 2:06 pm

Look slike a prop from some dystopian future fantasy; 'Mad Max rings tech support'?


December 1, 2008, 3:19 pm

@mr dog: 'Mad Max rings tech support' - LOL

steph 1

December 2, 2008, 6:05 pm

I can't believe you have not seen this (and I am talking to you readers and to TrustedReviews): http://www.trekstor.de/en/p...

I bought one a month a go and it's "really" credit card size. Not like this dinosaur!

I bought mine for &#16385 (made in Germany).

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