Post your comment Click here to cancel reply. You can do this from a desktop or laptop. Adding a smidgeon of value is the inclusion of Total Media Backup in the box. The Apollo completed this on an empty drive in 1 minute 54 seconds. The light comes on when connected and flickers when data is being transferred between it and the Mac.

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We’re amazed at the prices of hard drives these days, and imatlon that are as light and portable as the Apollo mean there’s no excuse for forgetting to back up your data.

We’ve consistently pointed out the uniformity in these drives. This very Windows-looking application gives you the option of performing either incremental or full backups of different file types.

The rectangular shaped drive has a solid feel with a clean black exterior, finished with a chrome trim around the sides and is available in a range 10gb capacities starting at GB up to a colossal GB. The GB Imation Apollo hard drive works well, and has a strong build quality and a clean-looking caddy. Strangely, on my hunt for the best prices for this drive, I discovered that the GB Apollo was priced around the same as the GB model. Against No FireWire option.

If it was the only Mac backup software out there then it would be great, but free tools such as Apple’s Time Machine and SuperDuper! Adding a smidgeon of imagion is the inclusion of Total Media Backup in the box. So you could set it to backup just your music or image files. TechRadar pro IT insights for business. Whilst Imation are established in the storage market, there are other big name brands out there with similar or cheaper priced drives.

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The Apollo completed this on an empty drive in 1 minute 54 seconds. However, for those that are interested, this capable backup solution allows you to be selective of what files are backed up including the ability zpollo limit what file formats are copied across. All slimline portable drives are bus-powered these days, so your Mac will power this one as soon as you connect the USB cable. Our Verdict The Apollo is pocket-sized, well built and a good option for travelling.

Using USB, the Apollo is a plug and play device, and as with most external drives of today, requires no need for drivers or external power source. The price is competitive against equivalent-capacity drives 160vb such as Seagate’s FreeAgent or Western Digital’s My Passport Studio — which is no mean feat, considering that Seagate and Western Digital are among the world’s leading hard disk manufacturers by volume.

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160gg should soon change with the upcoming USB 3. The light comes on when connected and flickers when data is being transferred between it and the Mac. The drive read and write speed are competitive according to Xbench, which shouldn’t be news to our regular readers. Performance-wise, a MB file took The usual backup functionality is included with scheduling and manual backup options.

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The caddies do offer minor performance variations, but none that are tangible, and nowhere near the difference offered by much larger boxes — RAID boxes, for instance.

Once plugged in and ready for use, a blue LED indicator lights up to show that the drive is powered and active. Post your comment Click here to cancel reply. The Imation Apollo drive is a discrete and simple portable hard drive.

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There’s no practical aplolo between the speed of three 5,rpm disks just because they carry different brand logos. Computers of old may find that they require the extra USB splitter to provide the drive with enough juice to get running. You can do this from a desktop or laptop.

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