5 Freecom does it again!baconburger | 08/11/2008 | See all baconburger's reviews (35)Top 10 PC Reviewer Probably the best portable USB hard disk available at the moment. It consists of a Samsung 2.5" laptop hard disk encased in a black rubber sleeve. This rubber coating helps to protect the drive as you carry it around (the whole point of portable) and also means it is fingerprint resistant unlike glossy plastic cases. Second advantage to the rubber skin is that it absorbs sound and vibration meaning the drive is whisper quiet during operation. Those worried about cooling shouldn't be, the drive only warms slightly during extended periods of operation. The only fault I can find, and I'm being really picky here, is that the supplied USB cable is simply too short (less than 1 inch). Once formatted, the drive's real world capacity is 298GB.