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Xigmatek Lighter 60GB

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Posted January 19, 2010 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs

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Introduction

With an ever-increasing need for portability, particularly for data transfer, there are currently few options available to people on the go. The ubiquitous USB flash drive is an option, but if you need large storage capacity then that gets expensive. External drive enclosures for traditional hard drives are another option, but they’re big and heavy. Enclosures for 2.5" SSDs might work but the SSDs themselves are extremely pricey. What’s that leave us for options?

Xigmatek thinks they may have the answer: the Lighter portable drive. Offering a smallform factor that is smaller and lighter (no pun intended, honest) than a traditional portable enclosure, it comes in a 60GB capacity, but more importantly comes with a very attractive price tag.

USB connectivity is the name of the game here with the Xigmatek lighter, so let’s take a closer look and see just how well this drive can try to live up to Xigmatek’s claims.

Thanks go to our friends at Xigmatek for supplying the review sample.

The Xigmatek Group of companies was founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei and London. The Xigmatek range includes CPU coolers including heatpipe coolers, low profile heatsinks and high efficiency coolers for the specialist market. We believe in style and substance. Xigmatek cooler components not only meet the advanced needs, they are typically design engineered for specific processors in partnership with major processor manufacturers early on in the design production cycle. Product quality is the first principle, we do not compromise Xigmatek products. It is our policy to support our customers in every way and provide a superb level of service based on personal communication.

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