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Smartdisk-firelite.33287868
4.1 out of 10

SmartDisk FireLite

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Overall 10
10

Had for many years without any issues whats ever. Great addition for me to store my files and photography photos.

Kim M., Amazon
26 January 2015
  • Summary: If you loose the power cord as one such reviewer had a complaint about,this product will power up if you run it through the firewire to your pc and or with the mac firewire 400 to 800 adapter. You don't need the power cord. I own one myself and it has been highly durable and reliable. Its fast and easily transportable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Limited space...slow speed...rugged...long-lasting life.

Andre L. Bell "SEO Consultant", Amazon
11 November 2014
  • Summary: I've used this drive for backups of critical files and as a temporary drive for creating ISOs prior to making bootable USB recovery tools (ex: SARDU etc) when doing remote tech work. Sometimes creating ISOs to a separate drive is more reliable than doing so on same drive as the source files reside. I've used this drive in both Win XP and Win7 environments. Faster under Win7 than XP even on same physical machine for some reason.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst support on this device ever

Valerie M. Bowen, Amazon
18 October 2014
  • Summary: Worst support on this device ever. Don't buy it. When I moved I lost one box of my office supplies which contained the external power cord for this device. SmartDisk.com is not around to find the specs on the device which happens to contain downloaded photos that I cannot access anywhere else. It won't work with a FireWire -> USB adapter. Don't buy it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Needs accessories to work

Luis Olazabal, Amazon
9 November 2013
  • Summary: Need to buy extra cords for it to connect to any average/current computer. Consider this before buying the product. .
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Overall 10
10

6+ years and still ticking

Wes, Amazon
21 December 2010
  • Summary: My review of this is pretty simple. I purchased this in 2004, use it virtually every day on my laptop and PC, and it is still ticking.
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Overall 10
10

Love this product!

sthread, Amazon
12 December 2010
  • Summary: I've had my Firelite for over 3 years now. I got it back when I got my Macbook Pro on sale for $75 and it is an awesome purchase! It has dents and scrapes and bulges but still works like new. I need to upgrade a larger size external hard drive with firewire, but I'll be hanging onto this as an additional backup option. The speed was never a problem. I think the longest its taken was an hour to transfer around 50gb of files.
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Overall 10
10

WONDERFUL PRODUCT !

A. Whitney, Amazon
17 July 2009
  • Summary: We have TWO of these for a few years! It is used every day. Connected to computer 24/7. NO PROBLEM, not even one issue. Great quality, great performance. We are buying another product from this mfg company.
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Overall 10
10

3 Words "BEST DRIVE EVER!!!"

Jesse "SR-71", Amazon
14 July 2009
  • Summary: I've had this exact model for over a year and droped it from 4ft off the ground on to a hard wood floor. I thought for sure it would'nt work. I plugged it in my PC and not only did it work, but all my data was still intact!!!
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Overall 10
10

Still works fine after 4 years

Kitsuno, Amazon
28 June 2009
  • Summary: I bought this external drive in late 2005 or early 2006, and have used it on two XP laptops, leaving it plugged in the majority of the time, and it still works fine. My oldest laptop occasionally won't recognize it, but I tend to think that's a problem with it being an old and worn out windows machine, and not the harddrive. From what I've read about other, cheaper external harddrives, I think I got a great deal and a winner.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great Product until it crashes

Foto Gato "critical amateur photographer", Amazon
4 March 2009
  • Summary: I have had the FLBUSB80-C model for 2 years. It worked fine with my desk top PC, several laptops and my Epson P3000. Then, recently I plugged it into the USB port and got the message that the unit isn't recognized. It had been sitting undisturbed on my desk since its last use. I tried it on another desktop unit and on 2 laptop units where I had used it successfully in the past. Same message. I hear the disk spin up when I hold it to my ear.
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