Summary: There are certainly many who do not want to go out and buy an empty enclosure along with a drive, just to assemble it at home. With preconfigured external hard drives you do not only have the peace of mind in terms of warranty, but also the true Plug'n'Play or buy and connect aspect.
Pros: Excellent to reasonable price (depending on color option), Good USB 2.0 performance, Nice and compact, Nero BackItUp & Burn Essentials included on the drive, "Go Green" Application to control standby of drive, Loads of different color options, Informative packaging
Cons: Only 2 years warranty - retail Samsung HM321HI drive comes with three., No frills drive, USB connector on the side of device
Excerpt: Flash drives have been getting larger and larger, and our need for portable storage is only getting greater. It wasn’t long ago that we reviewed Verbatim’s 2GB U3 flash drive, and we thought that was plenty of space for all of our portable data needs… but we quickly found ourselves starving for more data.