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Freecom Mobile Drive Mg

Freecom Mobile Drive Mg
alaScore 93

19 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Freecom Mobile Drive Mg. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Freecom Mobile Drive Mg is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 19 reviews)

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Expert review by : Nick Peers (

Freecom Mobile Drive Mg 1TB review


With both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 on board

Slimline chassis and elegant design ; Reasonably quick performance, particularly with small files ; Cables included

2.5-inch drive fails to make the most of Thunderbolt's capabilities ; Very expensive for little performance gain

If you're happy to pay a large premium for a tiny performance gain over USB 3.0, then the Freecom Mobile Drive Mg will appeal, but we'd suggest looking at the USB 3.0-only model, which is much cheaper.

Oct, 2013

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Freecom Mobile Drive Mg review


The Mobile Drive Mg is stylish, but offers poor value in light of other drives with greater capacities

As is the case with most Apple accessories, the Mobile Drive Mg carries a noticeable price premium over other external hard disks. The

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Freecom Mobile Drive Mg 1TB review


A sleek-looking portable Thunderbolt hard disk, but it's slow and expensive

At £199, or 20p per gigabyte, the Freecom Mobile Drive Mg costs roughly the same as other portable Thunderbolt hard disks. Unfortunately, it costs a lot more than a USB3-only disk, and you can currently buy the 1TB USB3-only model for less than £100 on...

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Freecom Mobile Drive mg 1TB review


Freecom's Mobile Drive mg 1TB is an unfussy, light, portable drive offering high capacities for a lower price than flash storage.

If you’re looking for an unfussy, lightweight portable drive to connect by Thunderbolt or USB 3.0, the Freecom Mobile Drive mg is one smart solution to look out for. It’s available in 1 TB or 500 GB capacities using disk technology and offers a better...

Jun, 2014

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Freecom Mobile Drive Mg review: Portable drive gets a Thunderbolt update


A Thunderbolt update for Freecom's stylish portable drive

It’s a shame that the Mobile Drive Mg doesn’t fully exploit the speed of that Thunderbolt interface. However, Apple introduced Thunderbolt on the Mac more than a year before it finally got around to adding USB 3.0, so this is still a good choice for...

Apr, 2013

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Freecom Mobile Drive MG 750GB


The Mobile drive mg from Freecom is a streamlined portable hard drive, designed with a silver magnesium casing to complement the look and feel of Apple's MacBook laptops and iMac desktop computers.

Consumer review (

Freecom Mobile Drive Mg 1TB


Didn't read description properly, and was most pleased to find that a Thundebolt cable was included! Drive was recognised immediately bY MacOS and was bootable.

No problems found!

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (

Freecom Mobile Drive Mg 1TB


Well designed and works great alongside an AppleMac

On the expensive side compared with other ones on the market

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Silver
Housing material:Magnesium
Internal: No
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Other features

Supported file systems:HFS+
USB powered:Y


Data Transfer Rate:5
Fingerprint Reader:N
Password protection:N
Read speed:130
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A
SSD form factor:2.5"
Wi-Fi: No
Write speed:5000

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt technology:N
USB connector:USB Type-A
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


USB powered: Yes


Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Weight & Dimensions

Height :1