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Origin Storage Portable Hard Drive USB2.0

Origin Storage Portable Hard Drive USB2.0
alaScore 86

158 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Origin Storage Portable Hard Drive USB2.0. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 Origin Storage Portable Hard Drive USB2.0 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 158 reviews)

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Consumer review by: silentwave (

Great at what it's designed for, not so great for some needs.


The speed issues mean I use it as an offline backup most of the time, but I also don't worry about it- it's rock solid in terms of data security when used properly.

What can I say? It's secure and affordable. I've been using it as my primary backup for a while, and it's really good to have something you can just shove random drives in and know your data is safe ; Ability to mix and match types and capacities of...

Well, it's slow. Obviously it doesn't perform as well as a higher end RAID 5, which would provide similar data security (can withstand 1 drive failure without data loss). And in my experience, it's not limited by the interfaces available......

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Ray Abel CTO (

Short Life Cycle!!!


If you are dedicating hundreds or thousands of dollars to make sure your data is safe, you should be able to depend on the company to repair the device!

It takes care of everything for you. Easy setup and easy use. As with any RAID system, if one drive dies, which one of mine did, it keeps on going. Once you replace that drive it takes care of everything for you. If you add drives, which I did, it...

After it dies or malfunctions, which mine did after 3 years, they let me know that my unit "was past it's Life Cycle and could NOT be repaired". 3 years old and it could NOT BE REPAIRED. WOW. Are you serious

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Vince (

Works great


Great deal

Attractive Design,Compact,Easy to use,High Capacity,Portable,Quiet

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: None (

Excellent Product



Clear instructions,Easy to Navigate,Versatile

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Choo choo (

Works well


Outer surface scratches and marrs easily. Otherwise, as good as any of these type of portable USB HDDs.

Quick and easy setup,Versatile

Outer surface scratches

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Chasqui (

Super easy and fast


Great machine. Just what I needed but wish the 2 TB had been in stock as advertised. I went ahead with this one as I needed it fast and could not wait 3 days. I did not want to go to competitor as I have been satisfied with Staples.

Easy To Setup,Easy to use,High Capacity,Portable,Quiet

No Power Switch

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Tom in Troy (

Compact and quiet drive


I use this as my backup drive with Time Machine (MAC). Great density, quiet and relatively inexpensive.

Attractive Design,Compact,Easy To Setup,Easy to use,High Capacity,Quiet

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: WaryDreamer (

Perfect for my needs


Works with the DISH Network to save movies, etc. We had several movies on the DVR and were making changes in our programming so we were trading in one box for another. This allowed us to keep all the kids' movies they like to watch again and again.

Attractive Design,Compact,Easy To Setup,Easy to use,Fast,High Capacity,Quiet

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Klutz the Dropper (

Works well but be careful


The Memeo software installed makes it very easy to use but be very careful with the device. One slip from the tabletop to the floor killed the hard drive and I had to buy a new one. If that happens to you be sure to completely remove the Memeo...

Easy To Setup,Easy to use

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Joyce (

Happy as a Lark!


Have been usinng Seagate external HD's for years. All my data goes too my oldest one. Bought the new one as backing up data to DVD's is a long and boring chore. Now I just drag and drop what needs backing up and it's so easy and it saves using DVD's...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Origin Storage is a global supplier of IT storage solutions and components. The company's product portfolio includes hard disk drive solutions, RAID solutions and OEM parts. Origin Storage prides itself on superior customer service, competitive pricing and knowledgeable sales staff. The company is unique, not only in its product range but also in its philosophy, this adds up to an overall pleasant purchasing experience. Origin Storage - the ideal partner for all your storage management needs.