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Freecom 500GB Mobile Drive Classic USB 3.0 (Compatible with USB 2.0)

Freecom 500GB Mobile Drive Classic USB 3.0 (Compatible with USB 2.0)

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Quicklinx: 79HCWS00 Mfr#: 35607


Freecom Classic 2.5 inch External Portable Hard Drive with Plug & Play turbo USB 3.0 driver for fast data transfer speed.

  • USB 3.0 provides ultra fast data transfer speeds
  • Ultra-compact size, ideal for use with a netbook or a notebook
  • USB powered, no power adapter needed
  • No cooling fan, ensures quiet operation
  • Includes Nero BackItUp & Burn software (Windows)
  • Compact storage on the go!

Whether you are a professional or home user, these days it is essential to be able to carry your valuable data anywhere with you. Ultra compact, easy-to-use and secure, this USB 3.0 powered portable hard drive makes transporting and sharing data easier than ever. Simply plug it into any computer's USB port and take your spreadsheets, documents, movies, photo's or music anywhere you go. The perfect travel companion!

Need to expand your notebook, PC or Mac with a high capacity drive? Don't want annoying noises while working? No problem, The Freecom Mobile Drive Classic 3.0 has no cooling fan, which ensures quiet operation at all times !

Need a hard drive but want to be trendy as well? The Freecom Mobile Drive Classic 3.0 has a stylish black design. It will look perfect next to your netbook or notebook!

USB Recording - what is it?

The last few years more and more TV's are equipped with one or more USB port(s). We have already grown accustomed to playing back photos and movies from a USB hard drive or USB stick on the TV. Now an additional USB feature has been added to TV sets - USB Recording. If you have recently bought a new TV there is good chance that it will support USB Recording, in particular when you have bought a mid range or high end TV. USB Recording enables you to record programmes to an external storage device directly connected to your TV via USB. Your external HDD basically acts as a videorecorder. You can also use it to pause live TV. Please note: Only European TVs have USB recording. US models have the feature disabled due to legal issues. With USB Recording, your external USB hard drive becomes the replacement of your HDD/DVD recorder or even your VHS videorecorders.

What do you need?

  • First of all you need to check if your TV supports USB recording.
  • Setting up USB Recording on your TV
  • Once you have connected your external USB hard drive to the USB recording port of your TV you can move on to initializing the USB HDD with the TV.
    1. Connect the USB HDD to a free USB port on the back of the TV.
    1. The USB hard drive now needs to be formatted by the TV, meaning that all current data (if any) on the hard drive will be deleted. Most TVs will recognize that there is a USB HDD inserted and will prompt you to format the USB HDD automatically, but on some models you need to enter the menu and select "format HDD" (or something similar).
    1. The HDD will be formatted in a proprietary format. Next to this, the HDD will be linked to this particular TV. You therefore cannot record a TV programme on one TV, disconnect the HDD and try to watch the programme on another TV or on a computer.
    1. Most TV's allow a maximum of 8 different USB HDD's to be initialized on that particular TV set
    1. To record a programme, simply press the button on your remote control (it will then record the channel you are watching), or use the timer function (in combination with your Electronic Programming Guide) to schedule recording a future programme - this works on most TV's even when the TV is off. To pause Live TV, press the button on your remote control. Please refer to your TV's user manual for more details.


  • Capacity: 500GB
  • Interfaces: USB 3.0, can also be connected to USB 2.0
  • Hard Drive Type: 2.5" SATA, low noise, low power consumption
  • Data Transfer Speed: Max. 5000 Mbit/s (USB 3.0)
  • Power Requirements: Power provided by the USB port
  • Weight: 140 g
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.6 x 1.2 cm
  • MTBF: 50000 P.O.H.
  • Environmental Specifications: Operating temperature: 10º C / 35º C, Storage temperature: -20º C / 70º C

Minimum System Requirements

  • PC: Intel or AMD CPU, 1.6GHz or higher, 512MB RAM, 2GB free hard drive space, available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port, Windows XP SP2/ Vista/7/8 MAC: PowerPC G5 or Intel MAC: 512MB RAM, 2GB free hard drive space, available USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port, Mac OS X v. 10.4.8 or high

Package Includes

  • Freecom Mobile Drive Classic 3.0 (FAT-32 pre formatted)
  • USB connection cable
  • Manual & Software preloaded on the drive
  • Quick Install Guide



Product Description
Freecom Mobile Drive Classic 3.0 - hard drive - 500 GB - USB 3.0
Hard drive - external (portable)
500 GB
Form Factor
USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Power Source
USB bus
Enclosure Colour
Piano black
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.5 cm x 7.6 cm x 1.2 cm
140 g
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year warranty

Detailed Specification


Device Type
Hard drive - external (portable)
500 GB
Form Factor
USB 3.0
11.5 cm
7.6 cm
1.2 cm
140 g


Interface Transfer Rate
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)


50,000 hours

Expansion & Connectivity

1 x USB 3.0
Compatible Bay


Power Source
USB bus

Software & System Requirements

OS Required
Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later
System Requirements Details
Windows XP/Vista/7 - 1.6 GHz - RAM 512 MB , MacOS X 10.4.8 or later - RAM 512 MB


Cables Included
1 x USB cable - external
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, FCC
Enclosure Colour
Piano black

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 2 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
10 °C
Max Operating Temperature
35 °C
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