For its first external hard drive, Toshiba has chosen a plastic case. It looks good, but is pretty thick and won't slide easily into your pocket.
Very different speeds for reading and writing data
Speeds over USB (MB/s)
There's only one connection. We found very different results in both directions: for writing data, we found an average of 23.8 MB/s. The Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini 250 GB is 4 MB/s faster on the same tests. For reading, things are little better, with an average speed of 32.5 MB/s. That makes it above average compared to the other devices in this survey.