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Freecom MediaPlayer 2.5" Kit

Freecom MediaPlayer 2.5" Kit
alaScore 81

18 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Freecom MediaPlayer 2.5" Kit. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and price are overall positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Freecom MediaPlayer 2.5" Kit is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Freecom - Mobile Drive XXS 250GB


Freecom has had 15 years to build up its reputation as an external storage specialist and was the first manufacturer to develop and sell external CD-ROM solutions. It's therefore not surprising that the company has now ...

For once the publicity seems to accurately describe the product as it's hard to picture an external hard drive of this capacity being any smaller, lighter or easier to operate. It may not be the fastest in the pack but at the price it has to be the...

Oct, 2008

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Freecom Mobile Drive XXS 250GB


Size & reliability


May, 2011

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Very small, light and robust


The freecom XXS is a very small and lightweight portable drive. It's much smaller than an older freecom 2.5" drive I owned a few years back (which by the way I had no problems with - Freecom do make good kit).

Apr, 2010

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Unbelievable !


Ebuyer have raised the bar yet again with this deal. Free delivery within 36 hours for starters. Well packaged and so small it slipped through the letterbox with no probs. Surprisingly small and light with a nice light black rubber cover. The short...

Jul, 2009

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Fabulous bit of kit


Fabulous bit of kit. My only gripe is the tiny cable - not a problem for laptops, but it iis a problem for the old machines I have where the USB ports are only in the back. I've had problems with a few USB extention leads - where the disk isn't...

Jul, 2009

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Broke right away no refund!


i bought this thinking it would last long but no it didnt, i had it for just iver a month, i didnt play football or anything like that with it if that what you are thinking. i was careful with this hard drive only dropping it once but thats not what...

May, 2009

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Pleased with size and weight


Just arrived, a silcon sleve case over a laptop sizes drive. Light and a small usb cable to mini, your need longer. Nice product for traveling, will buy another I think as even nice for a backup box that can be slipped into one of those fake book...

Mar, 2009

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Thinking of buying, Is it Vista compatable?

Mar, 2009

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Good, quiet and is the worlds smallest drive for its memory.


It also beats all of its competitors such as western digital and buffalo drives. however, the rubber casing does easily tear around the edges if you want to put the drive through rough use. overall a light, portable and excellent drive- well done freecom!

Dec, 2008

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My Personal Opinion


I ordered this on a wednesday and it turned up friday which was amazing even for the 5 day super saver, so i was not in to collect it. It was brought to me on the following monday and its tiny really small in fact its literally only a tad bigger then...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The Mobile Drive XXS hard drive is enclosed in a unique rubberized skin, making it the smallest and lightest 2.5" external drive in the world. Enjoy the ultimate compact storage solution. Whether you are a professional or a home user, these days being able to carry your valuable data with you is essential. The Mobile Drive XXS is your perfect companion: ultra compact and extremely easy to use - this USB 2.0 powered portable hard drive makes transporting and sharing data easier than ever. Simply plug the Mobile Drive XXS, into any computer's USB port and take your spreadsheets, documents, movies, photos or music anywhere you go. The Freecom Mobile Drive XXS is the development in Freecom's ongoing pursuit of making storage more accessible, useable and convenient. The 'enclosure' is made out of rubber which will give you grip when holding the drive in your hand. Gone are the days where multiple connection cables create a mess when stuffed inside your notebook bag. The Mobile Drive XXS is USB bus powered, no additional, long cables or power adapters are needed to use the drive. The Mobile Drive XXS, the world's smallest 2.5" hard drive, is a no-nonsense mobile hard drive, which has all you need for easy and reliable expansion of your storage needs.


Colour of product:Black

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Device Type:Digital AV player
External Control Devices:Remote control
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB
TV Standards Supported:NTSC / PAL

Digital Storage

HDD Capacity:0GB

Dimensions & Weight



LED indicators:HDD, Power

External Hard Drive

Power Source:USB bus

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, OGG, WMA / MP3, WAV, WMA
Video compression formats:AVI, DAT, DivX, MPEG, MPG, VOB, XviD

Hard drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:USB 2.0
Hard Drive Size:2.5


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Freecom Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Freecom MediaPlayer 2.5/Freecom Mobile Drive

Motion Video

Video Playback Formats:DivX / MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / XviD

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 75
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 44 / 10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista, \nMac OS X v10.3 / Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP\nMac OS 10 +
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Transfer Rate:480
Data transfer rate (max):480
Dimensions (WxDxH):109.8 x 79.5 x 13.5
I/O ports:Composite video\nS-video\nComponent (Y, Pb, Pr)\nUSB\nAudio Stereo L-R\nDigital Audio (Optical)
Internal: No
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):50000
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium III / AMD Duron 900 MHz, PowerPC G3/G4/G5, Power Book G3/G4, Intel Mac
Minimum RAM:256
Quick start guide: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB cable:USB
USB required: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Plug and Play: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB Connectivity:Y
USB version:2.0


Power requirements:DC 5V/2A
USB powered: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:JPEG


Hard disk drive type:2.5” IDE
Hard Drive Capacity:100 / 40 / 80
Type:Hard drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Form Factor:2.5"
Form Factor (metric):6.4 cm
Form Factor (Short):2.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):6.4 cm
Hard Drive Type:External hard drive
Interface:Hi-Speed USB
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB

System requirements


Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):80 x 148 x 24
Package dimensions (WxDxH):310 x 205 x 55
Weight:155 / 160