Tough Drive Mini SSD Pro
£192 Manufacturer Freecom, freecom.com
2 The relentless march of miniature SSDs continues. This 256GB one is a little thicker than the Samsung T1 we reviewed in MF284, but it also feels like it would be more robust if dropped. Its 1.7cm thickness is a little easier to keep track of in a bag, too. Its peak and average transfer rates when reading were close to the T1, but it peaked at just 258.5MB/ second when randomly writing data. Significantly, that’s 113MB/sec lower than the T1’s peak speed in the same test. There’s also the issue of cost: a 250GB T1 is about £121. Alan Stonebridge A nice case on this drive but only okay performance, and it’s expensive compared to other drives of similar capacity.