Model: Imation 1TB Apollo Expert D300 External Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Imation
Provided By: Imation

Imation is one of the most widely recognized and respected names in the storage industry. Originally known as 3M Data Storage, the company was formed in the early 1950s to develop storage media for IBM tape drives. As time went on, it expanded its product lineup to include audio and video tapes as well as floppy disks. In 1996, 3M spun off its data storage and imaging divisions to become Imation. More recently, Imation has made the shift from analog to digital and has established itself as one of the world's leading providers of recordable CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc media.

While best known for its data tapes and recordable media, Imation offers a wide range of storage products including hard drives, solid state drives (SSDs) and USB flash drives. This fall, the company announced its first USB 3.0 compatible hard drive, the Apollo Expert D300. Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, this external hard drive features a brushed silver, industrial design and a removable stand that lets you position it both horizontally and vertically. The Apollo Expert D300 also comes equipped with ArcSoft TotalMedia Backup software to schedule, automate and individualize backups as well as a 60-day trial of Norton Online Backup. To top it all off, the drive is compatible with both Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X and is backed by a two-year limited warranty.

  Imation Apollo Expert D300 External Hard Drive
General Specifications
Capacities 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Form Factor 3.5-inch
Interface USB 3.0

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (L x W x H) 38.8 x 125.1 x 194.8 mm
Weight 930g

Other Features
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Removable stand
Includes ArcSoft TotalMedia Backup software for Mac and PC
2 year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the Apollo Expert D300 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Imation's new external hard drive and then see how well it performs. Does the Apollo Expert D300 have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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