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Freecom USB Card review

Light and slim, but weak and slow too

The design is simple and impressive

Our Verdict

Any positives fall away when you experience just how slow it is


  • Thin and light


  • Horribly slow

At £19, the Freecom USB DataCard is far from a serious investment.

The design is simple and impressive - it's considerably thinner than even slim rivals like the OCZ's Mega Kart, meaning you really wouldn't feel the girth bulging out your wallet.

However, the performance is nothing short of woeful. I could actually feel my quality of life falling as I watched the plodding transfer of our 1.17GB test file top out at - get a load of this - over six and a half minutes.

That's really not acceptable in this day and age.