iStorage Disk Ashur Pro2 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅15-02-19
Closer Look
Opening up the carry pouch, the HDD is neatly tucked away inside. From this moment onwards was, at least in part, when we started to realise why the drive is as costly as it is. This is a tremendously beautiful piece of design with properly premium quality materials used.

The upper and lower parts of the construction are made from a smooth, painted metal with a raised iStorage logo at the top. The outer edge is made from a dense but soft-touch rubber with a perfectly designed indent for the built-in USB 3.1 cable.

The buttons are also clicky and sturdy, giving great reassurance that they will perform time after time, and to help prevent any would-be hacker from recognising commonly used keys, they’re coated in an especially hard-wearing epoxy to avoid wear.

Above the buttons are a trio of lights which will indicate specific states or functions.

The rear houses a small rubber foot in each corner to help prevent scratching the chassis as well as providing a tiny amount of cushioning for the sensitive hard drive inside.

Extracting the cable from the side of the housing, it extends 120mm from the enclosure to the tip of the USB connection which is plenty long enough for laptop users but PC users might find it’s a little fiddly and will want an extension cable, they’re available relatively cheaply from sites like Amazon, however, so that’s no hardship. All the while, it’s also impractical to have a cable any longer than that.

And here’s a closer look at the buttons and coloured LEDs.

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