Freecom Tough Drive SSD delivers ultra-fast transfer speeds of up to 415MB/s

Eschborn, Germany – January 14, 2014: Freecom, a Mitsubishi Kagaku Media company and award-winning manufacturer of external hard drives and portable storage devices, has unveiled Tough Drive SSD – a 256GB solid state drive (SSD) model within its prized Tough Drive family that is one of the world’s safest and fastest way to store and share data.

  • SSD drive has internal anti-shock mechanism
  • Tough enclosure protects against knocks
  • Rubberised exterior safeguards against scratches
  • Read and write up to 415MB/s*
  • File transfers up to 4 times faster than standard HDDs**
  • Data storage capacity of 256GB
  • Integrated USB 3.0 cable allows convenient connection
  • Drive remains silent during operation as there’s no fan
  • Two years manufacturer warranty and unlimited helpdesk support

The Freecom Tough Drive SSD transforms your storage experience with incredibly fast data access time. Offering users data transfer speeds of up to 415MB/s*, the SSD has no moving parts and is therefore capable of accessing any location on the drive with equally fast speed and precision. The drive can easily withstand drops and shocks ensuring outstanding durability, high reliability and long life, attributes users readily associate with Freecom products.

The FAT-32 pre-formatted drive is immediately ready to be used on both PC and Mac. It is preloaded with Nero BackItUp software (for Windows only) that allows PC users full system backup and restore functions, the ability to schedule automatic backup by date/time. Additionally, users will find Info (for Windows only), software designed to display essential drive information as well as FSSD Formatter and FSSD Eraser (for Windows only) for easy and secure formatting.

The drive can also be used for USB Recording which enables users to record programmes to an external storage device directly connected to a TV via USB and pause live TV. With USB Recording, an external USB hard drive becomes the replacement of a HDD/DVD recorder or even a VHS video recorder.

Freecom Tough Drive SSD (Product reference: 56275) has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of €XXX.

Editors’ note:

*Tested using PC operating Windows 8 platform with CrystalDiskMark’s benchmark tool (read and write speeds are both measured over 400MB/s).
**The actual speed depends on the file size and computer performance and OS.

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About Freecom

Freecom is part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group. Founded in 1989, Freecom designs, manufacturers and markets innovative desktop and mobile HDD storage solutions, network attached storage devices, flash drives, DVD burners, Professional RDX & tape drives and services. Freecom serves both PC and Mac users. Established in Germany, Freecom is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and United Kingdom. For more information, visit Freecom’s website at and select the country of your location.