With 128 GB Lexar Echo backup disk MX is the large capacity flash drive to date. It offers high performance, comes in a sleek, compact design that supports 128-bit AES encryption, and complete with automatic backup software for Mac and PC. Lexar Echo MX backup drive, perhaps the most expensive flash drive market. But the reason many meet its price: it is a small storage device with 128 GB disk space, offering more than 8 GB as the second minute drive, LaCie FastKey. It offers only 128-bit version, which is slightly less certain.
To compensate for this, in addition to their small size and more storage space, ECHO has a nice design, with a permanent storage meter that shows how much memory is used. If you want something that can create a backup copy of a traditional laptop documents and photos, Echo, is certainly a good choice, even at the cost.
- Ultra-portable Echo MX and ZX drives provide on the go, no-touch backup and 128-bit AES encryption for net book and notebook users
- Tiny Echo ZX has a plug-and-stay design to backup and protect data continuously and automatically, even when on the road.
- High-capacity Echo MX offers easy-to-read, always-on capacity meter that shows available backup space at a glance, even when disconnected
Measuring just 2.6 inches long, Weighing 0.96 ounces,. A thin strip along the top that looks like an E Ink display fills up as you load the Echo MX with your files, which helps this drive stand out.
There is one extra step with the Echo MX, since you have to create an account on the Dmailer service for online backups. While this OEM service has its own website (www.dmailer.com), you can’t login directly from its website; you have to go through the backup app. That means you can’t check your online backup from any computer unless you install Echo Backup first. The 2GB of online backup is free, but a more useful capacity of 30GB costs $35 per year.
The Lexar Echo MX drive was one of the fastest. Copying 5GB of files (including a 2GB HD movie) to the drive took 6 minutes 8 seconds, a rate of 13.9 MBps. That’s about 20 seconds slower than the Imation Defender F200 (14.8MBps) but more than two minutes faster than the SanDisk Ultra Backup (9.8 MBps).
Copying the files back to our laptop took 3 minutes 30 seconds, a rate of 24.4MBps, which beat out the SanDisk (18MBps) and the Imation (20.7MBps) by a fair margin. Still, it took the USB 3.0-enabled Patriot Memory Supersonic drive just 2:04 to write those files, and just 55 seconds to pull them off.