Lexar Pro Workflow DD256

If you’re looking for a fast, portable hard drive, the Lexar pro Workflow DD256 could be the perfect solution.

Lexar Pro Workflow DD256

Lexar Pro Workflow DD256

The Lexar Pro Workflow DD256 is a portable hard drive with a difference. Not only is it small enough to slide into your pocket, it’s a solid-state drive with no moving parts. This makes it more robust than a mechanical drive, and faster. The unit can be used either independently via its USB 3.0 connection, or as part of Lexar’s modular ‘Professional Workflow’ system, where drives slot together into a hub. With a top read/write speed of 450/245MBs, the DD256 is very fast, so it’s ideal for photographers who need to transfer large quantities of data. The LEDs at the front of the compact casing provide a helpful indicator of the remaining space available on the drive.

Verdict

With an RRP of £119, it might not be the cheapest way to back up all of your images compared to a traditional hard drive, but it’s a fair price for an innovative and high performance option. Plus, it’s perfect for photographers on the go.

Specification

This review was first published in the March 2015 issue of Practical Photography - download back issues here.