At a Glance
- Compact and lightweight design
- affordably priced
- Average performance
- maximum capacity is just 32GB
However, at £69.99 the DataBar is still one of the cheapest 32GB memory sticks that we’ve come across. Our only real complaint is that Freecom charges a rather hefty £9.50 for postage, so you might find a better price if you shop around at Amazon or some of the other big online stores.
Databar doesn’t sport the rugged design of Corsair’s Voyager, nor the additional security and backup features of the SanDisk and Kingston memory sticks. However, it does provide a conveniently compact and solid storage device at a pretty reasonable price.
The DataBar measures just 6.4cm long, 1.8cm wide and less than 1cm thick, so it’s easy to slip into a pocket when you’re leaving the office. Its slim design also means it won’t block other ports when you plug it into your computer. Its performance is fairly average, taking about 20 minutes to complete our 10GB backup test. The maximum capacity available is 32GB so you’ll need to look elsewhere if you want more storage than that.