Even tough its performance is not similar to a hard disk drive directly connected to the system IDE port or even to other USB 2.0 solutions available on the market, the main advantage of Mini DisGo from X-Micro is its size and weight, being perfect for carrying it in your purse, in your pocket or in the glove compartment of your car. It is really handy for copying files when you are visiting a friend, for example. As we already said, we were impressed by its size and weight.
Its cable is too short and you will need to use the hard disk drive very close to your USB port. On the other hand, its very short cable is easier to carry in your pocket than a long cable. An ideal solution would be a retractable USB cable.
As for the price, the Toshiba hard drive used on the reviewed model can be found at USD 110~135 range in the USA market, so you are actually paying USD 34~59 for the enclosure and for getting everything already assembled and ready to use.