The unit is small lightweight and extremely rugged for field use. Weighing a little more than a pound it offers outstanding portability. It runs on DC power so you can use a 7.2V DC battery or a 7.9V AC adaptor to power it. The P2 Store has a shock-resistant magnesium alloy body and is equipped with special impact-absorbing materials to cushion the hard disk against shock and vibration and lower the risk of data loss or damage. The drive also includes LED indicators for copy status drive capacity and battery life remaining.
In the field the P2 Store serves as an aggregation and transport device storing the contents of P2 cards and minimizing the number of P2 cards needed. Back at the studio it serves as a high-speed drive for transferring video into a station's local area network (LAN) or nonlinear editing system to speed access to the recorded content. The unit can be easily connected to a PC with the USB 2.0 interface and appears as an external disk drive. The PC will recognize up to 15 data volumes. To help safeguard data the volumes are read-only and cannot be accidentally overwritten. The drive supports Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems.