Archive for External Hard Drives

LaCie and Porsche Unveil New Aluminum Hard Drives

Posted in External Hard Drives by Reuben Drake on June 28th, 2011

LaCie and Porsche Design have joined forces before to make beautiful external hard drives together and now they have done it again. They have just unveiled two new hard drives: the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile P’9220 and the Desktop P’9230 Hard Drives.

These hard drives both have fast USB 3.0 ports and a super sleek aluminum frame that is a real beauty. Pricing for the mobile hard drive starts at $104.99 for the 500GB model, while $119.99 is the price for the Desktop hard drive with 1TB of data, and the 2TB model is $159.99. Both will be available soon.

Century External HDD Enclosure With Cooling Fan And LCD Display

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

Century has unveiled a new external HDD enclosure that features a cooling fan and an LCD display. It goes by the name of Century CLS35EU3BF. This 3.5-inch SATA HDD enclosure has an 8cm fan that is powered by a USB 3.0 cable.

The LCD display gives you important information about the drive, like temperature and the fan speed to make sure all is as it should be. The Century CLS35EU3BF USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure will cost you about $62.21.

Logitec Master Series of Japan USB 3.0 External HDD

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2011

Logitec Japan has unveiled their latest version of the “Master Series of Japan” external HDDs. They are available in 1TB, 2TB, or 3TB storage capacities and these external HDDs now support the high speed USB 3.0 interface.

These storage devices are also compatible with both Mac and Windows systems. If you are in Japan you can buy the Logitec “Master Series of Japan” external HDD series right now for between 8,980 Yen ($109) to 24,800 Yen ($303).

Clickfree C2 Rugged External HDD Can Take A Fall

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Storage Appliance Corporation has announced the new Clickfree C2 Rugged portable HDD. This storage device passes U.S. Military Standard Transit Drop Test (MIL-STD 801F Method 516.5 Procedurte IV) and will continue to work even after accidental drops from 48-inches. That’s pretty tough.

It has a sturdy rubber outer sleeve as well as inner shock absorbers. If you are accident prone, make sure you pick one up. The Clickfree C2 Rugged uses a patented EASY Run feature to automatically start, search, organize and backup a computer’s data as soon as you are connected to a PC or Mac, which is another nice feature.

Packard Bell’s first USB 3.0 External Hard Drives

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2011

Packard Bell has outed their first line of USB 3.0 external hard drives, the PB Go. These drives come in 320GB, 500GB and 750GB sizes and the 2.5-inch hard drives feature a sleek black coating. So they look pretty much like everyone elses.

They also feature the superfast USB 3.0 interface, a 5400 RPM spindle speed and they come bundled with the Packard Bell Software Suite. Prices starts at about $96.

Century’s New External HDD Case with LCD display

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

Century’s latest external HDD case comes in the form of the CWRS2LCD-BK. It’s an external hot-swappable hard drive enclosure with cooling fans, heat sensors and an LCD display that shows the information right on the front of the case. What more do you need?

It measures 149mm x 185mm x 42mm and weighs 700 grams. This enclosure allows for hot-swapping hard drives just by opening the front panel. The Century CWRS2LCD-BK will arrive in early November.

Kingmax outs new line of USB 3.0 External Hard Drives

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on October 17th, 2010

Kingmax has just unveiled a new line of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external hard drives dubbed the KE-71. It comes in 500GB and 640GB capacities.

The shockproof 2.5-inch drives have a scratch resistant enclosure, a USB 3.0/2.0 interface, built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption and they come bundled with PCCIone EX lite and SecureDrive EX2 software.

Brinell Purestorage external hard drives are classy

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2009

Brinell Purestorage external hard drives are classyBrinell’s Purestorage line of external HDDs feature and classy exteriors. They’re almost too pretty to carry around and risk scratching that beautiful leather, carbon, wood or stainless steel case. These are probably the sexiest way to carry 160GB to 500GB on your person.

They remind us of old cigarette cases and come equipped with Mini-USB cable connections, a cleaning cloth and backup and synchronizing tool PureSync by Jumping Bytes.

Dane-Elec releases new line of USB 3.0 external hard drives

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2009

Dane-Elec releases new line of USB 3.0 external hard drivesDane-Elec has just announced a new line of So SuperSpeed hard drives and SSDs which use the up and coming USB 3.0 standard. The drives can hit the amazing speed of 250MBps which is about ten times that of USB 2.0.

Capacities range from 500GB to 2TB for the hard drive. The SSDs come in 80GB and 160GB capacities. The So SuperSpeed drives will hit on December 11th, with the 500GB hard drive costing $180 while the SSDs will cost you $400 and $800 for the 80GB and 160GB capacities.

Simpletech [re]drive external hard drive uses bamboo to stay cool

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2009

Simpletech [re]drive external hard drive uses bamboo to stay coolSimpleTech wants to please tree-huggers everywhere while stealing Panda food for their latest, the [re]Drive, a 500GB external hard drive that’s ensconced in recyclable aluminum, and “renewable, naturally grown bamboo.” Poor pandas. What will they eat if we keep using their food in tech?

Interestingly the aluminum and bamboo enclosure acts like a heat sink, so much so that there’s no need for an internal fan, which saves power. But somewhere, a panda cries out in hunger.

LaCie rolls out sleek external media hard drive

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2009

LaCie LaCinema Classic

LaCie, a maker of rather cool external hard drives, unveiled another one of this sort today in the form of a stylish media unit. It is called the LaCinema Classic and a 500GB version of it retails for around $170.

The LaCie LaCinema Classic is designed to hang out in the media room. Its black and sleek casing is designed by Neil Poulton, known for other LaCie drives. It connects to a HDTV system via HDMI output and works with numerous video, music, and photo formats, including MPEG4, MP3 and JPEG as well as HD-JPEG.

Voyager Q: A Toaster Looking Dock for your SATA Hard Drive

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on January 7th, 2009

Voyager Q

What’s one to do with all of those used up hard drives lying around? Turn them into swappable storage options, ala flash memory cards? That’s the idea anyhow with the new NewerTech Voyager Q hard drive docking station, being shown off at MacWorld and costing around $100.

Looking something like a stylish, small toaster for a hard drive, the Voyager Q is designed to turn any 2.5- or 3.5-inch SATA I/II drive up to 2TB into a bootable and hot-swappable external drive solution. It works with both Macs and PCs and lets its owner boot and swap drives at will, offering transfer speeds with a connected computer of up to 300MB/s.

Iomega Debuts New Media Hard Drive Hub

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on January 5th, 2009

Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive
Iomega is taking the tradeshow road this week to unveil a new network storage solution for media files being showcased in the living room. It is called the Home Media Network Hard Drive and pricing starts around $160.

The Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive, available in 500GB and 1TB storage sizes, is designed to act as both backup server and also media hub. It supports iTunes and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified devices, allowing it to save, store and stream audio, video and photos to a wide array of home consumer electronics.

New LaCie RAID solution goes up to 7.5TB

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on October 8th, 2008

LaCie 5big Network

External hard drive manufacturer LaCie is out with a new five-bay RAID solution for small and medium size offices. It is called the 5big Network and it has a starting price of around $900.

The LaCie 5big Network is available in 2.5TB, 5TB and 7.5TB storage capacities. It offers up hot swap and seven RAID modes, including RAID 5 and RAID 6. Storage can be expanded on this drive via its USB or eSATA ports.

External hard drive in an NES cartridge case

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2008

External hard drive in an NES cartridge caseEtsy seller NES Box didn’t like the fugly exterior of their external hard drive, and so did something about it. That something was to drop it in an old NES cartridge case. The cartridge was just the right size, allowing the drive to fit in perfectly.

It’s powered by USB, so you won’t need any external juice. Created by them, it’s a one of a kind item.(Until someone else makes one) So it will cost you $180 if you want one. The only problem with putting things in old NES cases is that it might get lost among your other cartridges if you aren’t careful. Or your friend might borrow it instead of an actual game.