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Buffalo adds 1TB external hard drive with four interfaces to stable

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on April 24th, 2008

Buffalo 1TB external hard drive DriveStation Combo4

Buffalo Technology has announced a new external hard drive which offers you 1TB of storage room and multiple interfaces to work with. It is known as the DriveStation Combo4 and you’ll find the 1TB option (HD-HS1.0TQ) pricing you around $350.

The Buffalo DriveStation Combo4 offers you four options for interfaces with a computer – eSATA, FireWire 400/800 and USB 2.0. This choice of options makes this external hard drive useful for either Mac or PC owners, with Buffalo saying users will get an added 20 percent faster data speed transfer rate due to its special “TurboUSB” software and the face this drive is a 7200-RPM SATA model.

Iomega rolls out new media focused portable HDD

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on April 23rd, 2008

Iomega Screenplay Multimedia Drive

A new portable external hard drive announced today by Iomega is geared towards bringing media content from the PC to home entertainment systems. The ScreenPlay HD MultiMedia Drive is priced at around $210.

The Iomega ScreenPlay HD MultiMedia Drive has 500 GB of storage, which Iomega says is enough to host up to 2 million photos, 9,250 hours of music, or 750 hours of video. The portability of this Windows-focused hard drive is enhanced by a remote control for navigation.

LaCie bumps Rugged Hard Disk to 500 GB ceiling

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on April 22nd, 2008

Lacie Rugged 500GB Hard Disk

LaCie is upping the storage capacity of its rugged design portable hard drive so you can carry more MP3s and such on the go. The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk now maxes out at 500 GB and you’ll find that pricing you between around $300 and $400.

The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is, like select other LaCie products, designed by Neil Poulton. This particular external hard drive has a scratch-resistant aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper to protect the latest 500 GB Hitachi hard drive and others.

Iomega rolls out external HDD for gaming consoles

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on April 17th, 2008

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Iomega is introducing for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners a new external portable hard drive designed to offer greater storage for these gaming consoles. It is known as the Iomega Media Xporter Drive and you’ll find it pricing around $120.

The Iomega Media Xporter Drive is a 160GB hard drive which connects to Sony and Microsoft’s gaming platforms via USB 2.0. It is a wallet sized device which has been tested for compatibility with these systems and serves as a place to store media files of various formats which can be enjoyed through the different game machines.

New OWC portable HDD offers 500GB, triple interface goodness

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on April 17th, 2008

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Those Mac-happy folks over at Other World Computing let word be known today about its highest capacity portable bus-powered storage device to date. It is known as the Mercury-On-the-Go 500GB and you’ll find it pricing around $360.

The OWC Mercury-On-the-Go 500GB portable storage drive does 5400 RPM and is designed to connect with Macs or PCs. This is done via its FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connections. Full retail versions of backup software are included for both platforms so you can back up your precious data.

LaCie does up another stylish Neil Poulton desktop hard drive

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on April 10th, 2008

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The fun loving hard drive folks at LaCie recently unveiled another stylish hard drive from industrial designer Neil Poulton. This one is noted for offering a triple interface and is called the Hard Disk, Design by Neil Poulton. Three storage sizes are available, ranging up to 1TB, and pricing is at a maximum around $340.

The latest LaCie Hard Disk, Design by Neil Poulton lets users connect to it through USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 400. This makes it cross compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. It has the typical stylish look LaCie seems to be pumping into its desktop drives these days, right down to the blue LED effect and its ambient underside glow.

Buffalo Technology adds 500GB portable hard drive

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on March 11th, 2008

Buffalo Technology 500GB MiniStation TurboUSBBuffalo Technology has upped the capacity of its MiniStation TurboUSB external hard drives. The new Buffalo Technology 500GB MiniStation TurboUSB is priced at around $330.

The Buffalo Technology 500GB MiniStation TurboUSB is, like most other external hard drives these days, USB 2.0 compliant. It works with both PCs and Macs and reportedly offers up to 30 percent faster data transfer rates than other similar products because of built-in technology. It sports as well a shock resistant design to protect the drive from bumps.

LaCie pops out new 1TB external HDD

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on March 11th, 2008

LaCie Desktop Hard DiskWe’ve always liked reporting about new LaCie external hard drives – they are typically very cool looking. It is a no-brainer therefore to let you know about the company’s quiet release of some new models, with the one grabbing our eye the most being the LaCie Desktop Hard Disk 1TB model.

The 1TB LaCie Desktop Hard Disk isn’t the best looking external hard drive ever released by the company but it still will look pretty nice sitting on your desk none the less. Beyond the simple black design you’ll find what LaCie says is a quiet and compact product for its size. It is USB 2.0 capable when connecting to a PC or Mac.

MacWorld 2008

OWC now offers 320GB portable FireWire hard drives

Posted in External Hard Drives,MacWorld 2008 by Nino Marchetti on January 16th, 2008

OWC Mercury On-The-Go 320GB, 5400RPMOther World Computing, a developer of Mac accessories, has announced in conjunction with MacWorld its highest capacity, portable bus powered storage offering to date. It’s known as the OWC Mercury On-The-Go 320GB, 5400RPM and price is set to start at around $250.

The OWC Mercury On-The-Go 320GB, 5400RPM offers a variety of interface options, including FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA. It features Oxford 9XX chipsets for all FireWire equipped models and will work with Macs and PCs.

MacWorld 2008

G-Tech unveils portable 1TB external drive

Posted in External Hard Drives,G-Technology,MacWorld 2008 by Nino Marchetti on January 15th, 2008

G-Tech G-RAID miniG-Technology is showcasing at MacWorld a 1TB external hard drive which offers RAID 0 configuration. It is called the G-Tech G-RAID mini and it should be available in March.

G-Technology said the G-Tech G-RAID mini is a full sized RAID 0 solution set into a portable solution. It features a triple FireWire 400/800/USB 2.0 interface and is designed to work right out of the box with Mac OS X systems.

Get more details on the new G-Tech G-RAID mini after the jump.

Iomega unveils updated eGo hard drives

Posted in External Hard Drives,Iomega by Nino Marchetti on January 14th, 2008

Iomega eGo Portable Hard DriveIomega announced today some higher capacity and dual interface models for its Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive line. This new hard drives range in price from around $140 to $230.

The Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drives include 160GB and 250GB models with dual USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 ports. They are available in red, black and white body colors. Iomega also released a new 250GB USB 2.0 model in red, blue and black body colors.

CES 2008

ClickFree makes data backup easier

Posted in Backup Solutions,CES 2008,External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2008

ClickFree HD 700Storage Appliance is showing off at CES what it thinks is a simplified backup solution for everyone. It’s called the ClickFree platform, with the first product under this umbrella being the HD 700. It’s priced at around $150.

The ClickFree HD 700 is reportedly as simple as plugging the device into a USB port. The backup option “automatically launches, searches and backs up anything important without ever having to push or click a button.” Consumers can back up information from up to give PCs in this manner.

CES 2008

LaCie revamps d2 Quadra external hard drives

Posted in CES 2008,External Hard Drives,LaCie by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2008

LaCie d2 QuadraLaCie has been busying showing off new external hard drives at CES. Another one of its announcements is the new LaCie d2 Quadra, available in various storage configurations and starting at around $200.

The LaCie d2 Quadra is designed for professional use primarily. It’s available in multiple interface options – eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB – and sports an aluminum heat sink system to keep things cool. The d2 Quadra has been designed with RAID use in mind – one can connect two more more drives o the host in either RAID 1 for data redundancy and protection, or striped together in RAID 0 for faster data transfers.

CES 2008

LaCie LaCinema drive brings media files to you

Posted in CES 2008,External Hard Drives,LaCie by Nino Marchetti on January 7th, 2008

LaCie LaCinema PremierLaCie, a developer of innovative hard drive units, is unveiling a number of interesting new products at the Consumer Electronics Show. One of these is the LaCie LaCinema Premier, currently available in a 500GB capacity for around $230.

The LaCie LaCinema Premier is a self-described multimedia hard drive equipped with USB 2.0 ports. It’s designed to hold digital music, video and photo files transferred onto it from a host computer. Once transferred you are supposed to connect it to a home theater system so you can enjoy your digital entertainment through features like optical output and 1080i video upscaling.

CES 2008

Verbatim offering new external hard drives

Posted in CES 2008,External Hard Drives,Verbatim by Nino Marchetti on January 3rd, 2008

Verbatim SmartDisk 2.5” Portable Hard DriveVerbatim is launching at CES a new line of 2.5-inch external hard drives which are palm-sized. These new Verbatim SmartDisk 2.5” Portable Hard Drives will have retail prices starting at around $100.

The Verbatim SmartDisk 2.5” Portable Hard Drives will be available in 120, 160, 250 and 320GB capacities. They will work with both Windows and Mac operating systems, offering options of a USB interface or combo USB/FireWire interface. The combo one in particular will allow consumers to transfer files between a Mac and PC.