This month an Xbox One software upgrade brings on the ability to work with an external hard drive. With this ability, users have been testing multiple different types of drives to see which work quickest. Inside the standard Xbox One is a Samsung 500GB 5400 RPM (M8 ST500LM012) working with the machine’s standard SATA2 connection - with USB 3.0 connecting your drive to the board, providing one reason why this external method may be significantly quicker - or so it would seem.
A new batch of Xbox One information has been dropped over the past few days, the latest of which is a statement by the Xbox Community Manager that the Xbox One -- though it supports external hard drives -- won't offer that support upon its initial launch, instead getting it at some indeterminate point later on.
Buffalo has revealed its latest external drive, the DriveStation DDR HD-GDU3, slotting more RAM into the USB 3.0-connected enclosure so as to rival SSD speeds, allegedly, with HDD pricing. The new drive, available in 2TB and 3TB capacities, uses traditional spinning-platter disks to keep prices down, but Buffalo claims that thanks to a combination of caching and other tweaking it'll reach write speeds of up to 400 MB/s.
LaCie, a reputable name in the external hard drive industry and maker of some of the toughest external drives around, announced today the P’9223 Slim. The drive was designed by a partnership between LaCie and Porsche Design that brings faster speeds and a sleek, thin design to the company's line of external hard drives.
ADATA has unveiled a new external portable hard drive that it claims to be the world's thinnest. The drive is only 8.9 mm thick and connects to computers using USB 3.0. That means not only is the drive thin, but it should have impressively fast data transfer as well. The drive is called the DashDrive Elite HE720.
LaCie unveiled two new Thunderbolt-equipped storage solutions with the 2big Thunderbolt Series and the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series. The 2big Thunderbolt Series is designed for heavy data users with support for up to 8TB capacities and transfer rates of up to 311MB/s, while the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series lets Mac users connect to two eSATA external hard drives and still use other Thunderbolt peripherals.
Iomega today announced a new eGo Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive that rounds out its 2011 Mac-oriented hard drive lineup. The device is sleek with an industrial look and minimlist styling that will complement your other Apple products. It's also very compact for easy traveling and is built tough enough to withstand a drop up to seven feet off the ground. The portable HDD comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities.
Buffalo Technology has been making all sorts of external storage devices for a long time that span the range from small and portable to larger solutions designed to be left in the office. The company has new storage product that it has announced today called the MiniStation Extreme. This external storage solution uses fast connectivity and software to get data security and fast transfer rates.
The ToughTech Duo QR portable storage system from CRU-Dataport features a two-drive RAID array that packs large capacity and high performance into a tiny yet rugged package that’s easy to setup and use. The device is designed for professional photographers and digital media artists who need to carry and protect their digital assets while out on the field or in the studio.