External HDD

LaCie And Porsche Design Partner For Next-Gen Hard Drives

LaCie And Porsche Design Partner For Next-Gen Hard Drives

LaCie is well known for its high-end external hard drives that pair great design with top-notch functionality. They will be one of the first to introduce Thunderbolt-enabled portable hard drives, with their Little Big Disks, using the Apple and Intel proprietary technology that promises up to 10Gbps transfer speeds. But today, they have partnered with Porsche Designs to introduce a new luxury lineup of hard drives that feature USB 3.0 technology.

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WD Nomad case keeps your My Passport external drive safe on the road

WD Nomad case keeps your My Passport external drive safe on the road

Western Digital has announced a new case that turns your WD My Passport external HDD into a rugged device that can survive a rough life of bumps, spills, and drops on the road. If you take your external storage device with you to archive your data on the road or to store photos you take keeping the drive safe is a big deal. One spill on an unprotected drive and you might lose all of your data, which could mean lost memories and lost business.

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Harddrive with a Trackpad Concept

Harddrive with a Trackpad Concept

So we've got a concept here, and it's branded LaCie, but that's almost certainly just added in post-production by the designer André Silva. This is what he calls LaCie Float, a harddrive whose bulk not only appears to float above the ground because of its slightly smaller glass base, but has a strange feature on top of that, too. The entire top panel of this HDD (there's an SSD version too) is a trackpad. You know what that means?

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500GB External HD for $50 via WD on Amazon

500GB External HD for $50 via WD on Amazon

Don't mind a cute little robot sitting on your harddrive? Good. Because right this moment Amazon.com has a Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB Portable USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for sale for $49.99 with free shipping. Heck with Black Friday, this is a great freaking deal! In fact, it's $10 under what WD had for similar products, and incase you're one of those folks who enjoy by-the-bit reductions, that's 10 cents per gigabyte. Imagine that sort of price 10 years ago. Impossible!

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Western Digital WD TV Live Hub packs 1TB, 1080p, streaming & more

Western Digital WD TV Live Hub packs 1TB, 1080p, streaming & more

Western Digital has outed its latest media-streaming set top box, the WD TV Live Hub, a low-profile 1TB drive with Full HD 1080p playback support and Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, Pandora and YouTube.  As you'd expect, there's a fulsome list of supported file types - including MPEG4, Xvid, MKV, H.264 and MOV - while ports include gigabit ethernet, two USB 2.0, HDMI, composite and component video, and optical audio.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB totes USB 3.0

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB totes USB 3.0

Seagate has updated its FreeAgent GoFlex external HDD range with the industry's first 1.5TB portable external drive.  Entirely bus-powered - and so requiring no dual-USB cable or PSU - the new GoFlex comes as standard with the company's USB 3.0 adapter, which is also backward compatible with USB 2.0.

Of course, it also means owners can snap off that adapter and use Seagate's FireWire version or, indeed, slot the drive into one of the various desk docks and multimedia players.  Seagate offers a range of these, from the GoFlex Home NAS through to the GoFlex TV HD we reviewed a few months back.

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