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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Sabio DM2-PT packs 2TB of RAID into tiny aluminum chassis

Sabio DM2-PT packs 2TB of RAID into tiny aluminum chassis

Sabio has announced its latest external drive, and the Sabio DM2-PT manages to fit a dual-disc RAID array into a 6-inch square. Offering up to 2TB of capacity and a choice of RAID 0, 1, JBOD and span options, the DM2-PT has a trio of connectivity options: eSATA, Firewire 800 and USB 2.0.

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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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ASUS and Lamborghini Present Backpack, Laptop Cases, Mouse, and HDD

ASUS and Lamborghini Present Backpack, Laptop Cases, Mouse, and HDD

Remember back when that wireless Asus/Lamborghini mouse passed through the FCC? Well check it out. Reality time. Joining their 12.1-inch laptop and ZX1 smartphone are a range of accessories including a Lamborghini a backpack, a laptop case, a laptop cover, a mouse (the one you saw go through the FCC), and a HDD.

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Trendnet’s new TU3-S35 and TU3-S25 USB 3.0 HDD enclosures ship

Trendnet’s new TU3-S35 and TU3-S25 USB 3.0 HDD enclosures ship

Trendnet has been quietly building up a massive portfolio of USB 3.0 gear over the last few months with all sorts of stuff from enclosures for external storage to USB 3.0 hubs. All of that gear is stuff that USB 3.0 fans will need eventually. The latest gear from Trendnet is the new external HDD enclosures for USB 3.0 including the TU3-S35 and the TU3-S25 enclosures.

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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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Toshiba Canvio Basics Line-Up Released, Available Only in Glossy Black

Toshiba Canvio Basics Line-Up Released, Available Only in Glossy Black

Toshiba managed to quietly slip out a line-up of external hard drives on Tuesday, building up the library of already offered products. The drives are straightforward, even in their color scheme, and don't offer much in the "spectacular feature" category, but if you're in the market for a new external HDD, then these might just be the ticket.

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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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Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost

Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost

Iomega has announced plans to shift all of their external hard-drives from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0, with no change in pricing and extra ruggedness thrown in.  Starting with the eGo range - which will all get USB 3.0 connectivity by the end of October - and then looking to the Prestige and other lines in Q1 2011, Iomega will also be adding in 256-bit AES hardware encryption; the eGo drives will be capable of withstanding up to 7ft drops, which the company reckons is twice what rivals can manage.

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Samsung offers up compact S2 portable HDDs with USB 3.0

Samsung offers up compact S2 portable HDDs with USB 3.0

External storage is improving with more storage capacity and faster interfaces with new USB 3.0 now becoming more common on computers. Samsung has announced a new version of the S2 portable external HDD that features USB 3.0 connectivity.

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