I have talked about some of the interesting external enclosures and other gear that Sharkoon offers in the past like the SATA and IDE Combo dock. Today Sharkoon has revealed a new external drive enclosure that lets you use a leftover 2.5-inch SATA HDD as a USB 3.0 external drive.
Seagate have announced their third-generation of portable hard-drives, the Seagate GoFlex Storage System, which debuts a system of interchangeable connection adapters that can be used to turn a regular USB 2.0 HDD into a USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire 800 drive. Meanwhile there are a selection of special cables and docks, which can add automatic backup functionality (using Memeo technology), network connectivity, HD media playback or desktop dock convenience.
Toshiba's last new products this week are a pair of external hard-drives, in the shape of the new StorE Art 3 series. The two drives hook up via USB 2.0 and pack 750GB or 1TB using a 2.5-inch HDD with an internal shock protection sensor and rubber edging for bump-resistance.
We can't say we've ever felt the pressing need to save time and download energy by buying our external storage and digital movies at the same time, but Seagate's latest FreeAgent Go offers just that simplicity. The 500GB USB 2.0 portable hard-drive comes preloaded with twenty different feature-films, although you don't actually get them included in the purchase price; instead, Seagate - and Paramount Pictures, who they've partnered with for this - allow you to pick which titles to unlock, charging you between $9.99 and $14.99 for each one.
OWC has been making storage devices and other gear for Mac and PC users for years. The company has a full line of external storage solutions that have multiple interface options for the best data transfer speeds on any given computer.
Western Digital is one of the biggest names in storage. The company offers internal hard drives for consumer and enterprise computers along with a full line of external storage solutions for a myriad of uses like the My Passport Studio unveiled earlier this month. WD has now unveiled another new addition to its external line up called the My Passport AV.
OWC has a big range of external storage solutions and other gear that is typically aimed at Mac users, but often work with Windows machines as well. The latest OWC offering is a new external storage solution called the Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini. The storage solution is hailed as the industry's first quad interface 2.5-inch 1TB HDD.
Western Digital have outed a new portable hard-drive, the My Passport Studio, and like the My Book Studio before it they've slapped on a super-frugal E Ink panel to show drive status details. Available in 320GB, 500GB and 640GB capacities, the My Passport Studio has both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connections and comes ready formatted for use with a Mac.
LaCie have unveiled a new rugged external hard-drive, and it's apparently the first on the market with a Power eSATA port. The LaCie Rugged eSATA not only supports transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s, but - if used with a powered USB-eSATA combo connection - can hook up with a single cable.
Remember Sony's PS3-compatible labelling for external hard-drives, which the company tipped was incoming at the Japanese Torne TV tuner launch? The first fruits of that scheme have now been revealed, in the shape of two Buffalo drives. The Buffalo HD-AV500U2/SC and HD-CL500U2/SC are each certified to play nicely with the new digital TV tuner, and each offer to boost PS3 storage by 500GB.