External Storage

LaCie Rugged Safe 500GB HDD Review

LaCie Rugged Safe 500GB HDD Review

With hardly a week passing without another case of misplaced data cropping up in the headlines, taking steps to secure the contents of mobile storage seems all the more topical. Into the fray steps LaCie's Rugged Safe, a 500GB external hard-drive that promises not only basic bump protection but an integrated biometric fingerprint scanner paired with 128-bit AES hardware encryption. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external drive up for sale

Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external drive up for sale

Back in May, Seagate promised storage junkies a huge 3TB hard-drive for all their multimedia needs; now they've followed up on that promise.  The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive is a 3TB totem that connects via USB 2.0 as standard but, thanks to the company's interchangeable interfaces, can be updated to suit USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire or other formats.

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Iomega debuts Skin-branded external hard drives

Iomega debuts Skin-branded external hard drives

Iomega unveiled a new line of external portable HDDs called the Iomega Skin branded HDDs. The line of drives has 500GB of storage space and all use USB 2.0 connectivity. The HDDs get all the power they need for the USB port as well.

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Transcend StorJet 25M3 Rugged Portable HDD gets USB 3.0 certified

Transcend StorJet 25M3 Rugged Portable HDD gets USB 3.0 certified

Transcend has several external hard drives in its line that use both traditional spinning storage media and flash storage. The company has announced that its StorJet 25M3 Rugged HDD has received certification for USB 3.0.

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Western Digital debuts My Book Studio LX for Mac

Western Digital debuts My Book Studio LX for Mac

I'm not a big fan of Mac computers for myself, but I won't deny that the machines have a sexy design with the aluminum enclosure and minimalist looks. The Mac world has its own peripherals and accessories to go along with its file system and Western Digital has announced a new external storage solution pre-formatted for Mac users.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex HDD Review

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex HDD Review

In the world of external storage the upgrade path is obvious: slap a bigger drive in your enclosure and wait for people to fill it with media. Seagate's GoFlex Storage System, however, takes a slightly more complex route; thanks to an array of interchangeable cables individual FreeAgent drives can be used with not only USB, eSATA and other ports, but in a range of media players and docks. Is the flexibility worth putting up with an unusual port? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Team to show off TP1023 sport mobile HDD at Computex

Team to show off TP1023 sport mobile HDD at Computex

Computex is set to kick off next month and there are lots of companies starting to offer up a bit of tease on the products they will be showing off there. One of the items that Team will be unveiling is the TP1023 sport disk.

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iStoragePro iT4UFER 4-bay RAID system breaks cover

iStoragePro iT4UFER 4-bay RAID system breaks cover

There are those who back up their data and then there are those who want to back up their data and have it protected with RAID5. If you make your living with video or just don’t want your collection of digital home movies to get lost, backing the video up on a device with RAID protection is ideal.

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Sharkoon unveils QuickStore Portable USB 3.0 enclosure

Sharkoon unveils QuickStore Portable USB 3.0 enclosure

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.

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Seagate GoFlex adds swappable USB 3.0/eSATA/FireWire cables, media docks to HDDs

Seagate GoFlex adds swappable USB 3.0/eSATA/FireWire cables, media docks to HDDs

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.

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Toshiba StorE Art 3 USB hard-drives pack up to 1TB

Toshiba StorE Art 3 USB hard-drives pack up to 1TB

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.

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Seagate FreeAgent Go HDD gets Paramount movie pre-load

Seagate FreeAgent Go HDD gets Paramount movie pre-load

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.

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