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.
Freecom has unveiled the thinnest mobile hard drive in the world and aimed it directly at the Mac user looking for style and portability. The HDD has 750GB of storage inside and offers USB 3.0 and FireWire connectivity for fast operation. The thin drive has a case made from magnesium making it lightweight and very strong to protect the data stored on it from the outside world.
Seagate has outed a new range of hard-drives at CES 2011, including the company's slimmest drive to date, the 9mm thick GoFlex, and a range of GoFlex for Mac drives compatible with Apple's OS X. The new Seagate GoFlex 9mm drive has a USB 3.0 connection and squeezes a 2.5-inch HDD into a slick aluminum chassis.
Seagate has announced the Certified GoFlex Storage System for third-party manufacturers, that the hard-drive company hopes will see more GoFlex-compatible HDD docking bays fitted to third-party devices like media players. Until now, only Seagate has released such devices - like the FreeAgent Theater+ - but with the new certification program other companies will be able to dock directly with the 2.5-inch portable drives.
Silicon Power has debuted a new and compact external storage drive called the Stream S10. The new external HDD is small and compact with a 2.5-inch HDD inside that packs in 750GB of storage space. The case for the HDD is compact and swathed in a cool looking metallic green finish.
Typically, external enclosures for your HDD are just aluminum shells with the interface and power tech needed to allow them to operate outside a computer. They are typically passively cooled which means no fans. Thermaltake has unveiled a new external storage enclosure for 3.5" HDDs that uses active cooling called the Max 5G.
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!
I have a bunch of old HDDs that are crammed into drawers in my desk because I didn't want them in my computer and they are packed with data that I don't want to just throw them away. I could get an external enclosure for them so I can get the data and use the drives, but I don't want another enclosure on my desk.
Earlier today, Buffalo officially announced the upcoming availability of two brand new storage devices. The DriveStation Axis LED and MiniStation Stealth bring more storage options to the Buffalo-manufactured line-up, offering plenty of space in an affordable package. If you're looking for a small black box to sit on your desk, then the MiniStation Stealth is probably a safe bet, considering its small profile. But, if you're looking for some bright lights to blink on and off, making sure you stay awake, then the DriveStation Axis LED may be your next purchase for the holiday season.
We're spoiled for choice when it comes to external hard drives, and given a large number of people base their decision primarily on price-per-gigabyte, a manufacturer has to offer something compelling if they want to stand out from the crowd. Iomega's latest eGo drive offers both 1TB and USB 3.0, complete with a semi-ruggedized chassis. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.