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.
OWC has been offering external storage solutions in its On-the-Go Pro family for a while now. The thing that all of the drives have in common is that they all get the power they need to operate directly from the USB port so the user needs no AC adapter to use the drives for data storage on the go.
LaCie has outed its latest external hard-drive, and rather than use regular designer Neil Poulton, they've handed the crayons over to Philippe Starck. The LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0 is, as the name suggests, a USB 3.0 drive, with 500GB capacity and a 2mm-thick aluminum shell.
When it comes to external storage that you will take with you on the road most of us want the drive to offer good storage capacity, but to be compact as well so it's easy to carry. A company called G-Technology has unveiled a new external storage solution called the G-Drive that is very thin at only 128.6mm L x 82mm W x 9.9mm H.
LaCie has never shied away from fat external hard-drives, and now they're pumped up the volume with the new LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and LaCie 2big USB 3.0. On offer is a claimed 20-percent speed increase in the dual-drive 2big USB 3.0, together with a new 6TB model pairing two 3TB HDDs in a RAID setup.