External Storage

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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NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter makes any drive an external storage solution

NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter makes any drive an external storage solution

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.

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Buffalo DriveStation Axis LED & MiniStation Stealth Launched

Buffalo DriveStation Axis LED & MiniStation Stealth Launched

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.

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Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

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.

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OWC adds 1TB capacity bus-powered external HDD to line

OWC adds 1TB capacity bus-powered external HDD to line

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.

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LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0 hard-drive is 500GB of curvy storage

LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0 hard-drive is 500GB of curvy storage

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.

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G-Technology debuts slim G-Drive external HDD

G-Technology debuts slim G-Drive external HDD

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.

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LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and 2big USB 3.0 get 3TB and 6TB updates

LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and 2big USB 3.0 get 3TB and 6TB updates

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.

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Apricorn cranks Aegis Padlock HDD up to 750GB

Apricorn cranks Aegis Padlock HDD up to 750GB

Apricorn has been offering its Aegis Padlock portable HDD for a while now. The drive is notable for the keypad on the front that secures the drive preventing access to the drive unless the correct PIN is typed in. The company has announced a new version of the drive that is the highest capacity encrypted HDD on the market.

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Edge Tech debuts new line of USB 3.0 gear

Edge Tech debuts new line of USB 3.0 gear

USB 3.0 is here in force and for users looking to take advantage of USB 3.0 gear on machines that don't have native USB 3.0 ports new add-in cards are needed before you can move up to the faster speeds the new interface offers. Edge Tech Corp has announced a new complete line of USB 3.0 gear.

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Western Digital MyBook Essential comes in up to 3TB with USB 3.0

Western Digital MyBook Essential comes in up to 3TB with USB 3.0

Western Digital has announced updates to three of its external storage solutions including the My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE, and the My Book Essential external hard drive. All three of the products have USB 3.0 to allow for faster data transfers of up to 5Gb/s when used with USB 3.0, but are also compatible with USB 2.0 ports.

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Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable HDDs get USB 3.0 update

Toshiba Canvio 3.0 portable HDDs get USB 3.0 update

Toshiba is the latest firm to jump into the USB 3.0 external storage market, introducing the Toshiba Canvio 3.0 with capacities ranging from 500GB to 1TB.  As we've seen with rival models, there's not a huge amount differentiating the Canvio 3.0 from previous USB 2.0 versions, beyond the faster, SuperSpeed interface.

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