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LaCie Rugged drive gets Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 update

LaCie Rugged drive gets Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 update

LaCie has given its Rugged hard-drive a polish, with the tough orange external drive offering both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as resistance to shock, dust, and water. Intended for use with PCs and Macs, the rubber-clad drive now has an integrated interface cable, as well as offering a choice of traditional, spinning-platter HDD, or alternatively an SSD inside.

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WD intros first 2TB My Passport Studio for Macs

WD intros first 2TB My Passport Studio for Macs

After recently introducing a 2TB My Passport portable hard drive with USB 3.0 for PC users, Western Digital today announced the 2TB My Passport Studio, its first portable storage drive of such large capacity dedicated for Mac users. It works with Apple Time Machine for streamlined data backup, but offers two FireWire 800 ports and one USB 2.0 port instead of the much faster, but also much more expensive, Thunderbolt.

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Seagate GoFlex Satellite update adds simultaneous WiFi streaming and web

Seagate GoFlex Satellite update adds simultaneous WiFi streaming and web

Seagate has released an update to its GoFlex Satellite WiFi-enabled external drive and its companion iOS and Android apps, adding support for simultaneously connecting via WiFi to the portable HDD and to a separate data network. Announced last May, the GoFlex Satellite is a 500GB drive positioned as a way to offload data from your smartphone and tablet, while still being able to stream it easily. However, until now using the WiFi connection meant your phone or tablet was unable to also connect to a home or office WiFi network.

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