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Clickfree HD325 & Transformer Backup Review

Clickfree HD325 & Transformer Backup Review

Backup remains a guilty chore, and one which most of us don't complete as often as we know we ought to.  Cheap USB drives certainly offer the storage, but it's still down to the user to make the most of them; that's where Clickfree comes in.  Their automatic backup is, according to the claims, easier than making toast.  SlashGear picked up the Clickfree HD325 hard-drive and Clickfree Transformer Cable to see if that was true.

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Buffalo SHD-NSUM SSD with SATA-II and USB 2.0

Buffalo SHD-NSUM SSD with SATA-II and USB 2.0

Buffalo have announced their latest SSD range, the SHD-NSUM, and while we're used to seeing solid-state drives nowadays, these new models do have at least one feature to differentiate them.  As well as giving the 2.5-inch drives the usual SATA-II interface, there's also a micro-USB 2.0 port that lets you access data before you install the SSD.

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OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray burner: FireWire 800/400, USB & eSATA

OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray burner: FireWire 800/400, USB & eSATA

OWC have announced their latest Mercury Pro Blu-ray/SuperDrive "Quad Interface" External Drive, offering Blu-ray and DVD burning for any PC or Mac with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 or eSATA connectivity.  The new Mercury Pro also doubles the burn speed of the previous-generation version.

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Witchain USB drive enclosure for PSP?

Witchain USB drive enclosure for PSP?

The PSP makes for a great multimedia player, but unless you're willing to buy into Sony's UMD format then you'll be looking at quite a few Memory Sticks in order to keep all your media and game save data to hand.  Hard-drive case manufacturer Witchain claim to have a solution, in the shape of their 2.5-inch battery-powered drive enclosure that supposedly hooks up to a PSP via USB. 

Video demo of the Witchain drive in action after the cut

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Addonics NASU2 USB drive network adapter reviewed: Simple, but rivals circle

Addonics NASU2 USB drive network adapter reviewed: Simple, but rivals circle

Addonics NASU2 NAS Adapter promises to be an easy, low-cost way to take a USB hard-drive and turn it into network-attached storage.  The compact box, with a USB 2.0 port on one end and a 10/100 ethernet port on the other, was announced back in December; now Register Hardware have flipped it onto their review bench to see if it really is the $55 Holy Grail of simple networked storage.  The good news?  In many ways, it really is.

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LaCinema Classic streams media to your TV

LaCinema Classic streams media to your TV

LaCie is rolling out a new external hard drive called the LaCinema Classic, offering media lovers a simple way to consume their movies, music and photos - through their TV.  All the user has to do is hook the device up to their computer via USB, copy files onto the Classic and then hook it up to their TV via composite or HDMI.

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SanDisk Ultra Backup USB drive & redesigned Cruzers show up at CES

SanDisk Ultra Backup USB drive & redesigned Cruzers show up at CES

SanDisk have announced their latest USB flash memory stick, the Ultra Backup USB, which features both the company's sliding retractable USB plug and a dedicated backup button.  Available in capacities up to 64GB, a press of the backup button triggers an automatic sweep of specified folders for new files, which are also encrypted with password-protected access control and ultra-secure AES hardware-based encryption.

 

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Phantom Keystroker V2 makes office pranks affordable

Phantom Keystroker V2 makes office pranks affordable

How many of you work in an office and can not keep yourself from playing practical jokes at every given opportunity? The Phantom Keystroker was designed with you in mind. This tiny USB thumb drive thoroughly annoys your co-workers by causing their computers to malfunction.

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Portable GreenHouse Pocket drive provides external SSD with USB connectivity

Portable GreenHouse Pocket drive provides external SSD with USB connectivity

A waste of technology but there are occasions one seeks for durability than performance in external storage. The Greenhouse Pocket SSD GH-SSDEGU-M doesn’t promise blisteringly fast transfer speeds, but the use of solid state MLC technology has level of ruggedness and durability which is simply unmatched with moving-part hard disk drives devices.

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16GB Buffalo USB drive measures 8mm in thickness

16GB Buffalo USB drive measures 8mm in thickness

Manufacturer seems to be coming with peculiar USB flash drives in creative design and interesting shapes. If you can’t fabricate one likes a bottle opener, or a no-punt-intended’s thumb drive, or a luxury 80 carat gold’s Super Talent, then you have to be creative with physical appearance.

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Sony releasing movies and music on USB flash drives

Sony releasing movies and music on USB flash drives

Lately large entertainment companies have been pushing virtual copies of their movies for portable media players (PMP) such as Apple’s iPod Touch. Sony has announced another way that they are going to distribute these virtual copies to consumers.

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Sony to sell MicroVault USB drives with preloaded content

Sony to sell MicroVault USB drives with preloaded content

There isn’t much you can do to push the USB drives that have slowly turned into a commodity. Giving it up free to promote other products or do what other storage makers have been doing for sometimes- repackage the drives with preloaded special edition movies or music contents. That’s what Sony did with their Microvault USB flash drives. The company has unveiled number of movies title available in their MicroVault USB drives, introduced some of the top music and movie titles in entertainment history to consumers in a simple, one-click-to-play portable USB drive.

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