External Storage

Drobo Mini with SSDs pre-loads speedy portable drive

Drobo Mini with SSDs pre-loads speedy portable drive

Drobo has pushed out a new preconfigured external drive, the Drobo Mini with SSDs, slotting up to 4TB into a portable form-factor aimed at mobile media pros. The drive can muster read rates of up to 300 MB/sec, Drobo says, and write writes in excess of 225 MB/sec.

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WD My Book Duo external drive brings USB 3.0, two bays

WD My Book Duo external drive brings USB 3.0, two bays

If you're in need of more space for your data and a NAS unit isn't to your taste, Western Digital has rolled out a new direct-attached storage unit, the My Book Duo. With the My Book Duo comes two bays and USB 3.0, as well as some security add-ons.

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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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Synology DS414j NAS supports 5TB drives

Synology DS414j NAS supports 5TB drives

Synology has announced a new upgrade for its entry-level "j" series of network attached storage devices. The upgraded product is the DS414j and it is the first of the NAS devices in the range to get a dual-core processor. It's also the first in the "j" range to get a USB 3.0 port for faster connectivity.

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Akitio Thunder2Quad 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage device supports up to 20TB

Akitio Thunder2Quad 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage device supports up to 20TB

Akitio has announced a new storage solution that aims at people working with large video files. The storage device is called the Thunder2Quad and has four bays that support different drive sizes. Connectivity for the storage enclosure is via Thunderbolt 2 giving it very fast connectivity. Akitio designed the enclosure to work with 3.5" and 2.5" HDDs as well as SSDs.

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Toshiba Canvio turns any external drive into a streaming hub

Toshiba Canvio turns any external drive into a streaming hub

Realizing the growing need to have wireless access to data anywhere and everywhere, Toshiba has unveiled its Canvio Wireless Adapter. This small, pocket-sized device transforms any external hard drive that you might have into a your own personal cloud in a pocket.

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LaCie Little Big disk with Thunderbolt 2 now shipping

LaCie Little Big disk with Thunderbolt 2 now shipping

LaCie has been making storage products for years and has some of the best looking external storage devices you will find. The company announced what it claims to be the fastest portable storage solution in the world last month. While LaCie offered up all the details on the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 in January, we didn't know a few things.

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WD My Cloud EX2 Personal Cloud Storage supports up to 8TB

WD My Cloud EX2 Personal Cloud Storage supports up to 8TB

WD has unveiled a new external storage solution that offers access to lots of storage space. The device is called the My Cloud EX2. It's designed to deliver advanced network attached storage features with up to 8TB of capacity inside. The storage device is aimed at the prosumer, consumer, and workgroup users.

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DataTraveler microDuo crams up to 64GB of storage into your microUSB port

DataTraveler microDuo crams up to 64GB of storage into your microUSB port

Kingston has rolled out a new storage device that users on tablets that lacks a normal USB port will like. The new product is called the DataTraveler microDuo and it is designed to plug into the microUSB port on your device to give you more storage space.

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Lacie begins shipping first external 5TB hard drive

Lacie begins shipping first external 5TB hard drive

Lacie has begun shipping the industry's first external hard drive with a 5TB capacity, providing ample storage for one's media center, project station, or other data-heavy setups. The drive is available with the maker's 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series, and d2 Thunderbolt Series.

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Toshiba Canvio Home Backup & Share offers up to 3TB of storage and streaming

Toshiba Canvio Home Backup & Share offers up to 3TB of storage and streaming

Toshiba makes a range of technology products that run the gamut from computers to storage solutions. The company even makes some of its own internal storage devices like hard drives. Toshiba has announced its latest external storage solution called the Canvio Home Backup & Share. The device is a network attached storage solution.

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Buffalo MiniStation Air portable HDD gets 1TB of Storage for streaming media

Buffalo MiniStation Air portable HDD gets 1TB of Storage for streaming media

Buffalo has announced an update for its MiniStation Air HDD for wireless media streaming at CES 2014. Previously the portable hard drive was available with 500GB of storage. The MiniStation Air has been updated with twice that much storage space.

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