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Simpletech [Re]Drive External Hard Drive is Wrapped in Panda Food

by Lambert Varias

Hitachi’s data storage brand SimpleTech wants a piece of the tree-hugging techie market, so they’ve come up with the [re]Drive, a 500GB external hard drive that’s packaged in recyclable aluminum, and  “renewable, naturally grown bamboo.” Are we making test tube bamboos now? Seriously though the aluminum (and bamboo) enclosure acts as a heat sink, negating the need for an internal fan, thereby saving power. Nice.

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There’s more: [re]Drive’s packaging is made of either recycled or recyclable material. And that “naturally grown” bit? Hitachi – or SimpleTech – really means that they grow their own bamboo. That’s one less thing that they have to transport, which means less fossil fuels consumed, which means less air pollution.

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And there’s a bit more, but I’m tired. Go read the rest of it if you want. But if you’re already sold on the [re]Drive, head on to Amazon and get one for $84 (USD). Let’s hope bamboo doesn’t become scarce because of these environment-friendly electronics companies and their bamboo-encased gadgets.

Comments (1):

  1. maj says:

    Still mostly plastic.

    I don’t think any tree hugger’s going to be fooled.

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