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Tag: Hard Drive

Iomega Mac Companion Expands iMac Storage, Ports

Iomega Mac Companion Expands iMac Storage, Ports
While I’m sure that the iMac is a great computer for many users, there’s just something that irks me about a desktop that’s made out of laptop parts. That being said, they still look pretty good, and have decent specs.

LaCie Rugged Mini: Portable Rugged Storage on the Go

LaCie Rugged Mini: Portable Rugged Storage on the Go
While LaCie isn’t new to the rugged hard drive market segment, they’re about to release a miniaturized version of their popular Neil Poulton designed hard drives, which are shock, drop and rain-resistant.

Protect Your Hard Drive Secrets With a Simple Sticker

Protect Your Hard Drive Secrets With a Simple Sticker
While I don’t think that hackers need any info on how to destroy their data in case of an FBI raid, other people might need a helping hand. Here’s the easiest way to destroy your hard drive, in case of an emergency.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite External Hard Drive Goes Wireless for iPad Streaming

Seagate GoFlex Satellite External Hard Drive Goes Wireless for iPad Streaming
Seagate just released information about the upcoming GoFlex Satellite external hard drive, the first hard drive to include a battery pack and WiFi, allowing you to stream data off the 500 GB drive onto your iPad or other mobile device without the need for wires.

ByteSpotter: The See-Through Hard Drive

ByteSpotter: The See-Through Hard Drive
A company called CONVAR introduced an interesting line of external hard drives at CeBIT 2011. Called ByteSpotter, the case of the drive has a hole with a transparent cover over the platters, letting users see both the actuator arm and the platters in action.

Lamborghini Hard Drive Won’t Make Your Computer Run Faster

Lamborghini Hard Drive Won’t Make Your Computer Run Faster
After Asus released some Lamborghini laptops, it’s time to make more money off the Lambo name by releasing some USB hard drives. While the enclosure looks nice enough, it’s by no means the fastest or biggest drive out there.

iodd 2501 External Drive Enclosure Doubles as ISO Loader

iodd 2501 External Drive Enclosure Doubles as ISO Loader
Korean company iodd has come up with an external drive enclosure with a very practical secondary feature. The iodd 2501 Portable Virtual ROM can act as a virtual optical drive and mount ISO files. Your computer will recognize the 2501 as both an external drive and an optical drive.

Micron RealSSD C400 Drives Speed Up, Double Capacity

Micron RealSSD C400 Drives Speed Up, Double Capacity
As expected, some new solid-state drives are being showcased at this week’s CES. Micron was the first to show things off with their RealSSD C400 drives – based upon a 25-nanometer NAND flash die-based drive.

PopDrive Mirrored Hard Drive Makes Backing Up Files Worry-Free

PopDrive Mirrored Hard Drive Makes Backing Up Files Worry-Free
Ever had a hard drive crash? Such events can be disastrous, to say the least. Years of pictures, videos, music, and documents can all disappear in a flash. And unless you have some sort of backup in place, there is absolutely no way to get it all back.

Thermaltake’s Max 5G Dual Fan Hard Drive Keeps Your Drives Cool

Thermaltake’s Max 5G Dual Fan Hard Drive Keeps Your Drives Cool
It always baffles me when people opt for those lightweight, portable, and small hard drive enclosures. Don’t get me wrong, they are easily portable, but there’s one thing that you should know: fast hard drives can generate a lot of heat, and if you external hard drive will be on for hours, then it’s best to get one with fans.

LaCie Float Concept External HDD Doubles as a Trackpad

LaCie Float Concept External HDD Doubles as a Trackpad
I think that all computer users need an external HDD to back their data up to. If you are like me and haven’t taken a picture on film in years, you probably have a drive inside your computer full of pics that you can’t replace if they get lost in a crash.

Flash Rods Crams Hard Drive Into Doc Brown’s Ride

Flash Rods Crams Hard Drive Into Doc Brown’s Ride
I have talked about the cool Flash Rods flash drives before. These things are handmade and put flash storage into Hot Wheels cars, making for one really cool flash drive. Flash rods also makes larger external HDDs for the desk as well – and the latest from the company is awesome.

Owc Data Doubler Adds Extra Hard Drive to Your iMac or Mac Mini

Owc Data Doubler Adds Extra Hard Drive to Your iMac or Mac Mini
It took me a while to come to grips with using a netbook or ultra portable without an optical drive. At first, I worried that I would miss the drive all the time, and on occasion I do.

Wii Finally Gets a Hard Drive (Sorta, Kinda)

Wii Finally Gets a Hard Drive (Sorta, Kinda)
Uh, well not really. But if you want a hard drive that LOOKS like a Nintendo Wii, have I got something for you. The guys over at schlock-shop DealExtreme have gotten their hands on these hard drive enclosures that look like a miniature black Wii.

Seagate Momentus Xt Hybrid Hard Drive: Solid (State) Performance

Seagate Momentus Xt Hybrid Hard Drive: Solid (State) Performance
Seagate’s new Momentus XT hard drive has most of the benefits of a pure solid state drive without most of the cons. The Momentus XT’s hard disk drive comes in three capacities – 250 GB, 320 GB and 500 GB.

USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Welcomes Your Old Hard Drive to 2010

USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Welcomes Your Old Hard Drive to 2010
Have any spare 2.5″ SATA drives? Don’t throw them away just yet: Century is selling hard drive/solid state drive enclosures which provide USB 3.0 compatibility.