LAS VEGAS--If you don't know what a Thunderbolt drive is, and most importantly, how vulnerable your data can be, IoSafe wants to sear that in your mind.
Following its tradition of the last three CES shows, (and as I predicted prior to CES 2012), the maker of disaster-proof hard drives pulled off a spectacular show this year to unveil its Rugged Portable Thunderbolt drive. This time the demo came with a little twist.
LAS VEGAS--It's a teaser to say the least.
Without any ado or even a hint, Western Digital showcased at CES 2012 its first Thunderbolt-based external hard drive, called the My Book Thunderbolt Duo. This is a drive that looks exactly like the My Book Studio II with one main difference: on the back it comes with two Thunderbolt ports and no other connection types.
There's not much information about the drive, but one thing is clear: this is a dual-bay drive, meaning that it hosts two internal hard drives. These hard drives are more than likely set up … Read more
Hard-drive prices, oy.
As you may have heard, flooding in Thailand last year damaged factories involved in hard-drive production, creating shortages and sending drive prices skyrocketing in the last couple months.
Indeed, back in October, today's deal wouldn't have been much of a deal at all. Today, it's downright stellar.
While supplies last, Buy.com has the Fantom GreenDrive 1.5TB external hard drive for $99.99 shipped.
Granted, 2TB drives were routinely selling for $70 to $80 not long ago, but beggars can't be choosers right now. This is one of the best storage deals … Read more
LAS VEGAS--If LaCie's Little Big Disk Thunderbolt is, well, too little for you, get ready for this!
LaCie announced today at CES 2012 that its new LaCie 2big external hard drive now features a Thunderbolt connection. Originally, the 2big series only offered USB 2.0, FireWire, and eSATA for Macs. There's also a version that offers USB 3.0, which is geared toward Windows users.
The fact that the LaCie 2big features dual-volume, allowing for RAID 1 and RAID 0, means that Mac users now have another option, other than the Promise Pegasus, to have a fast external storage device that also offers data security. LaCie's other Thunderbolt drive, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt, only comes with a single internal drive, hence it's susceptible to disk failure.… Read more
For virtually anything to happen as expected in our daily life, computer storage is needed. If you think that's a grand statement, you, like most of us, have been taking storage for granted.
Despite the massive recent flood in Thailand that affected many storage vendors, hard drives, the most common form of computer storage, are still generally affordable (and abundant in terms of capacities). However, not all other forms of storage applications share the similar pricing as hard drives. And they can get progressively pricier the faster and the cooler they get.
Here's a list of storage devices … Read more
If the LaCie Little Big Disk SSD is just too expensive for you (and it has to be), here's an alternative.
Iomega announced today a new portable hard drive for Mac, the eGo Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive, that offers up to 1TB of storage in a compact and a drop-resistant design. The new drive joins the company's existing lineup of Mac-oriented storage products, such as the Mac Companion Hard Drive that came out earlier this year.
Iomega says the new drive offers 256-bit hardware encryption and supports both USB 2.0 and FireWire. It doesn't offer USB 3.0, but this is normal, as Apple doesn't seem likely to support this standard anytime soon. The new drive is bus-powered and comes with three cables for USB 2.0, FireWire 800, and FireWire 400 connections.
The Iomega eGo Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive comes with a three-year warranty and is available now in 500GB and 1TB capacities, costing $179.99 and $229.99, respectively, making them much more affordable than LaCie's Thunderbolt drive.
Today's post is dedicated to my father-in-law, Don Whalen, an incredibly skilled, larger-than-life man I loved and admired. He passed away suddenly last night.
iPhone battery problems got you down? Or perhaps you have an older iPod or iPad with a battery that just doesn't hold a charge like it used to. Whatever the case, it's always a good idea to pack a power pack.
Today only, and while supplies last, Laalo has the Mophie Juice Pack Boost external battery for $17.95, plus $4.95 for shipping. The Mophie has a built-in, retractable connector for … Read more
Having up-to-date backups of your data is like insurance, we all need it and at the same time never want to have to resort to it.
Though backing up data is not required by law, the consequences of not doing it are often so huge that it's fair to call those who don't frequently back up their important data, well, reckless, irresponsible, or just simply foolish. The truth is, when you realize that the originals of your important documents or photos are gone because of a hard-drive crash or losing your laptop, being called names is the least of your worries.
Now there's an easy fix. Here's a list of our top portable hard drives that make backing up data a no-brainer. Take a look and get yourself one if you don't already have a backup solution in place. … Read more
It's been a while since my last "oh my god can you believe how cheap hard drives have gotten?!" post, and today's deal definitely fits the mold.
While supplies last, Newegg has the Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 2.0 external hard drive for $69.99 shipped. That's after applying coupon code EMCJKHK36 at checkout--and tied for the best price I've ever seen for a drive of this size.
Let me say right up front that user reviews for the Expansion are decidedly mixed. For whatever reason, there seems to be a higher-than-average … Read more