The ioSafe Extreme is a portable, bus-powered hard drive that is built like a tank. It is available in 500GB or 1TB capacities with a 5400RPM spinning drive, or with a SSD drive from 120GB-600GB capacities. The latest models are USB 3.0 only; however, the model that I reviewed was a FW800 with a 5400RPM 1TB drive inside.
The enclosure is a solid aluminum enclosure that matches up nicely with current generation Mac products. Moreover, the aluminum enclosure is crush resistant up to 2500 lbs, while the available titanium enclosure is crush proof up to 5000 lbs. Essentially, you can run over these things with a car and it will still function properly. [click to continue…]
NEXTO DI backup drives offer the ability to back up memory cards in the field without the need to fire up a laptop. [click to continue…]
SanDisk and Harris Interactive recently conducted a survey asking people about the the importance of their family photo collection, which produced the results shown in the below infographic. [click to continue…]
WiebeTech has unveiled a new portable, RAID-capable hard drive. The ToughTech Duo offers photographers the ability to configure two 2.5-inch notebook drives as a RAID 0 or RAID 1 backup drive.
The ToughTech Duo offers Firewire 800, USB 2.0 or eSATA connections. The new drive retails for $499. More details on WiebeTech’s website.
If you aren’t familiar with what a Drobo is, it’s basically a dummy-proof backup device. You don’t have to know how to configure a RAID hard drive array to use a Drobo, but you data will be just as safe in the event of a drive failure. It’s a great device that a lot of photographers use.
B&H Photo currently has some solid deals on Drobo units, which includes the first time I’ve noticed a Drobo go for less than $300. The prices are good through this Saturday, May 15.
Drobo 4-bay Enclosure for $298.95 also at Amazon for $292.51
Drobo 4-bay Enclosure w/ (2) Western Digital 1TB Hard Drives for $444.95
Drobo 4-bay Enclosure w/ (4) Western Digital 2TB Hard Drives for $888.95
The MemoryKick Si is a portable backup solution for photo, video and audio files. It comes in sizes of 160GB, 320GB and 500GB and can transfer any kind of file from memory cards.
The MemoryKick Si also lets you zoom in and out of photos, view slideshows of your images, view RAW files and EXIF info from the images.
The transfer speed rate is 40MB/s, which works out to a little more than 2GB per minute. The MemoryKick Si retails for $300, $360 or $430 for the respective capacity units.
You can find the MemoryKick Si at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]