external hard drive

G-Tech G-Dock ev

The G-Technology G-Dock ev is a new hard drive dock that is something we could really only dream about (if that) before the arrival of Thunderbolt. The G-Dock features two drive bays that accepts G-Technology G-Drive ev and G-Drive ev PLUS that, once inserted, mount on your system over the G-Dock’s Thunderbolt connection.

The novel feature of the G-Dock is that the G-Drives can be ejected and taken with you for use on the go via a USB 3.0 connection on the “portable” G-Drive ev units. However, the G-Drives connect into the dock via a SATA connection instead of the USB 3.0 used for when the drive is portable. A very slick set-up indeed. [click to continue…]

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I stopped by the CRU Dataport booth at PMA@CES 2012 for a look at some of storage solutions.  The products include devices branded as CRU Dataport, as well as WiebeTech.

CRU Dataport

The are pro- and industrial-grade devices that are built to last and deliver on the performance side. [click to continue…]

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Seagate 1TB Portable Drive Sale

Amazon currently has a good deal on a bus-powered (i.e., it runs off the computer’s USB power) USB 3.0 external hard drive at 1TB capacity for $79.99.

Details here at Amazon.  (Make sure you select the 1TB from the drop-down menu circled in the screenshot above.)

As I’ve pointed out before, USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports.  I regularly use a USB 3.0 drive on both my USB 2.0 MacBook and my USB 3.0 desktop and it works like a charm.

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Amazon has a Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 external HD for $80 right now.  The last time this deal was up, it only lasted for a day.

If you’re still only sporting USB 2.0, you’ll be OK since USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with it too.

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Little Big Disk Thunderbolt

LaCie’s Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is now available for purchase.  The new Thunderbolt drives feature a pair of 2.5″ drives in a Mac OS RAID configuration and deliver speeds more than 480MB/s in SSD and up to 190MB/s in HDD. [click to continue…]

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WD My Book USB 3.0

I was an early adopter to USB 3.0 on my PC and I’ve been using Western Digital USB 3.0 drives since shortly after they became available.  I’ve been more than happy with with performance, price and durability of these drives over the past year or so. [click to continue…]

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