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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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Seagate 2TB HD

In need of some extra storage for all those media files?  Check out this deal on a 2TB external Seagate HD for $80.

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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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.

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