1TB Portable USB 3.0 HD for $80 – Deal Alert

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.

WiebeTech ToughTech Duo Offers Portable RAID Storage

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.