WD My Passport Studio 2TB Portable Hard Drive Review

WD My Passport Studio 2TB

The latest bus-powered compact drives are available in capacities up to 2TB.  If there’s one thing that photo and video shooters can’t get enough of, it’s storage space for the growing file sizes we’re dealing with.

The new Western Digital My Passport Studio drives for Mac users sleek and compact (particularly when you consider we’re getting 2TB of storage).  WD recently sent me a pair of the new drives to try out.  The drive’s external shell is mix of silver and black aluminum, which goes along nicely with the current MacBook motif.

As with with recent iterations of Western Digital’s FireWire 800 drives, the new My Passport Studio drives sport dual FW800 ports, allowing you to daisy chain multiple devices and only use a single port on your computer. [Read more…]

Argraph MemoryKick Si

MemoryKick Si

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.

MemoryKick Si

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. [Read more…]