The G-Drive Mobile with Thunderbolt is one of the first “affordable” Thunderbolt hard drives to hit the market. While it’s not as fancy as some of the dual drive RAID options out there, it still offers some speed and convenience benefits over its USB and Firewire counterparts. [Read more...]
A new base model Drobo 4 Bay just launched with USB 3.0 connectivity. It includes power fail protection with battery backup and Drobo’s BeyondRAID configuration for drive spanning with single or dual disk redundancy. [Read more...]
Sony recently introduced a new line of rugged, professional hard drives in SSD and standard spinning hard drive flavors. The SSD version (PSZ-SA25) is available as a 256GB capacity drive, while the spinning hard drives are available in 500GB and 1TB capacities (PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T). The drives feature one USB 3.0 and two FireWire 800 ports. [Read more...]
Amazon has a Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 bus-powered portable hard drive for $59.99. Check it out here at Amazon.com.
OWC has a new 480GB SSD drive that serves as an internal hard drive upgrade for the MacBook Pro Retina. The Aura Pro is available as a single replacement drive or with the Envoy Pro kit that features an enclosure with USB 3.0 connectivity for putting the original drive that you’re replacing and using it as an external drive.
Check out the overview video from CES 2013 below.
Mac users have been waiting nearly two years for a refresh of the Mac Pro. Many have speculated over the last several months that Apple had quietly decided to axe the Mac Pro line altogether.
Recent leaks of product numbers and specifications all but confirm that Apple will, in fact, unveil a refreshed Mac Pro lineup next week at WWDC.
The new Mac Pros are rumored to feature 8-core Xeon E5 CPUs, Thunderbolt & USB 3.0. According to Apple Insider, the new Mac Pros are also rumored to “feature 1600MHz memory with 8 channels, SATA III/SAS 6-gigabyte-per-second drive connectivity, and PCI-Express 3 native support for video cards.”
I’ll have more info next week when/if the new Mac Pros are officially unveiled.
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.