Pocket-sized solid state drive offers quick reads, falls just short of stated writes
USB thumb drives aren't the end all solutions for data transfer and traveling needs. Sometimes people want something with a little more to them, opting for larger external drives that offer greater capacities, and in some cases faster transfer speeds. One example of a bigger, faster drive is the Patriot Supersonic Phoenix. The drive is offered in a pocket-sized format that is more like a portable hard drive than a USB flash drive. But would the Supersonic Phoenix be something that consumers flock to with its SSD-like features, or should they opt for the smaller thumb drive? Find out in our review.
Deals on portable hard drives, iPhone accessories, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on portable hard drives, iPhone accessories, and more. Macmall.com's Deal of the Day today is the refurbished LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface Portable Hard Drive, with a rubberized bumper and scratch-proof exterior, and transfer speeds up to 100MBps via FireWire 800. Currently featured at DealNN, the portable hard drive has now dropped 40% in price and can be purchased for only $119.99.
Deals on hard drives, Blu-ray players, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on hard drives, Blu-ray players, and more. Buy.com recently lowered the cost of the Buffalo MiniStation 500GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive, which includes USB 1.1 backwards compatibility, a maximum external data transfer rate of 60MBps, and support for both Mac and PC. Currently featured at DealNN, the hard drive has now dropped 54% in price and can be purchased for only $72.99.
Deals on hard drives, headsets, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on hard drives, headsets, and more. Onsale.com has recently lowered the cost of the refurbished Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex Portable Hard Drive, complete with both Mac and PC compatibility, plug-and-play support, and an upgradeable USB 2.0 interface. Currently featured at DealNN, this hard drive has now dropped $80 in price and can be purchased for only $119.99.
Deals on hard drives, iPad cases, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price drops on hard drives, iPad cases, and more. Cowboom.com is now offering the WD Elements SE 1TB External USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive as its Deal of the Day, complete with data transfer rates up to 480Mbps, support for both PC and Mac computers, and a compact design that's said to fit in your pocket. Currently featured at DealNN, this hard drive has now dropped to $69.99 in price and offers savings of up to $60.
Drive available with 500GB or 1TB disk
LaCie has expanded its Rugged series of portable hard drives, introducing the Rugged Mini. The new offering is said to be 40 percent smaller than its predecessors, without sacrificing a durable build. The compact drive features a rubber edge for resistance to shock and falls, while the aluminum housing is also claimed to be water resistant.
Deals on hard drives, iPhone speakers, and more
Today’s deals from DealNN include price breaks on portable hard drives, iPhone speaker systems, and more. Macmall.com has recently lowered the cost of the refurbished Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 750GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive, which includes transfer speeds up to 480Mbps, built-in WD SmartWare technology, and a 90 day warranty. Currently, this particular hard drive is featured at DealNN and has dropped in price from $129.99 down to $64.99.
400GB Toshiba laptop drive
Playing catch-up with competitors Hitachi and Samsung -- both of which have begun shipping 500GB laptop drives -- Toshiba has finally announced a new 400GB high-capacity drive along with a new line-up of high-performance 7,200rpm 2.5-inch HDDs. The new 400GB drive boosts areal density to 477Mbit/s (308Gbpsi) to achieve a capacity of 400GB on just two platters and is touted as its "low-noise flagship model." The new 400GB notebook drive (MK4058GSX) is expected to hit mass production in September and will target both notebook PC and consumer electronic applications; however, the company expects to ramp up production of its higher performance 7,200rpm models of its current drives next month, including the 320GB (MK3254GSY) model and the smaller 80GB, 120GB, 160GB and 250GB capacities.
Compact Flash RAID in 2.5"
Sans Digital has introduced Compact Flash (CF) enclosures, a new class of storage designed around flash media. The CompactSTOR CS1T and CompactRAID CR2T convert the widely popular Compact Flash card to a single 2.5-inch SATA hard drive storage device. The CS1T houses one Compact Flash card, while the CR2T supports spanning and RAID 1 (mirroring) by housing up to two Compact Flash cards. Unlike existing RAID units that utilize hard drives for storage space, the CS1T / CR2T uses pocket-sized lightweight Compact Flash cards as storage memory.
Iomega eGo Camo hard drive
Iomega on Wednesday announced a new addition to its eGo Portable Hard Drive line with the 250GB Camo eGo Hi-Speed USB 2.0 model. The camouflage-patterned drive contains a 250GB 2.5-inch HDD and is solely powered by the USB 2.0 connection. The notebook drive's tough looks are backed up by Iomega's DropGuard technology and Power Grip band that allows it to withstand drops from up to 60 inches.