Thursday, July 19, 2007
Toolbox: Big Storage
Give your photo library some elbow room with high-capacity external hard drives
Pexagon's Store-It hard drive also offers an EZ-Touch One Button Backup system with Retrospect Express software for simple file transfer and backup from one or more computers. The Progressive Backup system intuitively updates only the new and/or changed data, saving time and space. The software setup is step by step, and after that, all you need to do to keep your backups updated is press a button. Estimated Street Price: $220 (500 GB model).
The aluminum framework of Rain Recording's StormDrive 300 GB external hard drive dissipates heat quickly and efficiently, eliminating the need for a noisy cooling system. USB 2.0- and FireWire 400-compatible, the StormDrives are stackable and hot-swappable. At 5.25x1.5x9 inches, the StormDrive is easy to integrate into your workspace. Estimated Street Price: $280.
Seagate's FreeAgent Pro 750 GB external hard drive includes internal bundled Windows software that allows online photo sharing, remote data access, system-settings backups and document-revision tracking. The 3x7.5x6.3-inch FreeAgent Pro offers multiple connectivity options, including FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. Estimated Street Price: $300.
The dual interface of the SmartDisk 250 GB CrossFire external hard drive ensures connection to almost any computer, and an included CMS BounceBack Express software package insures your data through scheduled backups and automatic launching. The highly portable drive features a 7200 rpm rotation for fast processing. Estimated Street Price: $160.
Now updated to a big 1 TB capacity, the My Book can hold volumes. The stylish booklike design of the My Book Premium Edition II series from Western Digital offers triple-interface USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 connectivity, and the included Google software suite enables fast locating of files. Backup software is included as well. Estimated Street Price: $449.
The palm-sized Wolverine Data Professional Portable external hard drive is the transportable solution to your storage needs. The 320 GB, 7200 rpm drive features USB 2.0 for linking to PCs and Macs. Estimated Street Price: $150.
Buffalo Technology | (512) 349-1500 | www.buffalotech.com
G-Technology | (310) 449-4599 | www.g-technology.com
Iomega | (888) 516-8467 | www.iomega.com
LaCie | (503) 844-4500 | www.lacie.com
Maxtor | (800) 2-MAXTOR | www.maxtorsolutions.com
Pexagon Technology | (203) 453-7300 | www.pexagontech.com
Rain Recording | (877) MIX-RAIN | www.rainrecording.com
Seagate | (877) 271-3285 | www.seagate.com
SmartDisk | (239) 425-4000 | www.smartdisk.com
Western Digital | (877) 934-6972 | www.westerndigital.com
Wolverine Data | (949) 653-6300 | www.wolverinedata.com
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