Seagate Chalks Up Thinnest External Hard Drive Yet

Okay, so the previous record-holder in the world's thinnest hard drive category was only 1mm fatter, but still! Records! The Seagate GoFlex Slim portable hard drive—first debuted at CES this January but today a real live shipping USB 3.0, 7200RPM storage accessory—measures up at just 9mm thick. That's 320GB of bonus… » 4/05/11 3:10pm 4/05/11 3:10pm

WD My Book Studio Edition II Goes To a Whopping 6TB Now

Western Digital's My Book Studio Edition II was already at the top of the leader board, with four interfaces (FireWire 800/400, eSATA, USB 2.0) and 4TB of storage. But now that the external hard drive comes in 6TB—for a relatively reasonably $550—and adds Apple Time Machine compatibility—it's a pro-level Mac user's… » 3/17/11 9:15am 3/17/11 9:15am

Iomega Screenplay Mediaplayer HDD Does HD Upscaling

Iomega's new Screenplay HD Multimedia drive promises that you can "leave the PC behind" since it stores your movies, pics and tunes and connects directly to your HDTV. You simply save them via the USB2.0 connection, and it's standalone from there on. It can upscale to to 720p and 1080i, plays a wide bunch of formats… » 4/23/08 11:25am 4/23/08 11:25am

External HD Concept Helps You Visualize Your Data Usage

This external hard drive concept entitled "IVY" adds an interesting new aesthetic to a plain old drive via an OLED screen that visualizes the content of the hard disk. Inspired by Sequoiaview visualization software, IVY starts out life as a rather plain-looking disk. As you fill it up, the design changes in sync with… » 12/17/07 7:40pm 12/17/07 7:40pm

Seagate FreeAgent Go Portable Hard Drive Review and Gallery

Slickly designed external hard drives are all the rage lately, but we originally scoped out Seagate's FreeAgent line back at CES. The FreeAgent Go holds up to 160GB and with the included Ceedo virtualization software, you can run apps directly from the drive, which is useful if you're stuck using a public computer. » 5/07/07 10:34pm 5/07/07 10:34pm

SimpleTech Revs Up New Ferrari-Designed External Hard Drives

Fabrik Inc's dropping the latest line of Pininfarina-designed (as in Ferrari) SimpleTech-branded external hard drives. The new desktop SimpleDrives come in five colors and six sizes: fire red (160GB), pearl white (250GB), sapphire (320GB), onyx (500) and charcoal gray (750GB and 1TB), with the 160GB model starting at… » 4/09/07 9:00am 4/09/07 9:00am