Apple is so massive that even a design flaw on one of its products—like the single USB-C port on the 12-inch MacBook—can spawn hundreds of devices dedicated to solving the problem. Even LaCie’s new Porsche Design Desktop Drive promises to keep your port-challenged MacBook charging while it’s connected.
We'll laugh at this equipment in a few years, but Buffalo has updated their external LinkStation Mini drive with ultra-premium storage and nearly silent operation. And for the time being, it's pretty freakin' uber-worthy.
That there is the grandpappy of those leaked Seagate hard drives, the 3.5-inch, 7200RPM, 1.5TB FreeAgent XTreme. It connects via USB 2.0, FireWire 400 or eSATA, the latter of which transfers files at a blazing 3GBit/second. Available in October, the $300 LED-filled drive comes in three more sizes starting at $160 for…
You can't be too rich, too thin or have too much disk space, so who wouldn't like this Buffalo HD-PL200U2/UC 200GB external USB drive that's also especially hardened for those who are rough on their kit?
Look at how plump the Western Digital My Book Pro has gotten, now at 1TB. It's now called the My Book Pro Edition II, and still looks like a book, but now more like a fat dictionary. Best of all, it holds twice the stuff, but isn't quite twice as expensive.