Best External Hard Drives of 2010
With rapid growth of the computer products, External Hard Drives become necessary products in our daily life. The portable requirements of each external hard drive have been promoted as well. As various external hard drives on the market, which one is the best? Today, we will review 2010 hottest and best external hard drives for you.
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex External Hard Drive
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex series products include 2.5-inch GoFlex, GoFlex Pro and 3.5-inch GoFlex Desk external hard drive, GoFlex TV HDD media player and GoFlex NET media sharing devices. Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drive is available for four colors: black, red, silver and blue.
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drive breaks the limit of interfaces, allowing users to use the external hard drives in many ways. The easy upgrading of interfaces for faster transfer speed can be realized by combination usage with other GoFlex devices via a GoFlex connecting cable, and you can access your content on your network, TV and everywhere you go. The special designed removable adapters allow more flexible storage with traditional USB 2.0. Meanwhile, Seagate also offers wide choices of adapters to enable interface upgrade of USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire 800 just by changing the GoFlex adapter cables.
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex ensures automatic continuous backup of your data, and secures the data with powerful encryption software. Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drive also achieves file sharing and read-write without reformatting between Widows and Mac computers for the first time, and enables users to store and access files between these two operation systems more flexible and convenient. Just set the internal NTFS driver on Macs for one time, users can access and store Windows compatible files easily on Macs.
Western Digital My Passport Studio External Hard Drives
On the principle of concise and grace design, Western Digital My Passport Studio external hard drive comes with the silver book shape, white LED dynamitic indicators and a special e-label smart display, which is very stylish and full of high-tech feel. The WD brand is located in the lower right corner while the model information is in the back.
WD My Passport Studio external hard drive is preformatted for Macs. However, it will run just fine on a Windows PC with a reformat. WD My Passport Studio external hard drive uses WD 500GB laptop hard disks (250 GB storage per disk). WD My Passport Studio external hard drive features two disks and four heads design, spinning at 5400rpm and supporting SATA 3Gbps transfer speed with 12 ms seek time, 8 MB cache and 24-26db noise level. WD My Passport Studio external hard drive also comes with Shock guard and Intel Seek technology. Four shock-proof rubber blankets are placed in the four corners.
The status like capacity usage condition and lock will be shown on the e-label smart display of WD My Passport Studio external hard drive. The advantage of e-label smart display over traditional PC screen is that electronic ink is much easier to read. Current electronic ink screen is widely used in the electronic book, while it’s an innovation for WD to make it apply in the external hard drive.
Samsung G2 Portable External Hard Drive
Samsung G2 Portable external hard drive is an Eco-friendly and energy-saving product using the recoverable materials. Samsung G2 Portable external hard drive comes with distinctive appearance with multileveled glitter granules with rounded edge. Compared with standard design of normal external hard drives, the fashionable Samsung G2 portable external hard drive is more attractive. Four colors are available for Samsung G2 Portable external hard drive: cobalt black, olive green, silver white and coral blue.
The capacity of Samsung G2 portable external hard drive comes 250GB/320GB/500GB/640GB with the USB 2.0 interface. G2 portable external hard drive also features lower noise and power consumption, and meets RoHS regulation and eliminating TBBP-A and Halogen components. Regarding to the data security, Samsung G2 Portable external hard drive also supports timing and real-time backup modes, with the internal SecretZone and Safetykey software to encrypt your data.
Toshiba V5 External Hard Drive
Toshiba V5 external hard drive adopts more light, smooth and concise appearance, and adheres to the simple principle without any decoration. Toshiba V5 external hard drive dimension is 118.9mmX79mmX13.5mm, and weights 147g, much smaller than the last generation products.
Besides the stylish look, Toshiba V5 external hard drive also features the automatic continuous backup and encryption function. The backup function is available to create a backup when you add or change a file. Whether you lost all the data or cover an important file, Toshiba V5 external hard drive is able to recover you precious data to the initial status.
Toshiba V5 external hard drive also offers an early warning for insufficient storage space. You can set any storage limit advanced. When the storage space comes to the set standard, you can know it clearly, which is very personalized. Toshiba V5 another innovative design is the unique power save mode. The drive will enter the standby mode after 5 minutes of inactivity, which would save power and extend the life of external hard drive as well. Toshiba V5 external hard drive is available for 5 colors: blue, red, black, silver, and white to meet different people’s demand.
Hitachi X500 Atom External Hard Drive
Hitachi X500 Atom external hard drive also comes with the streamline design which is very cool as a whole. Hitachi Atom external hard drive X series entirely adopt the black ABS engineering plastic using matting processing for anti-skidding, which in not that smooth as Atom version. Hence, Hitachi X500 Atom external hard drive has an obvious advantage in price as the cost of case has been greatly reduced.
The LED light specially designed in the Hitachi Simple DRIVE Mini series also remains at this version to show current operation status. The accompanying Hitachi Local Backup software is very convenient as it can backup files automatically. Hitachi X500 Atom external hard drive comes with USB 2.0 interface with the read/write speed over 30M/20M. Hitachi X500 Atom also adopts Hitachi original laptop hard disks to guarantee stability.
Lenovo F360 SuperSpeed External Hard Drive
As the USB 3.0 interface grows popular, more and more products come with USB 3.0 support, while the biggest beneficiary is the external hard drive except main board, USB disk and media player. Lenovo F360 external hard drive also adopts the most concerned USB 3.0 interface.
Lenovo F360 external hard drive runs at an amazing speed as high as 97MB/s allowing you to experience the excitement of super speed. As to the appearance, Lenovo F360 external hard comes down in a continuous line with Lenovo Ideapad U series, using a brushed metal wire surface treatment and unique etching process to provide hale metal texture feel. Additionally, the dealife terminal software equipped in Lenovo F360 external hard drive allows more quick and convenient access to each internet service, including news, games, videos, and shopping.
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