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Portable Storage Gallery -- OLD

Trends and Sample Products (older equipment)

    by Douglas Dixon


See the Portable Storage Gallery
    Flash storage: Memory cards, USB drives, Hard disk storage: USB pocket drives, USB transfer devices

  The 2000s Mobile Digital Revolution:
        Cell Phones to Smartphones, Walkman to Media Players, CD to Flash to Web Services

  Historical perspective on some interesting technology and trends in digital home media.
  They include some sample products illustrating these trends.
  Information and pricing are summarized from public sources as of when they were added,
  and may be incorrect or out of date.

  Portable / Wireless Media Galleries
    Portable Media Player Gallery - OLD
    Handheld Devices Gallery - OLD
    Mobile Communications Gallery - OLD
    Portable Storage Gallery - OLD

  Digital Imaging Galleries
    Video Camcorders Gallery - OLD
    Digital Photo Cameras Gallery - OLD

  Portable Accessories Galleries
    Audio Accessories Gallery - OLD
    Power Accessories Gallery - OLD
    Peripherals and Accessories Gallery - OLD

  Home Media Galleries
    High-Def / DVD Gallery - OLD
    Consumer HDTV Gallery - OLD
    Home Networked Media Gallery - OLD


Portable Storage Trends

See also:


Portable Storage Trends - Holiday 2009


Trends: Q1 2009

SSD To Mass Market
  • OEM to IT (faster replacement drive)
  • Larger capacity
  • Aggressive pricing: SanDisk
Next Jump in Memory Card Capacity
  • Sony / SanDisk: "Memory Stick Format for Extended / Expanded High Capacity" - to 2 TB
  • See 2 TB Memory Cards

Trends: 2008

Storage outstrips Moore's Law, with continued re-doubling of capacity and shrinking size, with solid-state drives (SSD) starting to make sense for laptops. Yet sneakernet still lives, both for sharing, and for moving content within the home.

Flash: Capacity, performance
  • Tiny: mini/microSD adaptors
  • Capacity: SDHC - 4, 8 GB +
  • Security
Flash: Design
  • Compact, playful, fashion designs
  • Built-in displays
HD: Capacity
  • Portable: 1.3", 1.8", 2.5"
  • 1.8" Hitachi Hard drive (=Mini) - Max Transfer: up to 9 MB/s
  • Perpendicular recording
  • Toshiba 2.5" notebook: 178.8 Gbps
  • Seagate demo: 421 Gb per sq in:
        1.8" (iPod) - 275 GB; Notebook - 500 GB; Desktop - 2.5 TB
HD: Performance
  • Windows Vista ReadyBoost
  • Flash Solid State Disk (SSD)
  • SATA -- Serial ATA / eSATA -- External SATA
  • Universal Drive Adapter

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SanDisk Ultra II SDHC 

  • Card with MicroMate USB 2.0 Reader
  • 3/08 - 15 MB/sec read and write (was 10 MB/sec read, 9 MB/sec write)
  • 3/08 - 8 GB $99 (hinged), 16 GB $179; 4/08 - 32 GB $349
  • www.sandisk.com

RIDATA SDHC 2.0 Card  (1/07)

   

  • 4 GB - SDHC Speed Class rating of Class 2 and Class 6
  • 8 GB - Class 6 (6 MB/s)
  • 1/07 - 4 GB ~ $180, 8GB ~ $360
  • www.ritekusa.com

Flash USB Pocket /Thumb Drives


LaCie PassKey - microSD USB Reader / Drive (3/09)


Find the  LaCie PassKey on Amazon.com

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LaCie Data/Share: Dual USB Card Reader / Flash Drive (4/09)


  • 4/09 - introduced - $9.90
  • Dual USB card reader / USB storage key
  • Two sides, separate USB drives, nest together for storage
  • Larger red side for SD cards, smaller white side for microSD cards
  • Can use for different types of data: personal and shared
  • Reliable push/push card connectors
  • Supports higher-capacity Class 1 to 6 SDHC or microSDHC cards
  • Includes USB extension cable, microSD to SD card converter
  • 2.76 x 1.38 x .51 in.
  • PR 4/09 - introduced - www.lacie.com/us/company/news/news.htm?id=10481
  • Product - www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11267

SanDisk Cruzer / Ultra Titanium Plus - Online backup  (3/08)

  • 4 GB flash drive, automatically backs up your data online
  • Rugged, crush resistant metal case, Hardware AES encryption
  • Up to 15 MB/sec. read, 9 MB/sec, write
  • (3/08 - Files copied to the drive automatically backed up online, 
        next time there is an Internet connection
  • (Includes six months of free online backup service
        Password-protected access, all files encrypted during transmission
        Powered by BeInSync, storage provided by Amazon Web Services
        Access backed-up files through any computer connected to the Internet
  • (Two years of free lost-and-found service from BoomerangIt
        Put sticker on drive; owner typically pays shipping costs and small reward
  • 6/09 - 4 GB $32 / 3/09 - 4 GB $26
  • Available 3/08 - 4 GB $59.99; Windows online backup service $29.99 per year
  • Press release - www.sandisk.com/Corporate/PressRoom/...
  • www.sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(1004)-USB_Flash_Drives.aspx

         Find the SanDisk Ultra Titanium Plus on Amazon.com


SanDisk Extreme / Cruzer Contour - Sliding connector, 18/25 MBps (6/07)

   

  • Glossy black top and silver metallic body
  • Unique sliding USB connector with protective cover - no switch or cap
        Slide back and then forward to extend connector from body
        Slide forward and then back to retract into body
  • Write speed 18 MB/sec, double SanDisk's previous top-of-the-line retail model
        Read speed 25 MB/sec, two-thirds faster
  • AES hardware encryption
  • Supports Microsoft Windows Vista ReadyBoost
  • Pre-installed U3 software for running applications directly from drive
        Skype, SanDisk CruzerSync file synchronize, Protecteer SignupShield Passwords
        Big Fish Games: Sudoku and Mahjong Towers Eternity
        Password protection, with AES hardware encryption
  • 6/09 - 4 GB $38, 8 GB $61, 16 GB $108
  • 3/09 - 4 GB $33, 8 GB $52, 16 GB $93
  • ~ 2/08 - 4 GB $42, 8 GB $74
  • 6/07 - 4 GB $99, 8 GB $189
  • www.sandisk.com/Products/Default.aspx?CatID=1225

         Find the SanDisk Cruzer Contour on Amazon.com

 

 


Kingston MobileLite 9-in-1 Reader  (07)

  • Side A reads: SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, RS-MMC, MMCmobile
    Side B: slot for miniSD/SDHC, second slot for microSD, MMCmicro
        (appears in Windows as three drive letters)
    Slots have eject tabs to slide out media card
  • Includes 5" USB extension cable and carrying strap
  • Up to 9 MB/sec. read, 4 MB/sec. write
  • 6/09 - Reader $12, Bundled with 2 GB SD card $20
  • 5/07 - Reader $11, Bundled with 1 GB SD card $29, 2 GB
  • 3.04 x 1.16 x 0.60 in. (77.3 x 29.5 x 15.3 mm), 0.046 lbs. (21 g)
  • www.kingston.com/flash/readers.asp

Find the Kingston 9-in-1 Reader on Amazon.com

Kingston 15-in-1 Reader -- USB Adaptor  (11/05)

  • Works with 15 different Flash card formats
        CompactFlash (CF) I and II
        Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC), miniSD, microSD (SD adapter included)
        MultiMediaCard (MMC) Version 3.1, MMCmicro (MMC adapter required), 
            MMCmobile (DV RS-MMC), MMCplus (Version 4.0), RS-MMC (Version 3.1)
        Microdrive (CF Types II), SmartMedia (with adapter)
        Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • 3.46 x 2.19 x 0.63", 0.108 lbs.
  • $16
  • www.kingston.com/flash/15in1.asp

         Find the Kingston 15-in-1 Reader on Amazon.com


Kingston USB microSD Reader (OLD 5/07)

   

  • Tiny adapter: Pull out USB connector, insert microSD card, reassemble
  • Reader 1.29" x 0.60" x 0.30"
  • 6/09 - Bundled with 2 GB $27 / street $9 (red)
  • 5/07 - Bundled with 1 GB microSD card $25 (black), 2 GB $41 (red)
  • www.kingston.com/flash/readers.asp

         Find the Kingston USB microSD Reader on Amazon.com


Kingston Mobility Kit (OLD 7/07)

   

  • Includes 1 / 2 GB microSD card, USB microSD card reader
    Plus 2 adapters (miniSD and full-size SD)
  • USB connector slides into protective cover, with keyloop
  • Reader 1.29" x 0.60" x 0.30"
  • With microSD card: 1 GB (black) $27, 2 GB (red) -- soon
  • www.kingston.com/flash/media_reader_home.asp

         Find the Kingston Mobility Kit on Amazon.com


Kingston DataTraveler Reader - USB Flash drive and card reader (3/07)

  • Standard USB Flash drive with onboard expansion slot
  • Reads SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus
    With adapter (not supplied) reads miniSD, microSD,
        RS-MMC, MMCmobile, MMCmicro
  • 1.16" x 2.66" x 0.445"
  • 1 GB $24, 2 GB $54 list, 4GB (soon)
  • www.kingston.com/flash/dt_reader.asp

Find the  Kingston DataTraveler Reader on Amazon.com


Kingston DataTraveler Mini with Migo  (OLD - 1/07)


  • Capless: Sliding retractable USB connector
  • Tiny: 0.70 x 1.42 x 0.40 inches
  • Migo: Automatically synchronizes data, leaves no trace of personal data on other systems
  • ~ 2/08  - 1 GB $12/$10 2 GB $20/$17, 4 GB $37/$32
  • 1/07  - 512 $12, 1GB $15, 2 GB
  • www.kingston.com/flash/dtmini_migo.asp

Find the  Kingston DataTraveler Mini with Migo on Amazon.com


Kingston DataTraveler Mini Fun (OLD - 8/06)

            Kingston DataTraveler line

  • Colorful interlocking blocks, 1.5 x 0.75 inches
  • Preloaded with Big Fish Games' Atlantis and Magic Vines gaming software
  • ~ 2/08  - 1 GB $12, 2 GB $20/$18, 4 GB $37/$24
  • 8/06 - 256 MB $15, 512 MB $19, 1 GB $33
  • www.kingston.com/flash/dt_mf.asp

         Find the Kingston DataTraveler Mini Fun on Amazon.com


Kingston DataTraveler 110 USB Flash Drive - Budget (OLD - 1/08)

  • Significant capacity in a lightweight, compact design; budget
  • Capless, retractable USB connector, ease-of-use and safe housing
  • 1/08 - introduced - 1 GB $12 (purple), 2 GB $21 (blue), 4 GB $35 (red), 8 GB $104 (green)
  • www.kingston.com/flash/dt110.asp

Find the  Kingston DataTraveler 110 on Amazon.com


Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB Flash Drive - Fast (1/08)

  • Powerful, portable Flash storage, ultra-fast read/write speeds
  • 30 MB/s read, 20 MB/sec.write
  • Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost
  • 3/09 - 8, 16 GB to 32 GB $185
  • 1/08 - introduced - 2 GB $74, 4 GB $131, 8 GB $266
  • also - Kingston DataTraveler 400
        3/09 - 4, 8, 16 GB, to 32 GB $167
        up to 8 GB , 20 MB/sec. read, 10 MB/sec. write
  • www.kingston.com/flash/dt_HyperX.asp

Find the  Kingston DataTraveler HyperX on Amazon.com


Kingston DataTraveler Style Flash Drive (OLD - 08)

  • Simple capless design with single-handed "thumb-action" slide
  • Retractable USB connector housed safely inside the casing
  • 2.35" x 0.88" x 0.37"
  • 1 GB $19, 2 GB $32, 4 GB $59, 8 GB $116 (MSRP)
  • www.kingston.com/flash/dt_style.asp

Find the  Kingston DataTraveler Style on Amazon.com


Kingston DataTraveler II Plus - Mingo Edition (7/07)

   

  • High speed: up to 19 MB/sec read and 13 MB/sec write (1 - 4 GB)
        11 MB/sec read and 7 MB/sec write (8 GB)
  • Migo synchronization software
    - Work on multiple PCs in different locations, leave no trace of personal data behind
    - Keeps your own desktop's files, folders and icons, Outlook email contents,
    Internet Explorer settings, favorites, cookies and history
    - Automatically synchronizes your data when you return to your PC
  • SecureTraveler security software for Windows systems
  • 2.67" x 0.829" x 0.355"
  • 3/09 - 2, 4, 8 GB
  • 1 GB $20, 2 GB $40, 4 GB $75, 8 GB $154 (MSRP)
  • www.kingston.com/flash/dt_IIplusMigo.asp

         Find the Kingston DataTraveler II on Amazon.com


Lexar JumpDrive 360 (OLD - 1/07)


Memorex M-Flyer Pilot - High-Speed USB Flash Drive (7/07)

   

  • New models with higher capacity and splash of color
  • Capless design with spring-loaded, retractable USB connector
  • Push end to extend USB connector, press button to retract
  • Sleek, "aerodynamic" styling
  • Includes Portable Vault USB security software by Mingo (Windows only)
        Password protection and 256-bit encryption
  • Windows Vista "Enhanced for ReadyBoost"
  • 3/09 - 2 GB $54
  • 7/07 - 2GB $49.99 (silver and blue), 4GB $79.99 (silver and red)
  • www.memorex.com/products/product_details.php?PID=1171

         Find the Memorex M-Flyer on Amazon.com


Corsair Flash Padlock - Hardware lock (8/07)

  • Hardware-secured lock
  • Keypad with lock/unlock indicator lights
  • Auto-Locking - Self locking after removal from computer
  • Customizable PIN - Set own PIN
  • Easy to Use - Direct keypad access and indicator lights for locking/unlocking
  • Plug and Play - Hardware based security without installing or running software
  • 3/09, 11/09 - 4 GB
  • ~ 2/08 - 1 GB $33, 2 GB $38
  • Introduced 8/07 - 2 GB $29, 4 GB $39
  • www.corsair.com/products/padlock.aspx

Find the  Corsair Flash Padlock on Amazon.com


SWISSMEMORY s.beat MP3 Digital Audio Player  (OLD - 2006)

  • Victorinox Swiss Army Knife
  • Full knife with fold-out tools
  • Flight version w/o tools, remove MP3 player from knife body
  • Music player, FM radio and voice recorder
  • MP3, WMA, WAV or OGG Vorbis 
  • 1, 2, or 4 GB 

Yoggie Security Systems - Gatekeeper USB Security

  • Full Security Mini-Computer, in USB key-sized device
        Powerful USB key-size, Linux-based 520 MHz computer
  • Blocks Internet threats outside, before they reach your PC
  • Frees up computer processing and memory resources
  • Multi-level security with 12 built-in security applications
       
    - Anti-Virus (Kaspersky), Anti-Spyware (Kaspersky)
        - Anti-Spam (MailShell), Anti-Phishing (MailShell)
        - Intrusion Detection System (Snort). Intrusion Prevention (Snort)
        - Firewall (Stateful Inspection) - (Linux Netfilter/IPTables firewall)
        - Content Filtering (SurfControl)
        - Parental Control
        - Transparent Email (POP3, SMTP) and Web Proxies (HTTP, FTP)
        - Adaptive Security Policy, Multi-Layer Security Agent, 
            Layer-8 Security Engine
    Include 1 year subscription for automatic security updates, upgrades
  • www.yoggie.com
  • Product line - www.yoggie.com/comparison.shtml

Firestick Pico - USB Hardware Firewall

  • Portable USB mini-computer replaces software Firewall
  • Introduced 1/08 - $119

Gatekeeper Pico - USB Security

  • Multi-level security with 12 built-in security applications
  • Introduced 9/0 $179 - 6/08 $149 / $30 annual subscription

Gatekeeper Pico Pro - USB Security + VPN

  • Adds VPN Client, Remote Centralized Management
  • Introduced 9/07 - $199 / $40 annual subscription

Gatekeeper Card Pro - ExpressCard Security

  • Adds VPN Client, Remote Centralized Management
  • Introduced ~ 6/08 - $199 -> $159 / $40 annual subscription

Gatekeeper Pro - Personal Security Server

  • Hardware protection for corporate users -- Network connection via pass-through mode
  • Introduced 1/07 - $220 / $40 annual subscription

Gatekeeper SOHO - Office Security Server

  • Network protection for up to 5 computers
  • Introduced 3/07 - $249 / $69 annual subscription

         Find the Yoggie Gatekeeper Picoon Amazon.com


Sony Micro Vault Classic -- to 8GB  (1/07)

   

  • One piece design with retractable USB connector - no cap
  • Virtual Expander software, compresses to expand  virtual capacity 3X\
  • 11/09 - 2 B $19, Turbo 1 GB $19, 4 GB $34
  • 3/09 - 2 GB $19, 4 GB $24
  • ~ 2/08 - 1 GB $19, 2 GB $28, 8 GB $129/$68
  • 1/07 - 256MB to 8GB, 8 GB $230
  • www.mediabysony.com

         Find the Sony Micro Vault Classic on Amazon.com

 


USB Flash Drives - Kingston Technology - DataTraveler 

    Find Kingston articles on the Manifest Tech Blog


Kingston DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive - simplicity (7/07)

   

  • Simple capless design with single-handed "thumb-action" slide
    Retractable USB connector housed safely inside the casing
  • 2.35" x 0.88" x 0.37"
  • 3/09 - 2, 4, 8, 16 GB, 32 GB $76 - $93
  • ~2/08 - 1 GB $11, 2 GB $18/$13, 4 GB $30/$26, 8 GB $68/$56
  • ~07 - 1 GB $19, 2 GB $32, 4 GB $59, 8 GB $116
  • www.kingston.com/flash/dt100.asp

         Find the Kingston DataTraveler 100 on Amazon.com


Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB Flash Drive (08)


     Kingston DataTraveler 150 64 GB

Lexar / Disney my*style USB and SD Card Products    (08)

           

  • Based on popular Disney blockbusters: High School Musical, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hannah Montana
  • Products include USB flash drives, fashionable USB bracelets, and SD card multi-packs.
  • All come with preloaded content featuring popular characters, including buddy icons and wallpapers
  • www.lexar.com

Lexar JumpDrive Firefly -- Small (07)

  • Ultra small, ultra portable
  • Tethered cap for security, blue tail light LED blinks during data transfer
  • 11/09 - 2, 4, 8 GB, 16 GB $79
  • 3/09 - 1, 2, 4, 8 GB $44; 3/07 - 8 GB
  • ~2/08 - 256 MB $14, 512 MB $19, 1 GB $36, 2 GB $49, 4 GB $99, 8 GB $149/$103
  • www.lexar.com/jumpdrive/jd_firefly.html

         Find the Lexar JumpDrive Fireflyon Amazon.com


JumpDriveSecure II Plus - Meter (6/07)


Lexar JumpDrive Mercury -- Meter  (OLD - 1/06)

  • Capacity display meter, 10 bars, still works when disconnected from a computer
  • Secure II advanced security software
  • 1/07 - add PowerToGo software to bring the Windows environment on your drive
        (www.lexar.com/powertogo)
  • Windows Vista compatible / enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost
  • Minimum sustained speeds 15 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write
  • ~ 2/08 - 1 GB $34/22, 2 GB $59/39
  • 1/07 - 1 GB, 2 GB $59
  • www.lexar.com/jumpdrive/jd_mercury.html

         Find the Lexar JumpDrive Mercuryon Amazon.com


Lexar JumpDrive Lightning (7/06)

  • Rated at 30 MB/s read and 21 MB/s write speed
  • 11/09 - 2, 4, 8 GB $149
  • 3/09 - 1, 2, 4, 8 GB $149
  • ~ 2/08 - 1 GB $39, to 8 GB $179
  • 1/07 - 4 GB, 3/07 - 8 GB
  • www.lexar.com/jumpdrive/lightning.html

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USB Hard Disk Pocket Drives (OLD)

 More Capacity, Still Highly Portable
 (Now obsolete as flash drives expand capacity)


Flash Drives vs. 1" Hard Disk  (OLD)

  • Mini HD pumps capacity beyond current flash memory drives

11/07

2 GB

4 GB

6 GB

8 GB

12 GB

Flash (above)

$29/79

$49/134

 

$132/149

 

Mini HD

 

$39

$79/99

$76

$113/149

 
11/07 $79 $110 $159
Mini HD 8 GB ~ 12 GB  
Pocket HD 80 GB 160 GB 250 GB
       
1/07 $99 $129 $179
Mini HD 4 - 6 GB 8 GB  
Pocket HD 80 GB 120 GB 160 GB


Imation Micro Hard Drive (OLD)

 

Memorex Mega TravelDrive -- 12 GB  (OLD - 1/07)

         Find the Memorex Mega TravelDrive on Amazon.com


Seagate Pocket Drive (OLD - 07)

  • 2-MB cache
  • Secure Zone software for simple password protection
  • Built-in retractable cable
  • 1/07 - 2.5 GB, 5 GB, 6 GB $87, 8 GB
  • www.seagate.com

         Find the Seagate Pocket Drive on Amazon.com


Verbatim Store'n' Go USB HD Drive -- 12 GB   (OLD - 1/07)

  • 3/06 - 4 GB $129, 8 GB $199
  • 9/06 - 8 GB $149
  • 1/07 - 8 GB $135, 12 GB $179
  • 11/07 - 8 GB $76, 12 GB $113
  • www.verbatim.com/hddrive

         Find the Verbatim Store'n' Go on Amazon.com


LaCie USB Key (Carte Orange) -- Credit card - 3.3", 2.1 oz (OLD - 06)

  • Very thin design: 2.2 x 3.3 x 0.23 inches, 2.1 oz.
  • 3600 rpm or greater, up to 9 MB/sec sustained transfer
  • 3/06 - 4 GB $99, 6 GB, 8 GB $149 (11/05)
  • 9/06 - 4 GB $99, 8 GB $139
  • 1/07 - 4 GB $69, 8 GB $99
  • www.lacie.com

         Find the LaCie Carte Orange on Amazon.com


LaCie USB Key Max - 30 / 40 GB - Credit card  - 1.3" disk, 3.34", 2.1 oz. (OLD - 1/08)

 

  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0, with integrated USB cable
  • 1.3-inch disk, Rotational Speed 3600 rpm
  • Interface Transfer Rate up to 480 Mbits/s, Sustained to 15 MB/s
  • Synchronization & Encryption Software (Windows)
  • Backup Software (Windows/Mac)
  • 2.16 x 3.34 x 0.23 in (55 x 85 x 6 mm), 2.1 oz (60 g)
  • 3/08 - 30 GB $119 (Orange), 40 GB $149 (Black)
  • 4/08 - 30 GB $109 (Orange), 40 GB $139 (Black)
  • 10/08 - 40 GB $139 (Black)
  • PR 1/08 - 1.3" disk w/ Samsung - www.lacie.com/company/news/news.htm?id=10371
  • www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11039

Find the  LaCie USB Key Max on Amazon.com


Portable Hard Disk Drives


Verbatim InSight Portable USB Hard Drive - Always On Display (8/09)   

  • Portable drive with durable enclosure, piano black finish
  • Always On LCD cholesteric display, 32 x 128
        Shows drive name and available free space, even powered off
        Personalize drive name
  • 2.5” drive, 5400 rpm spindle speed, 8MB of cache memory
  • USB 2.0, bus-powered, transfer up to 480 MB/sec.
  • Includes Nero BackItUp Essentials, automatic backup and restore
        scheduled backups, encryption with password
  • ~ 6 x 3.4 x 0.63 in. (153 x 87 x 16 mm), under 6 oz. (164 g)
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • 10/10 - 500 GB $193
  • 8/09 - 320 GB $119, 500 GB $149 ($116)
  • PR 8/09 - www.verbatim.com/news/news_detail.cfm?...
  • www.verbatim.com/products/detail.cfm?product_id=...

  Find the Verbatim InSight Portable Drive on Amazon.com


LaCie Skwarim Mobile Hard Drive - 60 GB - 3.3", 3.5 oz. (2/06+)

  • Designed by Karim Rashid (Umbra, Prada, Miyake, Method), 3.3 inch square
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0, with integrated USB cable
  • Rotational Speed 4200 rpm, Cache 2 MB or greater
  • Interface Transfer up to 480 Mbits/s, Max Sustained Transfer up to 20 MB/s
  • Windows & Mac Backup Software
  • 3.3 x 3.3 x .5 in. (85 x 85 x 13 mm), 3.5 oz. (99 g)
  • 3/09, 10/10 - 60 GB $99 (Pink/Blue)
  • 4/08 - 60 GB $139 (Pink/Blue)
  • 1/06 - 30 GB $149, 60 GB $199; 08 - 60 GB $149
  • PR 1/06 - www.lacie.com/company/news/news.htm?id=10268
  • www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10802

         Find the LaCie Skwarim Hard Drive on Amazon.com

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OLD - LaCie Little Disk (08)

        

LaCie Little Disk, 30 / 40 GB - 1.3-inch disk - 2.64 x 0.67", 3 oz.  (OLD - 2/08)

  • Rotational Speed 3600 rpm, Cache 2 MB
  • Interface Transfer Rate up to 480 Mbits/s, Burst Rate up to 28 - 30 MB/s
  • 2.64 x 1.69 x .67 in. (67 x 43 x 17 mm), 3 oz. (85 g)
  • 2/08 - 30 GB $129, 40 GB $159
  • 4/08 - 30 GB $119, 40 GB $149
  • 10/08 - 40 GB $149
  • www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11041
     Find the LaCie Little Disk 30/40 GBon Amazon.com

LaCie Little Disk, compact - 1.8-inch disk - 3.15 x 0.71", 4.44 oz. (OLD - 9/07)  

  •  Rotational Speed 3600 rpm, Cache 2 MB
  • Interface Transfer Rate up to 480 Mbits/s, Burst Rate up to 32 MB/s
  • 2.52 x 3.15 x .71 in. (64 x 80 x 18 mm), 4.44 oz.(126 g)
  • 9/07 - 30 & 60 GB 
  • 4/08 - 60 GB $129 (2/08 $139)
  • 10/08 - 120 GB $199
  • 1/09 - 120 GB $149
  • www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10984

  Find the LaCie Little Disk 60 GBon Amazon.com

 

LaCie Little Disk - 2.5-inch disk - 5.08 x 0.71", 6.88 oz. (9/07, 1/08)

  • Rotational Speed 5400 rpm or greater, Cache 8 MB or greater
  • Interface Transfer Rate up to 480 Mbits/s, Burst Transfer up to 30 - 35 MB/s
  • 3.19 x 5.08 x .71 in. (81 x 129 x 18 mm), / 6.88 oz (195 g)
  • 3/08 - 80 GB $79, 120 GB $89, 160 GB $109, 250 GB $159 -- 3/08 - 320 GB $189
  • 4/08 - 80 GB $79, 120 GB $89, 160 GB $99, 250 GB $139, 320 GB $159
  • 10/08 - 120 GB, 160 GB, 250 GB $139, 320 GB $189
  • 3/09 - 250 GB $89, 320 GB $99, 250 GB $129 
  • www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10253
     Find the LaCie Little Disk 250 GB USBon Amazon.com

LaCie Little Disk - 2.5-inch disk - Firewire & USB - 5.08 x 0.71", 6.88 oz. (9/07, 1/08)

  • 2 FireWire 400 ports; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port (USB 1.1 compatible)
  • Rotational Speed 5400 rpm or greater, Cache 8 MB or greater
  • Interface Transfer Rate: FireWire up to 400 Mbits/s; USB up to 480 Mbits/s
  • Burst Transfer Rate: FireWire up to 41 MB/s; USB up to 34 MB/s
  • 3.19 x 5.08 x .71 in. (81 x 129 x 18 mm), 6.88 oz (195 g)
  • 9/07 - 120 GB $129, 160 GB $159, 250 GB $249 ($180); 1/08 - 320 GB $1259 
  • 10/08 - 250 GB $109, 320 GB $129, 500 GB $199
  • 3/09 - 250 GB $109, 320 GB $149, 250 GB $169 
  • www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10252
     Find the LaCie Little Disk 250 GB USB & Firewireon Amazon.com

LaCie Mobile Hard Drive - 40 - 160 GB - .4 oz  (OLD)

  • Design by F.A. Porsche
  • USB 2.0 (optionally FireWire)
  • 4200 / 5400 RPM, 8 MB cache
  • 0.65 x 3 x 5 in., 6.35 oz
  • 1/07 - 40 GB $79, 60 GB $89, 80 GB $99, 100 GB $119, 120 GB $129, 160 GB $179
  • 3/08 - 250 GB $139
  • www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10928

         Find the LaCie Mobile Hard Driveon Amazon.com


WD Passport (Old)

  • Thin, lightweight, piano-black finish
  • 9/07 - Also available in red, white, green
  • USB powered, no external power adapter needed
        Optional cable available for the few computers that limit bus power
        Single light indicated good connection, otherwise blinks
  • Includes WD Sync software, synchronizes files and Microsoft Outlook data on a PC
        Data protected with 128-bit encryption
        Includes Google software: Desktop search, Picasa photo management, Toolbar
  • 5400 RPM, 2 MB cache
  • 0.590 x 5.110 x 3.14 inches, 0.23 pounds
  • Q1/07 - 60, 80, 120 GB $179,160 GB $199
  • 8/07 - 60 $79, 80 $99, 120 GB $119,160 GB $139, 250 GB $199
  • 8/07 - 60 $102, 80 $79, 120 GB $84,160 GB $105, 250 GB $159
  • www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=317

Solid State Drives (SSD)

     Faster boot & application launch, Rugged, Lower power


Apple MacBook Air - HDD or SSD  (1/08)

  • 13" LED backlit widescreen display, 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Full-size illuminated keyboard, Multi-Touch gesture trackpad 
  • Compact Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB memory
  • Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless 
  • 0.16 to 0.76 inch thin, 3.0 pounds
  • 1.6 GHz processor, 80 GB hard drive, 4200-rpm PATA , $1799
  • 1.8 GHz processor, 64 GB solid-state drive, $3098
  • www.apple.com/macbookair

RIDATA Solid State Disk (SSD) Flash Memory - SATA and IDE

  • Hard disk replacement, non-volatile storage
  • vs HDD: almost twice as fast, uses half the power, smaller, ultra lightweight
  • Fast boot and access times, lower temperatures, no mechanically moving parts
  • 60 MB/s maximum sequential read, 48 MB/s for maximum sequential write
  • Inherently resistant to vibration, shock and temperature extremes.
  • Temperature (0 to 70C) and humidity resistance
  • Produces virtually no noise, no heat generation, and no vibration,
  • Data integrity supported by dynamic wearing leveling and a built-in ECC
  • More than 4,000,000 hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
  • Write endurance cycle (P/E) of more than 2,000,000 times
  • 10/07 - Introduce 32 GB SATA SSD
  • 09 - Consumer: SATA Ultra-S Plus 32, 64, 128 GB, 
        eSATA & mini PCI-e 32 & 64 GB
  • www.ritekusa.com/division_main.asp?division_id=4

Data Transfer Devices


Other World Computing (OWC) "Quad Interface" external   (2/07) 

  • Mercury Elite-AL Pro "Quad Interface" FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0 + eSATA external storage 
  • Two FireWire 800 ports, one FireWire 400 port, one USB 2.0 port, one eSATA port
  • 16MB Data Buffer 
  • vertical or horizontal, 9" x 2.1" x 5.8"
  • 2/07 - 250 GB $179, 320 GB $219, 400 GB $339, 500 GB $289, 750GB $479
  • www.macsales.com

NewerTech USB 2.0 / 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter  (1/07)

  • Move data from old hard drives via USB Plug-N-Play
  • USB adapter cable connects drive to any computer
  • Optical drives (standard IDE/ATA/ATAPI 40 pin or Serial-ATA)
        or Hard drives (2.5", 3.5", 5.25")
  • Works with eSATA single drive using any standard SATA to eSATA cable
  • Mac OS 9.2 or higher, Linux 2.4.X, or Windows 2000 or higher
  • No software required for Mac with OS 8.6 or higher (including OS X)
        Drivers required with Windows systems
  • 1/07 - $24.95 (introductory pricing)
  • Newer Technology, www.newertech.com

 


Memorex TravelSync - USB devices - OLD

  • Transfer files between two USB devices without using a computer
  • LCD to select folders and files
  • Powered by 3 AAA batteries, need external power for hard disk
  • USB 1.1 - USB mass storage and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) -- not iPods
  • ~ 2/08 $26, 1/07 $49
  • www.memorex.com

         Find the Memorex TravelSyncon Amazon.com


Memorex TravelLink - Flash cards - OLD

  • Transfer files between two USB devices --  and/or two Flash cards
  • Adds two memory card slots: CF I, CF II, SD, SM, MMC, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo
  • Connect to computer as 8-in-1 card reader
  • USB 1.1
  • ~ 2/08 $36, 1/07 $69
  • www.memorex.com

         Find the Memorex TravelLinkon Amazon.com


Buffalo MiniStation HD Portable - 6.7 oz (OLD - 06)

  • Tough armored case, shock absorbent inner floating structure
  • 5 x 3.26 x .83 in., 6.7 oz.
  • 06 - 40 GB $119, 80 GB $155
  • 1/07 - 80 GB $129, 120 GB $159, 160 GB $239
  • www.buffalotech.com

Find the  Buffalo MiniStation HD Portable on Amazon.com


Memorex Ultra TravelDrive - 80 - 160 GB - 6.4 oz (6/07)

  • Compact, 2.5-inch portable hard drive, up to 160 GB
  • Light, portable, Ergonomic design fits in the palm of hand
  • Personalize / color-code with two interchangeable color faceplates
  • Rugged and portable, no-slip rubberized design
  • Powered through USB connection, No external power required (in typical use)
        Includes second USB cable for additional power when needed
        Speed indicator light indicates USB 1.1 or 2.0 speeds
  • Includes back-up and synchronization software, Quick Backup button
  • 5400 RPM, 8 MB buffer, 480 MBps max with USB 2.0
  • ~ 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3/4", 0.4 lbs.
  • 3/09 - 80 GB $49, 120 GB $59, 160 GB $89, 250 GB $139, 320 GB $179, 320 GB $299
  • 6/07 - 80 GB $99.99, 120 GB $119.99, 160 GB $149.99
  • www.memorex.com

         Find the Memorex Ultra TravelDrive on Amazon.com


SanDisk Vaulter Disk - PC Accelerator

   

  • Flash-based, standard-sized mini PCIe module (PCI Express)
  • Works with the PC's hard drive to optimize data transfer to the host
  • Store and launch the operating system and software applications
  • Vaulter Disk handles small read files (most system file transfers)
  • HDD handles application files and user data
  • OEM: 8 to 16 GB
  • www.sandisk.com

Seagate "Dave" wireless mobile hard drive (~ 2/07)

  • Demo 07 (2/07)preview  - 10GB or 20GB 
  • connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, or USB cable
  • www.seagate.com

Seagate FreeAgent Data Movers  (1/07) 

  • include software to automatically synchronize content
  • access to Seagate Internet Drive, online service, post, access, share files over Web
  • FreeAgent Pro data movers (320GB, 500GB, 750GB) 
  • FreeAgent Go (80GB, 120GB, 160GB) data movers, USB 2.0
  • FreeAgent Go Small (12GB) ultra-compact size
  • FreeAgent Desktop data movers (250GB, 320GB, 500GB) add-on storage
  • www.seagate.com

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