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OWC’s Mercury On-The-Go FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0 is a Mac-ready, fast, bus-powered portable hard drive that eschews style for substance.
Toshiba’s USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive is a serviceable drive with a few tradeoffs. Performance-minded users will see the Toshiba’s USB-only connectivity as a limitation.
The G-Drive mini is portable drive that offers connectivity flexibility. And if you need zippy data transfers, the G-Drive mini is an ideal choice.
SimpleTech's [re]drive’s status as an environmentally conscious product makes it more enticing than many similarly priced 500GB drives, and it’s more aesthetically pleasing than your standard external drive.
The FreeAgent Go is an external hard drive that promises fast FireWire 800 transfer speeds, spacious storage, and a stylish (if bulky) white and aluminum design meant to compliment the Mac.
Thanks to the FireWire 800 connection speed, the FreeAgent Desk is a respectably fast external drive. Seagate has produced a fast, competitively priced, and Mac-centric external drive that should satisfy your storage needs.
The Drobo allows users to effortlessly administer multiple external hard drives, making it handy for people with large storage needs. The new FireWire 800 model is faster than the previous USB-only model—a welcome speed boost for anyone who works with large files regularly.
Those looking to store and view files on their iPhone have a trio of apps to chose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
There’s actually a mechanism created by Samsung that can write DVD±R at 20X, and it’s found in OWC’s Mercury Pro DVD-/+RW Samsung Super Writemaster 20X external DVD burner.
If you’re looking for the fastest DVD burner for writing at 20x (single-layer) and 12x (dual-layer) speeds using compatible media, the d2 is an excellent choice.
Quiet, efficient, and only marginally hotter than your standard laptop hard drive, the Scorpio Black is an attractive drive for any high-performance seeking user.
LaCie’s Portable DVD±RW with LightScribe, Design by Sam Hecht, is one product where style and weight trumped speed and (to a certain extent) sturdiness. Even so, it’s the portable DVD burner of choice for MacBook Air owners.
The LaCie Hard Disk Designed by Neil Poulton offers multiple connection options, zippy eSATA performance and a striking design.