on Tuesday announced the release of its SimpleDrive D7200 portable hard drive.
The drive features a 2.5-inch 7200RPM mechanism, USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity and 60GB capacity. SimpleTech claims that the drive features a non-operational shock rating of 1000Gs. It’s plug-and-play for Mac and Windows systems alike.
Developed using a Hitachi hard drive mechanism, the SimpleDrive D7200 is available both as an internal replacement for existing notebook drives or as an external mechanism.
The external drive uses Oxford Semiconductors’ Oxford 911 bridge chipset, and features two FireWire 400 interfaces and a single USB 2.0 “b”-type connector. The external model ships with a FireWire cable, USB cable and AC adapter, and carrying case.
Both variants of the D7200 are available for US$399. SimpleTech also offers a “caddy” version designed to fit into various Wintel notebooks for $499.