Portable storage solutions for professionals

Portable storage solutions for professionals

Summary: Here are a handful of portable storage devices, ranging from something so small that James Bond would be impressed, to something that is capable of surviving car crashes and flooding.

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TOPICS: Hardware, Storage
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  • Introduction

    Over the past two decades, the demands placed on storage have skyrocketed to the point where even average home users are now juggling what would have been considered enterprise levels of data a few years ago.

    While there are plenty of hard drives and solid state drives with monster capacities (and in the case of SSDs, monster price tags!), sometimes you want storage that's small enough to pack into a pocket, handbag, or case.

    Here are a handful of portable storage devices, ranging from something so small that James Bond would be impressed, to something that is capable of surviving car crashes and flooding.

  • Western Digital My Passport Pro

    For a few years now I've been a fan of Western Digital My Passport drives. They're small, fast, and reliable. Given my happy past experiences with these external drives, I was excited when Western Digital sent me a pair of 2TB My Passport Pro.

    Unlike the My Passport drives which house a single drive, the My Passport Pro houses two drives. This makes them thicker, but the two drives have benefits. Using the supplied software you can configure these drives as RAID 0 or RAID 1 (depending on whether you want speed or data duplication) or you can set them to appear as separate drives.

    The My Passport Pro comes equipped with Thunderbolt connectivity, and the cable is attached, which is great because it means I don't have to buy one, and won't lose the one supplied! This drive delivers transfer rates as high as 233 MB/s, so it's no slouch. The drive also gets power from the Thunderbolt connector so there's no separate AC adaptor to carry (or lose).

    (Source: Western Digital)

Topics: Hardware, Storage

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  • another photogallery click-generator

    left after first page
    frylock
  • Click Generator

    Well, I have clicked through a lot of articles here and have yet to see any charges on my credit card so am not sure what the big deal is.

    If they make money when we click, good for them. Everything in life is not free.
    Richardd43
  • Some good products

    Thank you Adrian for sharing these. I found a couple of things I could use in the list. Good work.
    Kieron Seymour-Howell