Released today and draped in bamboo and aluminum casing, Fabrik's SimpleTech [re]drive claims its title as "World's Most Eco Friendly External Drive."
Well, for starters, it's a low power hard drive with an energy star power adapter and lack of fan (the aluminum acts as a heat sink). Is it really the world's greenest? You'll have to decide for yourself. But with 500GB of space and Turbo USB 2.0 connection, it should elicit smiles either way (no word on how many carbon credits that smile will cost you, though.)
More info, below:
Total power savings could equal up to 90 percent when compared to traditional external drives* or the equivalent of reducing approximately 475 lbs of carbon dioxide emissions over the life of the drive**.
In addition, the [re]drive’s simplified, 100 percent recyclable package contains just the bare essentials to reduce waste – there’s no extra bags or inserts, and the backup software and user guide are saved digitally on the drive. For added convenience, the quick set up guide is printed on the inside of the box.
Fabrik includes its Ultimate Backup, with 2GB of online storage for free, or unlimited storage/transfer for $5 a month. The [re]drive is available right now for $160.