This beast can make digital copies of 60 1GB drives in just over 2 minutes, claiming to be the fastest device of its kind, according to Slippery Brick. And if you're making the copies on an espionage mission behind enemy lines, the machine can encrypt files as they're being duplicated and create a unique key for each one. All that's missing is an … Read more
Taking an old-school tack to an ages-old computer problem, the PortableApps Suite approach to mobile computing feels more Web 0.5 than 2.0. Instead of hosting programs online, PortableApps is a comprehensive application suite that fits onto and runs from almost any thumbdrive with at least 512MB of space, and can be shrunk down even further if need be.
The suite's flexibility is impressive. It manages some of the best freeware applications from a taskbar menu that runs instantly when clicked on. User-favorites Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird are here, as well as the entire OpenOffice.org office suite, … Read more
Not long ago the idea of adding 500GB of storage space to a home media system was unthinkable to the average consumer, unless one was willing to pay ungodly sums of money. What a difference a couple of years make.
Iomega is releasing its "ScreenPlay HD Multimedia Drive" at that half-terabyte mark, a considerable leap from the 60GB capacity of its last generation. As storage technologies continue to drop in price--the new ScreenPlay is selling for around $200--it's positioned to compete with a growing number of products such as LaCie's "LaCinema Premier," which was … Read more
Toshiba is planning to ship 512GB solid state drives by 2009 when it expects these storage devices to claim one-fourth of the market, according to Japan-based reports.
Toshiba is currently getting set to ship 128GB solid state drives (SSDs), which it plans to offer by June in its Dynabook SS RX1 and Portege notebooks. SSDs are based on NAND flash memory, a market that Samsung and Intel also compete in.
Ninjas, John Locke, and Bear Grylls take note: your active lifestyle have nothing on the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk. But even if you're not trekking through the trenches and sinister islands, you'll still appreciate LaCie's latest version of their rugged hard disk with an impressive 500GB capacity.
We loved the previous models so much that we gave them our much coveted Editors' Choice back in '06, and we're happy to see that LaCie stepped it up to an improved Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 2.5 inch internal hard drive. Like previous models, this also connects via USB … Read more
On Monday, Fujitsu Computer Products of America announced the Fujitsu MHZ2 CJ series for business notebooks that features full disk encryption. The new 2.5" 7,200RPM SATA hard disk drive (HDD) incorporates the AES-256 encryption standard at the hardware level without the need for additional software.
Unlike encryption with Windows Vista BitLocker, which requires the operating system to be present, the new Fujitsu drive performs its encryption entirely within the BIOS during power on. Encryption performed within the BIOS prevents the keys from being stored in the clear anywhere on the drive.
According to Fujitsu, "the key … Read more
For those who don't want to spend $1,400 on the Philips WACS7500 or splash out on one of Sony's Giga Jukes, you could try the HDD-based JB7 from market newcomer Brennan. There are no speakers, no Wi-Fi, no radio, no big colorful display, and no lush extra features. Instead, it's a compact unit with a simple purpose: to aggregate your CD collection with minimal fuss.
Technophobes may appreciate its simplicity--we'll know when we've had a play ourselves--and anyone without a computer will undoubtedly find it a convenient way to break into the jukebox market. … Read more
The designer jewelry trend of USB flash drives has been long documented in this space, from a $29,000 diamond pendant to a block of wood--including one from J. Lo. For the most part, however, these items are all meant to adorn the fairer sex. (We refuse to count those gold and diamond Swiss Army knives as anything masculine.)
So we were pleased to see this obvious disparity acknowledged by designers Tonia Welter and Julia Reyman, who have created a pair of USB cuff links. These limited-edition pieces of man jewelry come in 2GB storage sizes, though Coolest-Gadgets says … Read more
Like everyone else, we can't wait for Speed Racer to hit the theaters next month. Not just because we're anxious to see the cutting-edge animation or to revisit childhood memories, but also because Craver Caroline McCarthy won't stop talking about it.
But despite all the hype, there seems to have been a surprising dearth of the kind of product merchandizing that usually accompanies releases of this ilk. In fact, the first branded gadget we've seen is this USB flash drive that comes with a Target gift card.
OhGizmo notes that the drive stores only 62.8MB, … Read more
Solid-state drives continue to outperform hard-disk drives in tests, providing some consolation for the high price.
The X300 ThinkPad, which starts at $2,900, is one of the hottest--and most expensive--notebooks on the market now. The Apple MacBook Air is another. They both come with solid-state drives (SSDs) that perform better than standard magnetic hard-disk drives. And the X300's outpaces a 7200rpm hard drive by a long shot, according to review site Hot Hardware.