When it comes to external hard drives, it’s OK to be a little superficial. WD’s new My Book Studio LX will keep you stealing glances with its aluminum, Mac-matching body and handy customizable e-label.
We trust WD’s My Books to be solid on the inside—this one comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities, has 256-bit hardware encryption and lets you plug in with FireWire 800 or USB 2.0—so a new design on the outside is always welcome.
This one is built from aluminum to compliment your Mac, and its always-on e-label lets you keep an eye on what type of files you’re storing [...]
We’ve all experienced it. One minute you’re surfing along quite happily, an MP3 playing in the background, and then suddenly – bang! Disaster strikes.
Maybe your hard disk has failed; perhaps a virus has found its way round your defences and brought Windows to its knees; or it could be that your PSU has given up the ghost.
Whatever the reason, the net result is the same – suddenly you’re staring straight at the long and painful process of reinstalling Windows and attempting to rescue some of your precious data.
But there’s no need to live in fear any longer. As we [...]
External USB hard drives provide a quick and easy way to add storage space to a computer without the need to ferret around in the case, with the added bonus that they’re easy to move from one computer to another.
But the inherent problem with removable storage is that it can be far more easily lost or stolen than an internal hard drive. Losing data is bad enough – especially if you’ve misplaced photos or precious documents – but its potential use if it fell into the wrong hands hardly bears thinking about.
At about the size of two packs of playing cards, the DiskGenie is a portable [...]
Last week, Google announced a new feature for Google Docs that may be the closest thing to the fabled GDrive that we may ever get: the ability to upload and store any kind of file to your Google Docs account. This is a big deal, because it allows you to use Google as a storage service for the first time. But Google only went half way — they let you store the documents, but they didn’t actually build any desktop clients to help you sync them. For that, Google teamed with a handful of third parties. Today sees the launch of the most interesting of those: a desktop syncing client called [...]