Latest Storage Reviews

leadpic_Verbatim_HDD

8.5 rating

High-capacity backup drives with the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface that is 10x faster than USB 2.0 connections. With the release of two USB 3.0 'Super Speed' Desktop Hard Drives, Verbatim joins the growing number of storage product manufacturers releasing devices with high-speed interfaces. Although the USB 3.0 interface hasn't appeared in many laptops so far, most of the latest desktop computers provide it as an option (although you may have to request it specially). For photographers who...

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wdfMP_Essential_ARD350

The problem with digital images is that they are intangible. Pictures can only be viewed when the files have been ˜translated' in some way, either as prints or converted into a form that can be viewed on a computer or TV screen. It's easy to over-write existing files inadvertently, either by accidentally re-formatting a memory card or failing to save an edited file separately from an original. It's equally easy to delete files inadvertently.

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leadpic_MemoryKick-Si

8.5 rating

A pocketable, battery-powered backup device for storing and playing image, video and music files.Manufactured in Korea by NionCom, the MemoryKick Si provides photographers with a conveniently-sized device for backing up image files and viewing stored images and video clips without requiring a computer. It also doubles as a portable music player. Small enough to slip into a handbag or pants or jacket pocket, it weighs only 280 grams and comes in capacities up to 500GB. Photo Review received th...

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leadpic_Photo-safe-II

8 rating

A pocketable, battery-powered backup device for storing image and video files.Digital Foci's Photo Safe II provides a choice of 250GB and 500GB of portable image storage in a compact format that will be ideal for travellers. Small and light enough to slip into a trouser pocket or the accessories pouch in a camera bag, it is battery-driven and supports all popular image file and video formats - including raw files from most camera manufacturers. Three covered card slots enable it to accept all...

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leadpic_FreeAgent_Desk

8.5 rating

A competitively-priced, high-capacity desktop drive with simple backup software.With a stylish brushed aluminium casing and a formatted capacity of 931GB, Seagate's FreeAgent Desk drive is an attractive option as desktop backup drive. It can lie flat on a desktop or shelf or stand upright in the supplied holder where space is limited. Its low cost per gigabyte of 32 cents makes it one of the most competitively priced backup drives on the market.

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leadpic_Seagate_FA_Go

9 rating

Seagate FreeAgent Go

An attractive, easy-to-use portable backup drive that comes with an excellent software package and a five-year warranty.Creeping into the portable storage market with a smaller footprint than its main competitors, Seagate's FreeAgent Go drives have some advantages for photographers who want high-volume, highly-portable data storage. Although they're available for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems, the Windows drives are USB 2.0 only, while the Mac drives are available with USB and...

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leadpic_wdfMyBook_Home

9 rating

An elegant and versatile, high-capacity external hard disk drive with an affordable price tag.As indicated by its name, the casing of Western Digital's My Book series of external hard disk drives is shaped like a book, with cooling vent slots in the area that would contain the 'pages'. The covers have a smooth, matte finish that resists fingermarking and scratching. Along the 'spine' of the drive is an LED strip that lights up as data is transferred to the drive.

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