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Best Portable External Hard Drive


In the following material you will see two of the best portable hard drives.

GoFlex Slim portable hard drive, only 2.5-inches and 9mm thick, is designed to meet all modern requirements for laptops and notebooks. Originally presented at CES 2011 in January, the new portable hard drive GoFlex is available online and in retail stores. The 320GB capacity version can be purchased at a suggested retail price of 110 U.S. dollars. It can be used with Mac and PC.

The disk capacity is sufficient to store 75 DVD movies and about 100,000 photos. The portable hard drive is easily carried in your pocket. GoFlex Slim is equipped with a laptop hard drive Momentus 2.5 and it has 7200 rpm. The portable hard drive comes with a USB 3.0, offering speeds of up to 10 times greater than USB 2.0. In addition to the fast USB 3.0 interface, users can use FireWire 800 or eSATA transfer cables.


Like all products in the GoFlex family, GoFlex Slim drive offers the possibility to be used simultaneously on Mac and PC platforms, without requiring prior formatting. Users only need to install a NTFS (New Technology File System) driver on a Mac platform to move files and folders between platforms without any restrictions. The available premium package suite of software keeps files safely stored, regardless of the system used. A dedicated portable hard drive version for computers with Max OS X operating system will be available for purchase. The portable hard drive GoFlex Slim for Mac is pre-formatted HFS +, is compatible with the Time Machines Apple backup application and will retain the ability to work simultaneously with Windows and Mac OS X.

The new portable hard drive GoFlex Slim addresses consumers who value stylish and functional products. The PC version is pre-formatted and it will be available in stores in a black aluminum casing.


Prestigio Data Safe Pro is a new portable hard drive. The device has a very good documents security provided by a PIN. It uses a 256-bit encryption and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).

The Advanced Encryption Standard is an electronic data encryption system used by the U.S. government, allowing the use of the information stored only if you type the PIN code. The encryption is done at hardware level, which provides access to the information on the external hard drive only by entering the correct PIN. In addition, Prestigio Data Safe Pro features a "Write Protection" that provides maximum protection against virus files when the device is connected to a network.

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The device has a stylish design and it is made from steel. The model has an OLED and a capacitive touch screen used for PIN, menu navigation and information about stored documents. Data Safe Pro has a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, which allows data transfer rate up to 5 Gbit / s, 500 GB memory and requires no drivers or software to be installed.
Prestigio Data Safe Pro has a backup data system with a master key that allows the recovery of information even in case of damage or if you forget the PIN. It is compatible with operating systems like Mac, Windows and Linux, and other USB devices: media players and TVs.

By Icarus, published at 02/23/2012
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