Portable storage reviews include HDDs and SSDs designed to be easily carried around as well as reviews of high performance USB flash drives. Portable drive reviews are generally about storage products that connect over USB or Thunderbolt, while providing client users with either high capacity or high speed portable storage options.
by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Launches 2TB Gears Of War 4 Game Drive

Today Seagate Technology announced its Game Drive for Xbox Gears of War 4 Special Edition 2TB Portable Drive. This portable drive works with both Xbox One and Xbox One S. The drive was designed in collaboration with Microsoft and The Coalition, the studio developing Gears of War 4, the drive’s exterior complements the design of Gears of War 4 edition consoles, controllers, and accessories announced earlier this week.

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by Adam Armstrong

G-Technology Is Updating Capacity & Performance On Its Line Of Products

Today G-Technology, a Western Digital Company, announced that their line of products were getting a capacity and performance bump. The increased capacity and performance come as the needs of creative professionals are growing. Not only that but the vast majority of consumers are generating more and higher resolution content that needs a method of storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Passport Wireless Pro Review

Today Western Digital has released the latest version of its WD Passport Wireless. This Pro version comes with up to 50% more capacity of the previous version as well as the ability to take advantage of several new application capabilities that weren’t available at the time of the previous release. The WD Passport Wireless Pro comes with up to 3TB of capacity, both USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity, an SD card reader, WiFi connectivity and can even charge your mobile devices.

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by Chris Thomas

SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD Review (480GB)

Any photographer can tell you: when it comes to storage, speed is king. Bringing back the Extreme 500’s successful design, SanDisk updated its Extreme series portable solid-state drive with the new 510 model. Able to withstand far more physical abuse than a portable HDD, the Extreme 510 will appeal to photographers and videographers of all stripes. While this particular drive won’t be adequately suited to stand in for a larger-capacity external storage device for archival purposes, the 480GB storage and notably improved transfer speeds will be more than enough for just about any on-location professional shoot.

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by Tucker Mindrum

SanDisk Announces iXpand Flash Drive For iOS Devices

SanDisk has announced the release of their iXpand Flash Drive, which is designed to help with the pervasive storage shortages that iOS users often face. The iXpand drive connects directly to the lightning port of Apple's mobile devices, allowing users to quickly offload up to 128GB of content that they don't need (but want to keep) through the iXpand mobile app. There definitely seems to be a market for these products, which are becoming much more prevalent as mobile camera use continues to increase. SanDisk reports that over 70% of iOS users transfer files from their devices, most of whom would benefit from the iXpand Flash Drive.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim Review

Comprised of a variety of different sizes and designs, the Seagate Backup Plus family is the company’s line of portable storage solutions focused on capacity, performance, and portability. The Ultra Slim was announced in January of this year and touted as one the thinnest 2TB portable hard drives on the market. Using the company's latest 7mm 2.5” HDD technology, the Ultra Slim follows the Backup Plus Slim Drive, offering the same generous 2TB in storage capacity but in an even thinner form factor at just 9.6mm in overall thickness.

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by Lyle Smith

Kingston Announces Management Ready, Hardware-Encrypted DataTraveler USB Flash Drives

Kingston Digital has announced two new hardware encrypted USB Flash drives, the DataTraveler 4000G2 with Management (DT4000G2DM) and DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 with Management (DTVP30DM). These new Kingston portable storage solutions leverage the company's SafeConsole through DataLocker and are designed for organizations that need to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Kingston is known for their reliable and secure USB drives, including the Kingston DataTraveler Workspace with Windows, the Kingston Secure USB Flash Drives, and the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

LaCie Porsche Design Mobile 2TB & 4TB Review

Announced back in January at CES, the LaCie Porsche Design mobile drives aim to deliver high capacity, in a beautifully small form factor. The mobile drives come in a smaller size (only 10mm thick) for the 1TB or 2TB, with the 4TB coming in twice as thick, 21mm, but still fairly compact. The drives sport the new USB-C interface that the next generation of computers will also have making it future ready. It also comes with an adaptor for older USB connections.

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by Tucker Mindrum

SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD Review

SanDisk designed the Extreme 500 to replace the functionality of a portable hard drive while providing enhanced transfer rates. The Extreme 500 is intended for photographers and videographers that need a fast portable drive that can tolerate heavy use and withstand more physical damage than a typical HDD. Users will be trading the superior capacity of an HDD for the speed and reliability of an SSD, with a maximum capacity of 480GB and top reported transfer rate of 430MB/s read.

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by Adam Armstrong

G-Technology Announces New 1TB Type-C Hard Drive

Today G-Technology announced its latest portable hard drive, the G-TECH mobile USB-C. This new portable drive is ideal for backup and storage and utilizes the new Type-C USB technology. Type-C is a new user-friendly connection that allows users to plug in the device in any orientation. The G-TECH mobile USB-C comes in 1TB capacity and a design to match the current MacBooks with colors in Space Gray, Gold and Silver. G-Technology is also announcing a higher capacity G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0, with up to 3TB.

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