Despite its tacky name, the Seagate Innov8 does represent a leap forward in external hard drive technology. The 8TB drive uses just a single USB-C cable for both data transfer and power. It measures 8″x 5″x 1″ and weighs 0.33lb. Drops 4/2016 for $350.
The LaCie Mirror is an external hard drive encased in polished Gorilla Glass 3, giving it a mirrored finish. And soon, a pattern of your fingerprints. The 1TB USB 3.0 drive comes with an ebony wood display stand and pen holder.
The Backup Plus Fast is a USB 3.0 portable hard drive with a massive 4TB of storage – the highest capacity external drive that doesn’t need a power supply. It also comes with user-friendly backup software.
At just 4.2″ x 3″ x 0.35″, the Canvio Slim is the world’s thinnest 500GB portable hard drive and is as slim and light as modern smartphones. It’s USB 3.0 compliant and has an NTFS driver for Mac.
The new 2TB My Passport portable hard drive from Western Digital has twice the capacity but is almost the same size as the 1TB variant. It has USB 3.0 compatibility and hardware encryption.
Put 1TB in your pocket with this Swiss Army knife. Works with USB 3.0 or eSATA ports and has two cases – one with a blade, scissors, screwdriver and one that’s bare. Too bad it will cost $3K. Ouch.
Adds a layer of redundancy to backups. The 100GB external hard drive also backs up its contents to the cloud for added security and accessibility. Can be used simultaneously by up to 10 computers.
The new Little Big Disk has Thunderbolt tech. Daisy-chain it to up to 5 other Thunderbolt devices and enjoy 2-way data transfer at up to 10Gb/s. Coming in 240/500GB SSD and 1TB HDD versions.
A 500GB external hard drive and wireless media server, able to stream up to 3 different HD videos to separate devices at once, with a battery that lasts up to 5 hours. Also has support for USB 3.0.
Western Digital’s fat external hard drive maxes out at a whopping 6TB. Has FireWire 800/400, eSATA and USB 2.0 interfaces. The enclosure can easily be opened if you need to replace the drives.
AndrÃ© Silva’s concept design integrates a storage device (in HD or SSD versions), along with LED under-body lighting and a top that doubles as a multi-touch trackpad. LaCie, please take a look.
A dead simple home network and storage solution, the My Book Live has a built-in media server and backup software. Stream to any network-connected Mac or PC, DLNA device and even iOS devices.
Designed by Sylvain Willenz, the Mobile Drive CLS is an homage to VHS and cassette tapes – the label in front makes it easier to organize and identify your drives. Time to make a massive mixtape.
The GoFlex Desk external hard drives have a maximum capacity of 3TB. The GoFlex interfaces (USB 2.0 included; USB 3.0 & FW 800 sold separately) add versatility to the drives.
These handmade wooden external hard drives are crafted from repurposed materials by 2 furniture makers in Seattle. Each one comes with 500GB of storage and a USB 2.0 connection.