Who says data storage devices have to look dull and boring? Here are twelve external hard drives that make more of a statement than simply how many gigabytes they store.
1. LaCie Starck Desktop/Mobile hard drives
Desgned by Philippe Starck, these cool hard drives (one for the desktop, one for mobile users) look amazing, are made from thick aluminium casing, have a touch sensitive surface for quick launch of applications, and come with auto-backup software.
2. Buffalo SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard drive
Not only does Buffalo’s hard drive use the cutting edge USB 3.0 high speed interface offering up to 125MB/s data transfer rates, but its black curvy body is well worth showing off as you transfer high definition movies back and forth in mere seconds.
3. Buffalo MiniStation
Attractive portable hard drives from Buffalo feature built-in security and direct USB connection without the need for an additional power supply.
4. Toshiba portable hard drive
This 400GB portable hard drive from Toshiba has some cool blue swishes on it and has NTI Shadow backup software built in.
5. Seagate FreeAgent Pro
Like orange? Try this desktop hard drive from Seagate: the FreeAgent Pro, available in a range of capacities and connectable via FireWire, USB 2.0 or eSata.
6. Suissa Shadow Wooden external hard drive
If you yearn for a wood effect on your gadgets, check out this hard drive from Suissa.
As you can see, this maplewood drive has plenty of connectivity so it’s also a USB hub.
Each unit is built to order.
7. Seagate eSATA external hard drive
Sports one of the most up-to-date data connections and 500GB of storage.
8. Iomega Camo Ego hard drive
Check out the camouflage on this hard drive, the Iomega Camo Ego. It’s not just pretty colours either, as it has Drop Guard protection built in to protect data, plus a Power Grip band that is supposed to provide stability and extra durability.
9. GigaBank 1TB hard drive
One terabyte of storage as two 500GB drives in an array, with some interesting curves on the body and stand.
10. Anaconda 1TB hard drive
Not much to say about this drive, except to note the cool blue light swish on the front panel.
11. LaCie Rugged XL hard drive
Definitely one for orange lovers who need rugged protection for their hard drive.
12. Fabrik SimpleTech [re]drive
Offering Turbo USB 2.0 for 25% faster performance and an enclosure made from sustainable bamboo.