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Ideal storage solution for archiving photos

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      3rd Sep 2005
Now that the digital cameras are being offered at higher Mega Pixels (6 and 8 MP), the need for large capacity storage at reasonable price is the need of the day. Portability is also favoured since many use Laptops along with digital cameras when travelling. USB Key was popular but the cost per MB is still on the higher side and capacities are not as big as what a portable drive can offer.

Lacie and Plextor have recently introduced 40 and 80 GB portable drives. Lacie has the option of fingerprint recognition which makes the data very secure (if that is the need). Plextor’s drive is very stylish and comes with data protection switch. Both drives are bus powered and do not need any adaptors to power them. 40 and 80 GB variants are available with 5400 RPM speed and 8 MB or higher cache.

Plextor Mobile Drives 40/80 GB

Plextor comes with LED indicators on the front

  • Indicator to show if the drive is connected on a USB 1.1 (green) or 2.0 (blue)
  • Write-protect indicator
  • Disc access indicator
  • A write protect switch is provided to avoid accidental modification or deletion of data. (see photo/diagram)
Plextor website

Lacie SAFE Mobile Drives

Easy to use and install (driver-free); Embedded user interface: switch from computer to computer without installing any software (no CD needed); Different user access rights : Read/Write or Read only
  • Up to 80Gb Capacity
  • Protect and Transport Your Confidential Files
  • Up to 5 User Profiles, 10 Fingerprints
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Bus-powered
  • Plug & Play – No Installation Required
Lacie also offers award winning Data Banks, the so called tiny 1.8 inch hard drives which are perfect alternatives to USB Keys and Flash Devices available in capacities from 20 to 60 GB’s

Lacie Mobile Hard Drive Solutions

I had reviewed the basic Lacie 40 GB Mobile Drive (without fingerprint recognition) earlier, in case you missed on the review, here is the link
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