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portable hard drive

(1) See USB drive.

(2) A magnetic disk drive that plugs into a USB port on a computer. Used for transport as well as backup and additional storage, portable hard drives rival the capacity of many internal hard drives.

Unlike external drives for stationary desktop use that require power from the wall, a portable hard drive is powered from the USB connection. See USB drive kit and SATA.

Portable USB Hard Disk
Plugging into the computer's USB port and deriving all power from USB, this 7-ounce eGo drive from Iomega is used for transport, backup and auxiliary storage. (Image courtesy of Iomega Corporation.)

Portable and Rugged
This LaCie drive's rubber sleeve and internal rubber bumpers absorb the shock if dropped up to six feet. It also plugs into both USB and FireWire. (Image courtesy of LaCie USA, www.lacie.com)

The RAMAC: World's First Hard Disk
This was breakthrough technology when introduced by IBM in 1956. It held a whopping 5MB and weighed a ton (see RAMAC). (Image courtesy of IBM.)
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Transcend's StoreJet 200 for Mac portable hard drive is offered in a 2TB capacity, and is backed by Transcend's three-year limited warranty.
WD 2TB Elements Portable Hard Drive ($74.99, (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-236-748&cm_mmc=BAC-eflyer-_-161111-_-22-236-748-_-pg11pos8) New Egg )
Keeping in mind all the points mentioned above, portable hard drive solutions come in all sizes, enabling you to pick the one that meets your lifestyle and needs.
His work bag, which contained the portable hard drive with every photo of his 19-month-old son, Harvey, was among the items taken.
TOUGH NUT LACIE 500GB Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive - PS68 from wexphotographic.com THE smallest footprint product from LaCie, this 500GB number is firmly aimed at photographers.
PS99.99 from ebuyer.com CLAIMING the title of world's thinnest portable Hard Drive at just 7mm thick, theSeagate Seven has incredible capacity for one so slender.
Seagate Seven portable hard drive will be widely available in mid-January to late January 2015 for a suggested retail price of USD99.99.

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