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Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive

Launched on the 8th April 2014 as well, the USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive is a 4TB harddrive that delivers fast data transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s.

The Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive measures (length x width x depth) 116.90mm x 82.50mm x 22.35mm, weighs 307g and is currently retailing for S$449 in black (only one color).

Seagate Backup Plus Fast - Disk Speed Test
Seagate Backup Plus Fast – Disk Speed Test

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Western Digital My Passport Air

The USB 3.0 Western Digital My Passport Air is the best looking portable harddisk to complement the design of your MacBook Air/Pro. Two different capacities are available, the 500GB is retailing for S$129 and the 1TB is retailing for S$219.

The enclosure is made up of anodised aluminium and it measures (length x width x depth) 112mm x 83mm x 11mm and weighs 160g. It is meant to be used with a Mac and hence it comes pre-formatted in HFS+ Journaled.

Western Digital My Passport Air - Disk Speed Test
Western Digital My Passport Air – Disk Speed Test

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive

Launched on the 8th April 2014, the USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive comes in three different capacities (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) in four different colors (Blue, Black, Red and Silver) and works on both PC and Mac.

The 500GB harddrive measures (length x width x depth) 113.5mm x 76mm x 9.6mm and weights 150g while the 1TB/2B measures 113.5mm x 76mm x 12.1mm and weighs 159g (just slightly thicker and heavier).

Seagate Backup Plus Slim - Disk Speed Test
Seagate Backup Plus Slim – Disk Speed Test

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Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data

I am a huge fan of Western Digital and I use their products for my backup purposes, I thought I might share their article on “Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data”. Personally, I am using some of the Western Digital products listed in the article below.

I am using Synology DiskStation DS413j as my NAS and inside it I have 4x 1TB WD Red hard drives. The NAS is used for backing up my media files for my Mac and PC.

Western Digital - My Cloud EX2
Western Digital – My Cloud EX2

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Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card

Strontium recently launched their new range of MicroSDHC cards called Nitro Plus. The Nitro Plus MicroSDHC card is classified under the Ultra High Speed Class 3 specification UHS-1 (U3) for 4K Ultra HD high resolution standard (3840×2160) and hence it has a write speed of at least 30MB/s and read speed of at least 80MB/s.

Three capacities are available, the 16GB for S$32.40, 32GB for S$60.40 and 64GB for S$120.90.

Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card - Packaging Front
Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card – Packaging Front

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SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive is a pocket-sized media drive that comes with either a 32GB or 64GB built-in flash drive and a SD Card slot. It is extremely portable measuring only 65mm x 65mm x 13.5mm and weighing only 77g. The 32GB retails for S$139 while the 64GB retails for S$209.

The Media Drive is encased in aluminum and that gives it a solid build!

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Box Front
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Box Front

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Western Digital My Passport Pro

Western Digital My Passport Pro was announced last month on the 31st March 2014.

It is the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive with integrated Thunderbolt cable. Because it is powered by Thunderbolt, you do not need a separate power source.

Western Digital My Passport Pro - Box Front
Western Digital My Passport Pro – Box Front

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WD My Cloud

The WD My Cloud allows you to store your files and media on your own personal cloud instead of relying on third party services like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive.

The 2TB version is retailing for S$239, the 3TB version for S$289 and the 4TB version for S$399. In comparison the normal WD My Book 4TB retails for S$309.

WD My Cloud - Box
WD My Cloud – Box

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Victorinox Swiss Army Slim USB 2.0 Flash Drive (32GB)

I bought the Victorinox Swiss Army Slim 2.0 USB Flash Drive (32GB) when I visited the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets because I got nothing else to buy from there because I am not that into branded stuff.

It costs US$19.99 and after a 8.25% tax, it cost US$22 (S$28) which is pretty cheap, considering Amazon is selling for US$38.99.

Victorinox Swiss Army Flash Drive - Packaging Front
Victorinox Swiss Army Flash Drive – Packaging Front

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