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.
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.
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!
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.
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive was announced last month and it is SanDisk’s first dual USB drive.
The 16GB retails for S$20, 32GB for S$35 and 64GB for S$60.
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.
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.
Last week on the 17th October 2013, Western Digital launches the new My Passport Slim. It is the first thin drives to offer up to 2 TB capacity, a metal enclosure, and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.
The included WD SmartWare Pro data protection software will allow you to backup your data on the My Passport Slim and keep an extra copy on your Dropbox account. Similarly, you can also back up your Dropbox account to the My Passport Slim.
WD Red hard drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility under 24×7 operating environment and for the demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS.
It is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB in size, it comes preloaded with WD SmartWare Pro backup software with Dropbox integration, hardware encryption, and password protection to safeguard against unauthorized drive access and it comes with a carrying pouch.