Apple is famous for many
things, but generous
and inexpensive iPhone
storage isn’t one of them.
With SanDisk’s iXpand
base, you can move files
off your phone via the
Lightning cable while
giving your phone’s
battery some extra juice.
The backup process
will sweep up photos,
videos and contacts—
but not apps. The Base
is available in capacities
ranging from 32GB to
PRICE: starting at $50
PRICE: starting at $1,499
PROMISE TECHNOLOGY PEGASUS;
The Pegasus3, available for PCs or Macs, comes in four-, six- or eight-bay
configurations. They offer between 16 and 80TB of capacity. You’ll have multiple RAID
options including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD, plus a pair of fast Thunderbolt 3 ports
for daisy-chaining peripherals. The Pegasus3’s hard drives are hot-swappable.
It may sound like something that
burrows uncomfortably under your skin,
but the Gnarbox is actually one of the
most functional portable drives on the
market. Though it boasts a relatively
meager 256GB worth of storage, it has an
Intel Quad Core processor ( 1.8GHz) and
a four core Intel HD Graphics GPU to
double as a mini editing computer when
paired with a smartphone or tablet. You
can access—and edit—stored footage on
the Gnarbox using your smartphone.
Using the free app, you can edit RAW
still images and even 4K video files.
Content can be loaded onto the Gnarbox
via a USB 3 connection or through its
SD and microSD card slots. In addition
to JPEG and H.264 video, the Gnarbox
can ingest RAW still photos and ProRes
video. Your digital content is then
automatically organized by metadata
(time, date and GPS location data).
Edits to RAW files are non-destructive
and create a Lightroom-readable XMP
sidecar file with your instructions. Its
exterior is water-, shock- and dust-proof.
INFO: www.. gnarbox.com
PLUS PORTABLE ;TB
Currently the highest capacity mobile drive
on the market, Seagate’s Backup Plus boasts
a 5TB hard drive, connects via USB 3.0 and
comes with Seagate Dashboard software
for backups. The drive works with PCs
out of the box and with Macs when you
install an NTFS driver. Size-wise, the drive
measures in at 20.5mm with an aluminum
cover. It’s sold in black, silver, red and blue.
INFO: www. seagate.com
Available in 6, 8 and
the new d2 boasts
both Thunderbolt 3
ports (two of them)
and USB 3. 1 ports.
The updated d2 is 10
percent faster than
its predecessor, with
transfer speeds up
to 240MB/s. It uses
PRICE: starting at $430