Never Worry About Losing Your Data Again
Never Worry About Losing Your Data Again, These hard drives offer cool features like waterproof, military-grade shells and easy home networking. Not all hard drives are created equal.Oh sure, they all do the same thing at its core — store all your files, such as documents, photos, videos, music and games — but some of today’s external hard drives go beyond the call of duty with advanced features ranging from wireless connectivity and extreme ruggedness to automatic back-up software and designer bodies.
Whether you’re looking to pick up a new drive for work or play, or a bit of both, the following are a half-dozen of the newest — and most unique — hard drives worthy of a spin.
While they might look like any other desktop hard drive, the Western Digital (WD) My Book Live (from $159.99 for 1TB) can be connected to your home network, allowing you to access these files anywhere in — or even outside of — the home.
Even if you’re halfway across the world, PC or Mac users can securely access your files via a password-protected site (WD2go.com), while those on a smartphone or tablet can use free WD2go apps for Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry or Apple’s iOS devices. An auto-sync feature means new or modified files added to My Book Live automatically sync to mobile devices.
You can also share files with others via a link, stream media (such as movies) and access content with no monthly fees. Plus, your data is stored in your home and not via a third-party cloud service.