updated 02:35 pm EDT, Wed June 27, 2007
Trekstor 250GB DS Pocket
Trekstor this afternoon revealed its 250GB DataStation Pocket t.ub, its compact external drive for notebooks. The new version both boosts capacity to the quarter-terabyte level while maintaining peak efficiency through the company's signature Y-shaped USB cable; the drive plugs into two USB ports at once to prevent a single USB interface from becoming a bottleneck. Its black aluminum shell also keeps the inside from overheating without adding significantly to the drive's bulk, the German firm says.
The drive is bundled with Nero's BackItUp 2 and can perform automated one-button backups on any Windows-based PC in addition to password-locking access. It will nevertheless work with any Linux or Mac OS X computer and is pre-formatted out of the box, TrekStor says. The Pocket t.ub ships with its own protective carrying case and is due in mid-July, when it will sell in the US for $250.