updated 11:05 am EDT, Tue September 18, 2007
EDGE Tech DiskGo 1TB
EDGE Tech on Tuesday morning hoped to jolt the often conservative world of external hard drives with a series of larger-capacity and more colorful DiskGO models. Both the company's 3.5" Portable and its smaller 2.5" Ultra Portable ship in the traditional black or silver of computer hardware but also white (Glacier) and a bright red (Ruby) that fit into stylized environments. Storage has also been given a boost with up to 1TB in a single slot for the Quad Interface model and 750GB in the new multi-color desktop drives. The mobile 2.5-inch models continue to top out at 160GB but can be powered solely by a notebook's own power supply.
The 1TB Quad Interface drive connects to external SATA, FireWire 400 and 800, and USB ports at a price of $635; the 3.5-inch Portable drives top out at $380 for a 750GB dual-input version with FireWire 400 and USB, and $5 less for a USB-only model. The 2.5-inch DiskGO's peak 160GB model runs on USB alone and sells for $170. All of the upgraded drives should be available beginning today.