updated 09:45 am EDT, Mon August 4, 2008
Memorex Essential Drives
Memorex today took advantage of the back-to-school timeframe to introduce a third lineup to its hard drive range. The Essential TravelDrive relies on color as its selling point with subtler variants of blue, green, and purple joining a more conventional silver to match the owner's notebook or desk. Like most portable drives, the 2.5-inch Essentials are energy-friendly enough to be powered entirely from the USB connection used for data.
The storage producer supports both Macs and Windows PCs and bundles each drive with backup software to streamline the process for those buyers that don't have their own. Versions of the newer TravelDrive are available starting at $90 for a 160GB version and scaling up to 250GB and 320GB versions that don't yet have published prices.