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A look at the latest storage solutions available

PCR’s guide to external HDDs, flash drives and SD cards

Whether it’s the latest films, chart-topping tracks or precious family photo albums, consumers always need storage.

We take a look at some of the storage solutions available to keep that important data safe.

MIMOBOT LICENCED 8GB FLASH DRIVES
SRP: £19.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Centerprise
THEY SAY: The Mimobot Flash Drive series boasts official licenced designs thanks to partnerships with some of the most influential forces in pop culture, such as Lucas Arts, Hello Kitty and Warner Bros. In addition to instantly recognisable designs, these drives offer storage for music, films and data.
SPECS: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities, hi-speed USB 2.0, Mac/PC compatible, 2.5-inch tall by one-inch wide.

PNY SDHC PRO ELITE PLUS 32GB
SRP: £89.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro
THEY SAY: PNY’s Pro-Elite series SDHC flash memory cards feature 35MB/s write speeds and are Class 10 rated, the highest rating available for SDHC flash cards.
SPECS: 95MB/s read speeds, class 10 80MB/s performance, up to 32GB storage capacity, magnet proof, temperature proof, shockproof and waterproof.

IMATION DEFENDER H200 BIO ENCRYPTED 320GB HDD
SRP: £240
DISTRIBUTOR: Simms
THEY SAY: The Imation Defender H200 Biometric External USB Drive lets you safely carry large amounts of data in a compact, portable, tamper- resistant enclosure. It’s the first and only USB hard drive to offer FIPS 140- 2 Level 3 validation.
SPECS: 320GB storage, FIPS 140-2 level 3 validated, biometric technology, USB 2.0, Windows and Mac OSX compatible.

KINGSTON 16GB DATATRAVELER LOCKER+ G2
SRP: £19.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro
THEY SAY: Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB flash drive automatically protects all of your portable data. For peace of mind, the drive hardware encrypts and password protects all data saved on the device.
SPECS: Hardware encryption, durable metal casing, Windows and Mac OSX compatible, 10MB/s read and 5MB/s write speeds.

ADATA DASHDRIVE ELITE HE720 500GB HDD
SRP: £69.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 external hard drive is a USB 3.0 compatible device and the world’s first 8.9mm ultra-slim external drive. Sporting a brushed stainless steel surface and slim profile, the DashDrive Elite HE720 is designed to offer both top performance and style.
SPECS: 500GB storage, titanium casing, USB 3.0, Windows and Mac OSX compatible.

TRANSCEND JETFLASH V70 16GB
SRP: £10
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Keep your data fully protected with Transcend’s JetFlash V70 Rugged USB Flash Drive. Made of durable eco-friendly rubber, this sporty little drive is easy to grip and offers excellent resistance to shock, moisture, dust and other contaminants.
SPECS: Ideal for ragged indoor/outdoor daily use, fully compatible with hi-speed USB 2.0, easy plug and play installation.

KINGSTON 32GB SDHC CLASS 10 FLASH CARD G2
SRP: £24
DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro, Simms
THEY SAY: Kingston’s SDHC Ultimate X Class 10 is designed for amateur and professional photographers who need faster speeds to keep pace with their evolving equipment. It allows users to easily capture sequential shots that used to be a challenge due to the speed limitations of memory cards.
SPECS: 32GB storage, 20MB/s read and 15MB/s write speeds, write protection switch, plug and play installation.

CORSAIR FLASH VOYAGER 16GB
SRP: £14.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computer
THEY SAY: Corsair Flash Voyager USB drives are rugged, compact, stylish and reliable. The durable rubber design is water resistant and shockproof to keep your data safe.
SPECS: USB 2.0, water resistant, shockproof, plug and play installation, Windows and Mac OSX compatible, all-rubber housing.

TRANSCEND STOREJET CLOUD 128GB
SRP: £174.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distributor
THEY SAY: Providing much-needed freedom from cables and extra capacity to mobile devices, the StoreJet Cloud portable drive is an ideal companion for any situation. Connect via wireless, share files with friends and family, and enjoy hours of entertainment anytime, anywhere.
SPECS: Stream different content on five devices at the same time, supports iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X, share picture/audio/video /document files wirelessly, Li-battery supports six hours playback and eight hours standby.

ADATA DASHDRIVE DURABLE SUPERIOR S107 32GB FLASH DRIVE
SRP: £22.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: The S107 boasts a distinctive rubber exterior that enhances durability and handling comfort. The drive’s shock and waterproof qualities meet military specifications, and the streamlined arc shape and bright colours differentiate it from others.
SPECS: 32GB storage space, USB 3.0, 90MB/s read and 45MB/s write speeds, Microsoft and Mac OSX compatible.

TRANSCEND 25M3 500GB HDD
SRP: £55
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech, Westcoast
THEY SAY: The Storejet USB 3.0 Series external hard drives combine the superior performance of USB 3.0, vast storage space up to 2TB, and a three-stage shock protection system that meets US military drop-test standards.
SPECS: 500GB capacity, USB 3.0, 5GB/s bandwidth, anti-shock rubber outer case, advanced internal hard drive suspension system, plug and play technology, USB powered, LED status indicator.

SANDISK EXTREME PRO SDHC 16GB SD CARD
SRP: £48.22
DISTRIBUTOR: CMS Distribution
THEY SAY: USB 3.0 capable performance drive for power PC users, up to ten times faster file transfer, perfect for quickly storing and sharing large files for work or play.
SPECS: Up to 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write speeds, UHS Speed Class 1 enabled, Power Core controller technology, waterproof, temperature proof, shock and vibration proof, x-ray proof, and magnet proof.

KINGSTON 16GB DATATRAVELER MICRO
SRP: £11.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro
THEY SAY: The small but mighty DataTraveler Micro is one of the world’s smallest USB flash drives and lets you easily add up to 16GB of extra storage to your tablet PC, slim notebook, car audio and more without increasing the size of its footprint.
SPECS: 16GB capacity, USB 2.0 connection, cap micro design.

TRANSCEND JETFLASH 350/370 64GB
SRP: £30.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech, Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: The JetFlash classic line of lightweight USB flash drives offers simple data management in a variety of unique designs to suit your personal taste. With vast storage space available, the fashionable JetFlash Classic drives are perfect for carrying all of your data, wherever you go.
SPECS: Compact and lightweight for supreme portability, simple and streamlined contours, hi-speed USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfer.

TRANSCEND STOREJET 25A3 500GB
SRP: £64.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech, Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: The StoreJet Classic Series external hard drive has a lustrous gloss finish, up to a full terabyte of storage capacity, and is available in both SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 versions.
SPECS: 5Gb/s USB 3.0 data transfer, 480Mb/s USB 2.0 data transfer, internal anti-shock protection system, quick reconnect button, re-enable safely removed USB hard drive without unplug and reinsert.

KINGSTON 64GB USB 3.0 DATATRAVELER G3
SRP: £39.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro, Simms
THEY SAY: Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 features USB 3.0 technology, which enables incredible data transfer speeds of up to 150MB/s read and 70MB/s write. Now you can transport high- resolution photos, HD videos, music and more with incredible speed and ease.
SPECS: USB 3.0 performance, speeds up to 150MB/s read, 70MB/s write, stylish and capless design.

VERBATIM 500GB GT PORTABLE HARD DRIVE
SRP: £59.99
DISTRIBUTOR: CMS Distribution
THEY SAY: The sleek hard drive features the famous white racing stripes that have adorned the livery of legendary racing cars at circuits across the world and offers computer users a distinctive data storage companion. The rear of the hard drive also features a pair of red status indication lights resembling brake lights on a sports car.
SPECS: Sports car design, USB 3.0 connectivity, up to 1TB storage capacity, green button energy saving, USB Rec Play technology to allow live recording of TV.

TRANSCEND WI-FI 32GB FLASH CARD
SRP: £69.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution, Westcoast
THEY SAY: Transcend’s Wi-Fi SD card instantly adds wireless capability to your digital camera, letting you stream photos and videos to portable devices without the hassle of using cables, card readers or a computer.
SPECS: Wirelessly stream different content to three devices simultaneously, use your tablet/smartphone/notebook to review photos in real time, upload photos directly to social networks.

TRANSCEND JETFLASH 730 64GB FLASH DRIVE
SRP: £33.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: The JetFlash 730 supports USB 3.0 standard, making it much easier to get access to your rich digital content. With a combination of speed and beauty, the JetFlash 730 is a perfect entry- level USB 3.0 peripheral for those who demand stylish aesthetics with leading technology.
SPECS: USB 3.0, plug and play installation, USB powered, LED usage status indicator.

ADATA DASHDRIVE DURABLE HD710 ITB HDD
SRP: £94.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: The DashDrive Durable HD710 external hard drive has arrived, providing mobile, rapid, and dependable data access in a rugged and sporty package. The housing of the HD710 is comprised of a unique silicone material, and the drive incorporates military-grade shockproof and waterproof construction with an ultra-fast USB 3.0 interface.
SPECS: 1TB storage space, USB 3.0, military-grade protection against shocks and water, compatible with both Windows and Mac OSX.

SANDISK CRUZER POP TIRBAL 8GB FLASH DRIVE
SRP: £7.78
DISTRIBUTOR: CMS Distribution
THEY SAY: With its ultra-thin profile and fun graphics, the SanDisk Cruzer Pop USB flash drive offers an easy, fashionable way to carry your personal data. This USB flash drive opens with a ‘pop’ to reveal the hidden USB connector.
SPECS: Slim profile, stylish design with hidden USB connector, up to 32GB storage capacity, SanDisk Secure Access software, 2GB of cloud storage offered by YuuWaa.

CONTACTS
Centresoft: 0121 625 3399
CMS Distribution: 01423 704 700
Entatech: 0333 101 1000
Gem Distribution: 01279 822822
Ingram Micro: 0871 973 3000
Simms: 01622 852 800
VIP Computers: 0871 622 7500
Westcoast: 0118 912 6000

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