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HGST: New Portable Hard Drive Lineup

HGST, a Western Digital Company, unveiled three new portable hard drives at CES. New from the San Jose, Calif.-based company is the G-Technology G-Drive mini, a compact, all-aluminum enclosure containing a 1-TB HGST Travelstar 7,200-rpm hard drive. The device offers both USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 connectivity, and it delivers up to 136 MB per second performance. It lists for $199.95.

Also new is the G-Technology G-RAID mini, which is similar to the G-Drive mini but comes with two 7,200-rpm drives that can be configured for RAID 0 for high-performance applications. It also supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of HDV, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 HQ with leading video editing applications and has a 2-TB capacity. It lists for $449.95.

Pictured is the Touro Mobile Pro, a portable external drive with a USB 3.0 interface, a 1-TB hard drive and a black textured enclosure. List price is $109.99, which includes 3 GB of free cloud storage.