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The Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus ($139.99 list) is an innovative break from the mundane world of portable external hard drives. It's primarily a multimedia power-users' backup and organizational tool, one that lets you collect and back up all those photos taken on a succession of digital cameras, as well as videos you've taken with camcorders, digicams, and Flip video. It takes a little effort to set up, but if you're a gifted novice or power user, the LifeStudio Mobile Plus can help you keep track of and protect your digital life. The LifeStudio Mobile Plus consists of three main components: a portable 500GB drive, 4GB upgradeable USB stick, and the dock that holds the drives together and connects the whole shebang to your PC or Mac. The 500GB drive slots into the top of the dock, and the USB key magnetically clips to the front of the dock. All three pieces are color coordinated (blue, graphite, and black, in the case of our review unit), and both the hard drive and USB key have built-in access lights. The whole package is pretty compact when assembled, taking up little desk space.
If you have a lot of photos and often have a hard time finding a particular image among them, then the LifeStudio external hard drive is probably right for you. The device is bundled with Hitachi's LifeStudio application that automatically finds digital content, including music, photos, videos, and documents, and organizes and displays them in a visually clear, chronological order. The LifeStudio Mobile Plus is the portable version of the LifeStudio family and comes with a USB key, which is a 4GB thumb drive designed to store mobile data. At the street price of around $130 (the 500GB version) or $100 (the 320GB version), the LifeStudio Mobile Plus is a good deal with the features it offers. On the downside, however, the LifeStudio supports only USB 2.0, making it rather out of date considering USB 3.0-based external hard drives are getting more and more popular. Its included software also doesn't support network storage or allow for much customization. The LifeStudio Mobile Plus has an interesting design; it comes in three parts: the external drive itself, a docking station, and a USB key. They key is attached to the docking station with a magnet and can be removed easily.
|HGST LifeStudio Mobile Plus 320GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive w/ 4 GB USB Key, Platinum (0S02728)||$108.99||See it|
|HGST LifeStudio Mobile Plus 500GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive w/ 4 GB USB Key, Graphite (0S02723)||$179.95||See it|