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SimpleTech by Hitachi [re]drive R500U 500 GB Turbo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (Grey/Bamboo)

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  • Energy-efficient 500GB Turbo USB 2.0 external hard drive
  • Crafted from renewable bamboo and recycled aluminum; Energy Star AC Adapter
  • Turbo USB is up to 25 percent faster than USB 2.0
  • Includes award-winning Fabrik backup software
  • Measures 4.75 x 7.50 x 1.60-inches; 1 year warranty
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Introducing SimpleTech [re]drive, the energy-efficient, resource-conscious external hard drive made with renewable, naturally grown bamboo and recyclable aluminum, the most recycled metal on the planet. These durable materials come together to create a unique design that looks and stays cool, without noisy fans. Add to that a low-power hard drive and Energy Star power adapter, and youve got a storage and backup solution that keeps your grid demands to a minimum. With Turbo USB 2.0 on board (up to 25% faster than USB 2.0) and award-winning backup software included, [re]drive is also a speedy, reliable drive thats plug n play simple ¿ perfect for giving you more room to store and protect your precious files from lifes little disasters. [re]think storage with [re]drive.

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[re]think storage with [re]drive. SimpleTech's resource-conscious R500U 500GB Turbo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive takes to the next level with a host of energy-efficient and high-performance features. Featuring an elegant case made from naturally grown bamboo and recycled aluminum, the [re]drive offers a fast, reliable, and green way to save and transport your files, music, and photos.

The SimpleTech® [re]driveTM:
  • Is made of naturally grown bamboo and recycled aluminum.
  • Uses Turbo USB for speeds up to 25% faster than USB 2.0.
  • Fabrik Ultimate BackupTM for 2 GB of free secure online storage.
  • Is backed by a 1-year warranty.




The [re]drive case is made of naturally grown bamboo and recycled aluminum. View larger. View back.
Elegant Design
Side panels crafted from renewable, naturally grown bamboo and a durable case made of recycled aluminum come together in a unique, stylish design that helps keep the [re]drive cool without the use of a fan. This saves energy and ensures that the drive will be a quiet, unobtrusive addition to your work station.

Other energy-saving features include a low-power hard drive, an auto-sensing power feature that turns the drive on and off with your computer, and an Energy Star certified AC power adapter. And not to be outdone, the drive's packaging is even designed to reduce waste. All this to make the [re]drive a conscientious storage choice for anyone concerned about the environment.

Fast, Reliable Storage with Turbo USB 2.0
The [re]drive is a good choice for your storage needs; it's also a smart choice.

Featuring the Turbo USB 2.0 interface that moves data up to 25% faster than a USB 2.0 connection and 500 GB of storage, the [re]drive provides a speedy, reliable way to store and protect your data. (The Turbo USB 2.0 is compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.)

Measuring just 4.75 x 7.50 x 1.60 inches (HxWxD), the [re]drive can be easily integrated into your home office or workstation, and it's compact enough for travel. Since it can operate standing vertically or sitting horizontally, it's the ideal choice for tight work spaces.

Award-Winning Local and Online Backup Options
SimpleTech includes two backup options that will keep your mind at ease regarding important data. With the included Fabrik Local Backup software, you can set up automatic backups from your computer to your [re]drive.

For ultimate protection, the [re]drive offers the award-winning Fabrik Ultimate Backup solution, so you can upload your files to a secure, online server and protect your data from real-world mishaps. This provides near-real-time protection without bogging down your computer. (Although the [re]drive is both Mac and PC compatible, at this time the Fabrik Ultimate Backup solution is only available for Windows-based computers.)



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Fabrik's Ultimate Backup allows you to store up to 2 GB for free on one of its 448-bit encrypted servers, and for just a few dollars a month, you get unlimited capacity to securely store all of your important files and media collections offsite.

You simply set Fabrik Ultimate Backup once, and it automatically and regularly backs up your content behind the scenes. All backups -- to the external drive or online service -- are unobtrusive. Once your initial content has uploaded, the software will then perform incremental backups, so only the data that has been changed or modified in your files will be updated.

To keep your content private and confidential, all files are encrypted with 128-bit SSL encryption while in transit, with an option for a private encryption key. Fabrik's offsite 448-bit Blowfish encrypted servers are housed by a Fortune 500 company, ensuring protection, security, and peace of mind. So now, no matter what happens to your drive -- a curious toddler, a spilled drink, or natural disaster -- your irreplaceable photos, music, videos, and files are safe and secure both offsite and online.

The [re]drive comes with unlimited free technical support and is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
[re]drive Turbo USB 2.0 external hard drive, USB 2.0 cable, and Energy-Star AC adapter.


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