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[re] drive: The Eco-Geek-Chic Portable Hard Drive

Going geeky-green doesn't only mean conserving energy or using solar-powered gadgets, it can also include purchasing devices that are made from renewable and recyclable materials, like this [re] drive, which was designed for Fabrik by Stuart Karten Design, a Los Angeles based industrial design firm. I got the chance to check out this plug n' play 500 GB external hard drive, and it's completely eco-friendly; from the 100 percent recyclable bamboo panels, aluminum case and box it comes in, right down to the low-power design that performs quietly and reliably.

This drive is not only eco on the outside, but it includes auto sensing power (that will turn on or off with your computer) and an energy star power adapter that keeps grid demands to a minimum, and its unique exterior ridges act to keep the drive cool without the use of a fan. The [re] drive is both Mac and PC compatible and costs $130.


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khayraB khayraB 8 years
I'm in love <3
eh3165 eh3165 8 years
Hi all. Thanks for covering the drive, and for all the comments. We're pretty excited about the [re]drive too. As far as reliability, we only incorporate high quality drives from the top hard drive manufacturers. The aluminum sides also act as a heat sink, keeping the drive cool -- heat kills drives! For added data protection, the [re]drive comes with two levels of backup protection - local and online backup. You can backup your computer data to the drive, or use our online backup service (2GB FREE) for added protection in case of fire, theft or other natural disaster. Both are simple and easy to use. Enjoy! Erin/SimpleTech
Susanna Susanna 8 years
I love that it's eco-friendly, and the design is quite pleasing. But how reliable is it? If I'm buying a backup drive, I want to be sure that it's not going to konk out on me after a couple of months.
minxa25 minxa25 8 years
I Really like this external.It nice design, eco friendly material and good price. Neat, pretty impressed!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
That's pretty neato! If I didn't already have an external hd, I'd snatch one of those up.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I was ready to see that it was priced $100 more than the equivalent non green external drive. I am truly impressed. Nice features at a nice price :-) yay!
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