Among the numerous approaches to external hard drive technology, Hitachi reigns supreme with its latest LifeStudio set of external drives. While Hitachi is emphasizing that the LifeStudio software will clean up your digital mess, the best thing about this product is its detachable USB flash drive which gives users even more portability. The 4 gigabyte key uses a microSD card for its storage, which means a user could conceivably upgrade to more storage space by swapping out the SD card. All the better to carry around even more portable apps. But buyer be vigilant because the USB element doesn’t come with every LifeStudio external drive.
In wide world of tech experts, there is grousing. In terms of drive technology this may not be that different from other external drives. Plus there’s no support for USB 3.0 which is said to be ten times faster than earlier USB speed. But while some may quibble, others are fans. And fans don’t let fans get stuck behind a desktop. Fans of the detachable feature are slipping the USB device into their pockets and heading into the world unfettered – to infinity and more.