Hitachi SimpleTech [re]Drive Review

Introduction:

One category of devices known for being energy hogs and containing non-environmentally friendly materials are external hard drives. Though they offer great options for backing up one’s precious computer files, they generally fail when it comes to being a greener computer product.

Hitachi, a maker of many such external hard drives, has tried to address this issue with its lineup of SimpleTech [re]drives. These drives, which range in size from 500 GB to 2 TB, are made from eco-friendly ingredients, come in eco-friendly packaging and, most importantly, are said to be quite energy efficient.

SimpleTech redrive

image via Hitachi

How does the [re]drive work as one’s eco-friendly alternative to traditional external hard drives? Read on to find out.

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