Sanho introduces 2nd Generation of iPad compatible Hard Drives
While the internal memory in the iPad is enough for most people, others require more than the standard 16-64GB. Unfortunately, customers looking for more size were out of luck, since the iPad is only able to recognize external HDDs that are 32GB or smaller. That’s where Sanho’s HyperDrive came into play; offering the ability to turn individual file folders into virtual 32GB drives that can be recognized by the iPad.
However, the first generation of HyperDrives featured a hefty starting price of $249 and up depending on the size. Thankfully, Sanho has announced new models with a wider range of options and prices. The new HyperDrives will forego the color display, CF, and SD card slots in favor of two mini-USB ports and a power socket. The HyperDrive also has a built-in battery that will allow for up to 40GB of data transfer per charge. As usual, the connection will be via the iPad’s Camera Connection Kit.
The drives will be available for purchase as a case only ($99), 320GB ($199), 500GB ($249), 640GB ($299), 750GB ($349),and 1TB ($399). Shipping is scheduled for March; however, customers can pre-order their drives already.