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Pro Softnet Ships 320GB IDrive Pocket-Size Portable for Mac

There isn't a lot of Mac-related storage news, so when there is something, we at Storage Station are only too happy to report it.

Online backup provider Pro Softnet recently released a pocket-size 2.5-inch portable external drive specifically for Macintosh computers. This one's very similar to PC portable drives made by Iomega, Seagate and others.

The IDrive Portable is a 320GB external drive that can be plugged directly into a Mac, and it works right out of the box. It comes preloaded with IDrive Portable backup software and can be used with Windows 2K and above, Mac OS, and Apple's Time Machine.

IDrive Portable automatically selects and backs up the Mac's most commonly used folders. It features options to customize and provides multiple-Mac backup and search for backed-up files.

The unit also comes with Smart Sync, which brings the data on an IDrive Portable in sync with the files on a Mac; mounted drive options; and an intuitive interface to select files and folders for backup.

IDrive online Backup for Mac also offers 2GB free online backup with several advanced features that include scheduling and quick incremental online backups.

IDrive Portable for Mac is priced at $70. IDrive Portable for Mac software is a free download and can be used from any portable drive.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor-in-Chief of eWEEK and responsible for all the publication's coverage. In his 13 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he has distinguished himself in reporting...