Power Saving Modes in External Hard Drive
Productive Product: Kanguru Solutions announced the Eco Drive, an external hard drive with three power-saving modes. Its software automatically gauges drive usage to reduce power consumption and extends the life of the drive itself. In idle mode, the Eco Drive operates at 80 percent of normal consumption after 3 seconds of inactivity; in standby mode it operates at 10 to 20 percent after 3 minutes of inactivity; and in power-down mode it operates at 5 to 10 percent after five minutes of inactivity. Its software is available for Windows systems only; Macintosh users still get the modes but they aren't configurable. The USB 2.0 drive is also RoHS compliant. In related news, check out this Western Digital announcement.