Macworld by James Galbraith
For owners of iMacs and Apple displays, the mBack hard drive is perfectly suited for use for Time Machine backups.
The mBack by mLogic is an external hard drive that stays out of sight while providing the peace of mind that comes with a safely backed-up Mac. If you own a 2009 to current iMac or Apple display, you can the attach the mBack to the two-inch hole cut into the back of the stand.
A notch at the bottom of the mBack allows you to run the iMac or display’s power cable through the same hole, and a short USB 3.0 cable included in the box reaches from the drive to one of the USB ports on the rear of the iMac or display.
The mBack’s design is undeniably clever, but the installation process is just cumbersome enough that it makes more sense to think of this drive as a permanently-attached backup device rather than a portable hard drive.
The white and aluminum mBack comes in three capacities, all using 5400 rpm hard drives: a 500GB model costs $99, the 1TB version that we tested costs $149, and a 2TB mBack costs $259. read more...