IO Data HDPN-U500 Camcorder Hard Drive

I-O Data’s latest hard drive, the HDPN-U500/V won’t turn too many heads, unless of course you’ve got a compatible camcorder.   Lost? I would be too. You see, this 500GB USB 2.0 hard drive can attach directly to any JVC “Everio”, Sanyo “Zakuti”, or Sony “Handycam” and suck down whatever footage is stored on the camera’s drive, sans computer. Cool if you’ve maxed out your camcorder’s storage capacity, but we hardly think these things will be flying of the shelves for this reason alone. Fortunately, it also functions as a regular hard drive and will cost just $170.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."