mLogic Debuts mBack External Hard Drive That Attaches to iMac and Apple Displays

Tuesday September 3, 2013 4:09 PM PDT by Juli Clover
mLogic today debuted a new lineup of mBack Zero-Footprint external hard drives designed to work in conjunction with the iMac and Apple Cinema Displays. The mBack, which comes in white and aluminum to match the design of Apple’s products, mounts directly to an iMac or Apple Display stand.

The hard drive comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models, uses USB 3.0, and is bus-powered so an adapter is unnecessary. It also comes equipped with a built-in cable and is Mac-formatted so it is Time Machine ready out of the box.

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"mBack is the first external hard drive designed to mount directly to the stand of an iMac or Apple Display," said Roger Mabon, CEO of mLogic. "Now you can add up to 2TB of additional storage capacity to your system without cluttering up your workspace. The patent pending mBack is a simple and elegant zero-footprint storage solution that integrates seamlessly with late 2009 to current iMacs and Apple Displays."
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The mBack can be purchased from the mLogic website at $100, $150, or $260 for 500GB, 1TB or 2TB, respectively.

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16 months ago
Somebody needed to reinvent Velcro?
Rating: 15 Votes
16 months ago

it would be great if it would have thunderbolt and an SSD or just 2,5" empty space in it :)


A team of designers and engineers worked their fingers to the bone for you, and this is how you thank them?

[adding /s after some took me too seriously]
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
mmm...doesn't that 5400 RPM just make you want to vomit?
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
Or you could get the $30 iMac Backpack (shelf) that attaches to the back and get an SSD, or a 4 or 8TB drive, or any model and make hard drive you want, also providing the same level of hidden hard drive behind the monitor at a fraction of the cost. mLogic must be a MacRumors sponsor to have had this make the News Page
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
Nice idea, but it looks like it prevents you from using the hole as a cable tidy.
Plus being as it's designed specifically for an iMac thunderbolt would have been more appropriate than USB3, as would SSD
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

came in to post about velcro as well. looks like they're charging a nice premium for it.


Somebody needed to reinvent Velcro?


where are you getting velcro from? the two pieces screw onto each other thru the cable cut-out in the stand.

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Nice idea, but it looks like it prevents you from using the hole as a cable tidy.


how do you figure? as in the photos, your mac's cables still go thru the cut-out, but are angled downward behind the HD.

i guess if you dont want to angle your cables downward for some reason that could be a problem. but like all of life, there are tradeoffs. there is no solution that makes everyone happy.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
For personal use? Stupid. Buy a TwelveSouth BackPack or get a roll of velcro.

For the education market? Awesome. Like to see a kid steal or break that external drive without someone noticing first.



where are you getting velcro from? the two pieces screw onto each other thru the cable cut-out in the stand.

... they were saying velcro is a much cheaper solution. Standard external HDD + velcro = cheaper mBack with more flexibility.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
This looks a lot more convenient... BackPack (http://amzn.to/17qRpGz) by Twelve South.

Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
Over-engineered.

It's an A shape.. 2 plastic clips on the side that slide and 'lock' via gravity. Done.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
Hey Hello there Velcro works great :) and it is under a dollar ;)

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