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.

Top Rated Comments

IJ Reilly Avatar
140 months ago
Somebody needed to reinvent Velcro?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
willcapellaro Avatar
140 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]
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DJLC Avatar
140 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mdelvecchio Avatar
140 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CelestialToys Avatar
140 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
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aolbites Avatar
140 months ago
mmm...doesn't that 5400 RPM just make you want to vomit?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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