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.
"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."
The mBack can be purchased from the mLogic website at $100, $150, or $260 for 500GB, 1TB or 2TB, respectively.
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[adding /s after some took me too seriously]
For the education market? Awesome. Like to see a kid steal or break that external drive without someone noticing first.
... they were saying velcro is a much cheaper solution. Standard external HDD + velcro = cheaper mBack with more flexibility.
where are you getting velcro from? the two pieces screw onto each other thru the cable cut-out in the stand.
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.
Plus being as it's designed specifically for an iMac thunderbolt would have been more appropriate than USB3, as would SSD