Sony's first external HDDs work better with Sony products

By Emil · 8 replies
Jul 14, 2011
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  1. Sony has announced its first range of external hard disk drives (HDDs). The HD-PG5UB series offers 500GB of storage to safeguard your videos, photos, documents, digital music, and so on.…

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    And what rootkits come installed as standard?
  3. Oh good they even simplified my buying decision, seeing as I own all of zero sony products, I look forward to not buying this one as well.

    I wonder if it comes preloaded with backdoors and rootkits as standard, or if that's only available on the premium models.
  4. >And what rootkits come installed as standard?

    You can pick them up from the list of available options on the product's buy page, even sorted by severity.
  5. The Sony BMG CD copy protection scandal concerns the copy protection measures included by Sony BMG on Compact Discs in 2005. Time to let it go's was 6 years ago.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,023   +2,555

    Some people advertise themselves as the type, "who forgives, but doesn't forget". I am inclined to do neither, forgive or forget. In fact, that's my official policy.

    The Sony rootkit issue never affected me one bit. That said, it was such an outrage, I buy as little Sony product as I can because of it.

    Sony wants to play both sides of the game, they want to sell DVD recorders, they want to prosecute for using them. Not very sporting, wouldn't you say?

    As far as their computers go, Sony VIAOs allegedly had, (or have?), the most preloaded, vaporware, trial ware, and bloatware, in the pre-built computer industry.

    This, plus I never really use external HDDs, add up to a big, "I pass", on one of these new drives. I'm sure if they're shiny enough, they'll sell a lot of them. "Sony, the one and only", blah, blah, blah.....
  7. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Not to forget secure-rom for games, Sony's creation.
  8. Sony should be sued for secure-rom, a game rootkit.
  9. Will BUY this...I have plenty SONY products and this will surely works wonders for me. Nice!!!

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