Umazone UMA-ISO: an external drive with auto-mounting of images

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Japanese company Umazone provide housing for external drives Umazone UMA-ISO. Outwardly, he almost indistinguishable from their "brothers" do not have any features in addition to ordinary storage. However, he has a small display and touch-sensitive scroll wheel. They needed to implement a particular given model. Among all the available information on the disk Umazone UMA-ISO images can choose DVD or CD drive and mount them automatically when you connect to your computer. Thus solving the problem of the need for many separate boot disks and / or programs on their mounting on a computer.

Inside Umazone UMA-ISO has a slot in which to insert the hard drive 2.5-inch format, which serves as the carrier of information and images. Uses standard connectors for USB 2.0 and eSATA. Also, the device can be configured so that the priority is to not mount the images, and the function of portable hard drive (when you connect it will work like a normal HDD). Some disadvantage is the limited compatibility with the OS, it works only with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Dimensions Umazone UMA-ISO is almost no different from most external drives a similar format, although it is slightly longer. The cost model for the Japanese market is about 112 dollars, excluding the cost of storage media.