HP has launched a new range of external hard drives. The SimpleSave series is aimed at users who need simple and automatic backup for photos, video, music and data, said HP.

The new SimpleSave hard drive family consists of two products: SimpleSave Portable, available in 320GB and 500GB capacities, and SimpleSave Desktop, available in 1TB and 2TB capacities. Both devices feature pre-installed backup software. SimpleSave software automatically finds and backs up the data on the PC, and after the first backup, automatically updates the backup with file changes whenever the computer is idle.

The SimpleSave hard drives are designed with heat-dissipating cases that stay cool and run quietly without a fan, claimed HP.  In addition, the 2.5-inch portable model is designed with a shock-resistant case to protect the drive from the bumps and jolts of everyday usage. It comes with support for most of the common file types for photo, music and documents including common AAC, BMP, DOC, GDF, GIF, JPG, MP3, MPEG, PPT, PDF, TAX, TIFF and XLS, said HP.