None of those products are ball-like, or even round. Sphere 3D my arse (which is actually more true - curse you, Christmas!).
Forget Overland Storage – that company has merged with Sphere 3D, which added its software virtualisation technologies, like Glassware, to the Overland line of SnapServer, SnapScale, SnapSAN, NEO and RDX disk array, tape library and removable disk products. And now it has got itself an RDX QuikStor removable disk product –r …
I welcome this opportunity to relive my IT media processing experiences of the 90s by shoving big slabs of electronics encased in thick plastic into slightly larger slabs of electronics encased in thick plastic. Hopefully they will release the second edition of this product soon, which will replace the opaque gray casing with a vaguely translucent graphite or blue case, with appropriate LEDs. Then there will be the internal mount version, where the connector is placed at an angle inside your case accessible only to Hounds of Tinados, or possibly trigger your OS to write system files to the removable disk causing your computer to hang when the drive is removed.
Seriously though, if they've put any thought at all into this thing it has to turn out better than the multitude of high capacity diskslab systems of bygone eras.