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ioSafe Solo: the world's first affordable high capacity disaster proof hard drive

Ya call that a hard disk? This is a real hard disk - it’ll withstand fires up to 1550 degrees Fahrenheit and can be submersed in salt water for three days and it’ll still protect its precious data. The ioSafe Solo offers disaster protection to a price range that everyone can afford with capacities from 500GB for US$150 through to 1.5TB for US$300 based on the introductory pricing and it’s an enormously compelling proposition if you have data that’s irreplaceable. It isn’t portable, with a weight of 15 pounds and dimensions of 5x7.1x11 inches but it’s just the ticket for that priceless customer database, or the family photo album.  Read More

Lenovo ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive

Losing your portable drive is a bad scenario, but if it happens to hold sensitive unprotected data, things can quickly get worse. Lenovo's solution is the ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive, a compact unit available in 160 or 320 GB versions that protects unauthorized data access by requiring users to type an access code into an in-built numeric keypad.  Read More

Seagate expands Savvio line

Billed as the world's fastest, greenest hard drive available for enterprise storage systems, Seagate's latest addition to its Savvio HDD line is 70% smaller, uses 70% less power and boasts a 115% improvement in system-level performance over comparable 3.5-inch, 15,000-rpm drives.  Read More

The 'fit anywhere' eMachine EL1200 Desktop Series PC.

Thankfully the days of the big, beige box seem to be well and truly behind us. Now PCs are available in all shapes and sizes with eMachines EL1200 Desktop series opting for the popular smaller end of the spectrum and at a budget price. With PCs making their way out of the study in recent years the compact eMachines EL1200 Desktop Series PCs are designed to fit neatly into main living areas such as kitchens, family rooms, family den, studio apartments, dorm rooms, smaller bedrooms and home offices.  Read More

Iomega eGo Helium portable hard drive

Iomega is looking to provide a partner in style for the MacBook Air with its latest portable hard drive release. The 320GB eGo Helium is a 0.63 inch (16 mm) thin, 7 ounce (200 gram) unit wrapped - naturally - in an anodized aluminum shell that includes drop protection for mishaps up to a height of 51 inches (1.3 meters) on to industrial carpeting.  Read More

Logicube SuperSonix 2nd Generation SATA Hard Drive Duplicator

August 28, 2008 Hard drive duplication technology specialist Logicube has launched the SuperSonix, the successor to its highly successful Sonix portable, hand-held hard disk drive duplicator. The SuperSonix is the fastest hand-held duplicator on the market, delivering cloning speeds approaching 6GB/min. It features a new color touch screen and an intuitive Wizard function to step novice users through key cloning processes. Built-in support for SATA and PATA hard drives, USB connectivity and support for Firewire 1394B is featured. eSATA and microSATA drive support is also available with optional cables.  Read More

Micron's new P200 and C200 Solid State Drives.

August 8, 2008 Solid State Drives (SSDs) have found a happy home in laptop computers in recent times due largely to their size, durability and low power consumption compared to traditional hard drives. Now, with SSD capacities increasing, Micron Technology believe SSDs can also find a new home in enterprise server systems where historically hard disk drives have reigned.  Read More

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July 29, 2008 Tech companies just love being able to lay claim to that “world’s smallest” title, and hard drive manufacturers are no different with Freecom boasting the “world’s smallest and lightest” portable 2.5-inch USB 2.0 external hard drive with the Mobile Drive XXS.  Read More

The 500GB Samsung Spinpoint M6

June 23, 2008 Two previously announced Hard Disk Drives (HDD) from Samsung have entered mass production. The 500GB capacity Spinpoint M6 HDD for laptops and the Spinpoint F1 RAID Class (F1R) 3.5” SATA hard drive that features 1TB capacity were on show at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last January and are joined by the new Spinpoint MP2 - a 250GB 2.5” hard drive operating at a 7200rpm rotation speed. While the Spinpoint M6 and MP2 are built for the booming laptop market, the Spinpoint F1 is designed for enterprise storage and surveillance applications.  Read More

Hitachi Travelstar 7K320 HDD

May 9, 2008 Hitachi has begun shipment of its fourth-generation 7,200 RPM mobile hard drive, the Travelstar 7K320. The new drive delivers 60 percent higher capacity than its predecessor, while improving application performance by 12 percent and power consumption by 22 percent. The 320GB Travelstar 7K320 features a SATA 3Gb/s interface and fast media transfer rates to provide faster file copying and document retrieval, better graphics and improved game performance. A best-in-class operating shock protection of 400Gs minimizes the effects of rough handling and vibration and with power utilization on par with Hitachi’s 5,400 RPM mobile drives, users can enjoy more “unplugged” notebook computing time.  Read More

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