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Flash memory specialist SanDisk has just unveiled its smallest USB Flash drive to date, the Cruzer Blade. About the size of a paper clip and weighing in at just 2.5 grams, the drives come in storage capacities starting from 2GB right up to a 4,000 MP3-capacity 16GB. Read More
Seagate has unveiled a new centralized wireless home storage and backup addition to its FreeAgent GoFlex hard drive solutions. The single-drive GoFlex Home storage system is said to benefit from easy setup and use, the ability to connect and wirelessly share USB printers or other devices, remote file access and a modular approach to higher capacity upgrades. Read More
Adventurous types in the digital age need storage that's as rugged and tough as they are. LaCie's says that its appropriately-named XtremKey rugged flash memory will provide the kind of industrial-strength protection that stands up to all sorts of punishment. Resistant to pressure, water, high drops, and extreme hot and cold the drive comes in capacity sizes up to 64GB. Read More
Hitachi-LG Data Storage has come up with a novel idea that combines physical storage with an optical drive. The HyDrive is capable of reading CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs but also has a solid state drive (SSD) slotted in. Initially coming in 32GB and 64GB versions, the company has plans to scale on up to 256GB by March of next year. Read More
As portable computing devices get thinner and thinner, component manufacturers appear to be in a perpetual state of one-upmanship. In the latest round, Hitachi has put its HDDs on a crash diet and announced a range of super slim drives available in storage sizes up to 320GB. With a z-height of just 7mm (0.275 inch), the Z-series family of Travelstar and CinemaStar drives also offer low power consumption and low noise. Read More
You may be forgiven for thinking that you are seeing double at the SanDisk booth at Computex... double the storage that is. The company has just announced that it has doubled the capacity of its SSD solutions and thrown in a performance upgrade for good measure, too. The two new flavors will come in various compact form factors with the G4 running up to 256GB and the P4 to 128GB. Read More
OCZ Technology Group, known for its high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory devices has released the Enyo Portable SSD that utilizes the next generation USB 3.0 interface. For consumers who want the flexibility of a portable drive with the robust durability and performance advantages of an SSD, coupled with super fast USB 3.0, this device ticks all the boxes. Read More
The GoFlex ecosystem, heralded by Seagate as the next step in the evolution of its FreeAgent external drives, not only features a selection of USB 2.0 storage options but also a host of different interchangeable plug and play cables and adapters to give users flexibility when upgrading drives to eSATA, USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 connectivity. Read More
IOCELL Networks claims its NetDISK external eSATA/USB 2.0/Ethernet combo hard drive is hack-proof because it’s embedded with revolutionary NDAS technology (Network Direct Attached Storage), which allows a direct connection to a network without the need for IP configuration, making it invisible to the outside world. Read More
Verbatim showed off a new family of secure storage products at the London Infosecurity Show this week which will bring an indelible smile to the face of every Corporate IT manager. The ‘Secure ‘n’ Go’ range includes premium AES 256bit (Advanced Encryption Standard) hardware-encrypted USB drives, SSD ExpressCards, Solid State Drives and DVDs. In addition to the hardware security encryption and integrated password protection on an SSD ExpressCard or USB drive, the user can control the device via the internet and lock, unlock or erase all data if the drive is lost or stolen. The new Verbatim Control System (VCS) also offers the ability to lock, unlock or erase the drives of any user remotely from corporate headquarters, and can also audit, trace and view logs of any corporate Flash drive usage. The ‘Secure ‘n’ Go’ family hits stores next month. Read More
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