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Toshiba Expands Internal Desktop Hard Drive Offerings To Include 4TB And 5TB Models

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toshiba logoToshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced 4TB and 5TB capacities of the Toshiba Desktop 3.5” 7200 RPM Internal Serial ATA 3.0 Hard Drive, a device that provides a convenient and reliable way to upgrade your desktop computer. With this product, Toshiba combines its proven and reliable hard drive technology with a Serial ATA interface to provide increased performance, capacity and compatibility.

“Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing hard drives for more than 20 years,” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division. “The time is right to upgrade our offerings not only to meet, but to get ahead of consumers’ expectations by expanding our offering of our internal 3.5” hard drives to 4TB and 5TB sizes.”

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WD Purple Surveillance-Class Hard Drive Now Shipping In 6TB Capacity

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wd purple hddWD, a Western Digital company and storage industry leader, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Purple line of 3.5-inch hard drives for video surveillance applications, with the release of the 6 TB capacity. Video surveillance is a highly data-rich application within the “Internet of Things (IoT)” ecosystem. WD Purple hard drives excel in new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. Available today, WD Purple hard drives are being offered in capacities from 1 TB up to 6 TB.

“Video surveillance has long been a pioneering Internet-of-Things application. Driven by machine-to-machine interaction between high-resolution, high-bit-rate video cameras and high-capacity surveillance video recorders, IoT applications bring access and big data analytics to improve user’s security,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s Storage Technology group. “WD Purple 6 TB drives enable innovation in this fast growing market”.

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ADATA Launches HC500 External Hard Drive For TV And PC

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Choice HC500 2.5” Hard Drive with TV recording support features. The HC500 external storage hard drive attaches to your smart television or PC via a super-fast USB 3.0 cable, and sports a sandblasted titanium or gold casing. Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, the Choice HC500 Hard Drive comes with smart backup software that allows you back up data, and then set up your very own personal data cloud using a PC or smartphone!

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Flawlessly crafted in either titanium or gold matte, the HC500 Hard Drive offers both the easy connectivity of directly attached personal data and TV media storage. For those who require direct connectivity, simply plug the hard drive into your PC or smart TV. Store and manage any kind of personal media via super-fast USB 3.0 on your PC, and then connect the HC500 to your smart TV to enjoy full-featured video capabilities such as playback, rewind and fast-forward. Too busy to enjoy your favorite TV programs? Just leave your Choice HC500 Hard Drive plugged into your television and record hours of movies and programs to enjoy later!

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Drobo Launches World’s Highest Capacity Portable Storage Array

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Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the immediate availability of its new Drobo Mini 8TB bundle that provides customers with a massive amount of storage space in a small, rugged form factor.

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The Drobo Mini 8TB bundle features four hot-swappable 2.5” drive bays pre-loaded with four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB drives. Like all Drobo products, the Drobo Mini 8TB bundle is built on the award-winning BeyondRAID Technology to ensure that data is not lost in the event of one or two simultaneous drive failures. If a drive does fail, the Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to all data. New drives can be added or swapped on-the-fly with zero downtime.

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Seagate Delivers New Surveillance Hard Disk Drive Featuring Recovery Services

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Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today took the wraps off the industry’s first dedicated surveillance hard disk drive (HDD) featuring Seagate Rescue services—the Seagate Surveillance HDD. Engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications, the Surveillance HDD is a world-class drive that employs data recovery services designed to restore data from malice or accidental failure, keeping systems in the field longer and reducing post deployment expenses.

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“Over 413 petabytes of data are produced in just one day by video surveillance cameras installed worldwide in 20131—that’s 150,000 petabytes of data every year, most of which are stored on high-capacity surveillance systems for archive or video analytics purposes,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “That data is invaluable to the user to either meet industry regulations or leverage for content analysis or security— so when data loss occurs it’s an expense to the customer. Seagate’s Surveillance HDD with Rescue services addresses this issue head on and alleviates these concerns.”

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G-Technology Announces 8-Bay G-SPEED Studio XL Thunderbolt 2 Storage Solution

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g-technology_g-speed_studio_xl.pngG-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and  creative professionals, today announced the first extension of its Studio line, the G-SPEED Studio XL. Expanding on the two–bay G-RAID Studio and four-bay G-SPEED Studio Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions, which launched earlier this year, the G-SPEED Studio XL holds up to eight removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM hard drives, offering colossal capacity and performance of up to 1,350 megabytes per second (MB/sec) performance for the most demanding digital content creation applications.

“We understand that today’s creative professionals are constantly on the go and need to turn around quality work on ever-shortening timelines,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. “Boasting lightning-fast speeds, our eight-bay G-SPEED Studio XL has been built to help better manage their  demanding projects, representing our continued efforts to further support content creators’ workflow and data management needs.”

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Seagate Ships 10 Millionth Solid-State Hybrid Drive

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Seagate Technology plc, a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has shipped its 10 millionth solid-state hybrid hard drive (SSHD). Seagate pioneered the world’s first SSHD and has experienced rising demand over the last two years for these solutions that offer the speed of SSDs combined with the industry’s highest storage capacities.

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SSHDs typically deliver three to four times the performance of traditional hard drives in typical PC workloads, which has been a key factor driving adoption with the leading PC vendors, worldwide. Combining its expertise in both flash and hard disk drive technologies, Seagate’s SSHDs deliver a powerful mix of performance and capacity that is optimized to handle the most demanding requirements of both today’s IT organizations and consumers alike. Today, the demand for systems integrating SSHDs is being fuelled by the explosive data growth from mobile applications, cloud infrastructures, social media, business applications and a wide variety of consumer markets.

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LaCie Announces All-New d2 Thunderbolt 2 Desktop Drive

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Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced the latest evolution of its popular d2 desktop storage line. Trusted by creative professionals for a decade, the latest LaCie d2 features a new all–aluminum unibody enclosure, dual Thunderbolt 2, and USB 3.0. Plus, as an industry first, LaCie designed the d2 Thunderbolt 2 to be upgradable to the fastest SSD on the market, which boosts speeds up to 1150 MB/s. Bringing together exceptional speeds and smart industrial design, the new LaCie d2 builds on its reputation for high performance and reliability.

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The new LaCie d2 combines the latest interfaces and a Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disk, resulting in speeds of up to 220 MB/s. This speed makes it possible to significantly reduce backup and transfer times as well as store and browse a massive RAW Adobe Lightroom library with zero lag. High performance plus industry–best capacity makes the LaCie d2 an ideal solution for storing large files and archiving projects. The dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let the user daisy chain up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on a computer. Plus, since Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 are backward compatible, the user always gets the best speeds that their computer allows.

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WD Introduces Cold-Data-Storage HDDs Optimized For The Modern Datacenter

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wd_ae_datacenter_archive_hdd.pngWD, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage deployed for modern datacenters, today announced its innovative WD Ae line of hard drives designed for the unique operating characteristics of the emerging archive tier within web-scale datacenters. Built on a platform to achieve optimal total cost of ownership (TCO), WD Ae hard drives utilize the lowest possible power consumption and a Progressive Capacity model to enable a new tier of storage for large-scale cloud infrastructures.

"Modern datacenter customers came to us with a need for an HDD solution designed specifically for ever-expanding cold-data repositories," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, storage technology, WD. "Now in our third generation with over 700 petabytes deployed, WD is bringing the WD Ae drive to the broader market, representing another vital component of WD's capacity storage portfolio, which delivers features and product attributes optimized for the rapidly evolving storage market."

The expanding scale of data creation and the corresponding need to retain, preserve and extract value from that data creates a new and unique challenge for large-scale datacenter entities.  Reliable, long-term data management for massive-scale data storage is becoming ever more critical.  The conventional tools and technologies for cost-effective storage are not effective in massive-scale datacenters, so entirely new approaches to storage architectures and associated component technology are emerging.

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Western Digital Unveils Wi-Fi Enabled My Passport Wireless Portable Hard Drive

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WD, a Western Digital company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today unveiled My Passport Wireless, an easy to use Wi-Fi enabled storage drive that allows consumers to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet, computer or other device. For the frequent business traveler to the family on a road trip or creative professional working in the field, the My Passport Wireless drive is a simple way to connect all computing and mobile devices to content without any wires or Internet connection. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

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“As we celebrate its 10th anniversary, the success of WD’s My Passport line of portable hard drives is unprecedented,” explains Jim Welsh, executive vice president, WD Content Solutions Business and worldwide sales. “Our new My Passport Wireless drive continues the evolution, resolving a common problem for today’s mobile consumer; too many devices with limited storage and no way to offload their content and free up space on-the-go. Now, consumers will have one drive to easily store content from all their devices and enjoy that content anywhere they go.”

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