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Transcend Announces StoreJet 25F Portable Hard Drive

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a global leader in the digital storage industry, proudly announces its new 2.5” portable hard drive, the elegant and sleek StoreJet™ 25F. Measuring only 113.8mm long by 80.9mm wide and just 15.9mm thick, the StoreJet 25F is designed for business travelers and people who prefer an elegant way to carry their data.

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Combining its huge storage capacity with designer gloss diamond pattern and lustrous metallic finish, the StoreJet 25F is truly a marriage of technology and style. Moreover, its useful anti-slip rubber feet provide a stable base for resting on a table or computer case. Despite its compact size, the StoreJet 25F has up to 500GB of storage space so users can easily transfer, store, and share important files and data.

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Primera Technology Announces FX400 Foil Imprinting System

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Primera Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty printers, today announced its new FX400 Foil Imprinting System.

FX400, an optional accessory to Primera's LX-Series Color Label Printers, works in-line to apply shiny gold and silver borders, fonts and other graphics to inkjet-printed labels. The effect is virtually identical to traditional metallic hot-stamp technology, adding brilliant, shiny highlights to labels. Since the process is 100% digital, there are no set-up charges. Virtually any design imaginable can be printed.

"Adding shiny gold and silver graphics to your labels dramatically increases your visibility on the retail shelf,” said Mark D. Strobel, Primera's vice president of sales and marketing. "Getting noticed almost always means more sales. This makes it easy to cost-justify adding an FX400 to your in-house label printing capabilities.”

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Transcend Releases 1.8-Inch Portable eSATA/USB Solid State Drive

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), the world’s leading manufacturer of memory products, proudly announces the release of its stylish new 1.8-inch portable solid state drive (SSD) – the SSD18M. Combining the speed and durability advantages solid-state technology with the versatility of eSATA and USB connection interfaces, Transcend’s SSD18M is an innovative new type of storage device that offers fashionable good looks and high-capacity mobile storage convenience.

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Unlike traditional hard disk drives, this handy device is made of reliable NAND flash memory that contains no moving parts, which not only eliminates the possibility of mechanical failure resulting from vibration and shock, but also provides substantial weight savings and reduced power consumption. With both eSATA and USB2.0 interface options, this portable SSD features the ultimate in connection flexibility, offering guaranteed speed along with multi-platform compatibility. Its new high-speed eSATA interface provides a maximum read speed of 90MB/s and write speeds of 50MB/s, while its USB2.0 interface assures maximum compatibility with all types of notebook and desktop PCs.

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CyberLink And S3 Graphics Join Forces to Deliver Cutting-Edge High-Definition Playback

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CyberLink announced today that CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is now optimized for S3 Graphics’ ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine. By leveraging the processing power of the Chrome 400/500 Series graphics processors, PowerDVD 8 is able to deliver high quality HD decoding for the latest video codecs, including H.264, VC-1, and MPEG2 for Blu-ray movies.

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected media lifestyle, announced today that CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is now optimized for S3 Graphics’ ChromotionHD™ 2.0 video engine—delivering robust playback of high-definition content on consumer and professional platforms. PowerDVD 8 support for the Chrome 400/500 Series graphics processors is now available on CyberLink’s online store.

The combination of CyberLink’s leading high-definition movie playback software and S3 Graphics’ ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine gives users picture-perfect quality and digital surround sound for the ultimate HD video playback experience. PowerDVD 8 leverages S3 Graphics ChromotionHD technology to deliver high quality HD decoding for the latest video codecs, including H.264, VC-1, and MPEG2 for Blu-ray™ movies.

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Plextor Launches New Range Of Wireless NAS Drives And Media Players

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Optical and hard disk solutions manufacturer Plextor announces a new range of wireless Networked Attached Storage (NAS) drives and media players. The company is responding to the ever-growing demand for wireless products from both professionals and consumers based on their need for more installation flexibility.

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Capitalising on the success of its previous range, Plextor has re-engineered its popular single NAS drives to give them wireless capability. These new drives present the perfect solution for more storage capacity by making it easier to store, share and back-up data over a network.

The wireless PX-WNAS500L (500GB) and PX-WNAS1000L (1TB) models are designed for competent small office business users.

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Toshiba In Talks To Buy Fujitsu’s Hard Disk Business

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While Fujitsu's talks with with Western Digital may have fallen through, Toshiba has stepped up to the plate with its own offer to buy the company's money-losing hard drive business. According to MarketWatch, Toshiba is  is in the final stages of talks and is expected to pay 30 to 40 billion yen ($333 to $444 million).

Japan's Toshiba Corp. is in the final stages of talks to buy Fujitsu's hard-disk drive business for 30 to 40 billion yen ($333 to $444 million), according to a media report Wednesday.

A deal would make Toshiba the world's biggest supplier of small hard drives ,the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Top executives at Toshiba and Fujitsu were expected to meet within a week, and if they reach an agreement, a deal could be announced by the end of this month.

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Blockbuster and Sonic Solutions Team for Internet Movie Delivery

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Blockbuster Inc., a global leader in entertainment, and Sonic Solutions, the leading technology and service provider for premium movie content, today announced an alliance to give consumers access to a vast library of premium digital entertainment across a wide assortment of home and mobile electronic devices. Under the multi-year, preferred-provider agreement, Blockbuster will supply the branded consumer interfaces and Sonic will power content delivery across PC and consumer electronic devices.

The two companies are collaborating with a host of consumer electronic (CE) manufacturers, including Sonic's existing CinemaNow providers, to expand the ecosystem of interoperable devices offering the Blockbuster service. These devices include PCs, portable media players, Blu-ray Disc players, personal video recorders (PVRs), set-top boxes, mobile phones and Web-connected television sets. Additionally, the two companies will make their digital libraries of mainstream content available under the Blockbuster brand resulting in one of the most expansive VOD (video on demand) and EST (electronic sell-through) offerings in the marketplace.

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OCZ Technology Introduces New Apex Series Solid State Drives

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OCZ Technology has officially announced its new Apex Series solid state drives (SSDs). These affordable midrange offerings feature an updated controller design, internal RAID 0 architecture, and 230MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write speeds.

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Apex SATA II 2.5” Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, the affordable midrange offering for enthusiasts, system builders, and mainstream computer users demanding the latest technology in this fast-developing sector of the storage market. This cost-efficient SSD offers a reliable upgrade from traditional hard disc storage while maintaining a price point that is truly within the reach of a wide range of consumers.

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ioSafe Unveils Disaster-Proof 1.5TB External Hard Drive

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ioSafe has announced the availability of its new disaster-proof external hard drive, the ioSafe Solo. Available in capacities up to 1.5TB, the Solo can withstand fire at temperatures up to 1,550 degrees Fahrenheit and remain submerged in water at depths up to 10 feet for 3 days.

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ioSafe Inc., the technology solution vendor in disaster-proof hardware technologies and devices, introduced the ioSafe Solo, the world's first 1.5TB external hard drive with integrated ioSafe disaster protection technologies. Optimized to be a low cost external hard drive backup solution and improve the risks associated with data loss, the ioSafe Solo was introduced last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The fireproof and waterproof device capabilities were tested and compared versus unprotected hard drives and gathered extensive glowing reviews from attendees. During the demonstration, the pros and cons of disaster proof external hard drives versus non-disaster protected hard drives such as the Seagate FreeAgent or Western Digital My Book were compared.

 

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Seagate Announces New Cheetah Enterprise-Class Hard Drive

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Seagate sent out a press release this morning, announcing two new additions to its Cheetah enterprise-class hard drive family. Built for 3.5-inch Tier 1 storage applications, the Cheetah 15K.7 and Cheetah NS.2 offer 600GB of storage and support for Seagate's PowerTrim technology, which dynamically optimizes power consumption at all levels of activity.

Seagate today announced two new members of its award-winning Cheetah® enterprise-class hard drive family: the Cheetah 15K.7 hard drive and the Cheetah NS.2 hard drive. Current economic challenges have put even more focus on reducing spending to ensure long-term business sustainability. For businesses that have an existing investment based on a standard 3.5-inch enterprise infrastructure, the new Cheetah drives bolster sustainability through easy drive/system integration, and provide improved levels of system performance, capacity, reliability, and lower power consumption.

In support of sustaining the environment, where reduce, reuse and recycle are keys to this best practice, Cheetah drives reduce power consumption, drive replacement costs, and costs per GB. Built for 3.5-inch Tier 1 storage applications, the Cheetah 15K.7 drive and the Cheetah NS.2 drive are the largest capacity mission-critical drives offered at 600GB, and have the highest reliability in the industry. The Cheetah 15K.7 drive delivers the highest performance of any 3.5-inch drive, while the Cheetah NS.2 drive takes power-savings to the furthest extreme by featuring the lowest power requirement of any 3.5-inch Tier 1 drive.

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