WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5 TB and first-to-market 6 TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives that address the medium to large business NAS market. Compatibility-tested with top NAS system manufacturers and optimized for power and performance, WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1 TB to 6 TB capacities; and the new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2 TB to 4 TB capacities.
"With the expansion and evolution of the WD Red family, WD once again is providing its loyal customers with increased capacity up to 6 TB; improved bay count support with up to 8 bays; increased product breadth with WD Red Pro; and more features with the latest generation of NASware technology," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, WD Storage Technology. "WD continues to listen to its customers and bring exciting innovation to the category they helped to create."
Corsair announced the availability of the Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drive that was announced at Computex in June. Available in 256GB and 128GB capacities, the Flash Voyager GTX is the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced, offering blisteringly fast peak transfer speeds of up to 450MB/sec read and 350MB/sec write, vastly reducing waiting time when accessing or transferring files on the go.
The Flash Voyager GTX boasts the inner technologies of an SSD that will keep the drive operating at peak performance for years to come. USB Attached SCSI and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring ensure blazing fast, error-free transfers of large video music and photo collections, while TRIM support curbs degradation so the Flash Voyager GTX retains its performance, even after extended heavy use. Compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, the Flash Voyager GTX works on Microsoft® Windows®, Mac OS® X, and Linux® with no additional software required.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, launches the new collection of mini-sized USB flash drives- USB 2.0 Touch T07 and USB 3.0 Jewel J07. Designed with bright colors and extremely compact exterior, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are definitely out of the ordinary to deliver colorful and delightful user experiences. Just the right colors that fit everyone, it feels great to have Touch T07 and Jewel J07 with you wherever you go and whenever you want to store your precious memories.
SP Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are more than common USB flash drives but fashion items that let you to exude your real charm and to perfectly express your true personality with the four engaging colors – rosy pink, baby blue, aqua green and dark grey. Touch T07 and Jewel J07 bring so much fun to tech life that leads users to get colorful in spirit as well as in style. Inspired by rounded and smooth finish of cobblestones, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are beautifully crafted with soft shape that not only conveys the sweet style but also offers a more pleasant touch for daily use. Featuring considerably mini size and light weight, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 appear to be the smallest rubber USB flash drive in the market. Furthermore, the distinctive lid-holder deign with delicate SP logo strap enables a convenient way to store the cap and also allows the drives to be easily attached to personal belongings. In order to avoid data loss and corruption, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 apply the use of Micro COB (Chip On Board) technology and durable rubberized material that can promise complete protections against water, dust and vibration.
Synology today introduced DiskStation DS415play, a four-bay NAS server designed for home users to centralize their high-quality videos, photos, and music in one place and featuring Full HD video transcoding.
“With four drive bays, the DS415play is built on the popularity of its little brother, DS214play, with up to 24TB of large storage space to make it even more appealing to media fanatics,” added Michael Wang, product manager at Synology Inc.
Powered by the hardware accelerated transcoding engine, Synology DS415play features 1080p Full HD video transcoding on the fly, allowing users to convert their media files to supported formats and stream them effortlessly. Users can enjoy their media collection in original HD quality via Apple TV, DLNA devices, mobile devices, and computers.
Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of WD's new personal cloud solution, the My Cloud Mirror. Like the original My Cloud, this easy to use NAS device is designed with consumers in mind. The Mirror provides secure file sharing and flexible backup options for both Macs and PCs and can be accessed from anywhere using WD's desktop and mobile apps. Instead of a single hard drive though, the Mirror is equipped with two and is configured for RAID 1 (mirrored) mode by default, giving you double the data protection. The NAS also provides integrated file, FTP, backup and P2P download servers and can be further customized using third party apps like Joomla, WordPress, IceCast and more.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of QGenie, a pocket-sized 7-in-1 mobile NAS for file storage, power bank, Internet sharing, and more. With its compact design, QGenie fits perfectly in the pocket yet provides powerful functions to meet users’ day-to-day mobile needs.
QGenie offers a great mobile NAS solution to wirelessly and flexibly extend the storage space of mobile devices. Users can optimize their storage space by transferring files to QGenie when they need to make room for more photos, music, and apps. Users can enjoy the utmost convenience by using the myQNAPcloud service, Qsync, and Qfile mobile app, to create a personal cloud to save, access, sync, and share all the files stored on QGenie on the go.
“QGenie allows connections from up to 20 users, enables simultaneous file access by up to 8 users, and is perfect for sharing multimedia when traveling in a vehicle and large files in various occasions such as social gatherings, class seminars, and business meetings without the need of sending emails or exchanging USB drives,” said Hanz Sung, product manager of QNAP.
QGenie also allows users to back up and retrieve their phonebooks from Android™ and iOS® devices by using Qfile mobile app, protecting their important data from loss. It is also perfect for saving users from manually entering all the names and numbers of their contacts into new phones.
Imation Corp., a global data storage and information security company, today announced the availability of IronKey Workspace W700, the first Microsoft-certified Windows To Go devices to be FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified. Achievement of this certification required rigorous testing, which was then reviewed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification is a requirement for civilian and military U.S. federal agencies, as well as a benchmark for security and reliability for enterprises looking for the highest level of security. Government and enterprise organizations looking to adopt a mobile device strategy with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation now have a Windows To Go option.
Windows To Go is an enterprise feature of Windows 8.1 that lets people be productive from almost any location they choose to work by inserting the Windows To Go USB drive into any compatible PC of their choice. An organization’s corporate image, operating system, applications and data are all contained on the Microsoft-certified IronKey Workspace USB drive. The host PC boots completely off the Windows To Go drive using local resources such as monitors, CPUs and network connections. The Windows To Go drive can be centrally managed and offers remote wipe features to protect against loss and theft. The Windows To Go solution is ideal for mobile workers, teleworkers and contractors, fueling secure “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) strategies that allow employees to use their home PCs for work.
“Enterprise users are experiencing new possibilities in mobile productivity with Windows To Go, and they're implementing the technology in many exciting ways,” said Stella Chernyak, senior director, Windows Commercial Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “It’s great to see Imation offering a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified device, like the IronKey Workspace W700, that can help government agencies and other highly regulated industries take advantage of Windows To Go.”