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LaCie Unveils Mirror Portable Hard Drive

Today, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc unveiled the LaCie Mirror portable hard drive wholly encased in scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. This unique device is at once both a functional 1TB hard drive and a striking piece of decor. The LaCie Mirror hard drive will adorn any desktop as it sits in its base made of a single piece of ebony wood from Makassar. This new signature piece for LaCie has been designed in collaboration with the acclaimed French designer, Pauline Deltour.

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"You have to look twice to discover the LaCie Mirror's true ambition," said Deltour. "Covered by mirrored glass, it's first an elegant and functional object, and only on second glance is it revealed to be a slim high–performance hard drive."

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LaCie Announces Rugged RAID Hard Drive

Today, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc, announced Rugged RAID, the latest product to join its line of iconic Rugged mobile hard drives. LaCie Rugged RAID features twice the speed and capacity of a standard mobile hard drive — all with the same Rugged portability and durability that enthusiasts have come to expect. It is also the only product in its class to feature hardware RAID 0 and 1, which lets professionals optimize the product for speed or data security according to their workflow — and use it on any Mac® or PC.

lacie rugged raid

When on a deadline, every second counts. The LaCie Rugged features Thunderbolt™ and USB 3.0 along with two internal hard drives that are preconfigured in hardware RAID 0 for sustained performance of up to 240 MB/s. With this speed, users can transfer 64 GB of content in less than five minutes, and even start to edit photos in the field with Adobe® Lightroom®. This time savings is key for field–based professionals who collect and move tons of data onto external storage.

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Happy Holidays

On behalf of the staff here at CDRLabs, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Drive safe, eat well and hopefully you'll get that tablet, video game console or HDTV you asked Santa for.

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Angelbird Extends SSD wrk Series With 1TB Models

Angelbird, Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer, is now offering the SSD wrk and SSD wrk for Mac with 1 terabyte of storage. The new drives combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in an ultra-slim aluminum chassis - making it the perfect choice to upgrade a Mac®, MacBook®, MacBook pro, PC or Notebook.

angelbird 1tb ssd wrk

Angelbird has made no compromises in quality for its new SSD wrk models, which boast an ultra-fast SATA 3.1 6Gb/s interface that is also fully downward compatible with legacy computers and operating systems. The SSD wrk uses the SMI 2246EN controller and the case is made of high-quality matt-black anodized aluminum and houses custom-packed multi-level-cell NANDs. The maximum read and write speeds are 564 and 456 megabytes per second. The new 1-terabyte versions reach 72.000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second). With a height of only 7 millimeters the SSD wrk 1 terabyte fits even into the slimmest notebook or desktop case.

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ASUSTOR Launches High Speed 50T And 51T Series NAS Devices

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its 50T and 51T series NAS devices consisting of four new comprehensive high performance NAS models. These new models include the AS5002T, AS5004T, AS5102T and AS5104T. The models come equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.41GHz dual-core processors and Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad-core processors respectively, along with 1GB and 2GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory which is expandable to a maximum of 8GB.

asustor 50t 51t nas

All new devices come with a wealth of powerful features including an automatic burst function that allows the CPU to increase its frequency for additional power when needed and a CPU floating-point unit for added computing power. Additionally, 50T and 51T series devices feature the quickest memory installation and expansion in the industry along with one-click installation for multimedia Apps, smart fans that automatically regulate the system temperature for stable operation and ASUSTOR’s exclusive automatic smart system sleep mode (S3) and instant wake.

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Silicon Power Unveils Ultima U31 And Blaze B31 Swivel USB Flash Drives

Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the brand-new swivel USB flash drives-USB 2.0 Ultima U31 and USB 3.0 Blaze B31. Embracing the concept of “form follows function” and the trendy look with streamlined contour, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 include various factors into designs to make themselves functionally and aesthetically perfect. With an eye to comfort-centered design with ergonomics, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 apply the special cambers to create a smoothly-shaped drive body for more comfortable touch. Furthermore, the 360° swivel-cap design is not only equipped with the four-way positioning technology but also upgraded with the advanced booster rotating patent which yields even more intuitive and effortless operation.

silicon power ultima u31 blaze b31

SP Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 scrutinize every aspect regarding user habits to create more compelling positive user experiences. Either in function or in exterior designs, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 optimize the application of ergonomics into every detail to make the drive more capable and practical. Getting rid of distinct edges, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 feature the streamlined profile that makes it just feel right in your hand with more comfortable and gentle touch. Also, the special curves and anti-slip treatment at the sides altogether offer the required support-force and an easier way to hold and plug. Geared to more efficient usage, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 not only utilize the 360-degree swivel cap with 4-way positioning system but also pioneer the new booster rotating patent, which incorporates the use of torsion spring to enable faster positioning capability. And the built-in metallic movement guarantees higher quality and better durability for long-term operation. Moreover, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 are designed with a LED indicator by which users can easily recognize the transferring status with just a simple glance.

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Toshiba Introduces Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive, an innovative device that blends the benefits of high-capacity external storage with the ultimate in wireless freedom. Users can connect to their Chromecast device (sold separately) to experience their personal digital content such as movies, music and photos – by downloading Toshiba’s Google Cast Ready app to cast entertainment from the Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive to an HDTV. The 1TB Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive is a fast and reliable all-in-one device that helps manage storage needs wirelessly.

toshiba canvio aerocast

“Storage needs are changing. By understanding the importance of mobility, we have taken storage to the next level. With integrated wireless capabilities, we empower our users to share and stream their personal digital content the way they want, wirelessly,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president, Branded Storage, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “The Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive fills a real need for consumers – they’re now able to enjoy the content that they own, wirelessly on the home television.”

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