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WD Launches Dual-Drive My Book Duo With Hardware-Level RAID And USB 3.0

wd_my_book_duo.pngWD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today introduced My Book Duo , the newest member of its award-winning line of desktop storage solutions for home and office. Utilizing two drives, hardware-level RAID and USB 3.0, My Book Duo delivers massive capacity and file transfer speeds not available on single-drive solutions. Available in 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB capacities, My Book Duo also comes with software that creates secure local, cloud and system-level backups for complete data protection.

"From creative pros and expert consumers to everyday content creators – people with large amounts of data will find My Book Duo the fast and reliable way to offload content from their computers, organize it in a single location and protect it with backups, passwords and encryption," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of content solutions and worldwide sales at WD. "My Book Duo offers super-fast transfer speeds, massive capacity and integrated WD Red drives to provide the ultimate desktop storage solution for all your digital libraries."

Performance

My Book Duo's dual-drive design offers superior performance with USB 3.0 connection to enable transfer speeds up to 290 MB/s. Optimized for small RAID environments, the integrated WD Red hard drives with true hardware RAID increase performance and reduce data bottlenecks. Preconfigured in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 0 for maximum performance and capacity, My Book Duo offers users the flexibility to take advantage of mirror mode (RAID 1) for ultimate data protection or use JBOD configuration to use the drives individually. In mirror mode (RAID 1) the drives continuously maintains a second copy of all digital files for real-time data backup. One drive is used to store the user's data while the second drive is used for a duplicate copy. In the unlikely event that one drive fails, all of the user's data is still available from the other drive.

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QNAP Launches High-Performance And Scalable Turbo NAS TS-ECx80U-RP Series

QNAP Systems, Inc. today officially launched four new business-class Turbo NAS models: TS-EC880U-RP, TS-EC1280U-RP, TS-EC1680U-RP, and TS-EC2480U-RP. Delivering high-performance, extreme scalability options and a wide array of applications to drive businesses, these models easily fulfill mission-critical storage needs of businesses, with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications.

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Equipped with a Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 ECC RAM and with 10GbE-readiness and SSD caching options (including up to two internal mSATA slots), these models are capable of providing up to 3,700 MB/s throughput and 410,000 IOPS to boost the workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization and data center deployment. With a scalable design, administrators can gradually expand their total storage to over 680TB raw capacity (depends on models) on demand by connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1600U-RP and REXP-1200U-RP). With this flexibility, businesses can be confident that these models will suit their storage requirements both now and in the future.

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Transcend Launches ESD400 Portable Solid State Drive

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today introduced the ESD400, its latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD). Featuring outstanding high capacities of up to 1 TB, incredible transfer speeds of up to 410 MB/s read and 380 MB/s write, and an extra durable and compact design, ESD400 SSDs are best suited for consumers demanding massive storage space and high-speed data transfer.

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Featuring vast storage capacities ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB, the ESD400 allows you to save your high-resolution multimedia files and applications, photos, documents and almost everything you need in it. The ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable SSD is equipped with a next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection interface that provides 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0.

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Silicon Power Launches Diamond D06 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today launches the new designed USB 3.0 portable hard drive—Diamond D06. Well-known for its infinite creativity, SP can always amaze users with distinctive and impressive product designs. This time, SP introduces Diamond D06 that takes on a whole new twist for ordinary storage devices with classic diamond-check pattern and extremely light-weighted design. Not just a drive, Diamond D06 is an expression and a statement of your impeccable taste for fashion. Along with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer interface and large capacities, Diamond D06 fulfills all the desires for beauty and superiority.

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Featuring classic diamond-check pattern, SP Diamond D06 is suffused with elegance and luxury. Out of the stereotype of ordinary storage device designs, Diamond D06 dramatically reduces the size and weight in 30%, which fully realizes the real portability and functionality for easy carrying and instant memory expansion. Furthermore, Diamond D06 is given a delicate treatment of matte surface that can not only show the classy gesture but also offers complete protections against fingerprints, dirt and scratches. Diamond D06 is especially designed with the intelligent LED indicator by which users can easily tell the transferring status with a simple glance.

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QNAP Launches the Rugged And Fanless IS-400 Pro Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the IS-400 Pro Turbo NAS – a robust all-in-one industrial, 2.5” SSD/hard drive compatible four-bay NAS designed for reliable operation. Reacting to the growing demand for networked storage in factories, warehouses, vehicles, shop floors and other non-office settings, QNAP’s new IS-400 Pro – built with a rock-solid fanless design – represents the ideal choice for organizations looking for a dependable NAS and surveillance solution with high performance, durability with persistent throughput.

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Non-office settings require a NAS designed to operate perfectly across varying temperatures, environments and conditions. “The IS-400 Pro is fanless and built with high-quality aluminum materials to maximize heat dissipation, ensuring reliable operations between -25°C and 50°C (-13°F to 120°F) when used with industrial-grade SSDs,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP.

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Synology Introduces RackStation RS3614xs
 12-bay NAS Server

Synology America Corp., is proud to announce the latest in its XS series, with the powerful and extensible RackStation RS3614xs.The new XS model runs off of Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager OS (DSM 5.0). The RS3614xs and DSM 5.0 provide enterprise storage features for small to medium sized businesses, at an affordable cost.

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Built-in redundancy to minimize business down time: The RS3614xs was designed to keep businesses in motion. It’s built with a mixture of passive and active cooling. Redundant replaceable fans speed up in the event of failure. The redundant power variant, the RS3614RPxs features dual hot-swappable power supplies to withstand failure of a power-circuit or power supply.

Four gigabit NICs comprise the default network configuration for LAG, Load Balancing, and Failover. Throughput can be enhanced with two PCIe Gen3 x8 expansion slots; making it possible to add dual 10Gb ethernet cards to support a total of 4x10GbE. Additionally, the DSM offers high availability, which helps to protect against downtime with active/passive server clustering.

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Transcend Launches MTS Series M.2 SSDs

transcend_mts_m.2_ssd.pngTranscend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its SATA III 6GB/s MTS series of M.2 SSDs. Featuring high capacities of up to 512GB, ultra compact dimensions, and a next generation SATA III 6GB/s interface, Transcend's MTS400/600/800 M.2 SSDs are best suited to address the strict size limitations and high performance needs of today's advanced portable devices.

Higher Capacities

The MTS series of M.2 SSDs includes three space-saving M.2 form factors (Type 2242, 2260 and 2280) for MTS400, MTS600 and MTS800 (42/60/80mmx22mmx3.5mm). The series is designed to meet future market demands of ultra-thin and light mobile devices that require an SSD, including Ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, portable gaming systems, and smartphones. As the needs for memory space have increased, the MTS series features outstanding storage capacity: MTS400 offering up to 256GB and MTS600/800 offering up to 512GB. The series boasts the latest SATA III 6GB/s specification, a powerful Transcend TS6500 controller, a DDR3 DRAM cache, and is comprised of high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips. With exceptional transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 310MB/s write, the MTS series of M.2 SSDs can easily handle everyday computing tasks as well as demanding multimedia applications.

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