SimpleTech has updated its line of Pro Drive and Duo Pro Drive external hard drives. Along with highter capacities, the new drives offer a quad interface (eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0) and a reinforced design for added reliability and durability.

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If you're part of the digital media generation, a power user or even a small business owner, there's no doubt that your computer is quickly filling up with tons of video clips, songs, digital photographs and documents. To help relieve you of this data overload, SimpleTech (, a Fabrik company, today announced two affordable ways to easily add more storage capacity and backup power to your home or office computers - the 1.5TB SimpleTech® Pro Drive™ and the first 3TB two-drive RAID 0/1 solution, the SimpleTech Duo Pro Drive™. Each solution now ships with a reinforced design for added reliability and durability, higher capacities so you have room to grow, and a quad interface (eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0) that future-proofs your investment, so you'll be prepared to connect to whatever system, device or peripheral - in the future as well as today.

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Toshiba sent out a press release this morning, announcing its new line of high-performance 1.8-inch hard drives. Available in 120GB, 160GB and 250GB capacities, these new drives feature a 15msec seek time, 5,400 RPM rotation speed and a SATA 3.0Gb/s interface.

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Toshiba Corporation, the industry pioneer in small form factor hard disk drives (HDDs), today announced expansion of its market-leading 1.8-inch lineup with three new high-capacity, high-performance Serial ATA HDDs for mobile PC applications, including the industry's first 250GB1) 1.8-inch HDD.

Toshiba's third-generation 5,400 RPM SATA 1.8 HDD family also features 120GB and 160GB capacities, along with the throughput power of the SATA 3.0Gb/s interface. In addition, the new series includes Toshiba's state-of-the-art free fall sensor option, which enhances protection from external shock and vibration events by responding to drops as low as five inches in height.

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Along with its new 8x Blu-ray Disc writers, Buffalo Technology unveiled its latest portable hard drive, the MiniStation Shinobi. While measuring a mere 5mm thick, this super-slim drive offers up to 60GB of storage and features a self-contained cable management system. The MiniStation Shinobi also utilizes Buffalo's TurboUSB technology which promises to improve data transfer rates by up to 20%.

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Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today unveiled the super-slim MiniStation Shinobi. At a mere 5mm (.2 inches) thick and weighing in at just 2oz, the robust MiniStation Shinobi is a lightweight in size but a heavyweight when it comes to features. Designed for the active professional, Buffalo’s new ultra-portable includes easy-to-use backup and sync software, mobile applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird for on-the-go email and web browsing as well as Buffalo’s SecureLockMobile software to prevent unauthorized access in the event the drive is lost or stolen. 

Featuring a unique, self-contained cable management system, the sleek, new MiniStation Shinobi offers users the ability to backup and take their favorite music, videos, photos or mission critical files in an ultra-slim drive that can withstand the trials and tribulations of the road.

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Toshiba announced this week that it has expanded its line of portable external hard drives to include a 400GB model. Like previous versions, this pocket sized hard drive is protected by an internal shock sensor and ramp-loading technology  and can be powered off a computer's USB bus.

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Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), the industry pioneer in small form factor hard disk drives (HDDs), today added a 400GB(1) model to its line of personal storage devices for consumers seeking high-capacity storage and backup for music libraries, home videos, personal data and other digital memories.

The new 400GB Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive can store up to either 114,000 digital photos, 105,000 MP3 music files, 177 hours of DVD videos or 47 hours of high-definition videos.(1)

Designed for all consumers, Toshiba's personal storage line makes it easy for even digital novices to easily back up their digital content libraries with a hassle-free solution featuring award-winning NTI Shadow(TM) software. The user-friendly solution enables consumers to set back-up parameters a single time and enjoy peace-of-mind in knowing critical and cherished digital files and personal memories are protected.

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Iomega sent out a press release today, announcing its new eGo Helium portable hard drive. This ultra-thin drive offers 320GB of storage and can be powered off a computer's USB bus. The eGo Helium also sports a sleek design that matches that of Apple's Macbook Air.

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Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection and security, today announced the exciting new Iomega® eGo™ Helium portable hard drive USB 2.0 320GB*, a perfect match for the style and incremental storage needs of Apple's revolutionary MacBook Air™ notebook.

On display this week at the Apple Expo tradeshow in Paris, the new eGo Helium portable drive brings the MacBook Air™ notebook's aesthetic to Iomega's wildly popular eGo portable hard drive. In addition to the drive's portable storage, the eGo Helium also harnesses the benefits of cloud computing with Mozy™ online backup service, giving users incredible value and security for securely storing, protecting and accessing important files.

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