Hitachi sent out a press release today, announcing its second-generation one terabyte hard drive, the Deskstar 7K1000.B. This 7,200 RPM drive features a SATA 3Gb/s interface as well as a new three-disk design that improves idle power consumption up to 43% over its predecessor.
With today’s announcement of its second-generation one terabyte hard drive, the Deskstar 7K1000.B, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi) is forecasting the dawn of a new age in technology that it has dubbed the “Tera Era.” As the amount of digital information created, captured and duplicated around the world continues to grow at an uninterrupted, unrelenting pace, Hitachi’s vision is that three elements - rich media content, culture, and increasing capacity - are uniting to create an entirely new landscape for enterprise and consumer data storage. It is against this exciting backdrop that Hitachi is announcing the Deskstar 7K1000.B, the world’s most energy-efficient 7,200 RPM one terabyte (1TB) hard drive.

The Deskstar 7K1000.B provides an exceptional blend of power efficiency and performance, making it an ideal solution for power-friendly consumer and commercial PCs. The new three-disk design improves idle power consumption up to 43 percent over its 1TB predecessor, which was already among the industry’s most energy efficient hard drives. Increased protection against data loss and piracy is provided via Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) which is available as an optional feature to users. Hitachi is also shipping the Deskstar E7K1000, designed to provide high-capacity storage for low-duty-cycle, 24x7 applications.
The Deskstar 7K1000.B and Deskstar E7K1000 will ship to customers worldwide in July. More information is available on Hitachi's website. Add a comment
SentrySafe has announced the launch of its second-generation FIRE-SAFE/Waterproof Hard Drive. Based on the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini, this 250GB drive is encased in a SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE/Waterproof enclosure which protects your data from both fire and water.

Sentry®Safe, the world leader in residential and small office security-storage containers, today announced its next generation 250GB FIRE-SAFE/Waterproof Hard Drive to protect data from fire and water disasters and computer crashes. SentrySafe has again partnered with Maxtor® Storage Solutions to develop the innovative, award-winning hard drive that enables back-up of critical data.

"SentrySafe is always looking to introduce new products to meet the needs of consumers. With the new 250GB fire-resistant and waterproof hard drive, SentrySafe is putting the 'hard' in hard drive," said Sondra McFarlane, director of customer development for SentrySafe.
The SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE/Waterproof 250GB Hard Drive is available now for a suggested retail price of $399.99. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Western Digital sent out a press release this morning, announcing its latest dual-drive storage system, the My Book Mirror Edition. Configured out-of-the box in RAID 1 mode, the My Book Mirror Edition automatically mirrors your data for extra protection.

WD® (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its new My Book® Mirror Edition™ dual-drive storage systems, which can automatically store valuable personal content not once, but twice, to maximize data safety. This RAID-based continuous data protection feature, called mirroring, makes WD's My Book Mirror Edition storage systems the safest place for storing irreplaceable data.

Personal collections of digital content, such as photos, music, and videos, continue to grow on desktop and notebook computers around the world. Consumers are increasingly aware that taking precautions to protect their data is vital and are looking for a simple solution.

When users store their personal content on a My Book Mirror Edition system, their valuable data is automatically mirrored for extra protection - making it easy and economical to benefit from the data redundancy typically found in corporate data centers. This mirroring technology makes the new dual-drive systems an ideal storage solution for photographers, home users and small offices and anyone looking for extra assurance that their data is safe.
My Book Mirror Edition is available now in 1 TB and 2 TB capacities and is priced at $289.99 and $549.99, respectively. Additional information is available on Western Digital's here. Add a comment
CDRLabs has put together a brief review of Western Digital's new dual-disk storage system, the My Book Mirror Edition. Like the name suggests, the My Book Mirror Edition automatically "mirrors" your data between the two disks so that if one should fail, your data will remain safe. The My Book Mirror Edition also features a built in capacity gauge and with its fan-less design and GreenPower hard drives, it uses a third less power than other dual-drive systems.

In this review we'll take a look at some of the features found on the My Book Mirror Edition and see how it performs. Is it a good choice for those looking to backup their data and keep it safe? You'll have to read the review to find out.

Western Digital 2TB My Book Mirror Edition
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Toshiba announced its new line of 1.8-inch hard disk drives this week. The 160GB MK1617GSG and 80GB MK8017GSG feature a 1.5Gbps Serial ATA interface and 5,400 RPM rotation speed. Toshiba also claims that the MK1617GSG is 25% more efficient than its current 120GB model, the MK1216GSG.

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