g technology armoratd portable hard driveWestern Digital Corp. has expanded its line of rugged products to include the new G-Technology-branded ArmorATD portable hard drive, an ideal drive for enthusiast and professional photographers and videographers seeking to protect their photo, video and audio files. Whether shooting on-location in the Moab desert, or working on edits during a morning subway commute, the ArmorATD drive is designed for content creators and audio/visual enthusiasts who want an all-terrain solution for moving and carrying their valuable media and data. With triple-layer shock protection, water/dust-resistance, and crush-resistance, they can be confident in their storage device during transit.

“As a documentary filmmaker my passion is telling stories. I enjoy immersing myself into the story, the characters, and the locations. I work with a lot of professional surfers and shooting in the ocean is honestly my happy place! Since I work outdoors so much, I need a hard drive that is rugged enough to go with me. I rely on features like water-resistance and durability to give me the reassurance that my shots are effortlessly backed up to the drive,” said Aaron Lieber, G-Technology G-Team ambassador. “What I love about the new G-Technology ArmorATD drive is its scalability. It is built tough enough for a professional but also great for a beginner who needs a reliable storage solution to keep up with their adventures.”

The ArmorATD drive is stylish and compact with its metal design and rubberized bumper. It can be tossed around in a canvas camera bag, or a fine-leather briefcase with ease. The new drive offers affordability, durability and reliability when it comes to taking content on the go.

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announces MG08 Series, the industry’s largest capacity 16TB Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) HDD. With 33% more capacity than today’s widely adopted 12TB drives, and 14% more capacity than prior 14TB models, MG08 16TB drives are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems, and adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud and traditional datacenter environments.

toshiba 16TB MG08 hdd

The MG08 Series is Toshiba’s second-generation helium-sealed HDD family, and eighth-generation Enterprise Capacity HDD family. Toshiba has delivered its industry-leading 16TB capacity and improved power efficiency by utilizing the 9-disk helium design, introduced last year in 14TB models, and its own advanced precision laser welding process to ensure the helium remains sealed inside the drive case. The MG08 features 7,200rpm performance, a 550TB per year workload rating, a 2.5 million-hour MTTF, a 512Mib cache buffer, and a choice of SATA and SAS interfaces—all in an industry-standard, 3.5-inch form factor.

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Today Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. is adding 12TB and 14TB models to both its N300 NAS Hard Drive and X300 Performance Hard Drive series.

Toshiba Performance X300 NAS N300 HDD

The new 12TB and 14TB models use a helium-sealed design, enabling the 3.5-inch mechanical design to deliver increased storage density with a lower hard drive operating power profile. Toshiba laser welding technology and hard drive case is designed to keep the helium securely sealed inside the drive enclosure.

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Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. today announces a new addition to its popular family of CANVIO external hard drives (HDDs), a 4TB option in its ADVANCE, BASICS and READY series.

toshiba 4tb canvio hard drives

The 4TB option gives up to 33 percent extra storage (compared to 3TB) for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that want to store large files and back up their data. Using 1TB platter technology allows the 4TB CANVIO models to maintain the same low-profile design as 3TB models. All models support Windows® and Mac operating systems and are compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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wd ultrastar dc hc620 hddShowcasing its continued strength and leadership in enterprise-capacity storage solutions, Western Digital today announced the industry’s highest capacity HDD, the 15TB Ultrastar DC HC620 host-managed SMR HDD. The Ultrastar DC HC620 delivers an unprecedented capacity point with a time-to-market advantage for customers who have invested in, and continue to take advantage of the benefits of SMR.

“With data continuing to grow at unprecedented rates, many hyperscale and cloud storage customers know that their workloads trend toward data that is written sequentially. In these instances, customers are optimizing their infrastructures with the lowest TCO and the maximum capacity,” said Eyal Bek, vice president of product marketing, Western Digital. “By capitalizing on our highest-capacity SMR storage solutions, our customers’ investment can not only be fully leveraged today, but for subsequent generations of SMR areal density improvements for continued infrastructure optimization.”

Setting a new bar for TCO, the Ultrastar 15TB host-managed SMR HDD is well positioned for hyperscale cloud and traditional data center workloads, including large video surveillance “smart city” initiatives, storage for regulatory compliance and Big Data storage. Enabling the world’s densest server and storage systems, incorporating 15TB HDDs allows a fully populated 4U60 HDD enclosure to reach a raw storage capacity of 900TB, which is an additional 60TB per 4U rack in the same footprint compared to those utilizing 14TB HDDs. In an at-scale environment where floor space, $/TB, TB per square foot, or watts per terabyte are critical, this TCO savings can be significant.

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND flash products, today announces two new external hard disk drives (HDD), the ADATA HD680 and the HV320. The HD680 is designed to provide robust protection and comes with up to 2TB of capacity. The HV320 is geared for ultimate portability and style with its slim form factor and beautiful hairline-brushed finish and comes with up to 5TB of capacity.

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ADATA HD680 – Data Defender
When bringing data on the road, it just makes sense to do so with an external HDD that can defend the data inside from knocks, drops, and prying eyes. The HD680 has been tested to meet the U.S. Military MIL-STD-810G 516.6 standard and achieves this with a triple-layer construction that consists of a shock-absorbing silicone casing, sturdy buffer, and a cushioned mounting for the hard drive. This robust construction allows the HD680 to withstand falls from up to 1.22 meters. What’s more, the HD680 features shock sensors that notify users via its LED indicator when impact or shaking has occurred and AES 256-bit encryption that keeps data password-protected. The HD680 comes in three colors - black, blue, yellow - and has a nifty groove around its shell that serves as a convenient place to store its detachable USB cable.

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ADATA today announces the launch of the HD830, its most rugged external hard disk drive (HDD) to date. It features an ultra-sturdy aluminum exterior, triple-layer construction, and IP68 rating for the ultimate protection of data. What’s more, the HD830 is MIL-STD-810G 516.6 compliant and can withstand up to 3000kg of downward pressure. The HDD is also equipped with shock sensors that prevent errors and bad sectors due to accidental impact and shaking.

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Virtually Indestructible
The HD830’s tough aluminum exterior is not just capable of surviving nasty drops and blunt force, but can also handle 3000kg of downward pressure, roughly equivalent to the combined weight of fifty average-sized people. The HD830 also meets the U.S. Military’s MIL-STD-810G 516.6 standard and can survive falls from up to 1.22 meters. A three-layer construction provides complete protection inside and outside, including a tough outer silicone casing that comes in red or blue, shock-absorbing buffer, and cushioned mounting that firmly holds the drive in place.

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Seagate Technology, a world leader in data storage solutions, today launched the industry’s widest range of advanced 14TB hard drives, enhancing the company’s enterprise and specialty drive portfolio. Consisting of IronWolf and IronWolf Pro for network attached storage (NAS) applications, the BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, surveillance-optimized SkyHawk, and Exos X14 for hyperscale data centers, this purpose-built portfolio empowers customers to consume, manage and utilize digital data more effectively and efficiently while establishing new benchmarks in speed and capacity.

seagate 14TB hard drives

With this offering, Seagate continues to lead the industry in driving data storage technology toward a lower cost per terabyte through hard drive optimization, versatility of application, and unmatched capacity. Whether for personal use, creative and design computing, online gaming, or large-scale surveillance systems and hyperscale environments, Seagate drives are opening up new data management opportunities across a wide range of markets.

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Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”), a committed technology leader, announces the MN07 Series 12TB and 14TB 3.5-inch hard disk drives for use in NAS platforms. The Toshiba MN07 Series utilizes a helium-sealed mechanical design to achieve the massive 14TB and 12TB capacity. The 14TB model improves power efficiency by approximately 55 percent (W/GB) over the previous 10TB “air” 7,200rpm mechanical designs.

toshiba mn07 series hdd

The MN07 Series is designed for use in NAS appliances with eight or more drive bays and is suitable for NAS file and object storage applications that require disk drives with workload ratings of up to 180TB per year. The MN07 models feature vibration compensation technology and advanced Format (AF) 512e sector technology. Additionally, both devices offer 24/7 operability, superior reliability with MTTF of 1.0 Million hours, and are compatible with popular 3rd-party, 3.5-inch NAS enclosures.

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WD Purple 12TB HDDTo help enable the surveillance industry’s evolution to increasingly higher resolution cameras and new applications requiring real-time edge analytics, Western Digital Corporation has expanded its surveillance portfolio with the introduction of the industry’s highest capacity, deep-learning-capable, surveillance-class drive, Western Digital Purple 12TB drive with exclusive AllFrame AI technology. The newest addition to Western Digital’s surveillance portfolio creates new possibilities in video surveillance by supporting the capture of multiple high resolution video streams while simultaneously accessing recorded video to support deep learning and analytics. This capability is purpose-built for emerging DVR and NVR systems with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities in that it supports real-time detection of AI-triggered events at the point of capture with continuous background learning.

According to IDC, the amount of big data exabytes generated by surveillance solutions is expected to grow by 25 percent per year through 20211. This growth is driven by the installation of more complex cameras with vastly improved resolutions, increasingly intelligent applications and overall expanding use of video for analytics globally. Traditional video surveillance systems detect moving subjects without providing detailed analysis. New systems enable additional functions such as real-time edge analytics to better detect objects and reduce false triggers. Objects such as animals, leaves, and even light can cause false alarms. AI-enabled systems not only detect the moving targets, but can analyze them to help determine if they are a potential threat.

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