At the NAB 2018 conference Seagate Technology, a world leader in data storage solutions, today announced the launch of a new product, LaCie Rugged RAID Pro, and creative professional community, Collective. These announcements mark Seagate’s ongoing commitment to provide innovative solutions and platforms to support the workflows of creative professionals that allow digital content to be created, stored, utilized and shared in the most creative and effective ways.

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“Digital content creation is key in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, comprising of unique moments that are the product of time and money – and often irreplaceable,” said Tim Bucher, senior vice president of Seagate consumer solutions. “We have seen an exponential rise in the amount of data created and as such, it has become central to industries such as M&E. From shooting on set through to post-production, the transferring, storing and accessing of data is a pivotal part of the creative workflow. At Seagate, we’re constantly looking to deliver storage solutions that allow people to unlock their full creative potential, and create truly memorable content.”

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seagate logoSeagate Technology plc, a world leader in data storage solutions, today unveiled its 14TB helium-based Exos X14 enterprise drive at the OCP U.S. Summit 2018 in San Jose, Calif. The Seagate Exos X14 delivers high performance and greater capacity for hyperscale data centers looking to efficiently and cost-effectively manage increasing amounts of data.

Enterprises across the globe face the daunting challenge of managing a massive increase in data volume as the world is expected to create 163 zettabytes of data in 2025, according to a study by analyst firm IDC and sponsored by Seagate. As the need for hyperscale and cloud storage rises to unprecedented levels, Seagate’s Exos X14 hard drive is a direct response to customer demand for increased enterprise storage capacity and efficiency.

By offering greater storage density in the same 3.5-inch footprint, Seagate’s Exos X14 drive is ideal for hyperscale environments. Enhanced areal density means Seagate can deliver higher capacity storage in a smaller package—a milestone for meeting the demand of increasing data center needs. The Exos X14 offers the industry’s lowest power consumption, smallest footprint, and best performance in its class, making the hard drive an affordable solution for data centers looking to maximize their storage capabilities while reducing complexity and operational costs.

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OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, is making drive juggling a thing of the past with the new OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad. The new external storage solution offers four drive bays to provide massive amounts of storage from a single USB-C connection, with the flexibility to be utilized in Mac, PC and mixed Mac/PC environments. Designed for users who require high capacity storage with fast transfer speeds, the Mercury Elite Pro Quad is ideal for use by post- production firms, photographers, creative agencies, higher education programs, and small businesses.

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Key Features

  • Four SATA drive bays support up to 48TB of storage in a desktop solution
  • Up to 947MB/s of USB 3.1 Gen 2 performance
  • Equipped with the SoftRAID engine
  • RAID Ready or RAID Edition (Mac only)
  • Drives included – 3 year OWC limited warranty
  • Enclosure only – 1 year OWC limited warranty
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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces its new MQ04 Series 2TB HDD model MQ04ABD200, designed for use in notebook PCs, all-in-one and slim-line desktop systems, and other applications requiring high capacity storage and 2.5-inch mobile-class durability.

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The MQ04ABD200 dual-disk model delivers 2TB of storage capacity in a compact 2.5-inch, 9.5mm height form factor. The drive’s 6Gbit/s SATA interface and 5,400rpm performance, combined with a large 128MiB buffer, result in a 34 percent increase in maximum transfer rates and a 50 percent improvement in power efficiency compared to Toshiba’s previous 1TB mobile-class model generation, MQ01ABD100.

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adata HD710M pro hddADATA Technology Co., Ltd., a global leader in memory products, is proud to present the HD710M Pro and HD710A Pro, two new entries in the Durable line of external hard drives. The HD710M Pro and HD710A Pro are based on the toughest designs, but with better specifications than ever, offering protection against dust and moisture that exceeds IP68 standards, as well as military-grade shock-proofing. This means that users can bring their hard drive anywhere without having to worry about losing data.

Triple-Layered Construction in a Stylish Package
The military-grade storage solutions in ADATA’s Durable series are the perfect combination of reliability and creative flair, which has led to multiple awards from organizations such as iF and the Red Dot Award. The HD710M Pro and HD710A Pro represent an evolution of these principles; the HD710M Pro applies the same military camouflage theme as the HD710M, giving off an air of rugged martial prowess, while the HD710A Pro extends the elegant minimalistic themes exemplified by brands such as Apple, with its understated gray and white casing. The HD710M Pro and HD710A Pro both have strong protections against water and dust, which exceed IP68 standards, meaning that they are insusceptible to foreign particles and moisture. They can even survive submerged for 60 minutes in 2m of water, unscathed. The triple-layered construction gives the hard drives exemplary protection against shocks and collisions, having passed drop tests on 26 separate points of impact. They can even survive falls of up to 1.5m.

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The latest special edition Game Drive for Xbox from Seagate has arrived! In collaboration with Microsoft and Rare, Seagate introduces the Game Drive for Xbox Sea of Thieves Special Edition.

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As the official storage device for Xbox — and with an exclusive in-game weapon The Midnight Blunderbuss, an image of Sea of Thieves’ “Reaper’s Mark” on the case, and access to Xbox Game Pass — this product is the perfect companion for the highly anticipated Sea of Thieves title which launches on March 20.

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Sea of ThievesThe newest addition to Seagate’s popular line of storage for gamers, the Seagate Game Drive offers 2TB of capacity to store 50+ Xbox games, plug-and-play functionality, and a compact size to enable portability. Special Edition Xbox Game Drives also come with a 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass which means customers can enjoy access to a catalogue of over 100 great games — including Sea of Thieves.

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In today's world, the security of your confidential data is of the utmost importance. Imagine losing your personal files or highly confidential information from work and knowing that anyone can access the data because it was saved on a standard unencrypted storage device. To prevent this from happening, Verbatim has launched two military-grade hardware encrypted storage devices – the Store‘n’Go Secure Portable HDD (1TB) and the Store‘n’Go Secure Portable SSD (256GB).

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Using AES 256-bit hardware encryption, the Verbatim drives mandatorily encrypt all the files loaded onto the drives in real time. With a built-in keypad for PIN code input, the drives do not store passcodes in the system's volatile memory making them far more secure than drives using software encryption.

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hgst ultrastar 7k8 8tbKnown for enabling new levels of enterprise total cost of ownership (TCO) with HelioSeal® helium hard drive technology and industry leading capacity drives, Western Digital Corporation is expanding its portfolio for enterprise customers with a new, mid-range series of 4 terabyte (TB), 6TB and 8TB air-based hard drives. The new products enable corporate data centers having data set sizes smaller than found in hyperscale environments to harness the power of data across a broad spectrum of Big Data applications such as analytics and distributed file systems.

Western Digital leads the high-capacity enterprise hard drive market for hyperscale and cloud environments with its 10TB, 12TB and 14TB drives, where the company’s HelioSeal helium-sealing technology is required for the highest capacities and densities to deliver the lowest (or best) TCO. However, many applications have small data sets or benefit from optimal performance from implementation of a cluster of lower capacity, air-based hard drives. Many traditional data center systems still rely on moderate capacity points for RAID-based block-and-file systems.

“The power of Big Data is driving the need for higher capacities across a broad spectrum of applications,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of marketing, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital. “Today, mid-range applications are preparing to move from 1TB and 2TB configurations to higher capacities. Our new enterprise solutions blend the technology and TCO leadership of Western Digital’s capacity enterprise product line with a high-density, air-based hard drive design, allowing OEMs to offer data centers a solution to keep Big Data on-premises, rather than transition entirely to the cloud.”

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Western Digital Corporation today introduced two new ultra-transportable solutions in its high-powered G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle product family. The new solutions are designed to meet the demands of professional content creators who need lightning-fast transfer speed and a high-capacity storage solution that can easily be moved from the studio to wherever your project takes you, and back.

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The rise of streaming video on demand (SVoD) services is providing many new opportunities for studios, production houses and independent filmmakers. To capitalize on these opportunities, the right tools are crucial. When working in-the-field, production teams need a fast solution that can handle demanding workflows of 4K and 8K content with the ability to collect that precious footage and quickly move the content from location to location.

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces the latest additions to its line of portable hard drive solutions for personal storage, the CANVIO PREMIUM, ADVANCE and BASICS models, offering flexible capacity ranging from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 3TB options. Although the models may differ in materials and features, the CANVIO line brings a unified design of flat and rounded devices thanks to the new 1TB-per-platter technology.

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The CANVIO PREMIUM series offers versatile connectivity in a stylish design with an aluminum finish and diamond-cut edges in silver metallic. The device is easy to store with the thinness body and give it a sharper look. It is accompanied by a USB Type-A to USB Type-C adapter that can be inserted in any orientation for easy connectivity to everything from notebooks to high-end desktop PCs. The 2TB devices in the Premium line have a 13.5mm profile, 5.5mm slimmer than the previous model. The 1TB devices also have a 13.5mm profile and the 3TB devices have a 19mm profile.

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