Addressing the TCO requirements of data center customers, Western Digital announced its nine-disk mechanical platform, which includes energy-assisted recording technology and maintains the company’s areal density leadership while delivering the highest capacity available. The company will sample the 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and the 20TB Ultrastar DC HC650 SMR HDD to select customers by the end of 2019 with production ramp expected in the first half of 2020.
This rapid ramp and availability of the 20TB SMR drive following a technology preview in June 2019, supports a growing ecosystem and the continued industry adoption of SMR. Western Digital estimates that 50 percent of its HDD exabytes shipped will be on SMR by 2023.Add a comment
Western Digital Corp., today introduced a portfolio of external storage solutions for PC and console gamers to enable access to new engaging experiences and capture more winning gameplay, without maxing out their gaming storage. The solutions include a first-to-industry SuperSpeed USB (20Gb/s), USB 3.2 gen 2x2 port in a game drive.
Games on the market today use the latest in graphics technologies, taking advantage of immersive environments such as augmented and virtual reality. These modern applications call for higher performance and file sizes, with some games approaching or exceeding file sizes of 100GB. This presents a challenge for gamers who don’t want to sacrifice their current favorite games while trying out the latest games on the market.Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories is pleased to announce the ADATA HD770G durable external hard drive, the world first with RGB lighting. With the HD770G, users can not only store all their games and data, but store them with flair. What is more, the HD770G exceeds the IP68 standard meaning it is waterproof and dustproof as well as shock-resistant with its robust triple-layer construction.
Stockpile Games with Flair
The HD770G sports a design like no other external HDD thanks to its distinct chamfered edges and two light-beam-shaped RGB strips that'll show off users’ personal flair. What's more, in between the two light strips is a centerpiece that features a perforated pattern that comes to life as the RGB lighting pulsates. With plenty of storage capacity, users can carry all their games or supplement the limited storage on their PS4 or Xbox console. Not only is the HD770G great for console gaming, but also great for PC gaming too.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories is pleased to announce the ADATA HM800 external hard drive. The HM800 external hard drive is a must-have for users who own a smart TV. Not only does the HM800 playback users’ favorite binge-worthy TV shows, movies, and sporting matches on their TV, but also lets them record this content. They can record to their heart's content with 4, 6, and 8TB of storage capacity and can easily backup their files with the One-Touch Backup function.
All Their Entertainment in One Place
With the HM8000 users won’t miss out on the big game or the season finale of their favorite TV show. They can record all their favorite TV programming onto the HM800 and enjoy them later on. In an era of high-res content, users can never have too much storage. With up to 8TB of storage space, they’ll be able to cram in up to 1000 episodes of their favorite TV show or a mix and match of pretty much all their movies, music, and more. With all that storage, the HM800 can also be a game library, capable of storing up to 200 PS4 or Xbox game titles.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announces the Canvio Slim, the latest addition to Toshiba’s Canvio portable hard drive family. With a lightweight, aluminium finish and at just 9mm thick (1TB model), the Canvio Slim is one of the thinnest and most compact external mobile hard drives in the market. The newest Canvio device can easily back up photos, music, videos, and other files with a simple graphical user interface over USB 3.0 High-Speed (5 Gbit/s) transfer and security software to prevent unauthorized access to data.
The Canvio Slim delivers data storage in a form factor that’s as stylish as it is portable. With up to 2TB of storage, USB 3.0 & 2.0 compatibility, and easy-to-use backup and security software, your ever-growing collection of files and multimedia content will remain safe and easily accessible,” says Michael Cassidy, Vice President, Consumer HDDs, Americas, at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Its compact size, premium look and feel, and affordable price make the Slim an ideal travel companion for people who need a storage device they can toss into their handbag or carry-on and barely notice it’s there.”Add a comment
Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in data storage solutions, today announced it has been actively shipping 16TB helium-based enterprise drives as part of the Exos X16 family, delivering high performance and record capacity for hyperscale data centers to efficiently and cost-effectively manage ever-increasing amounts of data. The company also updated the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive lines with new 16TB capacity models.
The need for hyperscale, cloud, and NAS storage solutions continues to rise to unprecedented levels. In fact, a recent IDC whitepaper sponsored by Seagate predicts that the Global Datasphere - the amount of data created, captured or replicated across the globe – will grow from 33 zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025. Seagate’s Exos X16 hard drive delivers the highest storage density available with the field-proven reliability and continuous high performance to support a broad range of workload requirements and high-availability use cases.
Exos X16 HDD is the world’s highest capacity 3.5-inch 7200 RPM drive designed to solve challenges by enabling hyperscale, datacenter, OEM and distribution channel businesses to maximize storage capacities, provide customer flexibility, and reduce complexity with uses in multiple workloads with increased I/O and enhanced caching capabilities. Seagate’s new Exos X16 16TB drive delivers 33 percent more petabytes per rack compared to 12TB drives while maintaining the same small footprint for a reduced overall total cost of ownership. Exos X16 offers built-in data protection, including Seagate Secure™ Instant Secure Erase for safe, affordable, fast, and easy drive retirement.Add a comment
Transcend Information Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, proudly announces the release of the StoreJet 25M3C, the latest USB Type-C portable hard drive to join Transcend's expanding family of USB Type-C portable storage devices.
Transcend offers a comprehensive range of USB Type-C products featuring the Type-C port or connector, including external hard drives, portable solid-state drives, USB flash drives, and card readers. These devices allow for easy and efficient file transfers between desktops, laptops, and Mac computers featuring the USB Type-C or USB 3.1 interface, or mobile devices supporting the OTG (On-The-Go) function.Add a comment
Today at the 2019 NAB Show, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced two new storage solutions for creative professionals and prosumers. The new LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle and LaCie 2big RAID build on the brand’s record of efficient preservation of high-value, high-resolution digital imagery through the capture, edit, distribution, and archiving workflow.
Digital transformation in the media and entertainment industry has led to rapid data growth. In fact, according to a recent IDC whitepaper sponsored by Seagate, the media and entertainment (M&E) datasphere – the amount of data created, captured or replicated across the globe – is expected to grow at a 25% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2018 to 2025.
For 30 years, LaCie has helped creative professionals from production houses to hard-core hobbyists manage their data and the new LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle and LaCie 2big RAID offer two new solutions to easily share, manage, and keep data secure.Add a comment
Western 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.Add a comment
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.
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.Add a comment