Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces volume availability of its next MG Series HDD – the MG05ACA800 – providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems. With a 33 percent increase in capacity from the previous 6TB SATA generation, this drive is the first Toshiba 8TB SATA 6.0Gbit/s capacity-optimized storage for the enterprise, making it the largest capacity ever produced by Toshiba. The drive improves sustained transfer rate performance by 12 percent when compared to the MG04ACA.

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The new 8TB model can help to improve the operational efficiency of storage infrastructure by increasing the capacity available in the industry-standard 26.1mm high form-factor. The drive’s high capacity SATA interface and performance characteristics match-up well with requirements for applications such as software-defined storage infrastructures, public and private cloud deployments, digital archives and disk-based backup and data protection solutions.

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wd purple hdd 10tbWestern Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”), a storage industry leader, today announced the availability of the WD Purple 10TB HDD, the newest member of its high-capacity hard drive line for surveillance applications. According to IHS Markit, anticipated growth of 4K-compliant and high-resolution network cameras over the next few years is driving higher demand for surveillance-class storage to support systems featuring these technologies*. With increased capacity and proven leading-edge technology, the WD Purple 10TB HDD is optimized for 24x7 video surveillance systems and up to 64 high-definition (HD) cameras in home and small business security environments.

“Advanced imaging technology advancements are expanding the value that video surveillance provides for applications ranging from retail and public safety monitoring to smart-city infrastructure, all of which are driving new storage needs,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing. “Our new 10TB drive inherits the high performance, reliability and endurance qualities of our WD Purple family, with maximum capacity to offer VARs, integrators and consumers a 4K-ready solution for current and next-generation surveillance systems.”

“All of us at 45 Drives are excited about the new WD Purple 10TB hard drive,” said Doug Milburn, vice president and Cofounder of 45 Drives/Protocase, Inc. “With so many of our customers in the surveillance industry, it’s important for us as a company to have the right products to for their needs. WD Purple hard drives provide the two critical elements to our customers – density and enhanced reliability – all at a reasonable price point.”

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The latest special edition Game Drive for Xbox from Seagate is here! In collaboration with Microsoft and 343 Industries, Seagate introduces the Game Drive for Xbox Halo Wars 2 Special Edition Portable Drive. Emblazoned on the drive’s enclosure with an image of Atriox, warlord of the banished and fearsome villain, this product is the perfect complement to the long-awaited Halo Wars 2 set to release next week.

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The 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 compact size. Now, players can free up space on their console’s internal drive while consolidating all their favorite Xbox games into a single location, boosting storage for Xbox One S and Xbox One.

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces its first MN Series HDDs, bridging the value gap between top-end enterprise capacity HDDs and entry-level desktop HDDs, while still delivering 7,200RPM rotational latency performance.

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The MN series delivers up to 8TB capacity in a 3.5-inch form factor for a broad range of file and object storage applications. With a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface, 7,200 rotational speed, 1,000,000 hour MTTF rating, and a rated annual workload of 180TB transferred, the new HDD series delivers the performance and reliability needed for file and object storage workloads that typically utilize sequential data transfer operations. The drives are designed for 24/7 power-on operation and feature rotational vibration compensation technology to help provide consistent performance in tower and low-density style multi-drive enclosures, such as small NAS platforms.

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LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc, today announced at the Consumer Electronics Show significant updates to its legendary LaCie Rugged and d2 storage solutions. Photographers, videographers and musicians from around the globe have trusted these products for more than a decade to help them capture, edit and deliver their creative work. New technologies let users film and photograph at unprecedented resolutions, requiring more efficient ways to manage the exponential increases in data. To address this challenge, LaCie, with design by Neil Poulton, has engineered its next generation of storage solutions with more speed, higher capacity and better compatibility—and best-in-class reliability.

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LACIE RUGGED THUNDERBOLT USB-C

First, the new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C combines iconic Rugged toughness with USB-C compatibility and fast Thunderbolt speeds. Users can store even more footage, and so carry fewer devices, thanks to the industry-leading mobile HDD capacity up to 5TB. The LaCie Rugged features Seagate BarraCuda drives for best-in-class reliability and performance. In addition, the 1TB SSD version delivers speeds of up to 510MB/s, a 30 percent increase over the previous SSD generation. With these speeds, creative professionals can transfer 100GB of content in about three minutes and enjoy more responsive photo library browsing in Adobe Lightroom.

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of the StoreJet 25C3, an extra-slim portable hard drive with a luxury aluminum alloy housing. Featuring a slim and light design with a USB 3.0 interface for blazing-fast transfer rates, the StoreJet 25C3 portable hard drive perfectly integrates style and technology.

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Extra Slim and Lightweight, High Capacity
Transcend’s StoreJet 25C3 portable hard drive is extra slim at just 9.95mm, capable of fitting inside a shirt pocket. Housed in an aluminum alloy casing, the drive weighs in at just 136g, making it ideal for business or travel. Despite its slim dimensions, the StoreJet 25C3 is available in high capacities of up to 2TB, allowing users to store and backup all of their files to a single location.

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OWC, a leading zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, today introduced the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 Technology. The new Mercury Elite Pro Dual – designed in Austin, TX by the OWC new product development team – offers speeds up to 474 MB/s, capacities up to 20TB, and RAID modes 0 and 1. A newly engineered aluminum enclosure features a larger, quieter fan and an advanced airflow design for drive health and longevity. For professionals who need the additional performance of RAID 0 (two disks working together to create one very fast volume), or the peace of mind provided by RAID 1 (two disks mirrored to create instant redundancy), Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 Technology packs serious connectivity in a versatile package.

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"The Mercury Elite Pro Dual has long been a go-to solution for creative professionals who need flexibility without sacrificing performance," said Larry O'Connor, CEO, OWC. "With the addition of Thunderbolt 2 Technology and a new, cooler, quieter design, the Mercury Elite Pro Dual is built to handle demanding workflows, providing peace of mind so you can focus on creating your next masterpiece."

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Seagate Duet Amazon DriveToday Seagate is thrilled to announce Seagate Duet, a one-to-one cloud-syncing portable external hard drive for Amazon Drive. With this product, Seagate teamed up with Amazon to bring together the best of local and cloud storage in one extremely user-friendly device. The drive delivers 1TB of storage, quick local transfer speeds and offline access in a slim, lightweight design. In addition, new Amazon Drive customers will receive one free year of Amazon Drive Unlimited Storage, providing them unlimited storage for photos, videos, files, documents, movies, and music. The Seagate Duet easily syncs all data on the drive to the cloud, giving customers dual backup along with access almost anywhere using Amazon Drive.

True Local and Cloud Backup
Because the Seagate Duet syncs files, photos and videos with Amazon Drive, customer’s data is in two places and available from almost anywhere. Initial setup is easy with a simple tutorial and login utilizing a customer’s Amazon account. They then easily drag and drop files from a Mac® or PC to the Seagate Duet. Those files will sync with a customer’s Amazon Drive account, providing the peace of mind of backup both locally and in the cloud.

Easy Mobile Backup
Photos and videos on a mobile device constitute some of the most precious moments a person may have. With the Amazon Drive mobile app, people can easily back up files from their smartphone or tablet to the cloud. With the Seagate Duet drive, they can view and back up their favorite memories and files stored on their computer as well as on their smartphone or tablet using the Amazon Drive mobile app. So whether the user is plugged in at home or out hiking the Redwoods, Seagate Duet and Amazon Drive work in harmony to ensure dual backup of the memories they capture along the way.

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wd pidrive foundation editionWDLabs, a business growth incubator and accelerator of storage solutions leader Western Digital Corporation, today announced availability of the WD PiDrive Foundation Edition products, which combine microSD™ card and USB drive functionality with operating system installation software to provide the Raspberry Pi® community an integrated and highly affordable storage system solution for fast project creation.

“It is similar to about 30 years ago when hard disk drives went mainstream in PCs - no more swapping floppy disks in and out to load the OS, applications and data,” said Dave Chew, chief engineer, WDLabs. “This third generation WD PiDrive solution uses a USB HDD or USB Flash drive to run the OS and host multiple Raspberry Pi projects instead of having to do this on a collection of microSD cards. We have combined our technologies to work as a team.”

Custom software, based on the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Raspbian OS and NOOBS OS installer, is included with the new system and provides very easy installation of OSes on the USB drive. The large capacity of the drive enables an exclusive ‘Project Spaces’ feature, which allows installation of multiple instances of the core OS, creating independent spaces for project creation or support for multiple users with isolated work spaces.

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seagate ironwolf pro hdd Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today unveiled the Seagate IronWolf Pro for NAS applications. Built to help small-to-midsize enterprises better manage the massive amounts of data they create and consume, IronWolf Pro empowers SMEs to keep the right data ready for use with extreme workload rates of up to 300TB, and blistering fast access, so they can quickly discover and capitalize on new business opportunities. IronWolf Pro now comes standard with a two-year Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Service Plan, meaning IronWolf Pro drives are covered when disaster strikes - such as a flood, fire or accidental damage. In addition to IronWolf Pro, Seagate’s BarraCuda Pro drives also come standard with recovery services for complete peace of mind across the entire Pro series.

The NAS market is expanding at a furious rate and is expected to reach US $7B in 2017, as reported by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Growing similarly is the demand for data and storage that small and medium enterprise businesses need. IronWolf Pro is a new generation of drives that can support this exponential growth now and for years to come.

“An extension of Seagate’s Guardian Series of 10TB hard drives launched in July, the IronWolf Pro gives businesses greater durability and agility to run their heaviest workloads in large, multi-user NAS environments,” said Jeff Fochtman, vice president of global marketing at Seagate. “With the added peace of mind of Seagate Rescue, businesses can know their data is safe.”

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