Icy Dock is proud to introduce a brand new item to its innovative product line, the MB981U3-1SA 2.5"/3.5" SATA & IDE Hard Drive Docking Station with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. This product is packed with features and gives the term docking station a whole new meaning.


The first feature of the device is a direct connection through the top slot for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard disk and solid state drives, allowing a user to access their drive via SuperSpeed USB 3.0. 2.5" drives can be used on the go being powered by the USB bus, while 3.5" drives utilize a small form factor wall power supply that can be easily stowed away in a laptop bag or briefcase. The anti-dust cover on the top is divided into 2 pieces, so that if a 2.5" drive is inserted, only the smaller portion of the cover opens up, leaving the electronics inside safe from dust and debris.

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Today LaCie announced the unveiling of a significant Thunderbolt technology demonstration at the Intel® booth (#M0410) during Computex 2011, from June 1-4, in Taipei, Taiwan. The demonstration will showcase multiple LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series in a daisy chain, delivering speeds up to 835MB/s – the fastest performance achieved by any mobile storage solution.

A perfect configuration for video professionals and demanding users, the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is the first peripheral to showcase daisy chain capability between a high-end display and multiple storage devices, with no compromise in performance. For example, a professional display such as LaCie’s 324i, together with up to five additional hard drives can deliver enough bandwidth to support several 1080p uncompressed streams of HD video in Final Cut Pro. Even better, professionals can connect to the entire configuration with a single Thunderbolt cable.

This kind of speed development is unheard of in mobile storage devices. Now, with the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series, professionals can handle projects that were previously tied to server rooms, in the palm of their hands. With the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series, high-end studio editing is now possible on the go.

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clickfree_rugged_c2_portable_backup.jpgStorage Appliance Corporation, the inventors of effortless automatic backup, today introduced the Clickfree C2 Rugged Back-up Drive, the world’s only rugged portable back up drive with automatic set up and installation.

Built to strict U.S. military standards, the drive will continue to work after accidental drops from as high as four feet.  Featuring a sturdy rubber outer sleeve and inner shock absorbers, it’s the perfect drive for people on-the-go who want a simple and secure way to protect their photos, videos, music and other important files.

Easy to use, Clickfree products use a patented EASY Run feature to automatically start, search, organize and backup a computer’s data as soon as they are connected to a PC or Mac.  All a person needs to do is plug the Clickfree drive into their computer through a USB port.  There is absolutely no set-up or configuration, as the device starts itself without any user involvement.

“The Clickfree C2 Rugged Portable Drive is especially useful considering today’s mobile lifestyle,” said Andrew Barrett, vice president of marketing for Clickfree.  “Whether you are a student, traveling professional or a businessperson who works outside of a typical office or home environment, the C2 Rugged provides a simple and secure way to backup and protect irreplaceable computer data such a photos, music, email, or critical work files.”

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Toshiba Computer Systems, a division of Toshiba Europe GmbH, announced the new STOR.E EDITION today. The external hard disk drive features a USB 3.0 port allowing for fast USB 3.0 data transfer. The elegant design of the STOR.E EDITION’s casing echoes the sleek, modern design of Toshiba’s latest Satellite, Satellite Pro and Tecra R-series laptops. STOR.E EDITION will be available during the second quarter 2011 in Europe.


Toshiba’s STOR.E EDITION comes in four different colours – red, blue, silver and black – and a casing with a grooved texture. The storage capacity of up to 1TB is large enough to house huge digital media libraries.

Via its USB 3.0 port, STOR.E EDITION is able to transfer large media files quickly to a connected USB 3.0 laptop with a data rate of up to 5 Gigabits per second. Computers and peripheral devices with USB 2.0 only, can still be used with the new external hard disk drives.

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Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the MiniStation Plus USB 3.0 portable storage solution. Buffalo continues in a tradition of innovation and leadership in the USB 3.0 market with the MiniStation Plus by offering high performance USB 3.0 portable storage in a compact and lightweight shock proof chassis.


With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, the MiniStation Plus works with nearly any PC or Mac, while providing interface speeds up to 5 Gbps.  Because it’s USB powered, there are no additional cables to manage and no need for a separate power source; simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. With 256-bit AES hardware encryption, you can easily protect your data from unwanted access by simply assigning a password. Also included with MiniStation Plus is Buffalo’s multipurpose Buffalo Tools utility suite designed to enhance Windows® PC performance and user experience, including TurboPC for 3X faster transfers. Store, back up and transport your content with SuperSpeed plug and play connectivity.

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