Toshiba Europe Storage Peripherals Division, today announced a new series of USB 3.0 external hard disk drives (HDDs) that meet the high capacity, fast access storage demands of the data-hungry digital generation. The new STOR.E HDD series offers two products, the STOR.E BASICS and the STOR.E CANVIO, with (500GB, 750GB, 1TB) capacities to provide users with flexibility according to their digital needs.

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Along with high capacities, the USB 3.0 interface delivers fast transfer rates of up to 5 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps), ensuring the quickest access times to your data. Both HDDs come fully equipped with an Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Alert, which are essential features to protect data against accidental knocks whilst carried around in bags or pockets. The drives come in a range of exciting colour options, including black, red, green, and blue.

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adata_sh12_hdd.jpgADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today announced a new product that represents a product journey to the apex of technology and fashion- the SH12 portable hard drive. The SH12 is a powerful and elegant addition to the company’s consumer-targeted range of storage devices.

Consumer are paying increased attention to specifications and design of electronic products, and will now consider a wider range of devices as displays of personal style and taste. Responding to this market trend, ADATA has specially developed the SH12 USB 3.0 to be an elegant interpretation of classical fashion elements, making it an ideal personal purchase or gift. Available in classic colors: dazzling blue and diamond black, the surface of the SH12 sports a three-dimensional embossment printing, evoking a spirit of neoclassical design aesthetics. Manufactured via ultra-modern IMF process, the resulting surface texture offers tactile as well as visual appeal, and is scratch and fingerprint-resistant, eliminating the need for protective covers. 

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Sharkoon is expanding the USB 3.0 collection to their "QuickPort" Hard Drive adapter family: The Sharkoon SATA QuickPort H3 USB 3.0 offers the traditional plug-in slot for SATA Hard Drives and is directly connected to you computer via the USB 3.0 port. With the latest model three USB 3.0 Hub ports are integrated into the front side, over the already external SuperSpeed device, for example USB 3.0 sticks, which can be directly connected with the system.

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The plug-in slot for SATA hard drives in 2.5 and 3.5 inch format contains, similar to other QuickPort models, a hard drive ejection button and LEDs indicating both power supply and hard drive activity. On the backside of the device you will find a separate power button. The Sharkoon SATA QuickPort H3 USB 3.0 measures 133 x 71 x 95 mm (W x H x L) and weighs 520 grams. Shipping also includes an instruction manual, power supply, power and USB 3.0 cable.

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Iomega, an EMC company and a global leader in data protection, today announced the new Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive, a stylish aluminum USB 2.0 drive that travels easily in a pocketbook or briefcase and is a perfect complement to today's Mac notebooks.

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"The compact Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive is ideal for mobile users, creative professionals and digital enthusiasts who desire a convenient and stylish way store, share and backup all of the files on their Mac computers," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega Corporation. "Compatible with Mac Lion OS and Time Machine and tough enough to take on-the-go bumps, the new Helium Portable Hard Drive gives users peace of mind that their data is safe and can be automatically backed up."

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Verbatim’s new Store ‘n’ Go Traveller is a 750GB 2.5” portable hard drive available in black or silver. The Traveller is built to absorb shock if knocked or dropped giving more protection to the drive. It also has a tough rubber surrounding edge to give extra protection to the drive. With its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the Verbatim Traveller offers extremely high transfer rates when connected to USB 3.0 host systems. That makes it the ideal storage solution for private and professional use on the go.

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The drive is plug ‘n’ play and requires no external power for operation. It is also 100 per cent backwards compatible with USB 2.0 systems. For added security Nero BackItUp and Burn Essentials software enables automatic or manual back up of files, folders and drives. The software also includes Nero Express which provides the facility to easily burn files to CD or DVD, and Nero RescueAgent which helps to recover files should they become damaged.

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