Known for delivering premium external storage solutions engineered to meet the needs of the Apple Mac community, G-Technology by Hitachi today introduced its G-CONNECT wireless storage solution, the first in a family of products providing instant, wireless storage and 802.11n WiFi Internet access for your Apple iPad, iPhone and many other mobile devices. The G-CONNECT solution provides on-the-go wireless access¹ to content that’s not already loaded on your iOS devices, including your favorite movies, music, books, photos and documents. No Internet connection is required. G-CONNECT provides access to five+ simultaneous devices, depending on the workload, and supports up to five SD or three HD video streams at once.


When connected via Ethernet to a network, the G-CONNECT drive becomes your own personal cloud or WiFi Internet access point, allowing you to surf and stream content, wirelessly, at the same time. Access and view content on the G-CONNECT solution with a mobile iOS app, which will be available in the App Store®, or through your browser. Android® devices are also supported with access through a web browser, with native apps available this fall.

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Western Digital, the world's leader in external storage solutions, today introduced the WD Nomad rugged case, a durable case designed to protect My Passport portable hard drives from drops as high as seven feet, moisture and spills and other mishaps associated with active, on-the-go lifestyles, such as those of outdoor photographers, adventurers and other road warriors.


The WD Nomad rugged case features a polycarbonate exterior and shock-absorbing elastomer cushion inside. It conforms to strict military standards (MIL-STD-810G) for ruggedness. The heavy-duty latch and silicon liner seal out dirt, dust, and moisture.

The WD Nomad rugged case is ideal for hikers, business travelers, outdoor and travel photographers, and others who professionally or personally bring their digital equipment and assets with them. The uniquely functional design includes an opening for the drive's USB connector, so the user can access the drive while it remains in the case. In addition, a molded exterior ring allows users to attach a carabiner, cable, or nylon strap for more convenient accessibility.

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World leading flash memory manufacturer Silicon Power continues to use luxurious checkered design in-line with their Touch series USB flash drives and introduces the brand new 2.5 inch Diamond series USB 3.0 1TB external portable hard drive. New Diamond D10 featuring design with checkered stereoscopic effect combines USB 3.0 interface with a massive 1TB storage capacity. As an external portable hard drive, D10 redefines indulgence and luxury!


The new Diamond series of external portable hard drives is designed by the SP R&D team. The focal point of the design was to sustain and continue the elegance of the Touch series using the checkered design. With a delicate and artistic manufacturing process, a stereoscopic effect was created that is gorgeous and eye catching wherever it goes!

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Other World Computing today announced its Mercury Elite Pro mini portable external storage solution now features the next generation Oxford 944SE bridge chipset from PLX Technology for faster data throughput, reduced power consumption, and even cooler operation. Offering a “Quad Interface” of FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA connectivity for data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s, the Mercury Elite Pro mini delivers high performance storage/backup to Mac or PC users in a portable, no AC adapter required Plug and Play footprint.


Designed to emulate the award winning history of the larger desktop sized Mercury Elite Pro, the mini portable storage solution features the fastest 2.5″ SATA hard drive mechanisms up to 7200RPM and even OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 3G Solid State Drives for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, general data, and Time Machine ready storage needs. With two FireWire 800 ports, users can “daisy chain” multiple devices and utilize the fastest data transfer interface, eSATA, while bus powering via FireWire. The Mercury Elite Pro mini can also be used with storage capable digital cameras and camcorders with FireWire and/or USB data ports for fast, on-location backups of images and video.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced its 500 gigabyte per platter, one terabyte internal hard disk drive, Spinpoint M8 for use in mobile computing applications such as notebooks.


Samsung's Spinpoint M8, which consists of two 500 gigabyte platters, provides users with one terabyte storage space. The form factor support the 9.5mm height to comfortably fit in mobile computing applications.

The high density was achieved by utilizing advanced format technology (AFT), which raises the data storage density per unit area, enabling efficient and convenient data storage. A reduced number of components such as disks and heads also contribute to approximately seven percent increase in operation speeds and eight percent decline in power demand.

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