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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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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Western Digital, a leader in the desktop, mobile, high-capacity enterprise and consumer markets for hard drives, today announced the addition of 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions to its family of WD AV-GP SATA hard drives, serving the audio-video (AV) market. Shipping immediately, the 2.5 TB and 3 TB capacity, 3.5-inch, WD AV-GP hard drives offer 24X7 reliability, low power consumption and unrivalled storage capacity for storage-intensive AV applications such as digital video recorders, video surveillance, single-drive media servers and external multimedia storage.


"Designed to go the distance in high-temperature, always-on streaming digital AV environments, WD AV-GP drives store more hi-def audio and video than ever before with our new 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and CE business units. "Combine unsurpassed capacity, power-saving WD GreenPower Technology™, and performance capabilities to capture up to 12 simultaneous HD video streams with SilkStream™ technology and the drive choice is made clear in optimizing AV applications like PVR/DVR, IPTV and video surveillance."

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Seagate, today announced GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage, the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device. With 500GB and Wi-Fi access over 802.11 b/g/n and a rechargeable battery, this latest member of the GoFlex family provides the ability to carry an entire library of video, music, pictures and documents with you. Devices are wirelessly connected directly to the GoFlex Satellite drive by use of the free GoFlex Media app–available now on iTunes and the Apple App Store–or a web browser. GoFlex Satellite is available immediately for preorder from, Amazon and for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $199.99, and is scheduled to arrive in Best Buy stores in July 2011. Global availability is planned for later this summer.


"With the growth of the tablet and iPad markets and the larger volumes of high-quality media now being consumed, there is a clear need for access to content that is not plagued with the challenges of streamed video over the Internet," said Patrick Connolly, vice president and general manager of Seagate's retail group. "The unfortunate fact is that these popular new mobile devices are hampered by their limited storage capacity while one of their primary functions is that of media consumption.

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Introducing Icy Dock's new MB881U3-1SA USB 3.0 2.5" & 3.5" SATA and IDE hard drive adapter with docking station functionality. Icy Dock has taken another one of its tried and true products and taught it some new tricks. It features the new USB 3.0 interface for up to a 5 Gb/sec transfer rate. The MB881U3-1SA is perfect for any DIY user or IT Professional in need of a quality hard drive adapter. The hard drive adapter will work with both 3.5" & 2.5" SATA drives and IDE drives and use them on a USB 3.0 interface.

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The 2.5" SATA/IDE drives can be powered with the USB cable alone. A small power adapter is included for faster or bigger 2.5" hard drives or 3.5" hard drives. Using the USB 3.0 interface will maximize not only the SATA drives but also the IDE drives read/write speeds not found on other USB 2.0 products. The MB881U3-1SA will accept almost any size of 2.5" / 3.5" IDE and SATA hard drives.

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