hitachi_deskstar_7k1000.d_hdd.jpgAs the first to ship a multi-disk 1TB hard disk drive (HDD) in 2007, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that is has achieved yet another 1TB milestone by squeezing it on a single disk. Leveraging the company’s strong R&D heritage and time-to-market leadership, the new one terabyte per platter (1TB/platter), one-disk, Hitachi Deskstar™ 7K1000.D drive family is now shipping worldwide. Featured in both Deskstar and CinemaStar™ brands, Hitachi is providing a full range of capacities, 250GB – 1TB, on both low RPM CoolSpin™ and 7,200 RPM platforms.

With the addition of the new Deskstar and CinemaStar drives, which are first in a family of 1TB/platter drives, Hitachi continues to offer one of the broadest most reliable product lines for desktop and mobile solutions. For the ultra thin and light notebook market, Hitachi delivers the 7mm z-height Travelstar™ Z5K500 drives (636 gigabits per square inch “Gb/in²”). And now, ideal for high-performing desktop computers and the consumer electronics (CE) market, Hitachi presents the new 1TB/platter Deskstar and CinemaStar family drives (569 Gb/in²).

“The areal density race continues and while having the highest capacity is appealing, reaching 1TB per platter is equally important as it serves a full range of applications and opportunities across the industry’s largest market volume,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at Hitachi GST. “As we ship our first 1TB per platter drives, we know we’re delivering capacity, reliability and value to a broad customer base. Not only are we shipping our 1TB per platter drives to our own Branded Business, but we are shipping to our channel partners as well, enabling them to design affordable HDD-based solutions at attractive price points.”

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GIGABYTE announced the new 1.8-inch external hard drive, A2 Tiny. With the eye-catching dual colored design, this portable hard drive is smaller than your palm, taking mobility to a whole new level. Small doesn’t mean it will compromise the capacity; A2 Tiny offers a huge storage capacity of 160GB, making sure that you can indeed have it all!


A2 Tiny measures 78 x 59 x 13 mm and only weighs 80 grams, about the size of a standard post-it; it’s so light and accessible that you can carry it with you wherever, whenever you go. The unique dual colored casing is varnished with pearl paint finish that helps to prevent transferring embarrassing fingerprints onto the chic surface. The drive comes in 160GB in capacity, which allows you to store up to 50,000 songs or photos and with the USB 2.0 interface providing fast transfer speed up to 480 Mb per second and it’s backward compatible, so you can share your data on any computers. A2 Tiny is also shock-proofed, which means that if you accidentally drop your disk drive, the internal mechanism will absorb the vibration and leaving all your files unharmed and safe as ever!

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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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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.


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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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.


"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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