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Plextor Intros Shock-Protected Portable Hard Drives

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Plextor have been known to produce some of the best CD/DVD burning drives on the market for as long as they've been around, but now they expand their horizons and enter the portable hard drive market with the release of two new "shock-proof" portable 2.5" units.


Dubbed the PX-SP line, they come with a silicone casing which helps protect the drive from knocks and scratches etc. - So far there is an 80GB and 120GB offering set to hit shelves.


For further details, have a read of the official announcement on Plextor's website.


FREMONT, Calif. - April 17, 2006 - Plextor® Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the immediate availability of the PX-SP family of shock proof, portable hard disk drives (HDD). The external drives are available in two capacities - 80 GB (PX-SP08U) and 120 GB (PX-SP12U). Measuring just 3.33 x 0.74 x 5.51 inches (W/H/D) and weighing less than 8 ounces, these highly portable drive enable users to carry their data with them anywhere, anytime.


PX-SP Series come with a specially designed silicon jacket bumper that helps prevent the unit from crashing if it is accidentally dropped. Compatible with both Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Macintosh® personal computers, the PX-SP features a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port interface for a maximum data transmission speed of 480 Mbps. Plextor's retail package comes with everything a user needs to get started, including a portable external hard drive, silicon jacket bumper, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable, and quick start guide.


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WD Raise Enterprise Storage Higher

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Western Digital have just recently announced that they're now shipping their latest RE2 (RAID edition) 500GB SATA drives which sport 16MB cache, NCQ, and a 3.0Gb/sec transfer rate.


Stacks of info on the new drives can be obtained within this PDF formatted product sheet, as well as a media (powerpoint) presentation and of course the official PR over at WD's press room folks.


LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apr. 4, 2006 - Addressing a growing enterprise market for high capacity, highly reliable storage, Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is now shipping its WD RE2 (RAID Edition) 500 GB SATA hard drives. With 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate, WD RE2 hard drives feature Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and 16 MB cache for improved performance in multi-user, random I/O environments. WD RE2 hard drives are designed for network attached storage, direct attached server storage and video surveillance environments that require 100 percent duty cycle and carry a 5-year limited warranty.


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DEAL OF THE DAY - 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 S-ATA150 HDD for $84.95!

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Deal of the Day details:


Offer: has the fast 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 S-ATA150 7200RPM hard drive with 8MB and a full 5 year warranty for just $84.95 after $10 rebate (expiring 3/31/06).


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WD Shipping Half-Terabyte Serial ATA Desktop HDDs

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Following suit with other leading HDD manufacturers, Western Digital have today announced the release of their 500GB S-ATA hard drive with 16MB cache and native command queuing (NCQ).


Head over to WD's website for the full scoop.


LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Jan. 26, 2006 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is shipping its new high-capacity 500 GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD Caviar® SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Providing a half terabyte of capacity for data-intensive applications such as graphic design, digital video editing, personal video recorders and advanced business computing, WD Caviar SE16 500 GB drives also deliver high 7,200 RPM performance with 300 MB/s transfer rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ).


"The WD Caviar family of hard drives delivers the reliability and performance that customers expect from WD," said Don Bennett, WD vice president and general manager of desktop storage. "The extreme capacity and high performance of this drive address a variety of demanding applications and expand WD's portfolio of storage products. From 6 to 500 GB, WD offers a diverse range of hard drives to meet our customers' wide-ranging storage needs."


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Seagate Launches Launches High Capacity 5400.3 Hard Drives

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Today marks the official launch of the first member to Seagate's new "Momentus" series of 2.5" notebook hard drives, a whopping 160GB model operating at 5400.3RPM.


How'd they manage to give a 2.5" HDD so much storage capacity? Magic! - Well, not quite magic, but this new "perpendicular recording" technology which has only just surfaced in the hard drive world recently has to be the next best thing, allowing for a more efficient and condensed way to store information on the platters, which means larger hard drives for us!


DailyTech have all the details.


Seagate achieves the Momentus' capacity breakthrough by using a method of recording bits called perpendicular recording. Traditionally, data is recorded onto a hard drive's platter by arranging magnetic bits horizontally -- or parallel -- to the surface of the platter. This method has been successful for quite some time, giving us desktop capacities that range from 400GB to 500GB on standard 3.5" hard drives. However, at those capacities, data integrity becomes an issue.


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DEAL OF THE DAY - IOGear 320GB Combo HDD w/ Tri-Select Back-Up for $159.95!

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Deal of the Day details:


Offer: New offer that brings this huge external drive that comes with BOTH FireWire and USB 2.0 connectors down to just $159!! This is a one stop solution to any hard drive shortage for any notebook, and becomes an easy upgrade for any desktop. The $30 rebate according to the notice that I just received is supposed to expire tomorrow 12/21/05 and NOT at the end of this month like it says on the site. Make what you will of it. :)


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KingMax unveils the miniature "Super Stick" flash drive

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Just when you thought USB thumb drives couldn't get any smaller, KingMax go and shrink it some more, introducing the world's lightest and thinnest storage product to date with their "Super Stick" flash drive. You can read up on all the details within their official announcement here.


KINGMAX,Taipei Nov 11,2005 - What's that you say? Your earring is a flash drive? This mobile phone strap is a flash drive too? Scenarios that we once saw in movies are now an everyday sight. If you see your female colleague removes her earring and plug it into a PC USB port, do not be surprised, because it could very well happen with Kingmax's latest flash drive product - the Kingmax Super Stick. Measuring only 39mm by 12mm by 2mm, and weighing less than 5g, it is by far the lightest and thinnest storage product in the world.


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DEAL OF THE DAY - IOGear 320GB Combo HDD for $159.95

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Deal of the Day details:


Offer: Great price on huge fast storage with backup capabilities. This IOGear external USB 2.0 / Firewire IEEE 1394 drive gives you 1 button backups. It's $199.95 - $10 coupon = $189.95 - $30 rebate (expiring 12/31/05) = $159.95 with FREE Shipping!


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Seagate unleashes new 7200.9 HDD family

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Launched by Seagate yesterday is their new 7200.9 range of Barracuda desktop hard drives. Not only are there several refinements over earlier models (such as NCQ and 3GBps data transfer rates across the board), but the flagship model in the lineup's been raised to a whopping 500GB monster! MMMmm i'll have two of those in RAID-0 thanks Seagate.


As well as the official announcement, you can also check out their product overview on the 9th-gen series in PDF format over here folks.


SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.-10 October 2005-Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's top supplier of disc drives, today announced the availability of its Barracuda 7200.9 family of internal hard drives to the worldwide distribution channel. Targeted at low-cost and Serial ATA (SATA) servers, mainstream and high-performance PCs, PC gaming systems and media PCs, the new Barracuda 7200.9 family combines up to a massive half-terabyte capacity with fast 3Gbit/second Serial ATA throughput and leading-edge storage technologies such as Native Command Queuing (NCQ) to deliver the industry's highest levels of performance and reliability.


"System builders are increasingly demanding advanced storage capabilities that enable their products to move more digital content at higher speeds in both single- and multi-user environments," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. "With the Barracuda 7200.9 family, Seagate is delivering the industry's leading combination of capacity, performance, and reliability to meet the system performance and reliability requirements for applications including digital video editing and production, CAD/CAM, and data and image analysis."


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