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Western Digital External Storage Goes Pro

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WD have just added a new member to their "My Book" line of external storage solutions, this one being the now flagship "Pro Edition" with FireWire 800, 400, and of course USB 2.0 connectivity. It comes in capacities of either 250GB or 500GB and can be read about in detail via the official PR here.

 



SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, - December 12, 2006 - Targeting small office and home office (SOHO) power users who require large capacity and high-performance external storage, Western Digital Corp. introduced the My Book™ Pro Edition™, the newest member of WD's My Book product family. My Book Pro Edition combines three leading interfaces including FireWire® 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0; features backup and system recovery software; and is available in capacities of 250 and 500 GB. Intelligent drive management - SmartPower™ automatic power on/off, Safe Shutdown™ and LED activity lights make this drive easy to use.

 

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A DVD with 1TB of storage

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I bet many of you are still pretty excited at the thought of being able to hold upwards of 15GB a disc using HD-DVD or Blu ray technology (once prices on the drives and media become more sensible that is) - Well imagine the possibility of being able to store up to 1TB onto a single DVD disc? Seems some uni scientists are well on the way to making it happen.

 


Scientists at UCF (University of Central Florida) have managed to create a new optical storage system in several dimensions. By using many layers and a system with two lasers with different wavelengths they've managed to create storage solutions at over 1TB on a regular DVD. The reason no one have managed to do this before is that you use light for both reading and writing to the disc, which means that when they've tried to read data they've earlier written they've simply destroyed it instead. They have now been able to work around this by using lasers with different wavelengths. The technology still needs some tweaking but may very well be suitable for use by museums or libraries, which needs to store huge amounts of data, in the future.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Newegg - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA300 Hard Drive for $209 plus FREE 250GB Hard Drive!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Get the Seagate 500GB 7200RPM SATA-300 hard drive with 16mb cache for $209.99, plus get another 250GB Seagate drive for FREE!

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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New Silent VidaBox STEALTH™ Media Center with up to 1,500GB of storage

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VidaBox LLC have just announced a new silent media center / HTPC system they call the "VidaBox STEALTH". Its a well compacted and attractive little unit featuring a slot loading DVD±RW dual-layer burner, dual analog tuners, and massive VidaSafe™-protected storage of up to 1,500GB!

 

Head over VidaBox's website for all the details on it.

 


The STEALTH™ is perfect for those who consider silence and small size as definite must-haves, without compromising or sacrificing any features," says Steven Cheung, co-founder of VidaBox. "The STEALTH™ really shines in home theaters, where noise must be kept to an absolute minimum. Our unique system design, using special heat pipes and heat sinks in conjunction with sound deadening hard drive and DVD drive enclosures, keeps the system completely silent without the use of any fans - which are a major source of noise pollution. The VidaBox™ STEALTH™ is so small an quiet - you won't even know it's there!"

 

The STEALTH™ can be configured with state-of-the-art hardware, such as the AMD AM2 5200+ Dual-Core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 7950GT video card with dual DVI outputs, or an HDMI 1.2 output with HDCP compliance. Dual analog standard definition tuners with dual high-definition (HD) tuners are also available to record up to four (4) TV shows at once.

 

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WD Announce PASSPORT 160GB Portable Storage Solution

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Western Digital have extended their lineup of "PASSPORT" portable storage drives with a new 160GB model. It weighs less then 5 ounces and carries an RRP of $429AUD.

 

For full details on it grab this press release.

 


Sydney, Australia. - November. 16, 2006 - With today's consumers increasingly carrying their personal digital belongings with them, Western Digital Corp announced that its newly redesigned WD Passport® Portable Drives have grown in storage capacity and have shrunk in physical size, and are now shipping. Featuring a stylish, ultra-portable design and sleek, piano-black finish, WD Passport is available in capacities of 80, 120 and 160 GB, fits easily in your pocket or purse and weighs less than 5 ounces.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! Newegg - Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA Hard Drive for $229 with FREE 250GB Hard Drive!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: HOT buy on a huge drive that comes with an additional 250GB hard drive as a FREE bonus! The cost of the 500GB drive already is low, but combine it with the 250GB drive and you're looking a great buy that just will not last. Hurry, because even though it's supposed to expire 11/12/06, I doubt they've got the inventory to last till then.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! Newegg - Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA Hard Drive for $229 with FREE 250GB Hard Drive!

By: Array

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: HOT buy on a huge drive that comes with an additional 250GB hard drive as a FREE bonus! The cost of the 500GB drive already is low, but combine it with the 250GB drive and you're looking a great buy that just will not last. Hurry, because even though it's supposed to expire 11/12/06, I doubt they've got the inventory to last till then.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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Transcend Releases its 120GB StoreJet™ 2.5" HDD

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Transcend have just extended their StoreJet 2.5" external HDD lineup with the new "120GB Titanic" model.

 

For all the details on it grab Transcend's announcement here.

 


Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend) announced a new addition to its current StoreJet™ 2.5 series: the 120GB Titanic model. Transcend's StoreJet 2.5 is a compact external hard disk that fits in the palm of your hand and can hold up to 120GB of storage capacity. The sleek StoreJet 2.5 comes in a range of colorful, polished aluminum cases (Red, Blue, Silver, and Titanium colors) that are lightweight and specially designed for convenience and ultra-portability. The StoreJet 2.5 supports hi-speed USB 2.0 for the fastest data transfer speeds between it and any desktop or notebook computer.

 

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Super Talent Expands Line of IDE Flash Drives

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Super Talent have just announced a new member to their range of 1.8-inch solid state IDE flash drives, this latest model topping the lineup with 16GB of storage space.

 

Get all the details on it within the official press release folks.

 


San Jose, California - October 23, 2006 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of memory modules and flash products, today announced a 16GB solid state disk (SSD) that is fully compatible with industry standard 1.8" notebook IDE drives.

 

Super Talent SSD's employ an industry standard 44-pin IDE connector that is pin compatible with laptop IDE drives. Moreover, they have the same physical dimensions as standard 1.8" IDE laptop drives, making them an easy drop-in replacement for a conventional hard drive. But unlike conventional hard drives, SSD's are built with solid state NAND flash chips, and therefore have no moving parts. The result is a storage device that is far more rugged and reliable than a conventional hard drive with no risk of a head crash. These characteristics make SDD's superb for industrial and military applications where reliability is critical. And since SDD's use only a fraction of the power of standard hard drives they are perfect for extremely low-power environments as well.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - CompUSA - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA300 Hard Drive for $159.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Big S-ATA300 hard drives are dropping in price. CompUSA has the Western Digital Caviar SE 500GB 7200RPM 16mb buffer one, in full retail packaging, for just $159.99 after $40 mail in rebate (expiring 10/14/06), with FREE shipping.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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