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Seagate Innov8 is first USB-powered external hard drive

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 30, 2016 10:30 pm

Seagate will soon be the first to launch an external hard drive that requires nothing but a USB connection for power. The "Innov8" features 8TB capacity (equivalent to over 2 million songs, 4 million photos, and 800 HD movies) with 200GB OneDrive cloud storage on top; it supports both USB-C and USB 3.1, and includes Seagate Dashboard software which features one-click and scheduled backups. Finally, the Innov8 is comaptible with Lyve for easy photo consolidation.

 

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The drive is beefy in appearance, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your tastes. Either way, it's awfully sleek. It launches in April through Seagate.com, Amazon, and elsewhere and goes for $349 MSRP.

WD's new 314GB HDD, specifically for the Raspberry Pi for $46

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 14, 2016 7:50 pm

Western Digital gets in on the Pi Day fun by announcing its new PiDrive 314GB, a new 314GB HDD made specifically for the... you guessed it, Raspberry Pi.

 

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WD's new PiDirve 314GB costs just $45.81 - but it's currently available for $31.42 - celebrating Pi. The 7mm-high drive is based on the WD Blue range of HDDs, which are found in many budget and mid-range laptops and PCs. The difference here is that the interface has been modified from SATA to USB so that it can connect and work with the Raspberry Pi.

 

WD adds that it customized the PiDrive 314GB so that it would "reduce the electrical power load of the hard drive on Raspberry Pi while still maintaining sufficient performance to deliver maximum USB data transfer rate".

Lite-On joins the enterprise storage game, announcing EP2 U.2 SSD

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 10, 2016 2:32 pm

With many companies vying for the number one position in the emerging enterprise SSD market, Lite-On has announced its addition recently, showcasing its EP2 U.2 Series SSD.

 

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Utilizing a U.2 interface, this model is able to be converted to both SATA-Express and M.2, as explained by techPowerUp recently. With speed being key, this new product features sequential transfer rates capped at 2200 MB/s read and 1300 MB/s write.

 

Further features include a 290,000 IOPS 4K random read rating, a capacity of up to a massive 1920GB and being quoted as "designed for read-intensive database servers."

Seagate smashes storage speed record with new 10GB/sec SSD

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 8, 2016 9:31 pm

The memory masters at Seagate have just smashed through the world SSD speed record with a new blazing-fast solid state drive.

 

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During a demonstration, Seagate's new ultra-fast SSD hit an unbelievable transfer rate of 10GB/sec, which is 4GB/s faster than the former world's-fastest SSD. The company's new 10GB/s SSD is built for high-end enterprise use, and utilizes the NVMe protocol and rides 16 PCIe lanes for maximum throughput. The drive also meets the storage specifications outlined by Facebook's Open Compute Project.

 

"Your data is only as good as how easily you can access it and put it to use," Seagate's SSD executive Brett Pemble said. "Seagate is committed to providing the full spectrum of technologies to help meet the diverse needs of organizations so they can unlock this value. Whether for consumer cloud or business applications, this SSD will help improve on demands for fast access to information, where split seconds drive incremental value gains."

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G-Technology has some sleek new external HDD's with USB 3.1 Type-C

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 6, 2016 8:56 pm

The new external drives from G-Technology are quite the lookers, with an attractive, classy aluminium exterior that seems to exude quality. They come with a USB Type-C connection and up to 1TB of 7200RPM traditional HDD's inside that should allow for a transfer speed of up to 136mb/s

 

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It'll come in three different colors to compliment the new USB 3.1 Type-C only MacBook from Apple, though the good-looks are understated enough to go with just about any device. They're touting this as the ultimate in mobile storage, fast, good-looking and reliable.

 

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Samsung with world's largest SSD for enterprise storage - 15.36TB

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 3, 2016 12:59 am

Samsung has today announced its addition to the SSD market, the PM1633, being no less than a gigantic 15.36TB SSD designed for the enterprise storage market. Marked as the world's largest in its class, Samsung has packed some serious performance within.

 

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Based on a 12Gb/s SAS interface and measuring in as a 2.5-inch form factor drive, this new product will further be released in 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 480GB editions. Boasting "random read and write speeds of up to 200,000 and 32,000 IOPS respectively," the recently issues press release also makes note of read and write speeds being boosted up to 1,200MB/s in this model.

 

This product release is said to be part of Samsung's plight to become more competitive in the SAS SSD market, helping completely overturn the use of hard disks in some server operations.

WD expands its 8TB HDDs, now has a 16TB external HDD solution

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Mar 2, 2016 1:17 pm

Western Digital has just announced that it has expanded its internal and external storage solutions, now offering huge 16TB external storage solutions for professionals on-the-go, or those who need serious amounts of backup at home or work.

 

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WD will be launching a slew of new HDDs throughout the first half of 2016, which will include their My Cloud personal storage devices, My Book external HDDs, as well as the internal WD Red, WD Red Pro and WD Purple HDDs. All of these drives will offer "purpose-driven engineering and HelioSeal helium-technology with the new 8TB drives for maximum and efficient performance in the applications for which each model is designed". VP of Product Marketing for WD, Brendan Collins, explains: "We are committed to integrating high-performance, high-capacity and high-quality drives into all of our solutions. No matter what market or application, we have a solution - whether it's for small businesses, channel partners, enterprises or end-users. Our goal is to deliver the best and most competitive solutions on the market".

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Transcend announces 1TB M.2 SSD designed for ultra-thin computers

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 29, 2016 12:29 pm

Sporting a read and write performance of 560MB/s and 460MB/s respectively on a SATA III 6Gb/s interface, Transcend has recently announced its new MTS800 M.2 SSDs in a press release.

 

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Available in sizes ranging from 32GB right up to 1TB, this new MTS800 product range follows the Transcend MTS400 and MT600 products that are both capped at only 512GB. Included within the MTS800 are features like Intel's Smart Response Technology, Error Correction Code and device sleep mode.

 

Packed with a three-year limited warranty, Transcend has not yet announced a release time or pricing.

Toshiba steps up its enterprise game, offers 1.92TB SSDs

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 24, 2016 2:32 pm

The HK4 series from Toshiba has been solely aimed at improving storage in the enterprise market, offering a new read-intensive HK4R Series of SSDs that pack up to 1.92TB in capacity and the HK4E value drives that will be released up to 1.6TB.

 

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With the option to be packed with Trusted Computing Group enterprise encryption and Toshiba's Quadruple Swing-By Code error-correction technology, these drives are built to last in a data-intensive environment. As solid state drives reach more popularity as storage for server solutions, Toshiba America's vice president of SSD, Jeremy Werner, says that these new models are "designed to meet the needs of our customers who are looking for a SATA SSD with low operating power, excellent quality of service, high capacity and with encryption."

 

While the features and storage capacities sound great, there has unfortunately been no mention of release pricing just yet. With the release date set for April 2016, we will have to wait and see how badly these will hurt the wallet.

SanDisk's new microSD UHS-II card is capable of 275MB/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 24, 2016 3:38 am

MWC 2016 - SanDisk has just unveiled their latest microSD UHS-II card, with SanDisk's new Extreme PRO microSD card capable of read speeds of 275MB/sec.

 

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The new UHS-II capable microSD card is considerably faster than its predecessor, which could only transfer data at 90MB/sec. The write speeds on the new microSD card hit around 100MB/sec, and don't let its size deceive you - as this new microSD card is capable of 275MB/sec, while the full-sized Extreme PRO SD cards tap out at 280MB/sec.

 

SanDisk is pushing their new Extreme Pro microSD UHS-II card is shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof and even X-ray-proof. These new class 10 cards only arrive in two capacities: 64GB and 128GB. SanDisk is aiming these new cards at the professionals, with the 64GB version priced at $179.99 and the 128GB priced at $299.99.

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