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PROMISE Technology Announces Availability Of New Storage Solutions For 4K Video Production

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PROMISE Technology today announced that its Pegasus2 M4 and SANLink2 10G are both now globally available through PROMISE’s network of distributors and value added resellers. Unveiled earlier this month at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the new storage solutions are specifically engineered for creative professionals, and make up part of the world’s first end-to-end Thunderbolt 2 to shared storage solution.

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The new, small form factor Pegasus2 M4 offers a perfect combination of portability, capacity, performance, and cost. Featuring an innovative and compact design, the 2.5” HDD/SSD Thunderbolt 2 Pegasus2 M4 external RAID solution works with the new Mac Pro® and is an ideal solution for professionals working both offsite and in-studio. The Pegasus2 family supports OS X Mavericks and will add support for Windows®-based Thunderbolt hosts in Q2.

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OWC Announces Mercury Elite Pro Dual With Hardware RAID And Thunderbolt Iinterface

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Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC upgrade and storage technology company, expanded its family of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual external high-performance drive with hardware RAID capabilities. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt interface will be featured at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week, at Other World Computing's booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, available in capacities up to 8TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 389MB/s read, 351MB/s write.

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PROMISE Technology Debuts New Storage Solutions For 4K Video Production At NAB 2014

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PROMISE Technology today announced three new Thunderbolt™ 2 and shared storage devices engineered for creative professionals. These new solutions will be showcased at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB) in booth SL#5329.

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Pegasus2 M4 builds on the success of Pegasus2, the world’s first Thunderbolt 2 hardware RAID storage solution, by delivering performance and capacity in a new, portable form factor with 2.5” drives. Featuring an innovative and compact design, the 2.5” HDD/SSD Thunderbolt 2 Pegasus2 M4 external RAID solution works with the new Mac Pro and is an ideal solution for professionals working both offsite and in-studio. The Pegasus2 M4 will also be featured as part of a workflow process at the Intel® Zone in the StudioXperience booth at NAB (SU#621D1). The Pegasus2 family supports OS X Mavericks and will add support for Windows-based Thunderbolt hosts in Q2.

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LaCie Updates 2big With Thunderbolt 2 Technology, Hardware RAID And New Industrial Design

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lacie_2big_tbt2.pngToday LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, debuted at the 2014 NAB Show its latest 2big with a host of features including Thunderbolt 2 technology, hardware RAID and a new industrial design. Speeds of up to 420MB/s along with two 6TB 7200RPM hard disks from Seagate make the new LaCie™ 2big the fastest, highest capacity dual-bay external storage solution on the market. Plus, its all-new industrial design sets a new standard for versatility and reliability.

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The LaCie 2big features speeds of up to 420MB/s thanks to Thunderbolt 2, a hardware RAID controller and 7200RPM disks. With these speeds, videographers can edit multiple 2K uncompressed 10-bit streams or play back compressed 4K video. Digital photographers can browse massive RAW photo libraries with zero lag. And audio pros using software like Avid® Pro Tools® will notice much smoother audio mixing.

"The LaCie 2big is a crucial part of improving my photography workflow," said photographer Seth Resnick. "The significant increase in Thunderbolt speed allows me to reduce the time it takes to import and edit images. As the size of my data increases, speed becomes more and more of a necessity – and not an option. The LaCie 2big’s speed and reliability make it an ideal storage solution for creative professionals."

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G-Technology Launches Studio Line Of External Hard Drives

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g-technology_g-speed_studio.pngG-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced the first products in its new Studio line – the G-RAID Studio and G-SPEED Studio. Continuing G-Technology’s popular design legacy, the Studio family comes in new high-quality, sleek black enclosure for today’s high-performance computers and workstations. The Studio line features multiple RAID options, removable enterprise-class 7,200 RPM drives, 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 interfaces, and the industry’s highest capacity 6TB hard disk drives (HDDs) for pre- and post-production workflows.

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The G-SPEED Studio with hardware RAID is a four-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution that supports user selectable RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 for ultimate flexibility and speed. With its built-in RAID controller, the G-SPEED Studio is not tied to a single workstation and can be easily transported and used on a Mac® laptop or desktop in the studio, edit bay or on the road. The G-SPEED Studio boasts sustained transfer rates of up to 660MB/sec in RAID 0 and can be daisy-chained via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports. This G-SPEED Studio solution ships with four removable enterprise-class hard drives, designed to support multi-stream compressed 4K and 2K workflows. In a RAID 5 (data redundant) configuration, the G-SPEED Studio RAID can easily handle up to 30 hours of 4K footage in ProRes 4444 and can seamlessly edit three streams of compressed 4K. The G-SPEED Studio with enterprise-class hardware RAID will be available in May for an MSRP of $3,599.95 for 24TB, $2,699.95 for 16TB and $2,199.95 for 12TB.

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Sony Expands Portable Storage Line With New 2TB Hard Disk Drive For Professional Use

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Sony’s new 2TB (terabyte) portable storage hard disk drive takes the worry out of back-up in the field, and gives professionals reliable, bus-powered high-speed storage.

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The new 2TB hard disk drive (PSZ-HA2T) expands Sony’s line of portable storage drives, and joins three current models including a 500GB and 1TB (PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T) hard disk model and a 256GB solid state drive (PSZ-SA25).

Each drive has a heavy silicon cover and protective case to withstand the rigors of field production and reduce shipping damage. Built-in shock resistance can absorb falls of up to 2.3 meters for SSD and up to 2 meters for HDD.

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Seagate Ships World's Fastest 6TB Hard Drive

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Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it is now shipping the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive (HDD) — the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. Boasting industry-leading performance, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 is an important step forward in scale-out data infrastructures delivering supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the explosive growth of corporate and cloud-based data centers.

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“Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 20171. This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the fastest 6TB enterprise capacity HDD based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centers.”

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LaCie Introduces Its First Thunderbolt 2 Rackmount Storage Solution

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LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced at the 2014 NAB Show the release of its first Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage solution: the LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2. Compact and stylish, the LaCie 8big Rack features up to eight 6TB 7200RPM HDDs from Seagate, for an impressive 48TB in a mere 1U size. Delivering speeds of up to 1330MB/s, it is the most powerful plug and play rackmount solution for 4K video editing.

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Thanks to Thunderbolt 2, the 8big Rack delivers ample bandwidth to support 10-bit, 4K footage. With this kind of performance, videographers can work directly from RAW files in Apple® Final Cut Pro® or Adobe® Premiere®, get maximum quality from footage and see edits in real time.

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LaCie Enhances Award-Winning 5big With Thunderbolt 2 Technology And RAID 5

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LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced at the 2014 NAB Show a leap forward for its award-winning 5big. Now featuring Thunderbolt 2 technology, hardware RAID and industry-leading capacity, the new LaCie 5big is nearly two times faster – delivering speeds of up to 1050MB/s. Thanks to Seagate’s new 6TB 7200RPM hard disks it boasts a 20% capacity increase, which makes it the most compact 30TB storage device on the market. With these advances, the new LaCie 5big gives video professionals huge capacity and ample bandwidth for improving 4K workflows right on the desktop.

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As a result of Thunderbolt 2 technology, the LaCie 5big delivers incredible, sustained speeds of up to 1050MB/s. Connect three LaCie 5bigs in parallel to a new Mac Pro® for up to 90TB of capacity and speeds of up to 3000MB/s on a single workstation. This is enough bandwidth to edit several video streams in native 4K resolution. With this kind of speed, videographers working in Apple® Final Cut Pro® or Adobe® Premiere® get maximum quality from footage and see native 4K edits in real time.

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LaCie Doubles Capacity Of Fuel Wireless Hard Drive

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LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced that its Fuel wireless hard drive will be available this April with an expanded capacity of 2TB. With double the capacity than before, LaCie Fuel offers more storage than any 2.5" wireless hard drive on the market. It is the ideal cable–free, portable solution for movie buffs, photographers and others to gain 2TBs of on–the–go access and storage for iPad® or iPhone® and Mac®.

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HD movies can monopolize storage space on mobile devices, requiring users to make compromises on what content to synchronize to their device. With the 2TB LaCie Fuel, users can go from 20 movies on a 32GB iPad to over 1,000 movies on the Fuel. This allows users to store entire movie collections without sacrificing any of the content they need.

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