WD, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage today introduced new datacenter hard drives that deliver to today’s modern datacenter architects the lowest power consumption of any high-capacity 3.5-inch hard drive available today. The WD Re+ hard drive family is the newest component of WD’s full, tiered portfolio of high-capacity datacenter storage devices. Further expanding that portfolio will be 6 terabyte (TB) capacities for WD’s popular WD Re and WD Se datacenter product lines, providing customers a spectrum of capabilities, tiered to their varied demands of application intensity, power optimization and cost efficiency.
In the modern datacenter, the total cost of ownership (TCO) formula is comprised of capacity, price, power consumption and the relationships between these variables. The WD Re+ drive provides the most power efficient and high-intensity high-capacity platform available today.
With power consumption a primary consideration in today’s large web-scale cloud infrastructures, and the WD Re+ drive consuming only 6 watts for 6 TB, customers’ TCOs increase and savings for large deployments could be millions of dollars per year.
Today LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate Technology plc, announced the addition of USB–C technology to its Porsche Design Mobile Drive. This product combines the ease of use of USB–C with the proven speed, style and durability of the LaCie Porsche Design line, making it the perfect match for the latest MacBook.
The LaCie Mobile Drive features a USB–C port — the user–friendly connector of the future. This new technology makes the LaCie Mobile Drive incredibly easy to connect, since both ends of the cable are identical and the connector is reversible. As a result, there is no need to worry about which end goes to which device or about plugging it in upside down.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today launches the ultra-rugged USB 3.0 portable hard drive for Mac users－Armor A65M. Maximizing the shockproof and waterproof specifications of the Armor Series, the Armor A65M is specifically designed for Mac users with all-inclusive safety shields fighting against various threats that may occur during daily operations, and it also complies with the U.S. military-grade drop test and the IP67 standard.
The Armor A65M pioneers data protection measures with its exclusive cup-shaped design for optimizing its waterproof and dustproof functions, which makes the Armor A65M the first portable hard drive that meets the IP67 standard in the industry. In addition, the Armor A65M is especially rigid with its three-layer construction including two layers of rubber and one unibody frame in the middle, altogether promising great protection to withstand drops and shocks. Incorporating complete inside-out protection, the Armor A65M is guaranteed to keep your data safe under all sorts of conditions and is ideal for Mac users on the go. Furthermore, the Armor A65M enables easy plug-and-play use for it is already formatted in HFS+ format and supports Time Machine.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today launches the latest Armor-series USB 3.0 portable hard drive ─ Armor A65. Incorporating multiple mechanisms designed to fight against all types of threats, the Armor A65 is completely shockproof, waterproof and dustproof. It not only passes the U.S. military’s drop test but also meets the IP67 standard by which it can completely protect against dust penetration and can survive water immersion at depths of up to 1 meter for up to 30-minutes. What’s more, the Armor A65 is the first portable hard drive that passes the IP67 standard in the industry.
Moreover, the Armor A65 offers three powerful layers of protection, making the unit very rugged and sturdy－consisting of two layers of rubber and a unibody frame in the middle. In order to further enhance the safety of your precious data, SP provides a free download of the SP HDD Lock Utility software to encrypt all of the data in the Armor A65. Whether for travel, outdoor activities or daily work, the Armor A65 will be an ideal storage device along the way.
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the addition of a 3TB capacity offering to its Canvio Basics storage lineup. The 3TB Canvio Basics portable hard drive can store up to 856,500 digital photos, 789,000 digital music files or 2,460 downloaded digital movies. As with the rest of the offerings within the Canvio Basics 3.0 line, software setup is not necessary.
“Even as a portable device, consumers are looking for high-capacity options to keep up with their extensive content libraries,” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President, Branded Storage, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Our 3TB Canvio Basics provides high capacity storage in a simple solution.”
Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced the launch of a 3TB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD), the industry’s largest capacity. Utilizing perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology, the “MQ03ABB300” is the industry’s first 2.5-inch HDD to achieve 750GB per platter, using a total of 4 platters to achieve storage of 3TB. Suitable for external personal storage devices and space-constrained use cases requiring high storage capacity, the “MQ03ABB300” is small in size but large in storage capability. Sample shipments will begin in May.
The “MQ03ABB300” offers the best in energy consumption efficiency in the 2.5-inch form factor, with lower power consumption and 50 percent larger capacity compared to Toshiba’s previous generation 4-platter 2TB ”MQ01ABB200.”
Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced the launch of its new solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) series, which is equipped with Toshiba's 19nm second-generation NAND flash memory. The new “MQ02ABD100H” SSHD offers 1TB capacity in a drive 9.5mm high, while the “MQ02ABF050H” offers a capacity of 500GB in a 7 mm high form factor. Sample shipments will begin from February.
SSHDs deliver better performance compared to traditional hard disk drives (HDD), because the drives feature NAND that is used as the secondary cache during operation. This means users see improvement to the drive’s performance compared to traditional HDDs, while still maintaining the equivalent capacities of traditional HDDs.
G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced new rugged storage solutions that help keep content safe in virtually all environments. Compatible with the Evolution Series family of external hard drives, the new G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt, the G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0, and the G-DRIVE ev RaW solutions marry rugged good looks with G-Technology’s known quality, performance and reliability. G-Technology also announced new Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 all-terrain cases for turning the original G-DRIVE ev, G-DRIVE ev RaW or G-DRIVE ev SSD into a rugged, all-terrain storage solution.
Whether it’s the professional photographer on a shoot in Peru, the established executive traveling across the globe with important company files or the young student running across campus to print out their term paper, everyone can use a sturdy and high-functioning portable hard drive. G-Technology’s new rugged series is designed to withstand daily wear and tear and even more serious conditions as well, with features like a watertight drive compartment, which floats when dropped in water, and drop-resistance so they hold up to adventures, or accidents, big and small. Like all G-Technology external drives, the new rugged storage solutions come with a three-year limited warranty for even more peace of mind.
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Canvio Connect II portable hard drive, a device that takes portable storage to the next level. Available with up to 3TB of storage capacity, remote access capabilities, local and cloud backup and the ability to share and stream content, the Canvio Connect II portable hard drive is an all-in-one portable storage solution.
The Canvio Connect II portable hard drive makes it simple to back up not just files and folders, but a complete system—or customize backups to your exact needs and specifications. Users can secure backups with user defined password protection, or cloud storage. With the ability to schedule backups to run automatically, the Canvio Connect II portable hard drive will take care of the rest.