G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced that it is shipping its new G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt and G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt external storage solutions. Supporting the growing base of Thunderbolt-enabled Mac® and PC computers, the two new drives set the standard for consumers and professionals looking for one of the fastest desktop or mobile Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 storage solutions on the market. Both drives incorporate a high-performance 7,200 RPM hard drive, come with a sleek, durable aluminum enclosure, and are plug-and-play on Mac but can be easily reformatted for Windows.
"G-Technology is dedicated to giving today's consumers and creative professionals storage solutions that can keep up with their demanding workflows and fast-paced lives," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. "Complementing our current G-DOCK ev™, G-DRIVE PRO and G-RAID™ with Thunderbolt solutions, G-Technology now offers a family of solutions – from RAID solutions to single-drive desktop and mobile solutions – that fit virtually any storage or creative workflow need."
StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the availability of their new 2-Bay Thunderbolt Hard Drive Enclosure (SKU: S252SMTB3), which lets users add reliable, high-speed external storage to a Mac or PC computer through a Thunderbolt port. The Thunderbolt enclosure is the first external drive enclosure from StarTech.com to feature a Thunderbolt host connection, and features two drive bays which allows users to maximize external storage capacity while ensuring the best possible data transfer rates with the host system.
The Thunderbolt enclosure offers features to help prevent heat build-up within the case, for a cooler operating environment, including a built-in fan and a solid aluminum chassis for maximum airflow and heat dissipation. The enclosure also includes a 1-meter Thunderbolt cable that provides an out-of-the-box storage solution and saves users the added expense of a cable to connect their external drives to the host computer.
Other World Computing announced an upgrade kit for PlayStation 4 at CES 2014 that will allow users to add capacity and boost performance up to 40% faster vs. stock drive for reduced system load time.
The OWC DIY Upgrade Kit for PS4 allows PS4 owners to double storage and boost the performance with an OWC drive. DIY bundles include everything needed to upgrade/replace the existing 2.5” drive and transfer gaming data to new drive. For added value, the original drive can be converted to an external drive, using the included enclosure, for new use for data transfer, back up or portable storage for your computer.
Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the new MiniStation Air Wireless Portable Hard Drive, providing up to 1 TB of storage for tablets, smartphones, computers and more. Buffalo's new compact portable storage solution includes up to 10 hours of battery life and support for up to eight devices, allowing travelers to easily transport their multimedia library with them while on the go, and stream content wirelessly to any computer, smartphone, tablet, smart TV or supported gaming console.
The MiniStation Air is easy to use and highly convenient for users on the go. Nearly any wireless device, such as smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and more can connect to it wirelessly for instant access to 1 TB of portable storage, making it perfect for storing and streaming multimedia content such as movies, music and photos. The MiniStation Air supports up to eight wireless connections and features a USB 3.0 port for fast file transfers and access when directly connected to a PC or Mac computer. Additionally, the portable hard drive allows users to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot to share its established network and Internet connection with joined devices.
Today, two brands known for elegant design announce a silver-plated hard drive: LaCie Sphère, design by Christofle. Whether gracing the table of a 19th Century prince or the desk of a modern-day CEO, a piece by Christofle makes an impression. Building on LaCie’s initial partnership with Christofle that produced the Galet USB key, the Sphère integrates Christofle’s luxurious heritage with the industry’s latest technology.
The handcrafted hard drive is enclosed in a spherical case of silver-plated steel. Due to its round shape, the LaCie Sphère requires a careful manual plating process. It is stamped, silver-plated and finally polished for a perfect brightness in Christofle’s silversmith workshop in Yainville (Normandy), France. The highly reflective finish makes the hard drive a decorative piece to accompany any upscale home or office workstation.
Seagate Technology plc today introduced Backup Plus FAST portable drive; the world’s first portable 4TB storage device, providing twice the capacity and speed of existing external portable drives. This new Seagate Backup Plus FAST drive features a superspeed USB 3.0 interface to deliver transfer speeds up to 220MB per second, making it the perfect companion for a field photographer or filmmaker looking to quickly move large files to backup.
“With Backup Plus FAST, Seagate has taken a very mature product category and has delivered innovative enhancements to address the real world challenges of our customers,” said Scott Horn, vice president of global marketing for Seagate. “The performance and capacity of this new portable drive is beyond that of any other external offering to date. We believe that the Backup Plus FAST drive will be widely adopted by creative professionals as the go-to back up device for the field.”
Today, LaCie announced Fuel: a go-anywhere wireless hard drive for iPad, iPhone and Mac. Without requiring Internet access, the LaCie Fuel adds 1TB of external storage capacity to compatible mobile devices. Users can store up to 500 movies, 160,000 songs or 190,000 photos, and share them with up to five devices at a time. What’s more, AirPlay compatibility means users can easily stream movies onto the big screen via Apple TV or music to compatible speakers.
The LaCie Fuel lets users access enormous media libraries right from their iPad. With 1TB of storage at their fingertips, they don’t need to pick and choose what they load onto their mobile device. Not only does the LaCie Fuel let them access all their media files while they’re on the go, it also has plenty of extra space to accommodate future needs.
Seagate Technology plc today announced the second generation of its sleek external storage lineup, Seagate Backup Plus Slim. With a svelte compact design and superspeed USB 3.0 interface, the Backup Plus Slim drive is the ideal storage solution to aggregate and back up valued photos, videos and other files despite being spread across numerous devices, social networks and personal computers.
This new offering includes the backup software, Seagate Dashboard, which made the first generation of Seagate Backup Plus drives so popular. The Seagate Dashboard software provides an easy one-click backup solution, but can also be set as a scheduled backup up as needed. Additionally, the Dashboard software will back up Facebook and Flickr albums to ensure that even video and photos shared through these networks are backed up and easy to find. Use the Save and Share features to download and upload content from these social media networks. Even all the photos you have been tagged in can be backed up from your social networks to the drive.
Seagate Technology plc and its LaCie brand prove that storage is a must-have item as they showcase new and innovative storage solutions at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show.
“As storage becomes an increasingly integral part of everything we do, the established ideas about it must change,” said Scott Horn, VP marketing. “People around the world are in urgent need of space to store their most cherished memories, information and data, so we at Seagate are on a mission to provide people with the space they need for all of their lifelong experiences. To keep pace with changing needs and demands, we have to remove limits around design, function, form and features. The announcements we’re making here today demonstrate how Seagate and LaCie are leading that charge.”
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today announced the introduction of the DashDrive Durable HD650 portable hard drive. The HD650 is designed for those with active lifestyles, and is designed to absorb impacts while protecting valuable stored data. Its flowing lines and striking colors make it a great looking storage option for all ages and genders.
The housing of the HD650 is comprised of a scratchproof acrylic material, and the drive incorporates a unique triple layer construction designed and engineered for superior shockproof performance. An ultra-fast USB 3.0 interface matches the sporty outlook and dynamic design of the HD650. An azure LED indicates power and transfer status.
The DashDrive Durable HD650 will be available in capacities of 500 gigabytes and 1 terabyte, with color options of scarlet red and sleek black.