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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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Toshiba Introduces 5TB External Hard Drive And Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive

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Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Toshiba Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive, a high capacity storage device that saves significant work space with its small compact design. In addition, the company unveiled a 2.5-inch internal Solid State Hybrid Drive, offering an easy upgrade for notebook owners looking to speed up their PC.

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“The Canvio Desk Desktop External Hard Drive offers enhanced features, great performance and generous storage capacity in a versatile and compact design set to match any office space,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division. “In addition, our new 2.5-inch Solid State Hybrid Drive for notebooks is a perfect upgrade for people looking to extend the life of their laptop with more storage and speed.”

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Western Digital Introduces First Thunderbolt-Powered Portable Dual-Drive

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WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today introduced My Passport Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive solution, providing creative professionals and enthusiasts high performance and capacity in a truly mobile solution. For Mac systems, My Passport Pro has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver needed performance for the most demanding applications in the field, without the need for power adapters or extra cables. My Passport Pro is available in 2 TB and 4 TB capacities.

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“The only Thunderbolt dual-drive solution that’s bus-powered, WD’s My Passport Pro enhances the workflow of mobile creative professionals by providing fast transfers and data protection for the large amounts of digital content they generate outside the studio,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of branded products and worldwide sales, WD. “From photographers, videographers and musicians to graphic designers and architects, people who depend on portable storage for their livelihood will find My Passport Pro defines a new level of performance, reliability and especially portability.”

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Toshiba Self-Encrypting HDD Meets Government-Class Security Requirements

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toshiba_self_encrypting_hdd.pngToshiba Corporation today announced that the MQ01ABUxxxBW series, a mobile-grade thin 7mm hard disk drive (HDD) with self-encrypting technology, including Toshiba’s unique wipe technology, which automatically erases data when an HDD is accessed by an unregistered system, has achieved validation to U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2). This is the first Toshiba self-encrypting drive (SED) validated to the FIPS 140-2 standard. Toshiba’s SED models are designed to the Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) industry-standard “Opal” Security Sub-Classification. This globally accepted standard, implements protocols created to help IT managers, security management application providers and client security professionals to better manage data security and to help prevent potentially damaging and costly breaches to sensitive information. The FIPS-validated model also provides tamper-evident labeling for additional security, with a resulting validation to Level 2 of the FIPS 140-2 standard.

The 7mm mobile thin SED series underwent rigorous cryptographic module validation testing by a U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-certified testing laboratory in order to be validated by the U.S. Federal Information Processing standard. As a result of this validation, this Toshiba HDD series is now available for use in highly regulated and security-sensitive storage applications, such as government systems. The combination of support for ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) Enhanced Secure Cryptographic Erase function, the TCG-Opal SSC (Security Subsystem Class) protocols, the Toshiba wipe technology extensions of the Opal protocols, and the FIPS 140-2 module level validation makes the MQ01ABUxxxBW series suitable for encrypting confidential data stored on client-grade mobile and desktop computers protected by security management applications.

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Toshiba Introduces Canvio Wireless Adapter For External Hard Drives

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Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio Wireless Adapter, a simple yet powerful innovation that adds wireless networking capabilities to any traditional external hard drive, allowing users to share, stream and access their content from any place, on any device.

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“In today’s increasingly wireless world, it’s becoming more important that our storage solutions have networking capabilities,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “This device brings yesterday’s external hard drives into the 21st century with features that consumers demand such as easy access to their content wherever they are.”

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