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WD Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of My Passport Drives With New Design And Limited Anniversary Edition

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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its My Passport line of portable external hard drives, WD, a Western Digital company, is introducing a sleek new design for the world’s most popular external hard drive lines. More than 60 million My Passport drives have been sold in the past 10 years, providing approximately 42,000 petabytes of content protection for consumers worldwide. The My Passport Ultra - Metal Edition drive and My Passport Ultra - Anniversary Edition drive represent a decade of refinement for WD’s enduring portable drive line. They feature elegant metal exteriors, up to 2 TB capacities in smaller enclosures, content protection, including backup, and cloud integration for anywhere access to personal content.

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The My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition and Anniversary Edition drives incorporate a unique and innovative radial-spin-design aluminum enclosure, which provides attractive styling and extra protection against the everyday knocks experienced in the hands of today’s mobile consumer. In addition, the drive offers users hardware encryption and password protection to prevent unauthorized use of the drive in the event of loss or theft. For additional content protection and remote sharing, the My Passport Ultra - Metal Edition drive includes WD SmartWare Pro software with Dropbox integration, allowing users to back up content from their computer to the drive and from the drive to the cloud, and retrieve content from their Dropbox account to the My Passport drive. These features make the My Passport drive an ideal choice for backing up, protecting, storing and enjoying digital content on the go.

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Apacer Launches AH334 “Galaxy Express” USB Flash Drive

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apacer_ah334_usb_flash_drive.pngAs the pioneer in digital storage, Apacer launches the latest AH334 “Galaxy Express” USB 2.0 flash drive. Inspiration by stylish bullet train, large capacity and high speed, AH334 captures every flash drive user, featuring two vivid colors: “starry blue” and “rose pink”, and intimate design of a hidden push key and a personalized grommet! Every AH334 “Galaxy Express” can be filled with laughter and memories in life. Let’s share files with someone important anytime and anywhere!

With a unique streamlined look, the design of Apacer AH334 is inspired by bullet train’s shape for low wind resistance, highlighting a perfect balance between speed and large capacity. The designer team of Apacer meticulously offers two stunning colors – understated and chic “starry blue” and lively “rose pink”, turning the flash drive into a distinctive, stylish accessory.

With the design concept of “pleasant experience from every use”, Apacer focuses not only on the appearance, but on the detailed user experience enhancement. In addition to the excellent hand feel provided by the back material, the hidden push key provides the combination of intuition, ease-of-use and appearance integrity. The specially designed texture on the surface makes it easy to hold. The built-in grommet allows users to freely attach favorite ornaments to create personal style, or integrates the flash drive with straps or badges, bringing more convenience.

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Angelbird Presents Entry Level SSD wrk

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Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer, presents its new SSD wrk, a robust and highly efficient entry level Solid State Drive (SSD). It is ideal for upgrading your computer or laptop to faster SSD technology.

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Angelbird does not compromise in terms of quality in its new SSD wrk, using an ultra-fast SATA 3.1 6Gb/s interface, which is fully compatible with older computer set-ups and operating systems. The SSD wrk uses the SMI 2246EN controller and the case is made of high quality, matt black anodized aluminum, housing custom packed Multi-Level-Cell NANDs from Micron. Durability is guaranteed by the MTBF of at least 2 million hours. High reliability is also provided by the integrated EDC and ECC error correction capabilities. With a thickness of only 7 Millimeter, the SSD wrk fits even into the tightest notebook or desktop case.

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PNY Launches Duo-Link OTG USB Flash Drive

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PNY Technologies, Inc. ("PNY") today announced the launch of the Duo-Link OTG USB Flash Drive, available in both 16GB and 32GB capacities. The micro-sized, capless swing design of the Duo-Link OTG USB Flash Drive holds both a micro-USB connector and a USB connector that allows users to easily transfer media and files to and from an Android™ device and PC.

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The On-The-Go USB Flash Drive connects to an Android mobile device and PC or laptop. The Micro-USB connector easily plugs into any Android device while the USB connector plugs directly into any available USB port. The built-in Micro-USB connector allows you to quickly transfer or store music, photos, movies, videos, files and more. Users can also play music or videos directly from the PNY Duo-Link OTG USB Flash Drive. The Duo-Link OTG USB Flash Drive was designed to free up space on an Android phone and/or save files from a PC or laptop onto the phone. The capless, all-in-one design is small enough to connect to an Android device for portable, OTG usage.

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Thecus Adds Snapshot And ESXi VAAI Support To Business NAS Models

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Thecus Technology Corporation, the creator in NAS and NVR storage solutions, announces firmware updates to its business class NAS models, adding support for the BTRFS file system as well as ESXi VAAI. The new features enhance Thecus OS5, adding snapshot backup functionality as well as allowing ESXi virtualization storage tasks to be offloaded to the NAS. In addition, USB backup functionality has been improved with bi-directional copying now available.

BTRFS Snapshots

As BTRFS becomes increasingly popular, Thecus NAS owners can now enjoy support for this full featured file system. With BTRFS, advanced storage features such as snapshot backups are native to the file system rather than requiring external drivers or software. This means enhanced storage functionality while simplifying storage management.

With BTRFS support, Thecus NAS users can enjoy the simplicity of snapshot backups. Through BTRFS subvolumes, snapshots of data at various time points can be manually or automatically made and just as easily later restored to rollback files or folders to previous states.

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PNY Launches LEGO USB Flash Drives

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PNY Technologies, Inc. ("PNY") today announced a new brand licensing partnership with LEGO Group to produce LEGO branded USB Flash Drives. This new line of USB Flash Drives will launch in multiple colors in both 8GB and 16GB options.

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PNY's new branded LEGO USB Flash Drive was designed to appeal to LEGO toy enthusiasts of all ages. Designed in the shape of a traditional LEGO brick, this USB Flash Drive holds up to 16GB of data to easily store, share, and transport media and files. Available in red, blue, and yellow options, the LEGO USB has a capless, sliding design and an included key fob for easy attachment to any key chain. Each USB Flash Drive also comes with an additional LEGO brick in either blue or red for building fun. Both the LEGO USB and the additional LEGO brick are compatible with all LEGO brick elements/pieces, so users can combine and make their own creation.

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Kingston Announces HyperX FURY USB Flash Drive

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HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX FURY USB Flash drive, an entry-level storage device for budget-conscious gamers and enthusiasts. HyperX FURY USB is the latest addition to the FURY entry-level family which includes DRAM and an SSD.

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HyperX FURY USB has an aggressive case design with colored aluminum accents to stand out from other USB Flash drives while complementing PCs and consoles. It is available in 16GB (red), 32GB (blue) and 64GB (black) and is ideal for storing games, music, photos, videos and files. HyperX FURY USB keeps data moving with USB 3.0 performance (90MB/s read, 30MB/s write) and is also USB 2.0 compatible.

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OCZ Announces Affordable, High Performance ARC 100 Series SSDs

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OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new ARC 100 SATA III SSD Series developed to deliver exceptional performance at an enticing price point. The introduction of the ARC 100 Series addresses the needs of our customers and is priced competitively to make adoption of cutting-edge SSD technology easier than ever for value and mainstream users, and underscores OCZ's commitment to meet the entire gamut of market needs with the broadest solid state solutions portfolio in the industry.

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"OCZ is known for delivering innovative enthusiast and high performance storage solutions but we also recognize that there is a large portion of the value-minded market that can also benefit from transitioning to SSDs," said Ralph Schmitt, CEO of OCZ Storage Solutions. "The new ARC Series represents an excellent value for consumers as it leverages the proven in-house controller and firmware platforms found in our award-winning Vertex and Vector Series SSDs to deliver exceptional performance, robust features and high reliability that everyday users demand."

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USB 3.0 Promoter Group Announces USB Type-C Connector Ready For Production

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The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced the completion of the USB Type-C specification that defines the next generation USB connector. The USB Type-C specification establishes a new cable and connector scheme tailored to fit mobile device product designs, yet robust enough for laptops and tablets. With this release, the specification has been transferred to the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for ongoing management and the establishment of a compliance and certification program. The specification is available for download from the USB-IF website www.usb.org.

“Interest in the USB Type-C connector has not only been global, but cross-industry as well,” said Brad Saunders, USB 3.0 Promoter Group Chairman. “Representatives from the PC, mobile, automotive and IoT industries have been knocking down our door anticipating this new standard. This specification is the culmination of an extensive, cooperative effort among industry leaders to standardize the next generation USB connector as a long-lasting, robust solution.”

The USB Type-C specification defines the physical USB Type-C cable and connector form factor along with the functional requirements for detecting and managing USB connections over an extensible wiring architecture. This new cable and connector supports USB performance at SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1) and USB Power Delivery up to 100W.

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Team Group Announces C141 And C145 USB Flash Drives

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The most energetic days are collected in the summer vacation. Team Group enjoys the summer vacation with students by promoting two visual Flash drives C141/C145, particularly. C141 and C145 are in the form of retractable USB design without cap loss issues. They are added with streamlined design of American roadster, in addition to bright/matted inter-coating together with colorful push button and delicate stripping, to convey a colorful concept and create a fine and high level individual style.

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In addition to emphasis of C141/C145 visual design, the product body has an ultra-thin thickness of only 8.4 mm. In conjunction with super smooth flexible push button and robust and endurable structure design, together with permanent warranty, they are the Flash drive products you cannot miss in this summer.

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