Western Digital has redesigned its My Book and My Book for Mac lines of external desktop drives to provide as much as 4 TB storage capacity and enhanced data protection for those who create and collect large volumes of data, video, music, and photos.
With USB 3.0 for speed, the new My Book lines are available in 2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB capacities for the largest content collections. At any point in time, anything can happen to one’s data. Whether it is a lost notebook or destructive virus, it is critical to keep data safe and maintain a backup of important documents and valued content.
The new drives’ data protection features are perfect for backing up content collections. WD SmartWare Pro automatic back-up software with Dropbox integration offers cloud backup capabilities, and the WD Edition of Acronis True Image enables users to execute a full system backup and securely delete digital files and programs.
Security measures against unauthorized access to the drive are handled through WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software with hardware encryption and password protection. To protect files against theft, fire, flood, or other natural disaster, My Book integrates Dropbox to store files in the cloud. For full system backup and secure deletion of files, My Book includes Acronis True Image (ATI) WD Edition. ATI WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on the PC and can be used to securely delete any confidential data no longer needed. ATI WD is also used for disaster recovery in case of a fatal system crash, recovering the entire PC including files, software and preferences.
The My Book for Mac will also incorporate USB 3.0 and UAS connectivity for increased speed and flexibility. Available in 2TB / 3TB capacities, My Book for Mac is compatible with Apple’s Time Machine for safe and effective backup of files. The drive is equipped with WD Security software for password protection and hardware encryption to protect files from unauthorized access, and comes with WD Utilities, which allows users to register drives, run diagnostics, and more.
My Book and My Book for Mac hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and are available from the WD store at wdstore.com, as well as select retailers and distributors. Pricing will be USD 129.99 for the 2 TB, USD 149.99 for the 3 TB, and USD 179.99 for the 4 TB.
Patriot has launched the new high capacity Supersonic Boost XT 256 GB USB 3.0 performance drive. Offering the enhanced transfer speed of up-to 150MB/s, the Supersonic Boost XT 256 GB drive provides excellent performance, making it the perfect solution for those who rely on having fast access to their data and media while trying to manage a busy lifestyle. This high capacity Supersonic Boost XT features the same award winning ultra-durable rubberized housing the Supersonic Boost XT line has been known for. This housing provides best in class protection for worry free use even in the most rugged applications.
USB 3.0 interface
Up to 150MB/sec (read); up to 30 MB/sec (write)
The rubberized housing provides a durable and rugged exterior that safeguards the drives from the elements. It is protected from any shock and physical damage as well as being water resistant, offering protection from various elements
Compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, X and later.
Mushkin has announced the global availability of the Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive.
Built with a sleek black design, the Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD is equipped with Quad Sandforce SF-2281 and un-throttled IOPS, offering 2,150 MB/s read and over 1,900 MB/s write speeds. All storage capacities of the Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD, which include 240 GB, 480 GB, 960 GB, and 1,920 GB, will boast just over 100,000 4K read and write IOPS, as well as 1 million hours MTBF with a 3-year warranty.
Silicon Power has developed various Thunderbolt storage products, including Thunder T11, Thunder T20, Thunder T30 and Thunder T50, and will showcase these products at IDF this year.
Silicon Power Thunder T11 is the lightest portable Thunderbolt SSD on the market. With the completely silent mSATA SSD and Ultra-fast speed, Thunder T11 is able to deliver great performance, and is only half the size of ordinary storage devices. Silicon Power Thunder T20 is another incredibly small Thunderbolt SSD with the use of NGFF, the smallest SSD card format in the industry. The Thunder T20 stands out with its exclusive built-in Thunderbolt cable, which enables great ease and convenience without carrying additional cables.
Western Digital has just announced the availability of its My Passport Slim line of portable hard drives, featuring USB 3.0 interface, a metal enclosure, and 256-bit hardware-based encryption. The included WD SmartWare Pro data protection software allows users to back up their data to their My Passport Slim and keep an extra copy in their Dropbox account for peace-of-mind. The software also lets users back up their Dropbox account to the My Passport Slim. These features make the My Passport Slim an ideal choice for protecting, storing, and enjoying digital content on the go.
Available in 1 TB and 2 TB capacities, the My Passport Slim measures scant 4.33 x 3.14 x 0.48-inches, giving mobile consumers an easy and convenient way to transport their favorite music, movies, photos and documents.
My Passport Slim portable hard drives are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and will be available from the WD store at wdstore.com as well as select retailers and distributors. My Passport Slim 1 TB has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of USD 99.99 USD, and the My Passport Slim 2 TB is USD 149.99.
Patriot has announced the addition of three new 128 GB USB 3.0 drives to its Supersonic family, the Supersonic RAGE XT 128 GB, Supersonic Boost XT 128 GB, and Supersonic Pulse 128 GB.
The Supersonic RAGE XT 128 GB provides read speeds of up to 180 MB/s and comes in a convenient, unique all-in-one slide to connect housing. Providing transfer speeds of up to 150 MB/s, the Supersonic Boost XT 128 GB offers a water resistant rubberized design, with cap for excellent protection from the elements and heavy everyday use. Built in an all metal housing, the Supersonic Pulse 128 GB provides excellent performance and protection for budget minded consumers. With transfer speeds of up to 120 MB/s, the Supersonic Pulse is excellent for mainstream performance for those leading a busy lifestyle.
The Supersonic family offers plug and play compatibility with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Linux 2.4 and later, Mac OS9, X and later. Backed by Patriot Memory's award winning customer support, the Supersonic product line carries a 5-year warranty.
Corsair has announced the immediate availability of three new USB 3.0 flash drive models: Flash Voyager GS, Flash Voyager Mini, and Flash Voyager LS.
The Flash Voyager GS drives are available in 64 GB (USD 89.99), 128 GB (USD 125.99), and 256 GB (USD 249.99) capacities. Their brushed metal housings resist scratches and fingerprints and can be attached to a key ring. Like all Corsair flash drives, they are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, with no driver installation necessary.
The Flash Voyager Mini USB 3.0 are tiny USB flash drives, measuring 1.25” (32 mm) long and equipped with a detachable key ring loop. The drives are housed in a slim, stylish, and durable brushed metal housing that protects data and resists wear and tear. It is available in 16 GB (USD 15.99), 32 GB (USD 29.99), and 64 GB (USD 49.99).
The Flash Voyager LS features a retracting design that protects their USB connectors and eliminates the need for a protective cap. They are small enough to attach to a key ring, and are fully backward compatible with USB 2.0. Their brushed metal design resists scratching and fingerprints. The drives are available in 16 GB (USD 16.99), 32 GB (USD 26.99), 64 GB (USD 46.99), and 128 GB (USD 89.99) capacities.
WD Red line of SATA hard drives is specifically designed for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with one to five drive bays, in both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. The drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and for the demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS.
WD Red hard drives are now available in a 2.5-inch form factor with 1 TB and 750 GB capacities and a new 3.5-inch 4 TB capacity.
Shipping now through select distributors and resellers, WD Red hard drives are covered by a three-year limited warranty. MSRP for the new 2.5-inch WD Red 1 TB (WD10JFCX) is USD 99; the 750 GB (WD750BFCX) is USD 79 and the 3.5-inch 4 TB (WD40EFRX) is USD 229.
Kingston has announced the SSDNow E50, the company’Js latest enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD). SSDNow E50 enables performance-focused organizations that do not have heavy endurance needs to obtain the same enterprise-level performance as Kingston’s SSDNow E100 but at a more cost-effective price point.
SSDNow E50 allows companies to take advantage of enterprise-level SSD performance for tasks such as data caching, frequently accessed data within applications, online transactional processing and virtualization performance. SSDNow E50 helps alleviate I/O latencies and server bottlenecks by providing greater IOPS and higher bandwidth.
SSDNow E50 features advanced data integrity protection via DuraWrite technology that extends the life of the SSD by effectively and efficiently reducing the number of Flash writes via an intelligent compression engine without sacrificing data integrity. RAISE reduces the number of uncorrectable errors in the drive, over and above standard error code correction. SSDNow E50 surpasses competitive market offerings with its robust intelligent power failure protection to prevent data loss in the event of a power outage or interruption.
Corsair has just announced the release of the Force Series LS solid-state drive (SSD) line. Available in 60 GB (USD 69.99), 120 GB (USD 109.99), and 240 GB (USD 199.99) capacities, Force Series LS SSDs can be installed into most desktop or notebook PC with a standard 2.5” or 3.5”drive bay (3.5” bays require optional adapter). The drives feature SATA-600 and deliver speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 535 MB/s write. The new drives support TRIM, garbage collection, and S.M.A.R.T commands and include built-in advanced dynamic and static wear-leveling algorithm to extend the lifespan of the drive flash memory.
Intel has announced the SSD 530 Series, a new generation of solid-state drive (SSD), perfect for accelerating PC performance. It can easily handle intense multi-tasking needs and will blaze through the most demanding consumer client applications on a wide array of consumer platforms, including Ultrabook devices, traditional desktops and laptops, as well as the latest tablets and small form factor desktops. The power efficient high-performance 530 Series offers up to 540 MB/s reads and up to 490 MB/s writes, built-in data protection and very low power usage for longer battery life. To meet a variety of PC applications, the 530 Series is available in three form factors – M.2, mSATA and 2.5” – and in 80GB-480GB capacities.
KINGMAX has launched the PI-03, a super mini flash drive equipped with unique PIP technology, which adds waterproofing and dustproofing. In addition, the largest 32 GB drive can easily store a great deal of data and transmit high resolution photos in a flash.
The design of PI-03 is tiny and light. The innovation of KINGMAX PIP technology making PI-03 is both waterproof and dustproof, which can protect data from loss, and offers peace of mind even if the flash drive is hung on a key chain, wallet or briefcase. The PI-03 is available in white and black colors, and 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB.
Due to its short size, the PI-03 is very suitable for notebooks and other electronic devices, and it won't interfere with other USB interfaces nearby. When connecting to car audio system, it is very convenient to play a great volume of music as well.
Super Talent Technology has just introduced the USB 3.0 Pico, a follow-up to the highly awarded USB 2.0 Pico flash drive. Amazingly small in size, the USB 3.0 Pico packs an incredible amount of capacity into its compact, stylish casing. The USB 3.0 Pico drive is great for storing data, digital images, and videos.
The design includes a space for attaching a keychain, lanyard, necklace chain, or other accessory. Water resistant and backwards compatible with USB 2.0, the USB 3.0 Pico is perfect for those seeking a versatile flash drive. It is available in capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. No word on pricing.
ADATA has launched the DashDrive HV620, an external hard drive that sports sleek lines and a USB 3.0 interface.
Weighing in at just 5.4 ounces (152 grams), the HV620 sports an eye-pleasing glossy housing, coupled with a bright blue LED that lights up when data is being read from or written to the disk. A raised lip on the edge of the drive protects the lustrous surface from scratching when the drive is laid flat. Its compact profile and smooth lines make it a likely choice for professionals and home users alike.
The DashDrive HV620 will be available initially in capacities of 500 GB and 1 TB. Purchasers of ADATA’s external storage devices are eligible for a free download of the latest Norton Internet Security 2013 anti-virus (60 day trial version), as well as the company's propriety HDDtoGO software, ensuring better mobility, security and convenience. The HV620 comes with a three year warranty.
Super Talent has announced the introduction of the Ram Disk USB. With sequential read scores of up to 4,041 MB/s and sequential write scores of up to 5,388 MB/s, the Ram Disk is a speed demon of a drive housed in a sleek aluminum casing. The Ram Disk uses your computer’s free RAM to transfer files at an amazingly quick rate. This USB also transfers the files while you are using the program, cutting down on wait time later.
The Ram Disk is as portable as a regular USB, giving the user the freedom to take their work anywhere. The Ram Disk provides the power of increased productivity through its incredible speed abilities, which can be many times faster than an SSD. This drive is especially suited for creative professionals. The Ram Disk is an ideal drive for anyone seeking a speedy drive with great performance. It is available in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB models. No word on pricing.