Archive for the 'Storage' Category

16GB ultra-slim USB memory sticks

Friday, December 12th, 2008

memory stick

Korea Axxen launches its 16GB ultra-slim USB memory sticks ‘SKY LUX’ in pearl gold and shining silver color. Supporting 22MB/s of reading speed and 12MB/s of writing speed, it is compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 and all popular operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, Linux and Macintosh.

These ultra slim memory sticks comes in five storage capacities; 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB.

256GB SSD Mass Production

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

ssd

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has begun mass producing 256 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives for use in notebooks and desktop PCs. The new 256GB SSD more than doubles the performance rates of Samsung 64GB and 128GB SSDs to become the SSD with the highest overall performance in the personal computer industry, combining sequential read rates of 220MB/s (megabytes per second) with sequential write rates of 200MB/s.

The Samsung 256GB SSD expedites data transfer when large multimedia files are simultaneously read and stored. It can store 25 high-definition movies in just 21 minutes, a significant advancement over a 7200rpm HDD, which takes about 70 minutes. Furthermore, the 256GB SSD launches applications ten times faster than the fastest 7200rpm notebook HDD. The 256GB SSD’s advanced performance can be attributed to a new, optimized, single platform design consisting of a chip controller, NAND flash and special drive firmware all developed by Samsung. This single platform is designed to easily adapt to Samsung’s 40nm class NAND flash memory.

Similar in weight to a 128GB SSD (81 grams), the 2.5-inch Samsung 256GB SSD retains the standard 9.5 millimeter (mm) drive thickness. Samsung’s 256GB SSD is also available with optional proprietary encryption programming that provides full disk encryption, a key feature for many corporate users.

Portable 500GB hard drive

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

500gb portable drive

Transcend announced the launch of its 2.5-inch portable hard drive ‘StoreJet 25C’ with 500GB capacity, which supports USB 2.0 interface and plug and play. This drive will easily fit inside your pocket and guess what, it won’t need any adapter for power as it can do with the little power it will get from USB cable that you connect to it for data transfer! Sweet. Carry two of these and you have 1TB (well not actually but nearer to it) data holding capacity with you anywhere.

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus HDD

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Seagate Technology announced the launch of its hard disk drive ‘Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus’ in Korea market.

The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus reboots and recovers the entire contents of your PC’s hard drive in case of system crash or virus. With 2 levels of security, it is available in capacities up to 1TB with Firewire 400/USB 2.0 interface. Most of its features are compatible with both Mac and PC.

DroboShare by Data Robotics

Monday, January 14th, 2008

droboshare

Today Data Robotics is releasing a NAS upgrade for Drobo called the DroboShare, which will support:

Gigabit Ethernet, static or dynamic IPs
Auto-mounting SMB shares via Drobo Dashboard (supports SMB authentication)
Dual USB 2.0 ports for two Drobos per DroboShare
EXT3 file system support
Capacities up to 16TB
And possibly our favorite: email alerts, should a drive happen to crash, for example
It’s also worth noting that Drobo is still capable of switching between NAS and direct-attached modes if you decide you want to take your Drobo OFF the network.