Archive for Storage

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB 3.0 hard drives in blue and pink

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

Is your storage lacking pretty colors? If so, why not spice things up with these Store ‘n’ Go drives. They are pretty standard 500GB HDDs, but they come in Caribbean blue and hot pink. So why not color coordinate your gear.

The drives sport USB 3.0 and come loaded with Nero BackItUp software. They retail for $100 from Verbatim’s site if you want a splash of color and you have to have it now.

Super Talent MasterDrive KX3 Industrial-grade 1.8-inch SSD Series

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2011

Super Talent has introduced the MasterDrive KX3 industrial-grade SSD series drives. They are available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB storage capacities and have a 1.8-inch form factor, a metal enclosure and a SATA 3.0Gbps interface.

The MasterDrive KX3 will withstand -40 degrees C to 85 C temperatures and delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 250 MB/s and 140 MB/s, respectively. No info on pricing yet though.

Verbatim Introduces New Class 10 SDHC Cards

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Verbatim has something new, not that they ever slow down. A new range of Class 10 SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory cards. They come in capacities from 4GB to 32GB and offer minimum data transfer rates of 10MB/second. The fast write speeds and generous capacities of Verbatim’s SDHC cards make them perfect for digital cameras.

These SDHC cards are also come in standard and micro sizes. The 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SDHC cards are £6.99 ($11), £12.00 ($19), £24.00 ($38) and £40.00 ($64).

Silicon Power Diamond D10 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives

Posted in Storage by Reuben Drake on June 10th, 2011

Silicon Power has a new line of USB 3.0 portable hard drives called the Diamond D10. The ones above look pretty shiny. They are available in 500GB, 640GB, 750GB and 1TB sizes.

They are functional and stylish. The 2.5-inch hard drives come with a classic checkered design, a USB 3.0/2.0 interface and come bundled with a carrying bag. We don’t have any info on pricing or a release date yet though. When we know, we will let you know.

I-O Data HDCA-UT3.0K 3TB External HDD

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

I-O Data has launched the I-O Data HDCA-UT3.0K external HDD. This storage device delivers 3TB of storage space and a USB 3.0 port, which is backwards compatible with the USB 2.0 interface we all know and love.

It is also compatible with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Probably the most interesting feature is that it can also be used to record TV shows if you have a TV with a USB HDD recording mode. The new I-O Data HDCA-UT3.0K 3TB external HDD will cost you 27,720 Yen (or $314).

Kingmax Waterproof 64GB SDXC Memory Card

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2011

Kingmax has just unveiled their latest SDXC memory card, which is waterproof and dustproof. So you will be good to go in the rain or in a dusty cave somewhere. This SDXC card comes in a 64GB capacity and baosts a Class 10 rating, built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) and it also has an exFAT file structure.

As far as performance, the card will deliver read and write speeds of up to 65MB/s and 40MB/s, respectively. Sounds great, but right now we have no info on pricing and a release date yet. Hopefully we will know soon.

Delkin 633x Ultrafast SDHC Memory Cards

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on April 10th, 2011

Delkin has launched their latest and fastest SD memory card, boasting transfer speeds up to 95MB/s read, 80MB/s write and a 633X speed rating that more than triples previous Class 10 capabilities. Those are some amazing specs. It may be so fast that it flies out of your device.

The new Elite 633X UHS-I SDHC memory card from Delkin uses the Secure Digital Association’s “Ultra High Speed” (UHS-I) specification, which allows bus-interface speeds of up to 104 Megabytes per second and it has full backwards compatibility among SDHC and SDXC host devices.

AVG Launches LiveKive Online Cloud Storage

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2011

AVG’s LiveKive service has gone through it’s beta release and has now officially been launched by AVG. LiveKive is a safe and reliable cloud-based storage, sync and share solution from the company. LiveKive offers consumers three levels of secure encrypted storage options.

There’s a free 5GB level and two paid versions with either 25GB or unlimited storage. But there are usage limits. iOS applications are also available to manage your files, and there is a 30 day trial of its the new service. If you haven’t tried out cloud storage yet, this may be a good opportunity.

Active Media Products launches new Predator V3 SSD

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2011

Active Media Products has added a new SSD to its lineup today with the announcement of the new 2.5-inch Predator V3 SSD. It is designed to work with the faster 6Gbps SATA interface and the drive will work with slower SATA ports too. The V3 uses the Marvell 88SS9174 Van Gogh controller, which allows the drive to have great performance. It’s good for transfer speeds up to 410MB/s.

The SSD is also capable of 20,000 IOPS in random sequential read and write. Some other features include 48-bit per 2KB hardware ECC and the SSD even has wear leveling to make it last longer. The NAND flash used is MLC and the drive has 128MB of DDR3 DRAM cache. It will come in 64GB and 128GB versions.

Toshiba STOR.E ART External Color Coded Hard Drives

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

If you use several different capacity storage drives Toshiba has unveiled a new line of STOR.E ART external hard drives that are color coded depending on their storage capacities. The 2.5″ drives will come in 500GB (red), 640GB (green), 750GB (blue), 1TB (white) and 1.5TB (silver).

That should help you keep track of things. Each STOR.E ART drive has a USB 3.0 interface, 256-bit encryption, and comes preloaded with BackupNow EZ software for easy backups. These new drives should arrive in the first quarter of 2011, but we have no info on pricing yet from Toshiba.

Silicon Power 32GB Class 4 microSDHC Card

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2011

Need a little more storage space in your microSDHC card? Well, Silicon Power has unveiled their newest powerful bit of silicone, a 32GB microSDHC card which comes with Class 4 Speed specification.

This tiny card can store up to 9,000 photos, 6,000 songs or 500 minutes of HD video, and will give you transfer speeds of at least 4MB/s. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing right now. Hopefully we will know soon.

Transcend StoreJet35T3 external hard drive

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2011

Transcend has unveiled the 3.5″ StoreJet35T3 with the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. This device will hold about 2TB of storage space and is capable of transferring data up to 130MB/s. That means that it will transfer a whole DVD movie in just 30 seconds.

Some other features include a One Touch auto-backup button and it meets the European Union’s eco-design requirements for Energy Related Products (ErP), while entering power-saving sleep mode automatically after ten minutes of inactivity.

Lexar 64GB and 128GB Class 10 SDXC cards

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2011

Professional video types will be happy to hear about Lexar Media’s two newest cards. The 64GB and 128GB Class 10 SDXC cards, which “offer minimum guaranteed speeds of 133x (20MB per second),” and ship with a limited lifetime warranty.

If all goes according to plan, and we can’t see why it wouldn’t, they will arrive later this quarter. The prices are $399.99 for 64GB and $699.99 for 128GB.

Thermaltake Max 5G dual-fan USB 3.0 HDD enclosure

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I’m used to using external hard drive enclosures that are quiet. Oh well, looks like Thermaltake is about to change that with its new Max 5G dual-fan enclosure. It sports dual fans and LED lights that can be switched either on or off.

It also sports a USB 3.0 plug and supports high-end 3.5-inch SATA 3.0 drives. The fans are added to protect your hard drive and help it’s life just a tad more. The enclosure is available for pre-order right now for $52. We don’t know when it will be released yet.

Super Talent 500GB USB 3.0 Storage Pod

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2010

Super Talent’s latest USB 3.0 Storage Pod is an ultraslim black box that contains a 500GB hard drive. It will transfer files using SuperSpeed USB, which is about ten times faster than USB 2.0. And you won’t need a power adapter since it’s completely bus-powered.

The company claims that it’ll zip files around at up to 90MB/sec. If you like what you see, you can get one next month for $99. Not bad for 500GB and super fast USB 3.0.