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Hitachi CinemaStar Drives For CE Devices

Hitachi is announcing a new product line that gives DVR and set-top box customers a dedicated high storage capacity solution that's optimized for consumer electronics: the 3.5-inch CinemaStar™ hard disk drive. The new products, called CinemaStar 7K500 and CinemaStar 7K160, are based off Hitachi's award-winning 3.5-inch Deskstar platform. The CinemaStar

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Hitachi New Deskstar T7K500 & 7K160 Drives

The Deskstar® T7K500 and Deskstar 7K160 feature 7,200 RPM spin speeds and 3Gb/s SATA interfaces to deliver maximum performance in mainstream and high-performance PCs, gaming systems and low duty cycle servers. The new drives use 160GB+ per platter technology to deliver up to one-half terabyte (500GB) of storage capacity in

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Samsung Delays Blu-Ray Player Launch

Samsung is rescheduling its initial U.S. Blu-Ray player launch from May 23 to June 25 in order to complete compatibility testing with several Blu-Ray test discs that will become available in late April from product manufacturers and content providers. The hardware development for Samsung’s BD-P1000 Blu-Ray player is complete and

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WD Unveils Passport Pocket Drive 6 GB

Western Digital Corp. today introduced a miniature digital storage device that holds as many as five two-hour feature-length movies1, 1,700 digital photos2, 1,500 songs3 or thousands of documents, enabling consumers to effortlessly take their digital library wherever they go. The new USB 2.0 WD Passport™ Pocket Drives, about the size

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Seagate Expanding in Singapore, Expanding R&D

Seagate, the company that introduced full-drive encryption and the first perpendicular notebook drives announced that it is injecting roughly $ 300 million into Singapore. The money will be spent expanding Seagate's R&D capacity. According to reports, Seagate is planning to add roughly 1500 to 2000 new employees as well as

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Kingston introduces first secure USB Drive

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. today introduced Kingston DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition (DTE Privacy Edition), the world’s first USB Flash drive that secures 100% of data on-the-fly via 128-bit hardware-based AES encryption, ensuring fail-safe security best practices without IT intervention. Offering up to 4GB of secure storage, DTE Privacy Edition

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Samsung introduces solid state notebook drive

Korean giant Samsung said it started selling a 32GB NAND flash hard drive. The unit, claims Samsung, is half the weight of a conventional hard drive, has reduced power consumption because it has no moving parts. It will read data three times faster and write data 1.5 faster than mechanical

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Iomega REV Loader 280

Iomega announced the Iomega® REV® Loader 280, an innovative new desktop autoloader for small business backup and archive duties. Utilizing superior removable technology created by Iomega with standard hard drive components, the Iomega REV® Loader 280 provides access to 280 GB* (560 GB compressed) of storage, managing up to eight

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Blu-ray technology finally arrives – 23rd May 2006

The wait is over. Sony will finally introduce Blu-ray DVDs officially on the 23rd of May 2006. Movie junkies please mark this day on your calendar, as you'll be able to get some blockbuster Blue-ray titles like The Fifth Element, Hitch, House of Flying Daggers, A Knight's Tale, The Last

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Samsung jumps into Lightscribe bandwagon

Samsung has jumped into the Lightscribe bandwagon with the SH-W162L. This optical drive could do the usual DVD DL + and - formats. 16x write speed for DVD+R and DVD-R, and 8x for DVD+R and -R DL formats. "Samsung's SH-W162L is an internal PATA DVD recorder capable of reading and

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Seagate ST1.3 12GB 1-inch HD

Seagate announced the newest member of its diverse CE product portfolio, the Seagate ST1.3 Series 12GB 1-inch hard drive. With a footprint 23% smaller, 50% more storage capacity, and 30% less power consumption than Seagate's current 1-inch hard drive, the ST1.3 Series also offers a new optional drop sensor for

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WD Ships 500GB Desktop & 120GB Mobile HDD

Western Digital is shipping its new high-capacity 500 GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD Caviar® SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Providing a half terabyte of capacity for data-intensive applications such as graphic design, digital video editing, personal video recorders and advanced business computing, WD Caviar SE16 500 GB drives also deliver high

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Thecus YES nano N1050

Thecus Technology is proud to introduce the YES nano N1050 OTG Photo Bank. Featuring on-the-go backup, large storage capacity, and USB connectivity, the YES nano N1050 delivers digital storage that’s as active as you are. Measuring a scant 124 x 75 x 13mm, the YES nano N1050 is barely larger

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Kingmax microSD Cards

Kingmax is one of the world’s only memory manufacturers that possess IC packaging facilities, and Kingmax is also the world’s leading manufacturer of PIP packaged memory products. When used with very small surface area memory cards, PIP packaging provides incomparable performance and value. In addition to water and dust resistance

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Lexar 133X CF & SD Memory Cards

Lexar announced availability of its new Professional CompactFlash® (CF) and Secure Digital(TM) (SD) flash memory cards designed to deliver optimal performance in all digital SLR cameras. Speed-rated at 133X, Lexar's new flash memory products are capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 20MB per second and signify the company's

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Seagate Ships 160GB Momentus HD

Seagate has begun shipping the industry's first 2.5-inch notebook PC disc drive built on perpendicular recording technology to the worldwide distribution channel. Delivering up to 160GB of capacity, the most available in a 2.5-inch disc drive, the Momentus family continues to close the capacity and performance gap between desktop and

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Fujitsu To Expand HDD Business

Fujitsu will be focusing its resources in markets where significant growth is expected, aiming to double unit sales and secure its position as the world's third-largest overall supplier of HDDs in fiscal 2008. In the mobile PC HDD market, Fujitsu will offer high-capacity 200GB products in fiscal 2006 to meet

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Seagate 160GB Portable HD On Perpendicular Recording

At the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, Seagate introduced innovative consumer products that add exciting benefits and functionality to already proven Seagate consumer product lines. The Seagate Portable Hard Drive will boost storage capacity to 160GB, which is 30% over the current standard while maintaining the same compact footprint. For data-intensive

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