Simple, safe and powerful describe the new Maxtor OneTouch™ II drive, the next generation of Maxtor Corporation’s award-winning external drive family that allows consumers to easily back up family photos, MP3 music collections, and other important personal and business data with a simple touch of a button. Leveraging the company’s first-to-market leadership and proven expertise
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is bringing to market the best combination of notebook hard-drive attributes in its new Travelstar 5K100 for standard notebook applications and E5K100 for more demanding data-access applications. The 100-gigabyte (GB*) hard drives offer the broadest capacity points, the highest shock tolerance and the lowest power consumption in their category. In addition,
TwinMOS takes the initiative to develop the new generation mini SD and RS-MMC memory cards with forefront technologies according to the needs of the application market, in order to let consumers enjoy the wonder world of high-quality, high-performance and super mini memory cards for digital peripherals. TwinMOS’ RS-MMC and mini SD cards are about only
To complement flash memory card support in its product portfolio, Nokia today announced that it has applied for membership in the SD Card Association and has signed a licensing agreement for enabling the use of SD memory cards in its devices. Nokia will also continue to support MultiMediaCards (MMC) that are currently widely used in
Maxtor today announced that it is shipping its new Maxtor SATA Ultra16 Hard Drive Kits. As the only retail hard drive featuring a 16MB buffer and offering best-in-class 7200RPM performance, Maxtor’s new Ultra16 kits are perfect for consumers who want to upgrade their systems for an improved multimedia, computing and gaming experience. The new Ultra16
Hitachi announced a new, redesigned 1.8-inch hard disk drive that is tailored to device manufacturers’ needs – easy integration and less space consumption. In doing so, Hitachi has created a sleeker 1.8-inch hard drive that is specialized for consumer electronics. Hitachi has replaced the standard notebook-based connector on its new Travelstar C4K60 series with a
Imation announced the addition of 4.7GB 16x DVD+R discs to its broad portfolio of optical media products. With Imation’s new 16x DVD+R media, consumers and business users can record a disc to its full capacity in about five minutes — nearly half the time required to fill a current 8x DVD+R disc. Paired with new
Promise today announced the availability of a complete line of Enhanced Serial ATA (SATA) host-bus adapters (HBAs) for SATA 1.5G drives. As the next step in the evolution of SATA-based products, these new Enhanced SATA controllers incorporate some new features and add support for the latest drive improvements like command queuing for increased I/O performance.
Vantec is going to release SATA EZ Swap mobile Rack in September. Unlike standard IDE hard drives, Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives feature faster speeds, easier configuration, and the ability to change hard drives without having to turn your system off first. Thus, Vantec introduces the Serial ATA EZ-Swap Mobile Rack. The SATA EZ-Swap Mobile
VisionTek today introduced its new line of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 portable storage drives. The Xtreme2 GO Drive(tm) features Hi-Speed USB 2.0 performance and capacities of 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB. In a move designed to draw loads of attention to its new offering, VisionTek is launching its 1GB portable drive to consumers for a
Maxtor and Linksys today announced that the companies will collaborate on product and technology development and will co-market solutions that make storing, managing, sharing and streaming personal and entertainment content in the home simple for consumers. As leaders in personal storage and home networking, Maxtor and Linksys share a vision of a versatile, content-rich network
Maxtor today announced that it is shipping its new Maxtor® DiamondMax® 10 hard drives to OEMs and channel partners around the world. Based on an integrated, single-chip native SATA solution, the new DiamondMax 10 drives feature native command queuing (NCQ), the company’s proprietary dual-processor technology, and a new 16MB buffer to deliver unparalleled speeds compared
BenQ announces today the launch of the BenQ DW1620 16x DVD ReWriter. The 16x recording capability allows recording on a full 4.75 GB DVD disc in a mere six minutes. Specifications 2.4x DVD+R double-layer writing 16x DVD+R writing 4x DVD+RW writing 16x DVD-R writing 4x DVD-RW writing 16x DVD reading 40x CD-R writing 24x CD-RW
Iomega today introduced a bus-powered FireWire® version of the revolutionary new Iomega® REV™ drive. The new Iomega REV 35GB* 1394/FireWire drive gives Mac® users an elegant, high-performance device for backup and large file portable storage, combining the speed and ease of use of a hard drive with the removability of tape or optical products.
Toshiba unveiled their latest 1.8″ HDD with a capacity of 60GB recently. Till date, Apple has yet to announce their high-end version of their 4th Generation Ipods and with Toshiba unveiling their new 60GB HDD, expect 60GB versions of the Ipod to be shipped really soon.
Toshiba today confirmed its continued innovation and leadership in the fast growing market for 1.8-inch hard-disk drives (HDD) with the announcement of two new drives. The 60GB "MK6006GAH" achieves the highest capacity yet achieved in this increasingly important HDD format, while the 30GB "MK3006GAL" slims down drive thickness to only 5mm. Both new 1.8-inch drives
WD has begun shipping the WD Caviar RAID Edition (RE) drives, a family of three 3.5-inch, 7,200-RPM drives ranging in capacity from 120GB to 260GB. The drives are specifically designed to challenge competitors like the Maxtor MaxLine drives, which are rated for non-I/O-intensive low-duty cycles. By contrast, the WD Caviar RE drives are rated at
Seagate announced a longer, five-year warranty on certain products, a move that could prompt an industrywide change in warranty policy. Seagate hard drives shipped through distributors and retailers now carry a five-year warranty, up from its former one-year coverage. Seagate new warranty applies retroactively to hard drives shipped through its distribution and retail channels worldwide
With high-resolution digital cameras and other multimedia appliances pushing the need for higher capacity flash memory cards, Transcend has proudly stepped up to the challenge. Transcend Information, Inc., a world leader in flash memory cards, has increased the capacity of their Ultra Performance 45X CompactFlash (CF) Cards to an eye-popping 4 gigabytes (GB), the highest
Plextor announced the new PX-712UF DVD±R/RW drive with support for high-speed 12X DVD+R and 8X DVD-R recording. A dual interface supports both Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and full-speed compliant IEEE-1394 FireWire®, enabling Plextor customers to easily share a single external high-performance DVD/CD recorder among multiple Apple® Macintosh® and Microsoft® Windows®-based personal computer systems. The PX-712UF supports