Monday, January 17th 2011

Zalman Announces HDD Enclosure with Virtual Drive Feature

Zalman announced its first external HDD enclosure. Unlike any other External HDD enclosures, we have spiced it up with world’s first virtual drive function on ZM-VE200. Now, end users do not need to carry around uncomfortable CD/DVDs. All they need to do is simply extract ISO image from the CD/DVDs and store them in the ZM-VE200. ZM-VE200 comes with the LCD that displays the list of the ISO files that have been loaded. Then they can install various OS / software by user’s choice with faster USB connection. Also with its stylish slim design will definitely attract customers to take anywhere they go.

Key Features
  • Replaces existing CD/DVD drives or players with the use of any ISO files.
  • CD/DVD image (ISO file) loading software pre-installed
  • Select and automatically load ISO files.
  • Doubles as an external HDD drive
  • External SATA 3 Gb/s connection available.
  • Auto-detect as Mass Storage Disk and External ODD
  • Easy Access to internal HDDs
  • Write Protect Key
  • Luxurious Aluminum Touch Case for Cool Esthetic and Thermal Cooling
  • USB Powered
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11 Comments on Zalman Announces HDD Enclosure with Virtual Drive Feature

#1
Black Hades
3 Words. Grub4dos iso mount:)

It's a bit unclear, can I boot from it if required? or I does it only install OS if you're accessing it from an OS...

If this is a (hardware based+ system agnostic) iso mounting tool then wow, otherwise meh.
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#2
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
if you can install an OS from it then i believe it is hardware based
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: air_ii
USB2.0 or 3.0?
xternal SATA 3 Gb/s connection available.
So SATA 2
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#7
Black Hades
by: Bo$$
if you can install an OS from it then i believe it is hardware based
Not necessarily... You CAN install say windows from windows, or upgrade it, you don't need to boot from the disk. However a clean fresh install cant be done like this.
Example you could say install windows 7 with daemon tools, doesn't mean that's hardware based or bootable for that matter.
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#8
air_ii
by: AsRock
So SATA 2
But the picture shows the disk connected via USB, hence my question. I believe SATA is a second option.
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: air_ii
But the picture shows the disk connected via USB, hence my question. I believe SATA is a second option.
Due to power limitations ?. But still don't stop the interface in the hdd being SATA 2 ( 3Gb ).
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#10
East17
Can you f*king boot from one of the stored *.iso files stored on it like you would boot from a CD or DVD in an Optical Disk Drive ?!?!?!!?
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#11
air_ii
by: AsRock
Due to power limitations ?. But still don't stop the interface in the hdd being SATA 2 ( 3Gb ).
That kinda makes no sense. If it were just for power, they'd rather ship it with an additional power supply, wouldn't they? Anyway, it's USB2.0, thank you. Which sucks, btw.
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