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Seagate Delivers New Surveillance Hard Disk Drive Featuring Recovery Services

Seagate Technology plc., a world leader in storage solutions, today took the wraps off the industry's first dedicated surveillance hard disk drive (HDD) featuring Seagate Rescue services-the Seagate Surveillance HDD. Engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications, the Surveillance HDD is a world-class drive that employs data recovery services designed to restore data from malice or accidental failure, keeping systems in the field longer and reducing post deployment expenses.

"Over 413 petabytes of data are produced in just one day by video surveillance cameras installed worldwide in 20131-that's 150,000 petabytes of data every year, most of which are stored on high-capacity surveillance systems for archive or video analytics purposes," said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. "That data is invaluable to the user to either meet industry regulations or leverage for content analysis or security- so when data loss occurs it's an expense to the customer. Seagate's Surveillance HDD with Rescue services addresses this issue head on and alleviates these concerns."

HGST Unveils Intelligent, Dynamic Storage Solutions to Transform The Data Center

Leveraging its data center storage insights, HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), is broadening its scope of innovation to capture new and growing opportunities in data center storage infrastructure. The company today announced six new offerings that will help organizations manage the increasing volume, velocity, variety and longevity of data in today's rapidly evolving data center.

In addition to maintaining its longstanding leadership in storage devices, the new offerings demonstrate HGST's commitment to transform the data center and itself through hardware and software solutions that elevate the value it provides to partners and customers. By creating innovative solutions that shape the emerging categories of Flash fabric solutions and active archive solutions, HGST is driving the data center evolution by helping organizations readily extract the information, knowledge and wisdom that lies within their data.

RAIDON Launches Internal 2.5-inch SATA6G HDD/SSD RAID Storage

RAIDON InTANK iR2770 has a patented design that allows two 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD to be fitted into one 3.5"drive space! It's equipped with optional RAID 0 to enhance the speed of transfer compare to a regular hard drive or switch to RAID 1 for an efficient and securer data backup. RAIDON iR2770 internal RAID module supports SATA 6G/bs host interface and SATA 22 pin power supply; the connector location exactly the same with a 3.5"hard drive. Thus it is not necessary to install any other brackets but just install the iR2770 to existing operating system and then the system will be upgraded as a RAID storage to secure data!

With Removable Drive Trays, in a various application range, the unique design of SATA connection gives itself removable characteristics; through RAIDON's removable trays, removing and installing SATA hard drives is more comprehensive and secure. The secure removable hard drive trays, users can easily move the entire hard drive like moving an entire video library. Users no longer need to rummage through a stack of CDs/DVDs to look for a video. Let the removable tray design make your workflow faster and more convenient. RAIDON has already envisioned these application advantages for users.

WD Introduces Cold-Data-Storage HDDs Optimized For The Modern Datacenter

WD, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage deployed for modern datacenters, today announced its innovative WD Ae line of hard drives designed for the unique operating characteristics of the emerging archive tier within web-scale datacenters. Built on a platform to achieve optimal total cost of ownership (TCO), WD Ae hard drives utilize the lowest possible power consumption and a Progressive Capacity model to enable a new tier of storage for large-scale cloud infrastructures.

"Modern datacenter customers came to us with a need for an HDD solution designed specifically for ever-expanding cold-data repositories," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, storage technology, WD. "Now in our third generation with over 700 petabytes deployed, WD is bringing the WD Ae drive to the broader market, representing another vital component of WD's capacity storage portfolio, which delivers features and product attributes optimized for the rapidly evolving storage market."

Seagate Ships World's First 8 TB Hard Drives

Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it is shipping the world's first 8 TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8 TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage.

"As our world becomes more mobile, the number of devices we use to create and consume data is driving an explosive growth in unstructured data. This places increased pressure on cloud builders to look for innovative ways to build cost-effective, high capacity storage for both private and cloud-based data centers," said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. "Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the world's first 8 TB HDD, a ground-breaking new solution for meeting the increased capacities needed to support the demand for high capacity storage in a world bursting with digital creation, consumption and long-term storage."

Silicon Power Unveils the Stream S06 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the new-designed 3.5-inch USB 3.0 external hard drive - Stream S06. Taking all aspects into consideration without compromising anything useful, Stream S06 is perfectly engineered to the most powerful specifications with USB 3.0 interface, incredibly high capacity up to 4 TB and elegant look.

The exclusive handle design is the wonderful combination of beauty and functionality, which presents the extraordinary taste of modern design and in the meantime promises easier-than-ever user experiences for daily using and carrying. Incorporating superior capability and splendid appearance, Stream S06 is not just an addition to your storage solution but definitely a must-have for your storage system.

I-O Data Outs HDJA-UTW External HDD with WD Red Drives

Japanese peripherals maker I-O Data rolled out the HDJA-UTW line of external hard drives featuring the NAS-grade WD Red drives from Western Digital. Measuring 45 mm x 216 mm x 155 mm (WxDxH), the drives feature a monolithic matte black design. Capacities include 1 TB (HDJA-UT1.0W), 2 TB (HDJA-UT2.0W), 3 TB (HDJA-UT3.0W), and 4 TB (HDJA-UT4.0W). The drives feature USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, and an internal power supply that draws power from AC (no bulky external power bricks). A 40 mm fan spools up only when the drive needs it. When it doesn't, a heatsink making contact with the internal drive keeps it passively cool.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Toshiba Announces 5TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive

The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the MD04ABA-V Series, delivering the company's first 5TB1 3.5-inch, low RPM hard disk drive (HDD) specifically for surveillance applications. The MD04ABA-V series is designed for use in surveillance digital video recorders (SDVR), surveillance network video recorders (SNVR) and hybrid SDVR.

The MD04ABA-V Series is designed for surveillance applications with support for up to 32 high definition cameras2. The Series supports 24/7 operation, and also incorporates rotational vibration (RV) sensors, making it suitable for use in RAID/multi-HDD based surveillance platforms. With the massive 5TB capacity point, customers now have the flexibility to retain higher resolution surveillance video data for longer periods using fewer HDDs, helping to maintain a smaller storage footprint and lower energy costs.

Enmotus Showcases Its Flash/HDD Hybrid Storage Solutions at Flash Memory Summit

Enmotus Inc. announced that it is demonstrating its FuzeDrive hybrid storage software solutions at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA. The product and technology demos highlight the versatility of Enmotus' hybridization technology, which enables high performance, cost effective hybrid storage utilizing storage media such as Flash/HDD and Flash/Flash as well as next generation Storage Class Memory such as NVDIMM.

FuzeDrive targets applications that require high performance such as databases and analytics as well as content delivery solutions. The demonstration can be seen at the Flash Memory Summit, booth 219, taking place in the Santa Clara Convention Center on Aug. 5-7.

ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility for New WD Red Pro and WD Red HDDs

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that it has verified compatibility of 5 new WD hard drives models with ASUSTOR NAS devices. These new hard drives consist of 3 new WD Red Pro models (WD4001FFSX, WD3001FFSX, WD2001FFSX) for SMB and 2 high capacities WD Red models are available in 6 TB and 5 TB models (WD60EFRX, WD50EFRX) for home and SOHO markets. ASUSTOR NAS users will now enjoy more flexibility and choice when selecting suitable hard drives for enterprise or personal cloud storage applications.

The ASUSTOR NAS product line consists of 2, 4, 6 and 8-bay tower models along with 4, 9 and 12-bay rackmount models. All devices are powered by high-performance Intel Atom dual-core processors which are suitable for personal, home and business use. Users are free to select a disk capacity suited to their storage needs to create a dedicated cloud storage server that centralizes their data and backups.

Synology Confirms Compatibility with WD Red 6 TB and New WD Red Pro Series HDDs

Synology Inc. today announced compatibility results for new WD Red and WD Red Pro 3.5-inch NAS hard drives, including WD60EFRX (6 TB), WD50EFRX (5 TB), WD4001FFSX (4 TB), WD3001FFSX (3 TB), WD2001FFSX (2 TB). After comprehensive stress testing, Synology has confirmed the above hard drives to be compatible with selected DiskStations and RackStations from x15, x14, x13, x12, x11, x10 series.

"Synology is excited for the launch of WD Red 6 TB and WD Red Pro hard drives, allowing for more choices of hard drives to fit various requirements. Together with WD Red drives, Synology DiskStation and RackStation provide users with reliable solutions that grow with their storage demands, and efficiently centralize and share their data," said Rosiel Lee, senior sales and marketing manager. WD Red and Red Pro hard drives are designed specifically for NAS servers, aiming to deliver fine-tuned power and performance for home and business users alike. In addition to larger storage capacity, NASware 3.0 technology supports up to 8 bays for WD Red drives and 16 bays for WD Red Pro drives, as well as enhanced reliability, system performance, and easier integration.

Western Digital Introduces 6 TB WD Red Hard Drive

WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5 TB and first-to-market 6 TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives that address the medium to large business NAS market. Compatibility-tested with top NAS system manufacturers and optimized for power and performance, WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1 TB to 6 TB capacities; and the new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2 TB to 4 TB capacities.

"With the expansion and evolution of the WD Red family, WD once again is providing its loyal customers with increased capacity up to 6 TB; improved bay count support with up to 8 bays; increased product breadth with WD Red Pro; and more features with the latest generation of NASware technology," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, WD Storage Technology. "WD continues to listen to its customers and bring exciting innovation to the category they helped to create."

QNAP Announces Support for HGST 6 TB Helium SAS HDDs

QNAP Systems, Inc., a professional network attached storage (NAS) provider, today announced that its Enterprise and SMB class Turbo NAS products support the 6TB HGST Ultrastar He6 helium-filled SAS hard disk drive (HDD). By incorporating HGST's HelioSeal platform technology, business users receive enhanced NAS performance with maximized storage capacity and low power for reduced total cost of ownership.

The inherent benefit of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, helps reduce the turbulence caused by spinning disks in a HDD, thereby cutting power consumption and lowering drive temperature, making the HGST Ultrastar He6 HDD an ideal large-capacity 3.5-inch HDD solution for enterprises and SMBs to store and secure growing business data.

HGST Ships the Ultrastar C10K1800 1.8 TB 10K RPM Hard Drive

HGST, a Western Digital company, today announced that it is now shipping the world's highest capacity and highest performing 10K RPM hard disk drive (HDD) - the Ultrastar C10K1800. Based on HGST's field proven high-quality design, the 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), enterprise-class Ultrastar C10K1800 combines high capacity with a significant improvement in both random write and sequential performance for mission-critical storage applications requiring 24/7 availability.

As the demand for enterprise-class storage grows, customers are increasingly seeking tiered storage infrastructures built along a range of raw IOPS performance, capacity and $/GB price efficiencies. While solid state drives (SSDs) and 15K HDDs fill a clear need in high performance solutions, the demand for 10K HDDs continues to be strong as customers seek better $/GB metrics.

ICY DOCK Black Vortex MB074SP-1B Announced

Every PC builder wants to customize their system to be aesthetically pleasing, and they want components that are elegant yet unique --but looks can only get you so far. There's a demand for unique looking parts that can also deliver performance and we have just the thing! We're proud to introduce the Black Vortex MB074SP-1B.

The Black Vortex MB074SP-1B is a hot-swappable 4 bay 3.5" SATA HDD cooler cage built robust from durable metal. It has many configurable options such as fan speed control, fan LED brightness control and power button for each of the drive bay. The hot swap function and EZ-Grip handles give you the ability to swap drives without breaking a sweat. The quiet 120mm cool blue LED fan combined with all metal ventilated design keep your drives cool, lowering your overall system temperature and thus increasing your hard drives' life span. The removable dust cover prevents dirt and dust from entering the case. The Black Vortex MB074SP-1B is a must-have HDD cooler cage for any PC builder seeking quality components with a ton of features and rugged good looks.

HighPoint Launches the Industry's Fastest 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Dock

HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, continuously strives to deliver the fastest performing USB Drive Docks to today's marketplace, and has announced the release of its 3rd Generation Dual Dedicated 5Gb/s USB 3.0 Storage Dock - the RocketStor 5422A. The RocketStor 5422A delivers the industry's fastest USB transfer performance with a premium USB 3.0 feature set. With an MSRP of $59.99, the RocketStor 5422A is the is the easiest, quickest and most affordable way to add dual-bay, high-speed SATA SSD and multi-terabyte hard drive storage to any computer with USB ports.

ADATA Launches HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the HV611 USB 3.0 2.5" external hard drive. With a simplistic design, vivid colors, and unique puzzle patterns, the HV611 can present your style effortlessly. Its compact size allows you to carry it easily wherever you go.

The HV611 applies the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, which greatly improves the efficiency of data transfer compared with USB 2.0. Featuring a unique puzzle design, the interlocking shiny and matte puzzle piece lines present an eye-catching style. With a bright blue LED indicator, users will know the status of data transfers. The HV611 has capacities of 500GB and 1TB and is available in 4 color choices - cool black, starry white, shining blue, and hot pink.

Toshiba Announces 5TB, 7,200 RPM Enterprise HDD

The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the MC Series, Toshiba's first enterprise high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and scale-out workloads. With a 3.5-inch form factor, the MC Series delivers up to 5TB of storage with 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM) performance, making the MC Series suitable for workloads and storage requirements generated by cloud computing.

The MC Series is available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB capacities and supports the industry-standard cloud use-case workloads rating of up to 180TB per year - more than three times the industry-standard workload rating of desktop class HDDs. The MC Series supports 1TB per platter areal density, thus saving rack space and reducing the footprint and operational burden of cloud workload servers and storage systems. With up to 5TB storage capacity per host connection, the newest Toshiba HDD series boosts capacity per SATA port and enables fewer disks to handle the same storage capacity, reducing power and cooling costs on a per TB basis when compared to prior generation models with lower capacity per spindle. The new series also boasts 6 Gbit/s SATA interface speeds and Advanced Format sector technology, allowing compatibility with legacy applications and operating environments using aligned writes.

Buffalo Announces DRAM-cached HD-PGDU3 External HDD

Buffalo announced a unique new external HDD, which it claims is the world's fastest. No, it doesn't embed an SSD, but a host-agnostic hot-data juggling system between a conventional hard drive (capacities of 500 GB and 1 TB), and 1 GB of DDR3 DRAM cache. As the drive powers up, frequently accessed data (hot-data), is copied onto the fast DRAM cache. As access frequencies of data on the HDD rise, they're juggled onto the cache.

An in-built lithium-ion battery ensures that there's no data loss when data is being juggled to and from the cache due to an abrupt disconnection; and it also ensures that hot-data stays on the DRAM for a few hours, even with the drive disconnected. An LED battery level meter keeps you updated on battery life. The battery recharges each time the drive is plugged in to the host. The drive uses USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, although there's no mention of UASP support. Under real-world circumstances, the DRAM-cached drive offers transfer rates of up to 400 MB/s. Measuring 81 mm x 18 mm x 133 mm (WxDxH), the drives weigh in at about 250 g.


Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Seagate Announces Pricing and Increased Size of Senior Unsecured Notes

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) announced that it has increased the size of its previously announced offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025 (the "Notes") to $1 billion. The Notes were priced at 100% of the aggregate principal amount and will bear interest at a rate of 4.75% per annum. The Notes will be issued by Seagate HDD Cayman, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Seagate Technology plc ("Seagate"), and guaranteed by Seagate.

The Notes are being sold in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The sale of the Notes is expected to close on May 28, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Seagate estimates that the net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $987 million after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. Seagate intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, which may include, but are not limited to, the retirement of a portion of its outstanding indebtedness (including pursuant to the tender offers previously announced by Seagate), capital expenditures and other investments in the business.

Silicon Power Expands Its USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Offer with 2 TB Models

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today proudly announces the launch of a great capacity upgrade on its five hot-sale USB 3.0 portable hard drives to 2 TB. Featuring great capacity, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer interface, rugged military-grade protection and various trendy designs, SP 2 TB portable hard drives are designed to be the whole package that satisfies all the needs for function, action and fashion. No more worries about little capacity, SP 2 TB portable hard drives realize the real all-inclusive storage solution that users can easily backup and store great numbers of documents, photos, music and videos in one device only.

2 TB Upgrade Portable HDDs - The All-in-one Storage Device
Under such a stressful and fast-paced mobile life, how to efficiently store and organize all the important files for better data management is already one of the biggest issues. Do you want to have all your documents in one drive instead of bringing numbers of storage devices?Are you tired of wasting your time and energy on looking for certain file out of numerous devices?SP takes all your needs into consideration and now offers you the perfect all-in-one upgrade storage solution - the 2 TB portable hard drives, which enables incredibly high data storage capability for nearly one million high-resolution digital photos, around 500,000 songs or over 880 hours Full-HD videos.

Thecus Announces Consumer NAS Compatibility with Seagate 6TB HDD

Thecus today announces compatibility between its enterprise solutions and Seagate's 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 - the world's fastest 6TB hard disk drive. By supporting the pinnacle in current drive technology, Thecus again establishes itself as a trail blazer in the network attached storage industry.

"Seagate has consistently been at the heart of drive innovation, and their recent entry into the 6TB market is further proof of just that. By taking proven technology and pushing it beyond traditional expectations, Thecus is also taking data professionals to new realms of capacity and performance." - Florence Shih, Chairperson at Thecus Technology Corp.

I-O Data Also Announces the HDJA-UT Series External Hard Drive

In addition to revealing the HDPx-UT2.0 Series portable drive, I-O Data has today announced another storage offering, the HDJA-UT Series desktop drive. Coming in 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB capacities, this external HDD measures 216 x 155 x 45 mm, it allows for both horizontal and vertical operation and features USB 3.0 connectivity, a built-in power supply, a Kensington security slot, and active cooling.

The HDJA-UT Series drives will ship early next month priced at 14,500 yen (~ 142 USD), 19,900 yen (~ 195 USD) and 24,300 yen (~ 238 USD) for the 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB models, respectively.

Toshiba Launches High Capacity Hard Disk Drives for Surveillance Applications

Toshiba Corporation's Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the launch of the MD03ACA-V series, high-capacity hard disk drives (HDD) for surveillance applications. Toshiba's purpose-built line of 3.5-inch HDDs are available in capacities up to 4 TB. The 6 Gbit/s SATA drives spin at 7,200 rpm and support the industry-standard 512B sector lengths with rotational vibration (RV) compensation to keep performance under multiple HDD configuration, making the MD03ACA-V series suited for customers looking for 24/7 video surveillance storage. Mass production shipment in the Japanese market starts from this month.

The robust design of the MD03ACA-V series provides storage to various video recorders, including surveillance digital video recorders (SDVR), surveillance network video recorders (SNVR) and Hybrid SDVR, delivering 24/7 operation with a mean time to failure (MTTF) of 1 million hours. With up to 4TB of storage, Toshiba's MD03ACA-V enables support for higher resolution data streams, addresses the need for longer surveillance video retention periods, multi-streaming capabilities, wider temperature resistance and uninterrupted write applications.

Samsung HDD Business Unit Unveils High Capacity Media Streaming Device

Seagate Technology plc today announced that its Samsung HDD business unit is shipping its new Samsung Wireless media device for mobile users. Consumers can now carry up to 750 movies, and unprecedented libraries of music and photos everywhere they go. Samsung Wireless allows up to five users to connect making this the ultimate entertainment hotspot. The Samsung Wireless is available globally for MSRP of $179.00.

The Samsung Wireless media device is designed as a portable accessory to consumers' mobile devices (smart phones & tablets); its sleek design, small form-factor and light weight make it an ideal companion. The Samsung Wireless fulfills a variety of today's multimedia demands and is a perfect accessory for every generation of mobile lifestyle. No internet connection is needed with the Samsung Wireless; it streams content wirelessly (via WiFi) to up to five devices. The Samsung Wireless is a simple and easy to use device.
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