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I-O Data Announces HDL-AS Single-Drive NAS

I-O Data announced the LANDisk HDL-AS line of single-drive NAS servers for home users. Available with hard-drives pre-installed, in 2 TB and 3 TB capacities, the HDL-AS features a 1 GbE network interface, and sustained throughput of 90 MB/s. Its software supports programmed recording of streams over DTCP-IP (SKY! premium Service Link), Dropbox, iTunes server, and most consumer NAS features. Measuring 45 x 138 x 168 mm, it weighs about 1.2 kg. Slated for mid-February, it is priced at 26,565¥ ($292) for the 2 TB and 36,645¥ ($403) for the 3 TB model.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Also Announces HDPD-AUT Line of Shock-Resistant HDD Enclosures

In addition to the DVRP-U8H DVD writer, Japanese company I-O Data also announced the HDPD-AUT line of shock-resistant drive enclosures. In addition to shock-absorbing material, the enclosure also features active shock-resistance. It packs a 3-axis G-sensor that can detect a drop in progress, and quickly park the drive, if it's running. HDD parking minimizes the risk of head contact with the platters, which permanently damages the drive.

Internally, the enclosures feature polyurethane thermoplastic elastomer membranes lining the inner sides, and a polycarbonate body that can dissipate shock. The HDPD-AUT can enclose 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s HDDs and SSDs with 9 mm thickness, connecting them to host machines over USB 3.0, with a single cable handling both power and connectivity. Measuring 84 x 120 x 19 (WxDxH), it weighs about 180 g. The enclosures will be sold dry (no enclosed drive), or with 500 GB and 1 TB HDDs, and in two color options, black and silver.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Announces DVRP-U8H Portable DVD Writer

I-O Data rolled out the DVRP-U8H portable DVD writer, which ships with Roxio Creator DVD authoring software, in addition to Nero 12 Essentials. The slimline external DVD writer is bus-powered, and relies on a single USB 2.0 connection for both power and host-connectivity. Measuring 137 x 154 x 20 mm, and weighing about 300 g, the drive can burn DVDs at speeds of up to 8X. Backed by a 1-year warranty, it is priced at 6,405 JPY (US $72.3).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Intros HDUs-UT 2.5-inch SATA Drive Enclosures

I-O Data of Japan announced the HDUs-UT line of colorful 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD enclosures, which support USB 3.0, and could in the future, support Thunderbolt with the help of an accessory. The HDUs-UT isn't much more than an enclosure with its active component being built into an adapter that plugs into the SATA drive on one end, and USB 3.0 power/data on the other. I-O Data could sell Thunderbolt variants of this adapter in the future. Measuring 81 x 120 x 15 mm (WxDxH), the enclosure weighs about 170 g with a typical HDD. It is available in silver, black, red, and blue brushed aluminum body options.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Preps Another Blu-ray Writer

In addition to the two, 16x drives mentioned earlier, I-O will next month be releasing a third Blu-ray writer, a portable model dubbed BRP-U6DM2. This one measures 137 x 154 x 20 mm, it weights 630 grams, has USB 2.0 connectivity, a built-in cable (that can be tucked inside a cut-out at the back), and it offers writing speeds of up to 6x for BD-R (SL/DL), 4x for BDXL, 2x for BD-RE, 8x for DVD-R/+R/+RW, 6x for DVD-R DL/+R DL/-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, 24x for CD-R and 16x for CD-RW media.

The BRP-U6DM2 has a one-year warranty and will start shipping in mid-December, priced at about $178.

I-O Data Intros a Pair of New Blu-ray Drives

I-O Data of Japan introduced a pair of new Blu-ray drives, the BRD-S16X and BRD-UT16X. The two are capable of writing Blu-ray ROM discs at 16X, and can write four-layer Blu-ray XL discs at lower speeds. The BRD-S16X is built in the internal 5.25" form-factor, with SATA 3 Gb/s interface. The BRD-UT16X, on the other hand, is the same drive built into an external USB 3.0 enclosure, measuring 158 x 220 x 50 mm, weighing about 1.1 kg. Both drives feature 4 MB write cache. Bundled software includes Corel WinDVD 10, Roxio Blu-ray Creator, and Nero 12 OEM.

In addition to the 16X BD-R write speeds, the two can burn double-layer BD-R at 12X, triple- and quad-layer BD-Rs and BD-R LTH at 6X; single-, double-, and triple-layer BD-RE at 8X, 6X, and 4X, respectively. The BRD-S16X is priced at 14,280¥ (US $173.7), while the BRD-UT16X will go for 19,845¥ ($242.4). The two are slated for market release in December.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Intros WiFi-enabled Card Reader

I-O Data Japan introduced a thoughtful new device for road-warriors, called NUBES, an SDHC/SDXC card reader that is completely wireless. The device is packs a 1,350 mAh battery that can keep it going for 4 hours on full charge. Supporting 802.11 b/g/n (up to 150 Mbps), the card reader has just enough bandwidth to stream 720p HD video. The reader works as a short-range WLAN router, supporting all modern router security features, including WPA-PSK (TKIP / AES), WPA2-PSK (AES). It supports up to three simultaneous connections. Along with the reader, I-O Data released an iOS app that allows you to manage files, and stream media from an inserted SD card. Measuring 83.5 x 12.3 x 5.8 mm (WxDxH), the reader weighs about 57 g. It is priced at 4,180¥ (US $50).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Unveils New Line of USB 3.0 Portable SSDs

I-O Data unveiled the HDPX-UTSS line of Portable solid state drives. Built with a 9 mm-thick chassis that encloses a 7 mm-thick SSD originally manufactured by Intel (most likely Intel SSD 330 series) , the series includes 60 GB (HDPX-UTSS60K), 120 GB (HDPX-UTSS120K) and 240 GB (HDPX-UTSS240K) models, priced at 10,920¥ ($137), 16,485¥ ($207) and 31,080¥ ($391), respectively. The drives feature USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, to alleviate bandwidth bottlenecks. Real-world benchmarks show the drives to provide up to 250 MB/s of transfer rates. The drives are Windows to Go (WTG) compliant. Measuring 75 × 110 × 9 mm, the drives weigh about 110 g.

Source: PC Watch

I-O Data Introduces the RockDisk Next NAS Device

I-O Data has this week announced a new network attacked storage solution, the RockDisk Next. Measuring 42 x 125 x 215 mm, I-O Data's device features a 750 MHz dual-core SoC, 256 MB of DDR2 memory, three USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA connector, Gigabit Ethernet, and a one-year warranty.

The RockDisk Next can stream to PCs, Macs as well as iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, and comes in three versions - disk-less (~ $100), with a 2 TB drive (~ $198), and with a 3 TB HDD (~ $249).

I-O Data Also Preps More USB 2.0 External Drives

In addition to the three new HDCA-UT Series models, I-O Data has announced a couple more HDCA-U HDDs, 1 TB and 2 TB external hard drives boasting a USB 2.0 interface. Like their USB 3.0-capable cousins, the HDCA-U HDDs measure 39 (W) x 185 (D) x 120 (H) mm, they have a fanless design, they can be installed horizontally or vertically, and can be connected directly to HDTVs to record your favorite shows. They can also be hooked up to camcorders for some PC-free video/photo storing.

The new 1 TB and 2 TB HDCA-U drives cost about $133 and $173, respectively, and will be available in black and white as of mid-November.

I-O Data Announces Three New USB 3.0 External HDDs

I-O Data has today unveiled three fresh additions to its HDCA-UT family of external hard drives. Offering 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB worth of storage space, the new offerings measure 39 (W) x 185 (D) x 120 (H) mm, they weight 1.1 kg and feature a fanless design, USB 3.0 connectivity, and an Eco mode for saving power while idle.

Like their predecessors, these models can be installed both vertically or horizontally and can be easily connected to TVs and camcorders for direct, PC-less use. They are backed by a one-year warranty and are coming out gradually - the 4 TB (~ $465) drive is already selling, while the 1 TB (~ $144) and 2 TB (~ $183) will debut in mid-November.

I-O Data Readies a 27-Inch WQHD IPS Monitor

I-O Data has just announced a new addition to its monitor offer, a 27-inch model called LCD-MF271CGBR which features an IPS panel capable of a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. I-O Data's display also has an 8.6 ms response time, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a maximum brightness of 420 cd/m2, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors, and two 2 W built-in speakers.

The LCD-MF271CGBR will ship at the end of this month.

I-O Data Unveils HDCA-UT4.0K External HDD

I-O Data Japan expanded its HDCA-UT series of external HDDs with the HDCA-UT4.0K, which packs 4 TB of unformatted capacity, and USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. Like other members in its series, the HDCA-UT4.0K is designed to work as a self-contained DVR with compatible TVs, to record high-definition TV programs. It can be concealed behind TVs by clinging it onto its VESA wall-mount. The drive features a power-management mode that powers itself on/off along with the TV. Measuring 39 x 185 x 120 mm, the HDCA-UT4.0K weighs 1.1 kg. Slated for late October, it is priced at 38,850 JPY (US $496).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data also Announces a New, Portable DVD Writer

At the end of this month I-O Data is set to roll out a fresh external/portable optical drive, the DVRP-U8 DVD writer. This burner measures 140 x 147 x 19 mm, it comes in three colors - Pearl White, Piano Black and Orient Red, it has USB 2.0 connectivity, and offers write speeds of up to 8x for DVD-R/+R/+RW, 6x for DVD-R DL/+R DL/-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, 24x for CD-R and 16x for CD-RW.

The DVRP-U8 comes with a one-year warranty and will cost about $54.

I-O Data Unveils a 2 TB Portable HDD

Japanese company I-O Data has today announced a new addition to its storage offer, the HDPC-UT2.0D portable hard drive that offers 2 TB worth of space and features USB 3.0 connectivity. Claimed to be great for use with both PCs/Macs and TVs, this drive measures 75 x 112 x 19.8 mm, it weights 240 grams, has a two-color (black and blue) casing, and comes with a one-year warranty.

The HDPC-UT2.0D will become available in early October priced at around $325.

I-O Data Intros HDPC-UTNS USB 3.0 Hard Drive

I-O Data Japan launched the HDPC-UTNS external hard drive, designed for DVR-equipped TVs and other smart devices in your living room. The drive packs 1 TB of capacity, and takes advantage of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, and is bus powered, using a single cable for both power and host interface. It features a dual-color chassis which is about 18 mm shorter than older HDPC series hard drives from the company. Measuring 112 x 75 x 14 mm (W x D x H), it weighs about 160 g. Slated for later this week, the HDPC-UTNS is priced at 15,015 JPY (US $191).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Intros HDPX-UT Series Portable USB 3.0 HDDs

I-O Data introduced the HDPX-UT line of portable hard drives. With a thickness of just 9 mm, the drives are designed to go well alongside Ultrabooks. The drives feature brushed aluminum exteriors, and are available in three color options: black (HDPX-UTK), gold (HDPX-UTG), and silver (HDPX-UTS). The drives provide 500 GB of storage using a 7 mm-thick internal SATA HDD, and are bus-powered, with a single USB 3.0/2.0 connection for power and host connectivity. The drives provide 256-bit AES data encryption, with installers for encryption software included. Measuring 75 x 110 x 9 mm (W x D x H), the drives weigh about 125 g. Slated for mid-September, the HDPX-UT is expected to be priced at 11,130 JPY (US $140).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Intros HDPC-UT Series USB 3.0 Portable HDDs with Dual-Tone Bodies

I-O Data Japan released its new HDPC-UT series portable HDDs. The drives are characterized by dual-tone bodies and USB 3.0 interface. Available in 500 GB (HDPC-UT500) and 1 TB (HDPC-UT1.0), the drives are available in two color schemes: Red + Brown and White + Silvery Gray. The drives are bus-powered, requiring just one cable, are backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, and compatible with most TVs in the market that support USB mass-storage standard. The drives include installers for Mach Copy software, which works to speed up file-transfers. Measuring 75 x 112 x 14 mm (WxDxH), the drives weigh about 160 g. The 500 GB models are priced at 10,500 JPY (US $132), while the 1 TB models go for 15,015 JPY (US $188).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Intros 2 TB AVHD-PU Portable HDD Model

I-O Data Japan introduced a new high-capacity 2 TB model of its AVHD-PU external hard drives that gel well with your TV, packing DVR capabilities, supporting a variety of TVs across brands such as Sony, Toshiba, Sharp, etc. Called the AVHD-P2.0U, the drive joins the ranks of older 500 GB and 1 TB models, which were launched back in April. The drive provides 2 TB of unformatted capacity, and can format itself to a file-system your TV supports. It connects to compatible TVs using USB 2.0, and relies on the same connection for power. Measuring 79 x 23 x 134 mm (WxDxH), the drive weighs about 270 g. Slated for early-July, it is expected to be priced at 27,720 JPY (US $349).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Launches EasyDisk V Series USB Flash Drives with TrendMicro Antivirus

I-O Data launched its EasyDisk V Series (ED-SV3 / C) USB flash drives which, apart from storing your data, come with portable versions of TrendMicro Antivirus. The drives are available in 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 GB capacities, with 1 year (warranty + antivirus updates), 2 year, and 3 year support sub-variants. Measuring 23.5 x 58.6 x 8.8 mm, and weighing about 11 g, the drives are built in the cap-less slider form-factor. The drives only use legacy USB 2.0 HiSpeed interface. Prices start at 9300 JPY (US $117), and vary by capacity and support period.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data and Toshiba Add More Variants of SSDN-3TB Series

I-O Data and Toshiba added a three new variants to their SSDN-3TB line of solid-state drives (SSDs) in the 2.5-inch SATA form-factor. These include an entry-level 60 GB variant, a 240 GB performance variant, and a 480 GB high-capacity variant. The 480 GB variant takes advantage of SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and provides sequential speeds of up to 480 MB/s (read) with 190 MB/s (writes), and 4K random access throughput of 58,000/27,700 IOPS (read/write); the 240 GB model has the best performance equation among the three, with 470 MB/s sequential reads, but 380 MB/s sequential writes, and 4K random access throughout of 73,600/71,900 IOPS (read/write); the 60 GB variant is capable of 480 MB/s sequential reads, 200 MB/s sequential writes, and 31,900/48,500 IOPS (read/writes) 4K random access throughput. Slated for shipping on May 05, the three models will occupy competitive price points in their respective classes.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Readies a New Line of USB 3.0 Flash Drives

In addition to announcing the AVHD-PxU Series DVR-loving external HDDs, I-O Data has today revealed the TB-3X family of USB 3.0 flash drives. Set to ship in late May, these new drives measure 23.1 x 59.8 x 8 mm, they deliver read/write speeds of up to 75/25 MB/s, and feature a capless design with a slide-out USB connector, and a metal casing colored in gold, red or silver.

The TB-3X drives are backed by a one-year warranty and come in 8 GB ($36.6), 16 GB ($65), 32 GB ($121) and 64 GB ($194.4) capacities.

I-O Data Intros New Line of DVR Hard Drives

I-O Data of Japan introduced a new line of hard drives for DVRs and smart TVs, the AVHD-PxU. Available in two variants based on capacity, 500 GB and 1 TB, the AVHD-PU is capable of functioning as a storage medium for DVRs and smart TVs such as Toshiba Regza, Sharp Aquos, Sony Bravia, etc. Measuring 79 x 23 x 134 mm (WxDxH), and weighing around 200 g, the drives connect to host machines over USB 2.0 interface (standard and mini type-A connectors). It includes mounting holes to make it discrete (behind the TV). The 500 GB and 1 TB variants are priced at 13,125 JPY (US $161) and 17,640 JPY (US $216), respectively.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Also Unveils USB 3.0-Compatible External Blu-ray XL Writer Drive

I-O Data also released a unique external Blu-ray XL writer drive that takes advantage of the USB 3.0 interface to make sure there are no buffer errors when burning discs at high speeds. The BRD-UT14X from I-O Data burns single-layer BD-R at 14X, double-layer BD-R at 12X, triple and quadruple-layer BDXL-R at 6X, single-layer BD-RE at 8X, double-layer BD-RE at 6X, and reads Blu-ray discs at speeds up to 12X. Depending on their type, DVDs are written at speeds up to 16X. The drive has 4 MB of cache memory. Measuring 158 x 220 x 50 mm (WxDxH), it weighs about 1.2 kg. For power, it relies on an external power brick. It will be priced at 19,845 JPY (US $245).

Source: PCWatch

I-O Data Rolls Out USB 3.0 External RAID Enclosure

I-O Data released the HDS2-UT USB 3.0 external RAID enclosure. It is available in three variants with pre-installed hard drives: the 2 TB HDS2-UT2.0, 4 TB HDS2-UT4.0, and 6 TB HDS2-UT6.0. Measuring 90 x 135 x 176 mm, and weighing 2.2 kg, the HDS2-UT is a 2-bay external 3.5" SATA HDD enclosure, with the ability to run its two drives in RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD modes. To take advantage of RAID 0, the enclosure connects to the host over 5 GT/s USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. Also included is software to build, manage, and monitor RAID volumes. The enclosure relies on an external power brick. Slated for market release in late-April, the HDS2-UT 2 TB, 4 TB, and 6 TB variants are priced at 35,490 JPY (US $439); 46,725 JPY (US $578); and 66,780 JPY (US $827), respectively.

Source: PCWatch
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