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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.

Apricorn Introduces FIPS Version of the Aegis Padlock DT External Drive

Apricorn, a leading designer and manufacturer of data security products for business, military, and government, has raised the bar by elevating the security level of their workhorse desktop drive. The combination of USB 3.0 speed, high-capacity storage (up to 6 TB), and FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated security makes this drive one of the most user-friendly/hacker-hostile data storage units in existence.

"Reports of lost or stolen unsecured drives are a daily occurrence," said Mike McCandless, VP of Sales and Marketing at Apricorn. "A seemingly small breach like a single unsecured drive that's lost or stolen from a medical office can translate to tens of thousands of private confidential records becoming anything but private and confidential."

Silicon Power Launches 240 GB Thunder T11 External Thunderbolt Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today presents the upgrade solution of its revolutionary Thunderbolt external solid state drive - Thunder T11 with great capacity of 240 GB. In addition, Thunder T11 gets the new color variant-starlight blue to brighten up itself with more elegance and flavor.

Featuring advanced Thunderbolt technology and exceptional product design, SP Thunder T11 has acquired great attention and support from worldwide professional designers and Apple fans since its debut last year. Thunder T11 also proved its superiority with the recognition from red dot award: Product Design 2014, which is the most influential and prestigious design award all over the world.

MSI Releases AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX AM1I motherboard

MSI, world leader in motherboards, debuts its first AMD AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX motherboard, the MSI AM1I. With Kabini being sold separately, the MSI AM1I is fully upgradable and gives the user flexibility when looking for a ultra-low power dual or quad core solution. With MSI AM1I's rich feature set and support for the powerful power efficient Kabini APU, packed with high performance DirectX 11.2-support, it is the ideal motherboard to use in a compact desktop, HTPC or other multimedia solutions.

Kabini is the first x86 quad-core System on a Chip solution for mainstream use with improved performance per watt and best-in-class graphics. Now being sold separately, instead of soldered to a motherboard, the AM1 platform offers a complete, customizable package together with the MSI AM1I motherboard.

Other World Computing Introduces the Mercury Elite Pro Dual External RAID Drive

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC upgrade and storage technology company, expanded its family of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual external high-performance drive with hardware RAID capabilities. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt interface will be featured at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week, at Other World Computing's booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

High-Performance Two-Bay Design
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, available in capacities up to 8 TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 389 MB/s read, 351 MB/s write.

G-Technology Expands Its Thunderbolt External Hard Drive Family

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced that it is shipping its new G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt and G-DRIVE mobile with Thunderbolt external storage solutions. Supporting the growing base of Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and PC computers, the two new drives set the standard for consumers and professionals looking for one of the fastest desktop or mobile Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 storage solutions on the market. Both drives incorporate a high-performance 7,200 RPM hard drive, come with a sleek, durable aluminum enclosure, and are plug-and-play on Mac but can be easily reformatted for Windows.

Team Group Launches the P200 Portable SSD, Minimalistic USB 3.0 Drive

Team Group Launches the PD200 Portable SSD, Minimalistic USB 3.0 Drive

Team Group Incorporated, the global leader in memory storage products released the PD200 Ultra-speed portable drive. Equipped with SSD and USB3.0 high-speed transmission interface, it is only the size of a name card, 8.6mm in thickness. The lightweight product brings ultra-speed convenience beyond imagination.

The 1.8" Team PD200 small portable drive with SSD features high quality built-in flash memory and uses a new generation of USB 3.0 high-speed transmission interface. Compared to the traditional hard drives, it is without a mechanical structure, thus greatly reducing the probability of product failure, while featuring temperature resistance, anti-shock, mute and low power consumption. The PD200's read and write speed reaches up to 250MB/120MB per second. Take the time needed to transmit a 2GB file for instance, the speed is 2.3 times faster than the traditional USB3.0 external disc and 11 times faster than a USB3.0 flash drive, thus indicating its stunning performance. Notebook and Desktop users can now enjoy the ultimate performance of SSD when accessing files through the portable PD200.

Silicon Power Launches Touch T03 Flash Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions launches the brand new designed stainless steel USB flash drive - Touch T03. Along with the trendy Northern Europe style and exquisite metal casing, Touch T03 is designed to be the perfect combination of technology, fashion and extraordinary living style. Featuring the eye-catching look and delicate faceted-body, Touch T03 is more than an ordinary storage device but a great fashion accessory for users to show their charm and taste.

SP Touch T03 stands out with its stunning appearance which delivers great sense of luxury and elegance. Furthermore, Touch T03 is extremely tiny and featherweight that allows an easy and convenient way for carrying and storage. With the application of COB (Chip on Board) technology, Touch T03 ensures great durability and offers high protection for the drive body, promising complete resistance to water, dust and vibration. Moreover, Touch T03 shines with the sleek stainless steel casing with stylish groove design at the end of the body, which can be easily attached to the key rings, purses or bags.

Western Digital Announces New Line Of External Desktop Drives

WD, a Western Digital company, has redesigned its popular My Book and My Book for Mac lines of external desktop drives to provide as much as 4 TB storage capacity and enhanced data protection for those who create and collect large volumes of data, video, music and photos.

With USB 3.0 for speed, the new My Book lines are available in 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities for the largest content collections. At any point in time, anything can happen to one's data. Whether it's a lost notebook or destructive virus, it's critical to keep data safe and maintain a backup of important documents and valued content.

Team Group's New Artistic Approach to the Ubiquitous USB 3.0 Thumb Drive

Hundreds and thousands of storage products are now selling everywhere in an immense variety of shapes and sizes. There are also so many different types of new generation USB3.0 flash drives which have top line performance. However, performance alone can only partly satisfy consumer needs and demands; not only do people favor access speed, they must also be able to display personal style and uniqueness. This is the kind of perfect product that the Team Group T132 is! The designers from Team Group started with the idea of using the lines from a bird's nest with fine zinc alloy to create a refined look. The material they used for surface is processed with sandblasting; emitting a low-key and introverted silver glow, which further displays the calm tone of natural craftsmanship. It uses hollow interlaced lines that soften the hard metal design and comes along with slip-proof function. On the other hand, it also uses a one-piece cap-less design, totally eliminating the worry of losing the cover.

In addition to having a natural and meaningful design, the T132 also uses the new generation COB packaging technology, vastly reducing the weight and volume of the flash drive. It uses the high speed USB3.0 interface, with the addition of the newest control chip model, allows its read performance to easily reach 85MB/s. Also, in order to satisfy the data storage needs of different user groups, the T132 comes with many capacity selections including 16 / 32 / 64GB. It also has water-proof and dust-proof protection, allowing the user to have a stress free experience experience with the drive.

Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive Now Available

Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, announced today the global availability of the powerful and highly anticipated Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Solid-State Drive.

Built with a sleek black design, the Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD is a rising player that outpaces its competitors in speed and performance. The Scorpion -- equipped with Quad Sandforce SF-2281 and un-throttled IOPS -- clocks in at 2150 MB/s read and over 1900 MB/s write. All storage capacities of the Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD -- which include 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB -- will boast just over 100,000 4K read and write IOPS as well as 1 million hours MTBF with a 3-year warranty.

Apricorn Debuts New Aegis Padlock Fortress Encrypted USB 3.0 Drive

Apricorn (www.apricorn.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of secure encrypted USB drives, debuted its Aegis Padlock Fortress, a secure drive designed specifically for the stringent requirements of the Government, Military and Healthcare.

The first USB 3.0 hardware encrypted, PIN authenticated drive to receive FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation, the Padlock Fortress meets and exceeds 11 cryptographic security metrics, covering physical security, cryptographic key management and design integrity, making it one of the most secure USB 3.0 drives on the market.

Transcend Releases Fastest Half-Slim SATA III Solid State Drive

Transcend Information, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, today introduced the HSD740 half-slim SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive (SSD). Featuring the latest SATA specification, Transcend's HSD740 SATA III half-slim SSD delivers peak performance in industrial grade standards, yet offers significantly smaller dimensions and superior long-term reliability than 2.5" form factor hard disk drives.

Transcend's HSD740 half-slim SATA SSDs are comprised of high-quality toggle-mode MLC NAND Flash chips, providing excellent solid-state performance in a lightweight compact package that measures just 54mm x 39mm x 4mm. In addition to their convenient compact size, the HSD740 SSD modules feature a high-bandwidth SATA III 6Gb/s interface that helps deliver fast transfer speeds reaching 510MB/s read and 185MB/s write. As a result, Transcend's new half-slim SATA SSDs offer significantly improved performance benefits, greater design flexibility, and cost savings to manufacturers of mobile computing applications such as Ultrabooks, Industrial PCs and notebooks, gaming systems, and handheld devices.

Toshiba Announces Slimmer 7mm Solid State Hybrid Drive

Toshiba's Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the slim, 7 mm MQ01ABFH solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) series. Equipped with Toshiba's NAND flash and available in 500GB1 and 320GB capacities, the MQ01ABFH series is the first Toshiba SSHD drive family in 7 mm. The series continues Toshiba's legacy of providing world-class storage products, and offers customers a complete lineup of 2.5-inch solid state hybrid drives with the previously announced 1 TB and 750 GB MQ01ABDH series 9.5 mm SSHDs for ultrathin and thin and light notebook PCs, multimedia and gaming applications, and traditional laptop PCs.

Drawing upon its knowledge and experience in NAND flash, Toshiba optimized the NAND flash performance into a tiered-storage approach that uses the speed of the DRAM and NAND components with the high-capacity of rotating media. The SSHD delivers SSD-like performance without dependence on external drivers or assistance from the host system. The PCMark Vantage Average HDD Score, the established industry method for measuring SSHD read/write performance and responsiveness, for the MQ01ABF500H is approximately 20,000, surpassing the 16,000 industry standard result.

Axtremex Unveils MicroSSD Portable USB 3.0 Drive

Axtremex Technology is pleased to announce a MicroSSD, the new portable high performance external solid state drive with USB 3.0 interface. The MicroSSD is designed in a small form factor that is lightweight, durable and convenient to carry and use. It offers blazing fast data transfer rates and achieves a read speed of up to 420 MB/s and Write speed of up to 400 MB/s.

The device draws power directly from the USB port and requires no external power cord. It is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports. The MicroSSD will be available in 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB capacities. 512 GB and 1 TB capacities are being planned.

Intel SSD Data Center S3500 Series Gives Cloud Computing Major Boost

Intel Corporation today announced the Intel Solid-State Drive DC S3500 Series, its latest solid-state drive (SSD) for data centers and cloud computing. Designed for read-intensive applications such as Web hosting, cloud computing and data center virtualization, the Intel DC S3500 Series is an ideal replacement for traditional hard disk drives (HDD), allowing data centers to save significant costs by moving toward an all-SSD storage model.

Intel SSDs, including the Intel SSD DC S3500 Series, enable transformational improvements in cloud infrastructure, fostering new and enriching Web experiences. End customers experience quicker Web page loads and improved response times as a result of dramatically improved data access times and reduced latency. IT managers and cloud developers are rewarded with improved total cost of ownership as a result of reduced power consumption, more consistent performance and smaller space requirements. More than half of U.S. businesses now employ cloud computing applications, and IDC predicts that worldwide spending on cloud services will reach $44.2 billion this year. Data centers powering these cloud applications need to quickly, efficiently and reliably scale to handle the tremendous growth of connected users and data traffic.

Buffalo Ships High Capacity DriveStation DDR USB Hard Drive

Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced that its DriveStation DDR, a high performance external USB 3.0 hard drive with 1 GB DDR3 RAM cache for accelerated transfer speeds, is available for purchase today at select retail partners. Ideal for a variety of users including tech enthusiasts, digital photographers and videographers and media buffs, DriveStation DDR offers extremely fast file transfers, comparable to SSD, with the high capacity and value of a traditional external HDD device.

The DriveStation DDR utilizes Buffalo's MegaCache Accelerator, a 1 GB DDR3 RAM cache system, to greatly accelerate file transfer rates, notably outperforming other USB 3.0 hard drives. Compared to a standard USB 3.0 hard drive, the 1 GB DRAM cache of the MegaCache system efficiently caches data as it's transferred to automatically boost performance for transfer speeds up to 408 MB/s, 2.3x faster than USB 3.0 hard drives and more than 10x faster than USB 2.0.

PNY Launches New HP Portable Hard Drives

PNY Technologies, Technologies, considered one of a worldwide leaders in Memory and Flash products, announced its authorized HP portable hard drive p2050/p2100 to take care of your portable data storage requirements. It sports a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port that supports speeds up to 4x faster than USB 2.0, thus saving you a lot of time while transferring data. Of course, the drive is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and can therefore be used with older computers. With a single USB port, it doesn't require a separate power cable, thus saving you the trouble of carrying along a power adapter.

The drive has a unique book-style design that lends it elegance and it won't look out of place if you stack several on top of each other in a bookshelf. The casing is made of durable aluminum and has a nice brushed finish. The slim drive is light and portable. Encased within is a 2.5" hard drive, usually found inside laptops, running at 5400 RPM. Available capacities are 500 GB and 1 TB, thus providing ample storage space for your data.

Western Digital Launches New My Book Studio External Hard Drive

WD, a Western Digital company, and a world leader in external storage and connected life solutions, today announced a new version of the My Book Studio external hard drive. USB 3.0 capability is now extended to this family of My Book Studio hard drives and provides data transfer speeds up to three times faster than USB 2.0. WD has also introduced the addition of a massive 4 TB capacity in a single-drive configuration making it a perfect solution for backing up large amounts of digital content. The My Book Studio drive is designed with a premium aluminum enclosure and will be available in 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities.

The My Book Studio drive's features and benefits have made it a favorite among creative professionals and Mac computer enthusiasts, including working seamlessly with Apple Time Machine, for protecting and backing up their valuable professional and personal content. The My Book Studio external hard drive includes WD Security, which allows users to password protect their drive along with 256-bit hardware-based encryption for added security against unauthorized access to the drive and its contents.

Verbatim Introduces the Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim Hard Drive

Verbatim has announced the launch of its thinnest hard drive to date. At just 10.5 mm thick, the Verbatim Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim HDD is one of the world's slimmest portable hard drives - 20 per cent thinner than previous Store 'n' Go models.

Due to the 7 mm thin internal hard drive inside, the slim profile of the Verbatim Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim Hard Drive makes it a beautiful companion to an Ultrabook computer. The Verbatim Ultra Slim Hard Drive has a 500 GB capacity and provides a sleek storage extension or backup medium for a range of computing and consumer applications. It is available in black and silver.

Drobo Mini and Drobo 5D Storage Arrays Now Available

Drobo, makers of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced the general availability and shipping of the Drobo Mini and Drobo 5D. The Drobo Mini and 5D products are the industry's first storage arrays to include high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity, USB 3.0, automated tiering that supports solid state drives (SSDs), enhanced reliability features and true storage-array portability. The new products are designed to intelligently and seamlessly use high-performance SSDs with hard disk drives (HDDs) to rapidly accelerate workflows for creative professionals managing rich-media catalogs and Mac enthusiasts who need fast, high-capacity and portable storage.

"With the Drobo Mini and 5D, we're adding speed to Drobo's well-known ease-of-use. They are the industry's first storage arrays that automatically and affordably mix and match high-speed SSDs, HDDs and Thunderbolt support," said Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Drobo. "We created these products with the needs of creative professionals and Mac enthusiasts in mind. They're faster and more reliable than ever before."

Western Digital Launches 4 TB WD RE SAS, WD RE SATA Hard Drives

WD, a Western Digital company, and a leader in the mobile, desktop, high-capacity enterprise and consumer markets for hard drives today announced it is further expanding its enterprise-class storage offerings with the release of new WD RE SAS and WD RE SATA hard drives in capacities up to 4 TB, the largest on the market today.

Available immediately in 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities for nearline SAS and 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB for SATA, the 3.5-inch WD RE SAS and WD RE SATA hard drives offer the powerful combination of enterprise-class features and superior capacity to meet the growing demands of conventional business-critical environments as well as the high-capacity and performance requirements of cloud and scale-out computing.

ADATA Launches World's Thinnest External Hard Drive

ADATA Technology today announces the launch of the DashDrive Elite HE720 external hard drive, a USB 3.0 compatible device that is the thinnest of its kind on the market.

Sporting a brushed stainless steel surface, and with a record-breaking slim profile of only 8.9 mm thickness, the HE720 demonstrates once again the company's consistently strong ability to combine top performance with style. The brushed metal case with protective layer provides 9H scratch resistance, which prevents damage even after long-term use.

Silicon Power Releases the New Sky Share WiFi Drive

SP/Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions today launches the new Sky Share WiFi drive. Sky Share H10 is the ideal storage solution for digital handheld device, allowing users to store and share their favorite multimedia content via WiFi connection.

The design of Sky Share H10 is based on the concept of "Touch." The circular curvature surrounding the power switch signifies that once it is activated, data transmission can be shared as free and simple like ripples. Its exceptional design also won Sky Share the renowned Golden Pin Design Mark 2012 and Tom's HardwareBest of Computex 2012.

ADATA Launches DashDrive HV610 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, today launched the DashDrive HV610 external hard drive, which combines a unique picture puzzle design concept with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. A removable smart cover provides a convenient and novel way to store the transmission cable.

The exterior of the HV610 body comes in choice of two attractive monochrome patterns, each with interlocking shiny and matte puzzle piece lines, and a matching USB cable stored in the cool ice-blue cover, demonstrating the most eye-catching street fashion style.

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