12/20/2011, The world of SSD is a strangely unexciting one, except perhaps to enthusiasts and those who love building computers from scratch, and here is another SSD option for you to consider if you are about to construct a new rig for Christmas – the ultra-portable Storage POD Mini. This portable USB 3.0 SSD will come encased in a blue anodized, all-aluminum enclosure, where that makes it not only lightweight but […]
12/20/2011, The fact that our thumb drives are meant to be portable means that we usually take them wherever we go. This could be a trip to a friend’s house, classes at university, passing it around at work, etc. Well with all the exchanging of hands and different environments, there’s no doubt that your thumb drive will pick up a ton of bacteria, so much so that Lexar has deemed it […]
12/20/2011, Remember the Full HD 3D glasses initiative that was formed by Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and X6D? Well it looks like those companies (minus X6D) are back again, this time with Sandisk and Toshiba to form the Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative. The five companies will be creating a content protection technology for flash memory cards such as SD cards and various storage devices.
12/19/2011, Monster Digital, the company known for their memory cards, may be taking their business in a new direction and capitalizing on the SSD trend with the release of the LeMans line of high performance drives, which the company claims will be “SandForce Driven” and will feature read and write speeds up to 550MB per second and 515MB per second respectively.
12/16/2011, If you’re in the market for a new USB 3.0 flash drive, Toshiba may have something for you in the form of the TransMemory-EX, a new USB 3.0 developed by the Japanese company with read and write speeds of up to 220MB/s and 94MB/s respectively, or so Toshiba claims. They will be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, although that would result in slower read and write speeds of 34MB/s […]
12/16/2011, Fans of all things steampunk might want to add this steampunk hard drive enclosure by Will Rockwell to their collection. As we said, this is an enclosure for a computer’s hard drive and according to Will Rockwell, you should be able to fit just about any hard drive into it, including a Lacie Big Drive.
12/15/2011, Apple’s MacBook Air is pretty portable thanks to its relatively light-weight and thin design, but unfortunately that design came with a price – limited USB ports and lack of an optical drive which some might argue is not necessary. Well if you’re looking for portability but want more USB ports and an optical drive, Apricorn has launched the Aegis NetDock Mac Edition.
12/14/2011, After licensing its software to third-party vendors and launching its own cloud service, Pogoplug is back at building hardware and here comes the Pogoplug Series 4. This latest Pogoplug box keeps the simple concept that made Pogoplug so popular: it’s a smart, self-contained, cloud server to which you attach a storage device. But this time, the storage connectivity gets a performance boost and some convenient options.
12/12/2011, Quality is often something that we as consumers tend to look for before parting with our hard-earned cash for something else over the counter, be it a device, product or service. Well, Plextor knows this, which could be the main reason why they decided to deliver a 5-year warranty to go with their M3 range of SSDs (Solid State Drives). This move will see Plextor join Intel when it comes […]
12/11/2011, Hitachi had started to ship the first 4TB capacity hard drives in the world, never mind the fact that no press release was issued from Hitachi to date. According to Japanese site Akiba, someone had already spotted said hard drive on sale, where it will boast the model number HDS5C4040ALE630, going by the name Deskstar 5K. The name does point towards it being a lower performance model that has a […]
12/08/2011, The CompactFlash Association has finally completed their work on rolling out a successor to the hugely popular CompactFlash memory card format, where the successor has been named as XQD, and for it to be worthy of its position, it naturally promises the world – case in point, far higher data transfer speeds compared to what we have today. While CompactFlash managed to hold its own against the SD memory card, […]
12/08/2011, Box has just announced that its iOS app has been updated, or re-built I should say, with a new code-base which makes the overall app faster and more stable, according to the company. Beyond the sheer performance, there are a new features that you may be interested in. First, it is possible to upload photos from the mobile device directly into a Box folder that can be accessed and shared […]
11/30/2011, If you’re the type that carries around with you sensitive information, there’s a Kickstarter project that you might be interested in checking out. It’s called the Crypteks USB drive and it will combine not just digital encryption, but provides a physical lock for your USB drive as well, thus providing two layers of security that a would-be thief has to bypass before they get their hands on your data.
11/28/2011, Seagate has just launched the Seagate Momentus XT, a 2.5” HDD (hard disk drive) that comes with a twist: Seagate claims that it can be as fast as an SSD (solid state drive) “in the real world”. First, why would it be so fast, and how did they manage to do that? You may have guessed: the Seagate Momentus XT does come with a small amount of Flash memory, so […]