Following the look we got at the device back at the Mobile World Congress, Samsung made it known that its Samsung HomeSync would arriving this month, something that has now taken place alongside a video giving a run down of the Android TV box. With the device comes 1TB of integrated storage, as well as support for six devices at once.
Buffalo has revealed its latest external drive, the DriveStation DDR HD-GDU3, slotting more RAM into the USB 3.0-connected enclosure so as to rival SSD speeds, allegedly, with HDD pricing. The new drive, available in 2TB and 3TB capacities, uses traditional spinning-platter disks to keep prices down, but Buffalo claims that thanks to a combination of caching and other tweaking it'll reach write speeds of up to 400 MB/s.
Thunderbolt has plenty of speed, you can't argue with that, but so far things to actually plug into the super-fast connection have been in short supply. Elgato has weighed into that rarefied company with the Thunderbolt SSD, a portable drive that delivers exactly what the name suggests. Capable of running from bus power, it's a bag-friendly way of transferring multi-gigabyte files; check out more hands-on details after the cut.
OCZ has jumped on the Thunderbolt bandwagon with its latest external SSD, the OCZ Lightfoot, a compact drive offering up to 1TB of high-speed storage. Previewed ahead of CES this week, the Lightfoot is the successor to OCZ's Enyo USB 3.0 SSD, boosting transfer rates to up to 750 MB/s according to the company.
And what are those Star Wars characters doing there in the picture? Let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen - the cost and the characters have to do with one another, but they certainly don't seem to be equalling out. First, you may have seen this harddrive before - the same device comes in packs with Gears of War 3 and Modern Warfare 3, amongst others. Those of you who want to get the harddrive by itself will have to pay a penny that's much more pretty than you could have ever imagined: $130 USD. Not quite the droids we were looking for.
Seagate has launched its latest home entertainment storage center, the Seagate GoFlex Cinema multimedia drive, packing up to 3TB of internal storage and the ability to extend that by docking the company's GoFlex removable drives. Capable of connecting directly to your HDTV or projector via a choice of HDMI or composite video outputs, and with a bundled remote control for sofa-friendly use, the GoFlex Cinema supports up to 1080p Full HD video playback.
Seagate has outed its latest GoFlex Turbo external hard-drive range, and as well as promising a high-speed USB 3.0 way of getting your data onto the disk, there's also some reassurance that you'll be able to get it off again should things not go to plan. Seagate is bundling its SafetyNet data recovery service with the new models, a two-year insurance policy that will see the company attempt to remotely or in-lab extract your data should the drive break.
Whenever there's a deal that seems too good to be true, there's always the risk that you're getting ripped off. Still, if you're going to lose your money on a dud, it may as well be a surprisingly well-planned dud. As the story goes, a Russian repair center was asked to look at an "insanely low price" external hard-drive a customer had bought in a Chinese store, but which kept losing data. When they opened it up, everything became clear...
Buffalo has just launched the new piano-black MiniStation and DriveStation external hard drives. The MiniStation is USB powered, so there is no need for an additional power cable. It is available in 500GB or 1TB. The DriveStation comes in both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 versions, and offers 1, 2, or 3TBs of storage. Both are available now. Read on past the break for more details about these new drives.