LaCie has given its Rugged hard-drive a polish, with the tough orange external drive offering both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as resistance to shock, dust, and water. Intended for use with PCs and Macs, the rubber-clad drive now has an integrated interface cable, as well as offering a choice of traditional, spinning-platter HDD, or alternatively an SSD inside.
Synology has announced a new upgrade for its entry-level "j" series of network attached storage devices. The upgraded product is the DS414j and it is the first of the NAS devices in the range to get a dual-core processor. It's also the first in the "j" range to get a USB 3.0 port for faster connectivity.
Akitio has announced a new storage solution that aims at people working with large video files. The storage device is called the Thunder2Quad and has four bays that support different drive sizes. Connectivity for the storage enclosure is via Thunderbolt 2 giving it very fast connectivity. Akitio designed the enclosure to work with 3.5" and 2.5" HDDs as well as SSDs.
LaCie has been making storage products for years and has some of the best looking external storage devices you will find. The company announced what it claims to be the fastest portable storage solution in the world last month. While LaCie offered up all the details on the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 in January, we didn't know a few things.
WD has unveiled a new external storage solution that offers access to lots of storage space. The device is called the My Cloud EX2. It's designed to deliver advanced network attached storage features with up to 8TB of capacity inside. The storage device is aimed at the prosumer, consumer, and workgroup users.
Lacie has begun shipping the industry's first external hard drive with a 5TB capacity, providing ample storage for one's media center, project station, or other data-heavy setups. The drive is available with the maker's 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series, and d2 Thunderbolt Series.