External Storage

Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speeds with HDD hardware

Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speeds with HDD hardware

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.

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Connected Data Transporter 2.0 detailed as Drobo merger talks revealed

Connected Data Transporter 2.0 detailed as Drobo merger talks revealed

Personal cloud provider Connected Data has announced version 2.0 of its Transporter, the bottle-shaped desktop drive that raised more than $260k on Kickstarter, as well as news of merger discussions with Drobo. The updated Transporter functionality - which will be pushed out to existing owners courtesy of a software upgrade - pares back the interface for easier link-sharing and drag'n'drop file management, as well as more granular control over which files are synchronized.

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Maxell unveils new external hard drives for video professionals

Maxell unveils new external hard drives for video professionals

Maxell has announced a new external storage solution aimed specifically at professional users. The new external storage solutions are aimed at handling large files associated with high-definition video environment such as audio and video editing, digital photography, and animation. The external storage solutions fit in the Maxell's Professional Plus series of personal storage solutions.

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Transcend announces 64GB microSDXC Ultra High-Speed storage card

Transcend announces 64GB microSDXC Ultra High-Speed storage card

Ever-increasing storage demands prompt increasingly higher capacity storage cards, including the newest release from Transcend, a 64GB microSDXC UHS-I. This ultra-high speed memory card offers very fast transfer speeds in the tiny microSD shell, bringing high storage capacity to your small mobile devices. This is part of the maker's UHS-I line, which ranges from 8GB to 64GB.

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Netgear launches ReadyNAS line of storage solutions

Netgear launches ReadyNAS line of storage solutions

While Netgear is mostly known for its vast line of networking equipment, like routers, switches, and hubs, the company has dabbled a bit in the network-attached storage realm, but they never fully dove into the trade. However, today's announcement of the company's new ReadyNAS storage lineup looks to make a splash in the SMB storage market.

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LaCie 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro hands-on

LaCie 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro hands-on

Should LaCie's Blade Runner have enough style but not enough space for your external data needs, fear not; the company has a pair of new 5big arrays with a choice of network or Thunderbolt connectivity for those with big storage demands. The 5big Thunderbolt and 5big NAS Pro each follow the monolithic design language of previous LaCie drives - all brushed aluminum and glaring blue power-light "eye" - but offer up to 20TB of capacity or optional RAID redundancy.

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LaCie Blade Runner by Philippe Starck hands-on

LaCie Blade Runner by Philippe Starck hands-on

LaCie has a tradition of putting a little more thought than the average external-drive manufacturer into its products, but the Blade Runner by Philippe Starck takes things a little further than the norm. A splay of aluminum fins encapsulating an amorphous blob, finished in tactile matte grey, the Starck-designed storage hooks up via USB 3.0 and is fresh to CES this week. We snatched some fondle time, and found out there's more to the Blade Runner than an iconic name and eye-catching design.

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