External Storage

NewerTech debuts Guardian Maximus mini RAID solution

NewerTech debuts Guardian Maximus mini RAID solution

NewerTech has lots and lots of storage solutions and other gear that help computer users keep their data safe and available. The company has unveiled a new storage device called the Guardian Maximus mini. The mini sports a quad interface making for flexible connectivity options.

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Habey debuts DS-540E 4-bay hardware RAID enclosure

Habey debuts DS-540E 4-bay hardware RAID enclosure

Habey has unveiled a new storage solution for the user needing the protection of hardware RAID for their data. The new RAID enclosure is called the DS-540 and it's very affordable at under $200. The device has four drive bays and offers eSATA and USB 2.0 connectivity.

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Sharkoon debuts new compact USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

Sharkoon debuts new compact USB 3.0 HDD enclosures

Sharkoon has some nice gear that I have covered before like that cool Bandit PC case that had the SATA dock on top for HDDs. Sharkoon is also big on enclosures to turn your old HDDs into external storage devices and the company has announced a new product today that is compact and fits into its Rapid Case series.

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Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost

Iomega external drives to get USB 3.0 at no extra cost

Iomega has announced plans to shift all of their external hard-drives from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0, with no change in pricing and extra ruggedness thrown in.  Starting with the eGo range - which will all get USB 3.0 connectivity by the end of October - and then looking to the Prestige and other lines in Q1 2011, Iomega will also be adding in 256-bit AES hardware encryption; the eGo drives will be capable of withstanding up to 7ft drops, which the company reckons is twice what rivals can manage.

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Buffalo DriveStation Quad and Duo external USB 2.0/eSATA RAID arrays outed

Buffalo DriveStation Quad and Duo external USB 2.0/eSATA RAID arrays outed

Buffalo has unveiled its latest DriveStation range of external hard-drives, with three new models targeted at creative types.  The DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad each have USB 2.0 and eSATA connections and support RAID (0 and 1 on the dual-drive Duo, and 0, 5, 10 and Normal on the four-drive Quad), with quick-access front drive bays; their single-drive sibling, the DriveStation Axis drops the eSATA and is USB 2.0 only.

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ioSafe launches new SoloPro external HDD

ioSafe launches new SoloPro external HDD

ioSafe has been making some cool external storage solutions that can protect your data from even the worst disasters like floods and fire. If the drive fails and you can’t get your data, back you can send the faulty drive to ioSafe and they will retrieve the data for you.

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Western Digital Debuts WD Elements Play multimedia drive

Western Digital Debuts WD Elements Play multimedia drive

WD has been in the business of making external storage solutions about as long as external storage has been around. The company has also been wrapping its storage tech into products like media players for a while now.

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Apricorn updates DVR Expander style

Apricorn updates DVR Expander style

You can never have enough space on your DVR for storing TV shows that you like. When the network season is in full swing your DVR can fill up very fast thanks to the tiny HDDs that most cable and satellite firms put inside a DVR.

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MXI Security debuts encrypted Stealth M600 flash drive with CESG CAPS cert

MXI Security debuts encrypted Stealth M600 flash drive with CESG CAPS cert

MXI Security has announced a new encrypted flash drive specifically aimed at UK government agencies that need an encrypted product for the transport and storage of sensitive documents. The Stealth M600 has the CESG CAPS certification for storing confidential data.

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Seagate GoFlex Home NAS promises easy media-sharing

Seagate GoFlex Home NAS promises easy media-sharing

Seagate has outed its latest addition to the GoFlex family of removable storage, the Seagate GoFlex Home, a media and backup NAS designed for domestic use.  Coming in a choice of 1TB or 2TB capacities, the GoFlex Home's storage can be easily upgraded since it uses the same SATA port connector as other drives in the range; you simply pull out the preinstalled drive and slot in a newer, bigger example.

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Apple admits Time Capsule fault, promises repairs/replacements

Apple admits Time Capsule fault, promises repairs/replacements

Apple has conceded a fault with select models of their Time Capsule wireless backup drives, whereby the low-profile NAS powers down and then refuses to restart.  According to a new Knowledge Base article, Apple will repair or replace those units, including transferring data from the old Time Capsule to any new model supplied.

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Hitachi LifeStudio HDDs auto-gobble your media, offer dockable USB sync stick

Hitachi LifeStudio HDDs auto-gobble your media, offer dockable USB sync stick

Hitachi has outed its latest external hard-drive range, the Hitachi LifeStudio family, and seeing as how you need to sex-up storage if you're going to differentiate yourself these days, the new HDDs get automatic content management and nifty little dockable USB memory sticks.  Plug in a LifeStudio drive and it can automatically pull out the photos, video, music and documents and organize them on its own storage - it can also do the same with Facebook, Flickr and Picasa web galleries - then present them on a "3D wall" UI for easier browsing.

As for the detachable USB key, on the LifeStudio Plus drives there's a dockable 4GB memory stick that users can set up with specific files from the main unit that they want to be able to take out and about with them.  The USB key always has the latest versions, and when you return it automatically syncs back any changes you've made.

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