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miniStack Max external storage device gets DVD drive option

miniStack Max external storage device gets DVD drive option

If you're a Mac user who is looking for an external storage device that features an integrated optical drive, Newer Technology as an offering that is rather interesting. The device is called the miniStack Max and it's been around for a while featuring an integrated Blu-ray drive. The problem for a lot of people who like the idea of this product was that they didn't necessarily need a Blu-ray drive and that added significantly to the cost.

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WD and SanDisk ship TARDIS-like Black solid-state hybrid drive

WD and SanDisk ship TARDIS-like Black solid-state hybrid drive

Pairing flash storage and traditional spinning-platter drives for the best of both worlds isn't new, but SanDisk and WD think they're collectively on to a winner with the newly-shipping WD Black SSHD. The solid-state hybrid drive squeezes together 500GB of Western Digital storage with a chunk of SanDisk iSSD flash capacity, which is used as a caching drive to boost data transfer times much in the way of a regular SSD.

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Synology DS213j jolts NAS brain for faster home storage

Synology DS213j jolts NAS brain for faster home storage

External storage maker Synology has announced a new storage product called the DiscStation DS213j. The company says the new storage devices a budget-friendly dual bay NAS server designed for file storage and sharing with data protection in the home. The device can also be used as a product cloud storage device for small offices as well.

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