A-DATA have unveiled what they're calling "the first flash drive compatible with Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)", though as far as we've heard there haven't been many reported problems with existing drives and the Windows 7 RC. Still, if you're looking for up to 64GB of portable storage then the A-DATA XPG Xupreme may be the drive of your dreams.
PQI announced the release of their Cool Drive U360 today, which works by connecting computers by means of the USB port. This gadget makes it so file transfers can be completed between the computers at speeds of up to 17MB/s.
The U360 will be available in sizes spanning from 4GB to 16GB and contains software that's meant to allow folders between computers sync up. It can also apparently sync Outlook information.
This device can support both PC and Mac operating systems including Windows ME up to Vista and Mac OS X 10.1 or newer. We don't know the price or release date for the Cool Drive U360 from PQI yet, but we'll keep you posted.
Every sale of Active Media's new WWF Penguin USB flash drive may prompt the company to send off a 5-percent donation to the WWF, but we're hoping it won't encourage owners to grab poor, innocent penguins, snatch off their upper-bodies and attempt to ram the remainder into the nearest USB port. Real penguins don't come in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB capacities, after all.
Can we have too many glossy, glowing boxes? LaCie don't seem to think so, hence their latest toppled-obelisk design, this time housing a hard-drive media player. The LaCie LaCinema Classic Bridge can be used with any existing 3.5-inch hard-drive, outputting upscaled 1080p video via HDMI, but it also has a USB port for external, removable drives.
Brando have unveiled a useful hard-drive adapter, which turns any 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drive into both an external USB drive and a mediaplayer. Connecting to a TV or other display via HDMI, the SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter can funnel up to 1080i resolution content through its own on-screen mediaplayer app.
In the rush to grab "world's best" titles, companies will do just about anything. If you're OWC, you'll grab a Seagate 500GB 7,200rpm hard-drive, slap it into a cheap looking acrylic caddy and brand it "the largest capacity, fastest bus powered portable storage solution on the market." Heady words indeed, but once you're past the hyperbole you'll probably be more interested in the fact that the OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro offers a choice of USB 2.0, FireWire 400 or FireWire 800 interfaces.
Iomega have announced their updated range of eGo USB portable hard-drives, now available in four colors and with up to 500GB of capacity. Based on 2.5-inch 5,400rpm HDDs clad in anodized aluminum cases just 16mm thick, the 200g drives feature Iomega's Drop Guard to protect data from drops of up to 51-inches.