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Western Digital Intros USB 3.0 My Book External Drives

Western Digital today announced its fastest-ever My Book external hard drives based on the new USB 3.0 standard. The USB 3.0 interface translates into a 5 Gbps transfer rate, about 4.7x the speed of the current-gen USB 2.0 interface. The new USB 3.0 My Books are backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1.

Toshiba Intros 32nm SSDs

Toshiba has announced an expanded line of solid state drives (SSDs) based on 32nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) technology. Toshiba’s 128GB Half-Slim/mSATA SG Series SSD is an industry first and designed for netbook/mini PCs. The company also introduced its high performance HG3 series SSDs with higher read/write speeds for use in enthusiast consumer PCs.

Fujitsu USB 3.0 Bridge IC Wins Top Honors

Electronic Products Magazine, a trade publication for electronic design engineers, has awarded Fujitsu’s MB86C30A USB 3.0-SATA Bridge IC its Product of the Year award. The MB86C30A supports USB 3.0 data transfer rates up to 5.0Gb/s.

NTI Backup Now EZ Software Solutions Released

NewTech Infosystems has announced the latest addition to its Backup Now software family, Backup Now EZ. EZ is designed to make backing up and recovering important data as easy as possible. 

Rocstor Announces New Mobile Storage Products

Rocstor has announced five new additions to its product line at CES 2010.

LaCie Intros USB 3.0 Dual-Drive RAID Storage

LaCie and Symwave today announced the world’s first dual hard drive RAID storage solution based on USB 3.0. LaCie’s new 2Big USB 3.0 solution can handle two drives in RAID 0/1 and is powered by Symwave’s new SW6318 storage controller.

Symwave and Super Talent Unveil USB 3.0 RAIDDrive

Symwave today announced its new SW6318 USB 3.0 to dual SATA storage controller. It is claimed to be ten times faster than current USB 2.0 RAID solutions with transfer speeds up to 400MB/s. The device bridges data from a USB 3.0 host to dual SATA II hard drives (HDDs) or solid state drives (SSDs). The SW6318 is fully compliant with USB 3.0 and SATA II specifications and has hardware support for RAID 0/1. It additionally supports AES hardware encryption.

Seagate Intros World’s Thinnest 2.5” Drive for Notebooks

Seagate has announced its Momentus Thin line of 2.5-inch notebook hard drives, the world’s thinnest. They are designed for use in notebook/netbook computers, backup devices, and consumer electronics.

Seagate Announces First Solid State Drives

Seagate has announced its first line of Solid State Disks (SSDs), Pulsar. The Pulsar line is designed for enterprise blade and general server applications. They have a 2.5-inch form factor, 7mm height, SATA interface, and use Single-Layer Cell (SLC) technology for up to a 200GB capacity.

Western Digital Announces First SAS Enterprise Product

Western Digital has announced its first entry into the traditional enterprise hard drive market with its first 10,000 RPM 2.5-inch SAS interface hard drives.