by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces BeyondCloud Preconfigured DiskStation Units

Today at CES Synology Inc. announced new DiskStation units, the BeyondCloud bundles. Unlike their previous DiskStation units, the BeyondCloud come with everything preconfigured: the units, the disks, the OS, and various features preinstalled. Users should be able to take the units out of the boxes, plug them in, and get to work.

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by Lyle Smith

G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW with Rugged Bumper and ev ATC Announced

G-Technology has announced new rugged storage solutions, the G-DRIVE ev RaW with Rugged Bumper and the G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt/USB 3.0, which are designed to help keep content safe from bumps and bruises due to its drop-resistant build as well as protection from the elements with the ability to float when dropped in water.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Announces Portable SSD T1

Samsung Electronics Co. announced today the release of its new portable SSD, the T1. The T1 is a secure and durable portable SSD that is all about speed without a huge cost premium. The T1 has a capacity up to 1TB and comes in a sleek design that is both stylish and easy to take on the go as it only weighs slightly over an ounce and is smaller than a business card.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk SSD Plus and Ultra II mSATA SSD Announced

SanDisk has announced two new SSD offerings, the SanDisk SSD Plus, which is a 2.5” entry-level drive, and the SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD, which is a new form factor for the SanDisk Ultra II SSD product line. The target demographic of the SanDisk SSD Plus is laptop and desktop PC users who want to improve system performance while the SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSDs are catered towards laptop and tablet users looking to increase the capacity and overall performance of their mSATA-enabled systems. Both of these two new storage solutions will be unveiled at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.

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by Josh Linden

QNAP to Premier AMD-based Turbo NAS Models at CES 2015

In anticipation of the upcoming 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), QNAP has announced a lineup of three NAS appliances built with a new AMD processor that integrate AMD’s Radeon hardware-accelerated video encoding and decoding. The new AMD-powered Turbo vNAS units will also make use of the AMD platform for hardware encryption and virtualization. QNAP will be on-site at CES in order to show off these new NAS offerings, designated TVS-463, TVS-663, TVS-863, and TVS-863+.

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by Lyle Smith

Patriot EP PRO-II SDXC Card Announced

Patriot has announced the EP PRO-II SDXC card, their first UHS-II capable device and the newest addition to their portfolio of flash memory. The new EP PRO-II SDXC is designed to support the latest generation of high-performing mobile devices with high definition and ultra-high definition capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Unveils Its JetExpress SSD Controller

Today OCZ Storage Solutions announced that it would be unveiling its new JetExpress SSD Controller at CES. OCZ will also be unveiling its new enthusiast grade SSD, the Vector 180 series.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie Rugged Raid Announced

LaCie has announced the 4TB Rugged RAID, the latest addition to its Rugged line of durable mobile drives. Powered via the integral Thunderbolt cable, the LaCie Rugged RAID features the speed and capacity to suit the needs of numerous use cases and is the only product in its class to feature hardware RAID 0 and 1.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie Mirror 1TB External Drive Announced

LaCie has announced the USB-powered LaCie Mirror portable hard drive, designed as both a functional 1TB hard drive and as a decorative piece for the home and office. The LaCie Mirror hard drive is encased in scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and sits in its base made of a single piece of ebony wood from Makassar.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay Announced

Seagate has unveiled two new storage products for the home, the Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate Personal Cloud 2-Bay. Seagate indicates that the two Personal Cloud drives differ from their competition by how easily they can stream content to smartphones, set-top boxes, tablets, PCs or televisions using the Seagate Media application. In addition, when combined with the Seagate Mobile Backup app and Dashboard software, Seagate Personal Cloud also serves as a central backup device for PCs, Mac computers, USB drives, iOS and Android mobile devices.

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