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ioSafe Rugged Portable Drive Released [Storage Visions 2011]

ioSafe has released a new rugged external hard drive, this time a 2.5" portable model. The Rugged Portable comes in an aluminum case with either an HDD or SSD inside. If you need a little more physical security, there's also an SSD version with titanium case. All of the Rugged Portable drives feature data recovery services and a host of military spec features. 

Rocstor Announces Ruggedized, Encrypted USB 3.0 External Drives [CES 2011]

Rocstor has announced two new external drive lines: The Blazer B7 Ruggedized and the Commander 2U3 hardware encrypted drive. Common features include USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 ports plus a choice between hard drives (HDDs) and SSDs.

Marvell Launches New 6Gb/s SATA Controllers [CES 2011]

Marvell has launched its new 88SE9130 6Gb/s SATA controller powered by HyperDuo embedded processor technology. The device can combine a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) and a solid-state drive (SSD) together to provide the best of both worlds: the speed of an SSD and the capacity of an HDD.

Micron RealSSD C400 and C400V SSDs Announced [Storage Visions 2011]

Micron Technology has introduced new RealSSD solid state drive (SSD) products based on the latest 25nm NAND flash memory technology. The new C400 series drives are available in 1.8- and 2.5-inch form factors with storage capacities ranging from 128GB to 512GB. The C400V value line will include a 64MB capacity.

Samsung Announces Three New USB 3.0 External Hard Disk Lines [CES 2011]

Samsung has announced three new lines of external hard disk drives, including two portable models and a desktop drive. All use the new USB 3.0 port standard, which is up to 10x faster than the current-generation USB 2.0.

Lexar Echo MX and ZX Flash Drives Announced [CES 2011]

Lexar has announced two new Echo flash drive models in time for CES 2011.  The Echo MX drive is a high performance thumb drive with a nice always-on capacity meter and the Echo ZX drive is a small-footprint drive meant to live in your notebook for transparent backups. Both drives feature 128-bit AES encryption and use the Lexar Echo backup software for no-touch backup.

Iomega TV with Boxee Announced [CES 2011]

Iomega has joined D-Link to offer a set top media player with Boxee's software included. TV with Boxee is interesting in that not only is their a full suite of multimedia options, but they're also offering the player as diskless and in a NAS version with 1TB and 2TB capacity options. The onboard storage is a similar approach that Western Digital has taken in their WD TV Live Hub

Imation Adds New Features to Defender Collection Software [Storage Visions 2011]

Imation has announced new functionality for their Defender Collection software suite. New tools allow for central management, PC-based removable storage management, storage device management and encryption.

Hitachi CinemaStar 5K2000 and C5K750 Hard Drives Released [CES 2011]

Hitachi has released two new drive families to address the DVR, IPTV STB, video surveillance and emerging hard drive-embedded TV markets. The 3.5" CinemaStar 5K2000 comes in 2TB and 1.5TB capacities, and the 2.5" CinemaStar C5K750 family with 750GB, 640GB and 500GB capacities. Both families boast low power consumption, quiet operation and special tuning for their use in audio/video equipment.

128GB Lexar Professional 133x SDXC Announced [CES 2011]

Lexar is getting the jump on CES and Storage Visions 2011 with the announcement of their 64GB and 128GB professional Class 10 SDXC cards. Beside the tremendous capacity, Lexar is touting the performance of these cards, a minimum transfer speed rating of 133x (20MB/s) provides quick transfer of the high-res images and HD video today's DSLR cameras are capable of.