Seagate Technology announced the Cheetah NS hard drive, developed for mission-critical enterprise network storage applications where the highest available storage capacity and the lowest power consumption are required.
Benefits of the novelty:
The Cheetah NS is rated with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 1.4 million hours and is backed by Seagate's five-year warranty. Seagate is now shipping the Cheetah NS to leading OEM customers. The Cheetah NS is expected to be available to the worldwide distribution channel during the third quarter of 2007.
Source: Seagate Technology
LaCie announced it has boosted capacity of its d2 SAFE Hard Drive to 1TB in a compact 2x6x7" solution. The d2 SAFE Hard Drive is equipped with a biometric sensor, 128-bit AES hardware encryption technology, and chain lock port for maximum protection against unauthorized use. It comes in LaCie’s d2 design made of sturdy aluminum alloy with three interfaces - FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 - for universal access on Windows or Mac OS.
Up to 10 fingerprints (five users with minimum two prints each) can be registered with personal and customized access privileges such as full access to the disk (read/write) or read-only. Once registered, a simple finger swipe locks and unlocks the disk if users need to step away from their desk for a meeting or to run an errand.
The LaCie d2 SAFE Hard Drive can stand vertically to save desktop space, and includes a secure chain lock port for attaching it to a desk to prevent theft (chain available separately). A 3-setting switch allows for customized power management.
LaCie d2 SAFE Hard Drive 1TB is available end of June at the suggested retail price of $579.99. The 500GB model is currently available. Disks ship with all cables necessary for immediate use, as well as 1-Click Backup Software for Windows/Mac.
Samsung Electronics launched the Ultra Edition II series in Southeast Asia. In particular, the Ultra Edition 12.1 (U700), the slimmest HSDPA slider phone, will be available in the market from July 2007.
The Ultra Edition II series currently consists of two sliders - the Ultra Edition 10.9 (U600) and the Ultra Edition 12.1 (U700), a metallic clamshell - the Ultra Edition 9.6 (U300), and a candy bar handset - the Ultra Edition 5.9 (U100). Each design offers a 3-megapixel camera and camcorder, high-speed internet connectivity, as well as multimedia and audio capabilities.
The Ultra Edition II series is slimmer and more powerful than the first edition with its advanced functions and improved designs. Exclusive to the Ultra Edition II, Samsung’s Optimized Power Usage Solution (OPUS) increases talk time by 10%, power saving by 30% and battery capacity by 10%. Samsung’s Smart Surface Mounting Technology (SSMT), which was initially developed for the Ultra Edition phones, reduces the number of required components, interference and noise.
Each handset also combines music player capabilities with improved sound quality highlighted by ICEpower amplifier developed by Bang & Olufsen. All devices also feature a dedicated music interface and Quick PC Sync software.
Another product, the Ultra Edition 10.9 (U600), comes in sapphire blue, garnet red, platinum metal, and copper gold colors. It also comes equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera, 2.22" TFT LCD widescreen. And the Ultra Edition 12.1 (U700) also offers HSDPA 3.6 Mbps data transfer speed and video telephony.
Source: Samsung Electronics
Seagate Technology extended its portfolio of rugged storage products with the launch of the second-generation Seagate EE25 Series HDD. The 2.5-inch EE25.2 is designed for the growing digital storage needs of extreme environment applications, delivering up to 80GB of reliable storage to the hostile temperature, vibration, humidity, shock and altitude conditions. In addition, Seagate is bringing the SATA interface to extreme environment applications.
The EE25 Series drives support a wide range of applications, including:
The EE25.2 hard drive specs:
The EE25 is backed by Seagate's five-year warranty.
Source: Seagate Technology
Following the recently launched internal PX-800A & PX-810SA DVD ReWriters, Plextor announced its new external PX-810UF compatible with both Mac and PC systems.
The PX-810UF comes with a dual interface for extra flexibility – with both USB 2.0 and FireWire (IEEE1394) connectors on the rear panel (as denoted by the 'UF' suffix). In addition, the drive comes with a software package that includes Nero 7 Essentials (with Nero Express 7), and Plextools Professional LE.
The PX-810UF, which can burn a single-layer disc in just 5,5 minutes, is capable of the following DVD speeds:
The Plextor PX-810UF will be available from July 2007 at Plextor’s network of dealers. It is covered by Plextor’s Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); other countries 1-year carry-in). A range of full and trial software is included from Plextor (PlexTools LE) and Nero (Nero Express 7 Essentials).
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