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Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RC8 Offers an SSD-like Performance in a Flash Drive Form

Sure enough, size is one big aspect for new powerful gadgets – the slimmer, lighter, and smaller, the better. This is true with the new Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RC8. It may look like a plain flash drive, measuring 1 in. wide, 4 in. long and 0.3 in. thick but this gadget is not just a regular storage device at all. It can reach up to 270 MB/s read speeds, doing better than internal and external hard drives. Because of the RC8’s dedicated SandForce SSD controller that allows the real-time use of eight channels of NAND memory, it is as good as a solid state drive. Additionally, the Express RC8 is backward compatible so it can use USB 2.0 connection. It doesn’t even require an external power since it is already USB powered.

Here are the technical specifications:
• Capacity – 25GB – 100GB
• Interface – USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
• OS Support – Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX
• NAND Flash – MLC
• Dimensions – 92.7 mm x 25.0 mm x 8.0 mm
• Data Integrity – 10 years
• Seq. Read – 270 MB/s
• Seq. Write – 220 MB/s
• Error Correction – Built in ECC/EDC functionality
• Wear Leveling Algorithm – Global wear-leveling
• Humidity – 5% to ~98% RH
• Operating Shock – 1500G
• Operating Vibration – 16G
• Operating Temp. – 0°C to 70°C
• Warranty – 2 years

The USB 3.0 Express RC8 comes in a sleek, anodized aluminum case and is available in 3 different capacities of 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB but no official pricing has been announced yet. If you are looking for more Super Talent USB 3.0 Flash Drive choices, visit here!

Seagate Savvio 10K.3, Savvio 15K.3 and Constellation ES.2 – The Ultimate Enterprise HDD Storage Solution


Seagate is leading an invasion of HDD-based enterprise storage solution and its three new next generation hard drives – the Seagate Savvio 10K.3, Savvio 15K.3 and Constellation ES.2 are leading the way. The Savvio 10K.3 is a 2.5-inch small form factor enterprise level hard disk drive that offers a high performance, solid reliability and large capacity solution for tier 1 and mission-critical server storage. It’s the first and only 2.5-inch 10,000 RPM drive that’s available in 300, 450, 600, and 900GB capacity on a single device. It comes in either 6 GB/s SAS or 4 GB Fiber Channel interfaces. The other model, the 15K.3 is a top of the line HDD optimized for tier 1 storage systems. It comes at 146 and 300 GB capacities, and it was designed to be an affordable storage option for performance systems and other wide variety of IT applications. The Savvio 10K.5 and Savvio 15K.3 additionally feature Protection Information for increased data integrity and an optional Self-Encrypting Drive for data privacy and protection. Both models also have a reliability rating of 0.44% AFR and 2 millions hours MTBF further backed by a 5-year warranty.

The Constellation ES.2 is a fifth generation 3.5-inch 3 Terabyte HDD that features one of the industry’s highest capacity and lowest operating power. It sports a third generation SAS interface and SAS-based Protection Information for end-to-end data reliability. Other HDD technology incorporated are Self-Encrypted Drive option, Rotational Vibration Feed Forward technology that maintains drive performance even when used in tight multi-drive system applications, and a PowerChoice on-demand low power option that helps keep the drive run on optimum temperature. The Constellation ES.2 can come in either 6 GB/s SATA or SAS interfaces.

You can also check out Seagate XT here.

Seagate Pulsar.2 and Pulsar XT.2 – The Ultimate Enterprise SSD Storage Solution


Seagate Technology once again proved it to be one of the world’s top storage solutions by releasing new products that meet not only the demands of the general consumer electronic market but the enterprise industry as well. Their latest lineups of enterprise storage solutions are designed for professional applications ranging from database servers and mass storage to bulk archiving and everything in between. Their latest addition to their industry award-winning storage line up includes two new enterprise and business class high performance and high endurance Solid State Drives – the Seagate Pulsar.2 and Pulsar XT.2.

The Pulsar.2 SSD is the first MLC-enabled, up to 800GB high capacity SSD that offers the best in price to performance ratio, data reliability, and endurance needed by resource intensive enterprise applications. The Pulsar.2 is specifically made for enterprise use, it has an intelligent feature that can automatically identify and correct different data errors which can happen during typical drive operations. With the MLC NAND technology, this drive opens the way for SSDs to be a viable enterprise and professional storage options. Pulsar.2 natively supports 6 GB/s SAS and SATA interfaces.

The Pulsar XT.2 on the other hand is a 2.5-inch, SLC-based, 6 GB/s SAS SSD with capacities up to 400GB. It is the fastest drive in the Seagate products with consistent random read speeds of 48k and writes at 22 IOPS. Its sequential reads has been rated at 360 MB/s and writes at 360 MB/s. This SSD storage is built for the actual, complex, and varying loads of an enterprise environment.

The two second generation SSD models are backed by years of Seagate experience and have achieved a 0.44% AFE and 2 million-hour MTBF rating for unmatched data reliability.

You can also check out Seagate XT here.

Motorola MILESTONE 2 – Simply Better

Motorola just hit another Milestone – literally. Creatively dubbed after its award-winning predecessor, MILESTONE 2 enhanced with MOTOBLUR has just been recently released by Motorola. This new Android 2.2 based Motorola smartphone promises faster speed, more messaging, more storage, better web experience with Adobe Flash Player 10.1, more multimedia and more personalization and connectivity options than its older sibling.

The Motorola MILESTONE 2 features a 1Ghz processor, letting users to go through their phone content swiftly even when running multiple applications at the same time or browsing several open web pages. It also lets users respond to e-mails or texts promptly with an enhanced and more spacious QWERTY keyboard which features larger keys and better tactility for easier typing. MILESTONE 2 can also act as a mobile hotspot for 3G and to connect up to five WiFi enabled devices – users can virtually turn themselves into a center of productivity. For storage, it has 8GB internal memory with 8GB microSD card inbox that can be further upgraded to 32GB for a total of 40GB of memory. MILESTONE 2 also features the newest version of Motorola’s exclusive solution, MOTOBLUR, which makes managing of entire emails, messages and social updates easier and simpler. Other MOTOBLUR features include filtering options, resizable widgets, new corporate security and a flexible battery manager.

Additional significant features of the Motorola MILESTONE 2 include 720p HD video capture and playback, Multi-touch screen, 5MP camera with dual LED flash and DLNA, Bluetooth 2.1 and WiFi connectivity with 802.11n support.

You can also check out its sibling Motorola MILESTONE here.

USB Flash Drive Cuff Links: Function and Fashion in One

Do you want function and fashion within your reach? Do you want easy access to your saved information without having to bring your flash drives with you? Here’s something new: a USB flash drive that you can bring with you anywhere without feeling like you always have extra stuff with you. Introducing the USB flash drive cuff links, the flash drive that will put data at your sleeve—literally.

The flash drive cuff links come in pair, one for each of the cuffs. Each flash drive has a capacity of 2 gigabytes, so you have 4 gigabytes all in all. With this innovation now hand reach, it’s easy to have all your needed data with you—no more instances of having to look for a misplaced flash drive or one left behind at home just when it’s needed. Plus, it’s very fashionable and no one will even mistake it for a flash drive. When you need it during presentations and meetings, for instance, all you do is simply pull the drive out without even removing the cuff link. The flash drive cuff link is available in three colors: silver, gun metal, and gold finished. And if those choices aren’t enough, don’t worry because it is also customizable. You can have your name or initials engraved on the cuff links. You can engrave up to 8 characters on its whale back closure.

The USB flash drive cuff link is a functional and fashionable gadget that is easy to use and carry. It is offered at $195 per pair, plus an additional $8 for engraving.