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New York – Toshiba today introduced a new networked attached storage device called the Canvio NAS.
The Canvio will launch with apps for Android and Apple that will directly connect those portable devices to the NAS enabling users to have full access to all their content.
Jacky Lee, Toshiba’s product manager, digital products division, said this creates a personal cloud environment adding that unlike true cloud storage there is no monthly fee for using the Canvio NAS and consumers will have the peace of mind knowing the data is safe in their home.
The proliferation of hard-drive-based CE and computer devices may present a golden opportunity for storage vendors, but the category is not without its pitfalls, said John Coyne, Western Digital's president/COO.
Seagate Technologies introduced 10 new consumer and OEM CE and PC hard-drive-based storage products that stretch across all of Seagate's product areas, from the traditional external hard drives to the new hardened internal drives intended for use in the automotive market.
Fabrik is rolling out its 250GB SimpleTech SimpleDrive, the latest offering in the company's family of external storage and backup devices that allow users to store, carry, enjoy and share digital content while on the road, or online by using www.myfabrik.com, an interactive media and content management solution.
Storage maker LaCie will show an expanded version of its Little Big Disk Quadra line at International CES, and it has added several models to its d2 Quadra series.
The company has added 400GB and 500GB versions of the Little Big Disk Quadra to its line, which previously topped out at 320GB.
Computer accessories maker Norazza will introduce the Pocket Raid portable storage device.
The Pocket Raid is a RAID storage device about the size of a point-and-shoot digital camera . It will come in a variety of capacities ranging from 120GB to 240GB of storage and weighs just less than 2 pounds. The Pocket Raid has two hard drives and connects to a computer via USB 2.0 or eSATA.
Buffalo Technology has upgraded its line of DriveStation and MiniStation external storage drives with a proprietary technology called Turbo USB that the company says increases data throughput by 30 percent.
Turbo USB is available for the first time in eight new Buffalo products shipping this week, said Brian Verenkoff, product marketing manager. The data speed increase was accomplished by upgrading the USB controller in the device, he said.
Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) last week expanded its nascent branded storage product line with the release of a 200GB portable external drive into retail.
The introduction comes about three weeks into Toshiba's run as a branded retail storage product line, said Maciek Brzeski, Toshiba SDD's marketing VP. The new drive joins three other models, 100GB, 120GB and 160GB, that are now available at retailers including Micro Center, Amazon, Buy.com, Ritz Camera and Toshibadirect.com.