By Lisa Johnston
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Santa Clara, Calif. — The industry’s top storage manufacturers announced today the formation of the Storage Products Association (SPA).
The SPA, which includes Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and Hitachi GST, will promote the importance of hard disk and solid state drive storage to consumers and professionals. This will be done by publishing materials on how to take advantage of the available storage technologies and by participating in industry events.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Las Vegas – Seagate will introduce a new portable wireless storage device and a next generation network attached storage unit.
The Seagate Wireless Plus is a 1TB portable storage drive that connects to other mobile devices via Wi-Fi and USB cable enabling them to stream stored video and music. The Wireless Plus, now shipping with a $199 price tag, replaces the company’s Go Flex Satellite wireless drive, which will sell through and then be discontinued.
LAS VEGAS – LaCie will introduce three new storage devices this week, including a limited edition Blade Runner hard drive.
The Blade Runner was created in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck and the company plans to have a production run of just 9,999 custom-built models. The 4TB unit marks the 20th anniversary of the LaCie-Starck partnership.
The Blade Runner is now available at the LaCie online store and specialty retailers with a $319 street price.
New York — Western Digital has increased the capacity of its My Book Live Duo to 8TB.
The previous top capacity available was 6TB. The new version is available today with a $389 suggested retail.
The My Book Live Duo is a network-attached storage device capable of creating a “personal Cloud” storage system. The system backs up all the computers on a home network and allows the data to be accessed from anywhere via the web.