Archive for the ‘Western Digital’ Category

New arrivals: WD My Cloud secure personal cloud solutions

Friday, February 28th, 2014

WD’s new My Cloud gives consumers a cloud of their own, enabling home users to easily save, access and share all of their photos, videos and files from any devices, anytime – without sacrificing privacy.

Prices: S$239 (2TB), S$289 (3TB) ,S$399 (4TB).

WD My Cloud lets you set up your personal cloud storage in the security of your own home.

WD My Cloud lets you set up your personal cloud storage in the security of your own home.

WD introduced the My Cloud personal cloud solutions as a complete solution for users to organise, centralise and secure the digital content from all of their computers and mobile devices and access those files from any device, from anywhere in the world.

By simply connecting a My Cloud personal cloud drive to the Internet, consumers get the anywhere, any-device access they can get from the public cloud, without having to pay monthly fees to an online cloud service provider.

More importantly, they do not have to give up control of their personal data.

Streamlined Setup and Backup

WD provides a rich web-based user interface for a web-guided setup, helping usersto get their personal cloud up and running in minutes

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New arrivals: WD debuts world’s 1st SSD+HDD Black2 dual drive

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The WD Black2 dual drive (S$459) is available in Singapore with 5-year limited warranty.

WD Black2 dual drive (S$459) is available in Singapore through selected retailers and distributed by Achieva Technology Pte Ltd  and Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd.

WD Black2 dual drive (S$459) is available in Singapore through selected retailers and distributed by Achieva Technology Pte Ltd and Eternal Asia (S) Pte Ltd.

The 2.5-inch drive pairs a 120GB SSD with a 1TB hard drive and connects through a single cable and fits into a conventional 9.5 mm slot.

“Our customers told us they like our Solid State Hybrid Drive technology, but our tech savvy users asked for more control of where they store their data,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of WD’s Storage Technology business unit.

The dual-drive solution is targeted at consumers and service providers looking to upgrade notebooks, small form factor desktops, and single-slot and all-in-one (AIO) systems with both SSD level performance and HDD capacity.

Designed for enthusiasts, creative professionals, gamers and PC builders, the WD Black2 dual drive provides improved overall drive capacity, performance, and reliability, while offering the flexibility to choose how and where their data is stored.

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COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 Sep) at Singapore Expo & promotions flyers

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The third of four large annual IT exhibitions in Singapore is here again, this time at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6. COMEX will open from 12 noon to 9 pm (Admission FREE). Floor plan and promotion flyers below.

COMEX 2013 (5 - 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

For COMEX 2013, I’ve compiled promotions and flyers from selected exhibitors in a photo album on the tech4tea.com Facebook Page.

You can browse the album or directly access a specific flyer via the list of links below.

Promotions/Flyers in alphabetical order

  • ASUS desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets, phablets, smartphones, monitors, projectors, wireless networking equipment.
  • Canon
  • Dell desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks; and monitors.
  • Epson single-function printers, scanners and projectors, as well as multi-function inkjet and laser printers.
  • Fujitsu notebooks, Ultrabooks, tablet/laptop hybrids and PC accessories.
  • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint monochrome/colour laser printers for personal, SOHO or SME use.
  • HP
    • Monochrome/colour inkjet/laserjet printers and accessories, including mouse, keyboards, headsets, speakers, laptop bags and backpack, webcams and batteries.
    • Monitors & Computers (desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets and hybrid notebook/tablets)
  • Jabra audio accessories, wireless headsets, speakers.
  • Lenovo PCs: All-in-One desktop computers, multi-mode laptops, Ultrabooks, and hybrid notebook/tablets.
  • Linksys wireless devices.
  • M1 mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and MiBox TV.
  • Netgear networking equipment eg. switches, routers and media streamers.
  • Nikon CoolPix compact cameras, Nikon 1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, as well as DSLRs.
  • Norton security software solutions: Norton 360 Multi-Device, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus.
  • nubox Apple products and accessoires.
  • Olympus compact or tough cameras, DSLRs, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, lenses and accessories.
  • Plantronics Bluetooth mobile headsets.
  • Samsung
  • Seagate storage products – hard disks, personal cloud storage/backup and media streaming solutions.
  • SingTel mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and Mio TV.
  • Skullcandy earphones and headphones.
  • StarHub mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, StarHub TV – for home use and for businesses/enterprises.
  • tech@vogue accessories for smartphones, tablets and PCs.
  • TomTom portable navigation GPS devices, car chargers, phone mounts and Nike+ SportWatch GPS.
  • WD storage products (hard disks and personal cloud solutions) and HD Media Player.

With more than 830 exhibitors, COMEX claims to be Singapore’s biggest IT and consumer technology exhibition.

Below are the floor plans for the exhibitors.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

The four major IT exhibitions in Singapore are:

Exhibition Dates Venue
IT Show 2013 7-10 Mar Marina Bay Sands
PC Show 2013 6-9 Jun Singapore Expo
COMEX 2013 5-8 Sep Singapore Expo
SITEX 2013 28 Nov – 1 Dec Singapore Expo

WD ships world’s first 5mm 2.5-inch hard drive to OEMs

Monday, April 29th, 2013

WD today announced it is now shipping to OEMs the world’s first ultra-slim 2.5-inch, 5 mm hard drives and solid state hybrid drives (SSHD), which are designed for integration into the slimmest devices and space-constrained computing environments.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): S$119.

WD Blue ultra-slim 2.5-inch, 5 mm hard drive. MSRP: s$119.

WD Blue ultra-slim 2.5-inch, 5 mm hard drive. MSRP: s$119.

With 500 GB of storage capacity and models with high performance-enabling solid state hybrid drive technology, this slim product line strikes a fine balance between capacity, physical size and performance.

WD Blue UltraSlim

WD Blue UltraSlim

WD designed the new WD Blue and WD Black 5 mm drives to enable new levels of device portability.

The new drives are aimed to increase internal storage capacity while enabling it to fit into smaller device slots

In addition, the slimmer and more portable the device, the more vulnerable the hard drive is to user-induced stress.

To battle this, WD has designed key enablers to the 5 mm form factor:

  • Ultra-slim Form Factor – 5 mm height with compact connector offers system designers a greater degree of chassis design freedom. This ultra-slim form factor reduces weight by up to 36 percent compared with a standard 9.5 mm drive.
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WD celebrates its 43rd Anniversary

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Happy Birthday, Western Digital!

Happy 43rd!

Happy 43rd!

祝WD生日快乐!お誕生日おめでとうございます!

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Contest: WD My Passport portable hard disk drives to be won

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Here’s your chance to win a My Passport 2TB, a My Passport Studio 2TB, or a My Passport Edge 500GB portable hard drive, worth a total of S$637. Giveaway ends 31 March 2013.

Update (3 April, 2013):

We have the final winner for the WD My Passport Studio 2TB (S$299). It is Rex Heng. Congratulations!

I will be contacting all the winners by email to arrange the mailing/delivery of the WD My Passport hard drives.

To all the others who took the time and effort to submit your entries, THANK YOU!

Update (2 April, 2013):

We have the winner for the WD My Passport 2TB (S$229). It is Denise Ting. Congratulations!

Update (1 April, 2013):

We have a winner for the WD My Passport Edge 500GB (S$109). It is Lam SK. Congratulations!

Stand a chance to win a WD My Passport 2TB (S$229), My Passport Studio 2TB (S$299), and My Passport Edge 500GB (S$109).

Stand a chance to win a WD My Passport 2TB (S$229), My Passport Studio 2TB (S$299), and My Passport Edge 500GB (S$109).

We consume so much music, photos and videos in our digital life, there’s just not enough storage to bring them around or back them up.

From now till 31 March 2013, simply share – in less than 50 words – how you plan to use any one of the three WD My Passport portable hard drives should you win it.

Post your responses as comments at the end of this post.

Check out the rules of the Giveaway below.

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WD Singapore Facebook Contest: Portable drives, routers & cash vouchers

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

WD Singapore is having a contest on its Facebook page – called “WD’s Winning Five”. Simply submit – today or tomorrow – your particulars via its contest app and you may be randomly selected as one of 10 lucky winners.

Win one of five main prizes or one of five consolation prizes at WD Singapore's Facebook page.

Win one of five main prizes or one of five consolation prizes at WD Singapore’s Facebook page.

The winners will be announced over six days from 18 to 23 March.

If you’re selected as a daily winner and have an IT Show 2013 invoice for any WD product purchased, you’ll receive an additional S$40 CapitaLand voucher!

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

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Review: WD My Passport Studio 2TB portable HDD for Macs

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Two super-fast FireWire 800 ports, password protection, and a MacBook-inspired, metal enclosure make this drive the ideal companion for the photographer, videographer, graphic artist, or creative professional on the go. RRP: S$299.

You can see (from right) two FireWire 800 ports, a USB 2.0 port and a white/blue activity light at the back of the WD My Passport Studio 2TB portable hard drive.

You can see (from right) two FireWire 800 ports, a USB 2.0 port and a white/blue activity light at the back of the WD My Passport Studio 2TB portable hard drive.

The two super-fast FireWire 800 ports enables you to save and access data at up to 800 Mb/s.

The WD My Passport Studio 2TB comes pre-formatted in HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard.

So you can simply connect the drive to the Mac with the included FireWire 800 cable to enjoy instant compatibility with Apple Time Machine, which provides quick and easy automatic backup for your Mac hard drives.

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Review: WD My Passport Edge 500GB portable hard drive

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

WD’s My Passport Edge 500GB is slimmer than its siblings in the My Passport range of portable hard drives, supports both USB 2.0 and 3.0, and comes bundled with backup and data protection software. RRP: S$109.

WD My Passport Edge offers high capacity in an ultra-compact design - an ideal companion for anyone who needs to take their digital content on the road.

WD My Passport Edge offers high capacity in an ultra-compact design – an ideal companion for anyone who needs to take their digital content on the road.

Only available in 500GB capacity, My Passport Edge is ultra-compact and comes with automatic, backup software, software protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorised use.

Only 12.5mm thin, My Passport Edge comes pre-formatted with NTFS for Windows computers (up to Windows 8), and WD SmartWare backup software and WD Security hardware encryption with password protection.

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Review: WD My Passport 2TB portable hard drive

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

WD’s My Passport 2TB portable drive supports both USB 2.0 and 3.0 and has an outer shell that is resistant to scratches and fingerprints. RRP: S$229.

WD My Passport 2TB offers high capacity in a sleek portable drive. There's plenty of room to store all your photos, music, movies and files.

WD My Passport 2TB offers high capacity in a sleek portable drive. There’s plenty of room to store all your photos, music, movies and files.

Launched last year, the 2.5-inch-based My Passport 2TB portable drive was the first to squeeze such a high capacity into a portable drive – at a time when rivals believed cramming such capacities required new recording technology.

A single standard half-metre USB cable connects the drive to the computer and provides both the data and power connection.

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