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tech4xmas 2017 gift ideas review: Seagate Backup Plus Hub desktop HDD

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

tech4xmas 2017 gift list: The Seagate Backup Plus Hub serves as an external storage hub that provides extra USB 3.0 ports for direct data transfer and device charging. An ideal X’mas gift for the geeky uncle to help him manage all the digital assets in his family.

Comes in 4TB (S$259), 6TB (S$399) and 8TB (S$499) capacities.

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Editor’s note:

“I’m buying for my uncle the 8TB version as a X’mas present because he has been complaining lately that he’s running out of storage space for all the videos that he’s been capturing of his grandchildren. I think he’ll be delighted with the additional storage and ease of use.”

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub has been around for a while and it’s been an indispensible part of my desktop setup at home giving me much convenience and peace of mind.

First off, the 4-8TB provides much needed respite for storing and backing up the deluge of photos and videos that we capture with our cameras and smartphones/tablets.

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub comes in 4TB, 6TB & 8TB capacities.

You can access the Backup Plus Hub directly using Windows Explorer or via the bundled easy-to-use Seagate Dashboard software which enables you to configure and manage your backups/restores – whether it’s files from the computer, mobile devices or content on social media.

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New arrival: Western Digital launches 3 new storage devices

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Western Digital launched in Singapore today the WD My Cloud Home, SanDisk iXpand Base and SanDisk Ultra microSD 400GB. Capacities and prices below.

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Three new storage solutions from Western Digital launched in Singapore.

  • WD My Cloud Home: from S$249 (2-8TB)
  • SanDisk iXpand Base: from S$139 (64-256GB)
  • SanDisk Ultra microSD 400GB: S$459

Detailed price list below.

The three new storage devices are targeted at various facets of backing up and sharing the photos and videos captured by the numerous mobile devices that an individual or a household captures.

Details from the press release and price lists below.

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Tech focus: CyArk & Seagate preserves world heritage sites

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

CyArk & Seagate are collaborating to preserve world heritage sites in the digital realm for the benefit of posterity.

I came across a meaningful project this week – an international non-profit organisation named CyArk is actively capturing digital images and physical dimensions of historical sites and structures to create photorealistic 3D models for archival.

Editor’s note:

I’m really happy that such meaningful work is being carried out by organisations such as CyArk, founded by Iraqi civil engineer Ben Kacyra.

It is a great example of how technology is being harnessed in a positive way for the benefit of humanity.

It’s also fantastic that CyArk enjoys recognition and support from the public and large corporations such as Seagate, Google and Autodesk.

Bravo!

This is so that future generations can reference these resources even if the actual archeological sites are damaged – through war, natural disasters, or age – or completely destroyed.

They have been at it since 2003 and are supported by corporations such as Seagate which began their partnership with CyArk in 2015 by providing its data storage solutions both in the field and in the office.

Since 2003, CyArk has amassed high-tech digital records of over 200 heritage sites in 40 countries, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

In recent years, CyArk has upped the ante by capturing additional photos that can be used to render interactive virtual reality (VR) content for users to enjoy an immersive experience when “visiting” these historical sites in the virtual realm.

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New arrival: WD Blue & WD Green Solid State Drives (SSD)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are available now in Singapore and are distributed by Eternal Asia Singapore in Singapore. Prices start from SGD79.90 onwards.

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and come with one year complimentary data recovery service from Kroll Ontrack.

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty and come with one year complimentary data recovery service from Kroll Ontrack.

The new WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives are Western Digital’s first WD-branded SATA client SSDs.

The new SSDs complement the company’s family of hard drives for PCs and workstations, providing a full portfolio of WD storage devices for a wide range of applications.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: Seagate 2TB FireCuda & 5TB BarraCuda internal drives

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

The 2.5-inch FireCuda & BarraCuda mobile consumer drives are the latest additions to the recently launched Guardian Series of internal drives from Seagate.

The 2TB FireCuda (left) comes with a 5-year limited warranty while the 5TB BarraCuda (right) comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

The 2TB FireCuda (left) comes with a 5-year limited warranty while the 5TB BarraCuda (right) comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

Seagate boasts that the 2TB FireCuda represents the fastest, thinnest and lightest 2TB hard drive on the market today, using 8GB of flash to enable rapid boot times and game load speeds.

It includes new firmware and sophisticated caching algorithms that continuously analyse how a system is being used.

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New arrival: SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 from Western Digital

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 provides additional storage space for OTG-enabled Android smartphones and tablets. Available on Lazada, the drive comes in capacities of 16GB (S$12), 32GB (S$16), 64GB (S$30) and 128GB (S$59).

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 comes with 5-year warranty, and is now available in Singapore exclusively on Lazada.

The new SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 comes with 5-year warranty, and is now available in Singapore exclusively on Lazada.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 features a retractable design with both a micro-USB and USB 3.0 connector, providing a convenient way for users to manage their files between different devices.

The device’s USB 3.0 connector offers speeds up to 150MB/s for transferring files.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 helps Android users quickly transfer files between their device and a computer or free up space on their phone.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 helps Android users quickly transfer files between their device and a computer or free up space on their phone.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 flash drive is designed to fit nicely on a key chain, making it an easily accessible way to expand storage or share content in an instant.

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New arrival: SanDisk SSD Plus internal notebook storage

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

SanDisk SSD Plus come with a three-year warranty and will be available in capacities of 120GB (S$89), 240GB (S$189) and 480GB (S$239).

The SanDisk SSD Plus is for users looking to improve performance on an existing laptop or notebook at a fraction of the price of purchasing a new system.

The SanDisk SSD Plus is for users looking to improve performance on an existing laptop or notebook at a fraction of the price of purchasing a new system.

The SanDisk SSD Plus offers customers faster boot-up and shutdown times, improved application response and data transfer and improved overall system performance.

By installing the SanDisk SSD Plus, users can instantly upgrade their laptop or PC, and eliminate the need to completely replace an aging laptop or desktop PC.

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Christmas shopping guide: Seagate storage solutions

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

For those looking for a pragmatic X’mas gift for the geek in your better half, check out some of these Seagate storage products.

Anti-clockwise from top: Seagate Personal Cloud, Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, Seagate Seven, Seagate Backup Plus 4TB.

Anti-clockwise from top: Seagate Personal Cloud, Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, Seagate Seven, Seagate Backup Plus 4TB.

Whether you want to show your holiday photos at a family dinner, cuddle up to your favorite Christmas movies, or have an Xbox session with friends, Seagate has you covered.

I’ve used a number of Seagate desktop hard disk drives over the years and they have served me well.

With the rapidly expanding storage demands that the average consumer faces, a storage device usually provides much needed reprieve for many facing a storage crunch for their photos, music and video collection.

Below are some of the more interesting gift ideas.

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New arrivals: SanDisk Extreme 500 & Extreme 900 Portable SSD

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

SanDisk’s new family of high performance portable SSDs features the faster transfer speeds of the USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 specs. The Extreme 900 Portable SSDs offer Type C connectors, top speeds and higher capacities, while the Extreme 500 series offers portability and ruggedness.

Prices and capacities below.

The Extreme 500 (left) and Extreme 900 (right) Portable SSDs targets photographers, videographers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts looking to move massive files at phenomenal speeds, helping them save time and simplify work processes at the office or out in the field.

The Extreme 500 (left) and Extreme 900 (right) Portable SSDs targets photographers, videographers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts looking to move massive files at phenomenal speeds, helping them save time and simplify work processes at the office or out in the field.

The SanDisk Extreme 900 drives with their Type C connections feature USB 3.1 speeds of up to nine times faster that of a portable hard drive running on a USB 2.0 connection.

The SanDisk Extreme 500 drives with USB 3.0 offer speeds up to four times faster.

Capacity Extreme 500 Capacity Extreme 900
120GB S$188 480GB S$769
240GB S$288 960GB S$1,149
480GB S$499 1.92TB S$1,899

The new family of SanDisk Extreme Portable SSDs also feature SanDisk SecureAccess software with 128-bit encryption to secure files.

The Extreme 500 portable SSDs will be available in Singapore during COMEX 2015 next week while the Extreme 900 series will be available in end September 2015.

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New arrivals: SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick streaming USB/Wi-Fi flash drive

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The USB flash drive streams content to up to 3 devices simultaneously and each charge can support up to 4.5 hours of continuous streaming to 1 device. Available in Singapore during COMEX 2015 next week. Prices below.

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick features a two year warranty.

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick features a two year warranty.

Part of the SanDisk Connect Wireless family, the consumer mobile storage device is available at 16GB (S$49), 32GB (S$69),64GB (S$99) and 128GB (S$169) capacities.

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