Posts Tagged ‘drive’

New arrivals: SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is currently available in Singapore and on www.sandisk.com in 16GB (S$13.90), 32GB (S$25.90) and 64GB (S$52.90) capacities.

“As a leader in the flash storage space, our goal has always been to deliver the best, most reliable products,” said Mark Eng, Country Manager, SanDisk Singapore and Malaysia.

“As a leader in the flash storage space, our goal has always been to deliver the best, most reliable products,” said Mark Eng, Country Manager, SanDisk Singapore and Malaysia.

SanDisk today announced the release of the high-speed SanDisk Ultra Fit™ USB 3.0 Flash Drive that delivers exceptional performance in a tiny form factor, while providing expanded storage for PCs and other devices.

“While there are other USB 3.0 products on the market, SanDisk’s Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive offers consumers superior performance and impressive capacity in an extremely compact design,” said Eng.

“While there are other USB 3.0 products on the market, SanDisk’s Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive offers consumers superior performance and impressive capacity in an extremely compact design,” said Eng.

Media enthusiasts can now transfer a full-length movie in 40 seconds, enjoy transfer speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives and be confident the streamlined USB will offer reliable storage in minimal space.

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive builds upon the success of the popular Cruzer Fit™ USB flash drive.

The “plug and stay” device is a low-profile, compact 2.0 USB solution to expand a device’s storage capacity.

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New arrivals: TomTom Traffic and 3 new GO GPS PND models

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

TomTom today launched in Singapore three new TomTom GO GPS portable navigation devices – GO 50 (S$249), GO 500 (S$299) and GO 600 (S$349) – as well as new live Traffic updates feature for their use in Singapore.

TomTom GO 500. S$299

TomTom GO 500. S$299

The new PNDs feature a completely fresh user interface with lifetime TomTom Traffic and map updates.

“Where navigation used to be about getting people to unfamiliar destinations, we are now empowering drivers with easy access to the information they need to make the smartest driving decisions, every day. The new TomTom GO is an essential daily driving tool, helping Singaporean drivers to get out of traffic, and get to their destinations faster,” says Chris Kearney, Vice President of TomTom Consumer, Asia Pacific.

They also ship with an interactive map featuring 3D buildings and landmarks, giving drivers the ability to know what is going on around them, as well as what lies ahead.

The new series of GO PNDs allow users to view traffic incidents in detail and receive traffic jam alerts, so that they can take the fastest detours available.

With a screen that easily zooms in and out, drivers can find, and explore places on the brand new interactive map, and tap on the map to get an instant route to their destination.

The new TomTom GO series comprises the following models and is currently available at retailers such as Challenger and Harvey Norman.

TomTom Key specs
GO 50

S$249

5.0” touch screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Maps
GO 500

S$299

5.0” capacitive fully interactive touch screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Maps
GO 600

S$349

6” capacitive fully interactive touch screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Maps

Lifetime TomTom Traffic

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New arrivals: SanDisk Connect wireless flash storage drives

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

From 29 March, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive and SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive will be available in Singapore at Challenger Technologies Limited, Sprint-Cass Pte Ltd, Nubox and Gadget World. Prices below.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive (left) and SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive (right) will be available in Singapore from this Saturday.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive (left) and SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive (right) will be available in Singapore from this Saturday.

The SanDisk Connect line of products is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android devices as well as PC and Mac computers.

Model SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive
16GB S$89
32GB S$109 S$139
64GB S$179 S$209

Movies, music, photos and documents can be loaded by simply dragging and dropping the files, and accessed via the SanDisk Connect apps available for download from the App Store, Google Play Store and the Amazon Appstore for Android.

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New USB Flash Drive: SanDisk Cruzer Force is durable, sleek & stylish

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Cruzer Force USB Flash Drive will be available in Singapore starting 1 May 2013, at all large format retailers in Singapore at a suggested retail price of S$12 – S$35 for 8GB – 32GB capacity.

The SanDisk Cruzer Force USB flash drive comes in capacities of 8-32GB with SRP ofS$12 - S$35.

The SanDisk Cruzer Force USB flash drive comes in capacities of 8-32GB with SRP of S$12 – S$35.

The SanDisk Cruzer Force USB flash drive is designed with a stylish and durable metal casing, and comes with a 5-year warranty.

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New storage products: 6 SanDisk memory devices

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

SanDisk launched in Singapore today the Cruzer Glide, Cruzer Facet, Cruzer Pop, and Extreme USB flash drives; as well as the Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-1 card, and the Extreme SSD. Detailed prices and capacities below.

Mr Cheah Hon Wai (second from right), Senior Manager, Product Marketing Management, Asia Pacific; and Mark Eng (third from right), Country Manager, Singapore - launching SanDisk's latest range of portable memory devices in Singapore at The Screening Room.

Mr Cheah Hon Wai (second from right), Senior Manager, Product Marketing Management, Asia Pacific; and Mark Eng (third from right), Country Manager, Singapore – launching SanDisk’s latest range of portable memory devices in Singapore at The Screening Room.

Following the global launch in India, and subsequent launches in Taiwan and Korea, SanDisk has launched its new range of portable storage drives in Singapore.

Compared to the range of devices SanDisk released at its previous launch in September last year, the devices have naturally increased tremendously in read/write speeds.

The new devices are tabulated below.

Memory device Price & Description
SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-1 Card SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-1 Card
(8GB: S$69, 16GB, S$119)

  • For smartphones and tablets
    multi-tasking games, email, photo & Full-HD video recording.
  • Up to 95 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speeds.
  • Compatible with microSDHC-slotted devices.
  • Ideal for UHS-enabled smartphones & tablets.
SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drive SanDisk Extreme USB Flash Drive
(16 – 64GB: S$44.50 – S$139.50)

  • USB 3.0-enabled offers up to 190 MB/s performance.
  • 10 times faster than USB 2.0 drives.
  • Transfer 3GB and 40GB files in 20 sec and 4 min respectively.
Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive
(4 GB – 64 GB: S$7.90 – S$80.90)
(128GB: S$150.90 in Q3 2012)

  • SanDisk’s highest-capacity USB drive.
  • 5-year limited warranty.
Cruzer Facet USB Flash Drive Cruzer Facet USB Flash Drive
(4 GB – 32 GB: S$7.90 – S$40.50)

  • Stainless steel casing.
  • Fashionable with rich colours and faceted texture.
  • Available in blue, red and white.
Cruzer Pop USB Flash Drive Cruzer Pop USB Flash Drive
(4 GB – 32 GB: S$7.50 – S$39.50)

  • Innovative pop design conceals and protects connector when not in use.
  • Rich colours and patterns.
SanDisk Extreme SSD SanDisk Extreme SSD
(120GB, 240GB, 480GB)

  • Solid State Drive (SSD) for the retail market instead of OEM.
  • Up to 550/520 MB/s in read/write speeds.
  • Offers low power consumption, silent and quick boot & launch.
  • 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard disk.
  • Released earlier in Feb 2012.

New mobile hard drive: WD Scorpio Blue 7mm

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The 7mm 2.5-inch mobile hard drives delivers lower power consumption and are available in 500GB (S$139.99) and 320GB (S$109.99) capacities.

The new Scopio Blue 7mm mobile hard drive can be used in both ultrabooks and mainstream notebooks.

The new Scopio Blue 7mm mobile hard drive can be used in both ultrabooks and mainstream notebooks.

The slim, energy-efficient 7mm hard drives for ultrabooks are the latest additions to Western Digital’s Scorpio Blue line of mobile hard drives.

The single-platter small form factor of the new hard drives are compatible with industry-standard 9.5 mm slots for mainstream notebooks as well as slimmer notebook and ultrabook devices that require a thinner 7mm drive height.

Below is the fact sheet for the Scorpio Blue family of mobile hard drives.

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WD ships its first external Thunderbolt hard drive

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Western Digital’s My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual-drive storage system comes in capacities of 4TB (S$799) and 6TB (S$899).

My Book Thunderbolt Duo is Western Digital's first external hard disk based on Thunderbolt technology.

My Book Thunderbolt Duo is Western Digital's first external hard disk based on Thunderbolt technology.

Thunderbolt technology brings a new way to connect high-speed storage devices to any desktop or notebook computer with a Thunderbolt port while delivering unmatched speed for multitasking activities such as, editing video/music, 3D rendering, and completing other high definition graphics-intensive projects.

The new My Book Thunderbolt Duo promises creative professionals and Mac enthusiasts improved performance, double-safe data protection and flexibility.

Additional features found on the My Book Thunderbolt Duo include out-of-the-box compatibility with Mac OS Time Machine and formatting for HFS + Journaled for Mac; capability for multi-stream workflows; and a 3-year limited warranty.

The datasheet for the drive can be viewed/downloaded below:

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IT Show 2012 promotions: Western Digital

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Western Digital will be at the IT Show 2012 in Suntec Singapore at Level 6, Booth 6701.

Click to download/view WD's IT Show 2012 flyers.

Click to download/view WD's IT Show 2012 flyers.

Check out the discounted prices for their external desktop or portable expansion drives, personal cloud storage (network attached storage), and media players.

Down load Western Digital’s IT Show 2012 flyers below for viewing.

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IT Show 2012 promotions: Seagate

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Seagate will be at the IT Show 2012 in Suntec Singapore at Level 6, Booth 6381.

From left: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex UltraPortable (USB 3.0), Desk, Home, Satellite.

From left: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex UltraPortable (USB 3.0), Desk, Home, Satellite.

Check out the discounted prices and free gifts for their range of external desktop or portable expansion drives or network attached storage drives. (*Satellite comes with free Seagate Satellite Hard Pouch worth S$29.90.)

Capacity IT Show 2012 Prices Usual Prices
Seagate GoFlex Home Satellite*
500 GB S$289 S$299
Seagate GoFlex Home network storage system
1 TB S$229
2 TB S$259
3 TB S$329 S$349
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 external drive
1 TB S$179 S$189
2 TB S$209 S$229
3 TB S$299 S$309
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex UltraPortable drive, USB 3.0
500 GB S$119 S$149
1 TB S$189 S$199
1.5 TB S$239 S$259

Travel: When technology fails you

Monday, November 28th, 2011

That’s when old school topo skills come in useful.

View from Base HQ of Mount Kinabalu. Taken with Dramatic Tone Art Effect on the Olympus PEN E-P3.

View from Base HQ of Mount Kinabalu. Taken with Dramatic Tone Art Effect on the Olympus PEN E-P3.

In the interest of packing light and reducing the gadget count, I’d decided to leave behind the TomTom VIA 280 dedicated GPS portable navigation device (PND) at home.

Mt Kinabalu, shrouded in clouds

Mt Kinabalu, shrouded in clouds

We were also undecided whether to rent a car to self-drive from Kota Kinabalu to Mount Kinabalu or to take a local tour.

Furthermore,  I’d just installed the equivalent turn-by-turn navigation app from TomTom on an  iPhone 3GS and found it to work as well as the PND while driving around Singapore.

When we arrived at 8pm last night, we found the rental rates at the airport to be reasonable and decided to go for the self-drive option.

Imagine our dismay when we found the iPhone 3GS could not get a GPS fix.

The other iPhone 3G that we had did not have any problems getting a fix so we realized the problem lay with the GPS unit within the iPhone 3GS.

Fresh Bougainvillea enroute to Mount Kinabalu

Fresh Bougainvillea enroute to Mount Kinabalu

Fortunately, the 15-minute journey from the airport to the hotel was short and simple, and we managed it through good old verbal instructions from the rental guy and maps from the brochure.

Pekan Nabalu enroute to Mt Kinabalu. Taken using Pop Art effect on Olympus PEN E-P3.

Pekan Nabalu enroute to Mt Kinabalu. Taken using Pop Art effect on Olympus PEN E-P3.

By the time we reached “Le Meridin” hotel (the neon light for the second “e” in Meridien must have burnt out), the iPhone 3GS still couldn’t get a fix.

The next morning, it was the same story, the 3GS couldn’t get a fix even though the 3G could.

Who would have thought a relatively simple and basic module like the GPS would fail on a month-old iPhone (Yes – I know – it’s two generations behind the iPhone 4S).

Stores at Pekan Nabalu. Olympus PEN E-P3 with Pop Art effect.

Stores at Pekan Nabalu. Olympus PEN E-P3 with Pop Art effect.

And the iPhone 3G (Yes – that’s THREE generations behind the iPhone 4S – and proud of that) didn’t have that app installed, and I wasn’t prepared to chalk up huge data roaming fees using the Google Maps app on the 3G.

So it was back to paper maps, driving instructions from the concierge, and old school topographical skills.

We’d driven around the complicated and tiny country roads of the Loire Valley in France on nothing more than paper maps, and surely the single highway route to Mt Kinabalu would be a piece of cake.

Prior to starting off, I ran the route through the Google Maps app on my iPhone 3G to download map data into the app’s cache using the hotel’s free WiFi. That should serve as reference later on during the drive.

Wild squirrel on the alert, at the foothills of Mt Kinabalu.

Wild squirrel on the alert, at the foothills of Mt Kinabalu.

We made the 2-hour drive to Mt Kinabalu smoothly. There was only one wrong turn prior to reaching the highway and a quick check on the Google Maps app on the iPhone 3G guided us back to the highway and we were on our way.

As in a marathon, most amateurs complete in more than 4 hours, although most choose to do the climb over 2 days, planning the arrival at the peak at sunrise.

As in a marathon, most amateurs complete in more than 4 hours, although most choose to do the climb over 2 days, planning the arrival at the peak at sunrise.

After a lunch stop at Pekan Nabalu, we reached the base HQ of Mt Kinabalu. Only at this highest mountain in Malaysia and South East Asia did the iPhone 3GS finally pick up a GPS signal, and it promptly told us we were some 300km away in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei.

After a long while it finally placed us at Mt Kinabalu. All along the way back to Kota Kinabalu, the GPS of the iPhone 3GS kept flip-flopping between our true location and Bandar Seri Begawan, forcing the GPS app to recalculate routes.

Half-way home, the 3GS decided it had had enough. It finally ran out of battery – from the constant search for a GPS signal, as well as its exertions to recalculate routes.

By which time, we’d all but given up on depending on the iPhone. I sure hope TomTom comes up with a GPS app on the Android.