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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: Acronis Backup 12 data protection solution

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The new Acronis Backup 12 is available as a yearly subscription (see rates here) or as a perpetual license at US$89 (S$121).

The new Acronis Backup 12 expands data protection to the Cloud, across physical and virtual systems, and onto mobile devices; with support for 15 platforms, including Microsoft, Amazon, Android, Apple, Linux, and VMWare vSphere.

The new Acronis Backup 12 expands data protection to the Cloud, across physical and virtual systems, and onto mobile devices; with support for 15 platforms, including Microsoft, Amazon, Android, Apple, Linux, and VMWare vSphere.

Acronis, a provider of hybrid cloud data protection, has announced Acronis Backup 12, the company’s new solution that protects businesses’ full digital image.

“Data is the lifeline of today’s digital businesses – without it your company will not survive. With Acronis Backup 12, businesses get the complete protection required in this new digital world with the ability to control their data no matter where it resides combined with the power to get it back faster than ever before in the event of a loss or an outside attack,” said Serguei Beloussov, co-founder and CEO at Acronis.

With most business assets now being digital and not confined to a single device or location, businesses need a backup solution that is designed to provide complete data protection to support this new way of operating.

Acronis claims that the Backup 12 is unlike any other solution with its ability to backup and protect company data in today’s hybrid cloud IT environments – whether it resides in the cloud, on-premises, across virtual and physical systems, in remote systems, and on mobile devices.

Acronis Backup 12 is available in Singapore by contacting a local Acronis partner.

More details in the press release below.

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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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New releases of Acronis Backup Solutions for Hybrid Cloud

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

New versions of Acronis Backup Solutions promise easy, complete and affordable data protection for businesses, managed service providers, telcos, hosters, and resellers.

The new releases of Acronis Backup Solutions offer performance and reliability with seamless path to next generation Hybrid Cloud Solutions. Versions 11.7 of Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced are available now. Version 5.0 of Acronis Backup Cloud will be available in March. Pictured here is Steve Goh, Vice President and GM of Sales, APAC & EMM Acronis.

The new releases of Acronis Backup Solutions offer performance and reliability with seamless path to next generation Hybrid Cloud Solutions. Versions 11.7 of Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced are available now. Version 5.0 of Acronis Backup Cloud will be available in March. Pictured here is Steve Goh, Vice President and GM of Sales, APAC & EMM Acronis.

Acronis, a hybrid cloud data protection company, has announced new releases of its Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced solutions, and its Acronis Backup Cloud solution.

“As workloads continue to grow and diversify, businesses need to be looking for ways to simplify their data protection while reducing costs and increasing their agility,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the new Acronis Backup solutions combine higher performance, quality and reliability with new features that make the buying and upgrade process seamless and easy, including a simple step up to the future Acronis Backup 12 solution.

According to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), data backup and recovery consistently rank among the top IT priorities for organizations of all sizes, but especially for midsized organizations.

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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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