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Spring Cleaning With The StoraDrive

Friday, April 5th, 2013 | Author:

After a long, slow, and seemingly indefinite winter (how many other ways can I say winter seemed to last FOREVER?!), springtime is finally upon us! Now is the time for remembering how loud birds can sing in the morning, questioning why you bought your house next to the guy who mows his lawn at 7am, and, of course, spring cleaning. But no matter what your mom taught you, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be all about going through old clothes, dusting, and getting rid of those Guns N’ Roses posters you’ve had since 1991. It can also be about making sure all your data is organized and safe.

The Newer Technology StoraDrive is perfect for storing, protecting, and organizing all your 3.5” hard drives. It’s sleek, black, and prepared to make you look ridiculously neat and organized. Each drive drawer includes a convenient label area so you can remember exactly what content you put in each section (a feature that would have come in handy on your dresser when you misplaced not both, but just one of your favorite socks…such a tragedy).

And unlike that (*cough*) beautiful, hand knitted sweater you found in the back of your closet from your sweet Aunt Sally, the StoraDrive cases are anti-static to provide safe, durable storage for your drives. Best of all, you can stack more StoraDrives as your drive storage need grows!

So let the StoraDrive help you with your cleaning and organization efforts. Well, at least partially…unfortunately there’s nothing we can do about that tumbleweed of dust forming under your bed…you’re going to have to face that one head on.

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Now Offers USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ Performance

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today it has enhanced its award-winning, high-performance Mercury Elite Pro desktop storage solution line with the USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ interface. Complemented by two FireWire 800 ports as well as an eSATA port, the new USB 3.0 model – which is fully USB 2.0 backwards compatible – delivers data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s. All of that speed resides in a brushed aluminum housing offering up to 4.0TB of Plug and Play storage and/or backup capacity.

High Performance for Professional Use

The Mercury Elite Pro is ideal for demanding A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, Time Machine backups, as well as general data uses requiring up to 4.0TB of reliable, high performance storage. With multiple interfaces, all connection cables included, and a $100 retail value disk utility software bundle, the Mercury Elite Pro offers Plug and Play ease of use with any Mac, PC, or Linux-based computer with a FireWire or USB interface. Article Continues…

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First Garage Sale of the Year!

Monday, January 9th, 2012 | Author:

Well, it’s a busy, busy, busy time of year for us. We’re winding down from the holidays, we’ve got a lot of products being released/announced at CES, and we’re looking forward to Macworld, too. However, we’ve always got time for a great deal, and our Garage Sale Page is chock full of them.

So without any further ado, let’s take a look at what you can find this month:

Act quickly – items are “first come, first served” and of varying limited quantities. Quantities are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.


Thailand Flood Update: It May Be Longer Than We Thought.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 | Author:

We know that, to some, we seem to be talking about the Thailand situation an awful lot. However, since the flooding has affected hard drive production, that impacts the entire industry and we figure it’s better to let you know what’s happening, so you can make the best purchase decisions for your storage needs.

As we’ve mentioned before, not only are plants for major drive brands like Western Digital affected by the flooding, so are manufacturers of the individual hard drive components. As you might not know, most hard drives have upwards of 200 individual components that go into them (many of them produced by individual suppliers in the flooded region), even if the drive manufacturer’s plants weren’t directly affected by the floods, they are still facing shortages of components. Hard drive motor manufacturer Nidec, who we’ve mentioned before, is just one example.

Even once the waters recede, drive industry experts are saying it could take a year for these component manufacturers to replace their machinery, and many may have to relocate as well. Some companies, like Nidec, aren’t waiting for the waters to recede and have sent divers in to unbolt and retrieve equipment. Others, like suspension arm maker Hutchinson Technology, still has $50 million worth of specialty manufacturing equipment bolted to their now-submerged factory floor.

While many analysts have stated that production should be back to normal by the end of Summer 2012, others are now projecting shortages until the end of 2012 at the very least, primarily because many of the components are surprisingly single source supplied.

In other words, it doesn’t matter if you can push a car down the assembly line if an essential component, say the steering wheel, isn’t available.


Thailand Floods Affecting Hard Drive Availability & Prices – UPDATE

Monday, October 31st, 2011 | Author:

Last Tuesday, we told you about how flooding in Thailand may affect hard drive prices and availability. One week later, things aren’t looking so good.

We mentioned that Western Digital’s Thailand plants are mostly underwater from the flooding. Those two plants produce about 60% of WD’s drives. Last quarter, WD produced about 54 million drives, which, extended outward, means there’s approximately 32,400,000 fewer drives being produced—and that’s just from Western Digital.

Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones affected. Article Continues…