Networking & Storage
LaCie Launches FireWire Drive
LaCie Ltd., based in Hillsboro, Ore., has debuted the following products:
* FireWire Drive is a small desktop device that can hold 37.5 GB of data, equivalent to 50 CD-audio images.
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* The CDBP-12432 CD Drive can write at 12X, re-write at 4X and provide playback at 32X. It utilizes Sanyo's "BURN-Proof", burning a 650 MB CD in about six minutes. Mac/PC compatible.
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* The GigaCD line of Network Attached Storage devices are Ethernet ready, and can share data from 27 full CDs across a network.
The GigaCDBox includes one CD-ROM drive and an 18 GB hard disk, while the GigaCDTower has six drives.
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* The CDRW-446 writes and rewrites at 4X speed and can burn a full CD in less than 20 minutes.
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* LaCie's USB Hard Drives offer a USB controller and Silverlining Pro driver, can read and write at 750 Kbps.
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Microtech Systems, based in Belmont, Calif., has upgraded its entry level CD copier and labeler, the Image Automator 105 CD-R, to accept up to 12 8X-Plextor drives and printer.
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Microtech also enhanced its high-end ImageAutomator 200. The unit can accommodate 12 drives, and operates on Windows NT with a 450 MHz Pentium III, Verbatim says.
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The SureStore E Disk Array XP256 is an enterprise information hub that supports multiple operating systems and multiple hardware platforms in the HP Equation storage area network, says Hewlett-Packard Co.
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The SureStore E 10/180 Tape Library can handle up to 6.9 TB of native data, and can house as many as 10 DLT8000 drives and 174 tape cartridges says HP.
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The HP 9000 N-Class Enterprise Server is a midrange system that features up to eight 64-bit PA-8500 processors, the company says.
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From NEC Corp.and VERITAS Software Corp.:
* NetBackup is a backup, storage and recovery system that protects network data in a mixed UNIX, Windows NT, and Novell NetWare environment, says Veritas.
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* NetBackup Exec is a data protection scheme for Windows NT. It offers backup protection for the system, individual mailboxes and folders.
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Verbatim Corp., based in Charlotte, N.C., has introduced its new several new products:
* DDS4 tape cartridges, provide 20/40 GB of native/compressed storage space on thin 150m tape.
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* DuplicatorPlus pack, a 100 disc "brick" or Verbatim's 12X CD-R discs. The discs have a high reflectivity, for fast recording and reduced warping of discs from high laser power, says the company.
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* DataLifePlus CD-R80 discs provide an additional 6 minutes, or 50 MB, of storage space, says Verbatim, with an archival life of 100 years.
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* Datalife Scalable Linear Recording cartridges come in four models; the SLR5, SLR24, SLR32 and SLR 50. Designed for Tandberg drives and autoloaders, they cartridges provide compressed storage capacities ranging from 8 to 50 GB.
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3Com's new HomeConnect cable modem connects to PCs via Ethernet and offers USB functionality. The Office Connect model comes with a standard 10BaseT Ethernet interface and supports up to 16 computers at one time.
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