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USM is the real deal, not some niche technology

. Guest Post by Steve Pipe – Seagate Corporate Communications Seagate Helps Drive Momentum for USM Standard Seagate is helping build momentum for a new tech standard that makes it easy for consumers to add storage capacity to a computer—while also enabling them to share their digital files…

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SATA-IO’s USM Slim to pave the way for more “ultra” thin storage

. Seagate’s ultra thin external hard drive dubbed the GoFlex Slim performance drive no doubt will see more competition.  Why? Because the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) just announced a new “Universal Storage Module (USM®) standard that enables consumers to simply and…

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Lenovo IdeaCentre puts USM in action

First of all, what is USM?  It’s a SATA standard for a Universal Storage Module (USM) that I have blogged about in the past here, here, and here. Basically, it enables quick and easy transport of portable storage from one system to the next be it a PC or, in the future, a television, DVR,…

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A GoFlex drive bay built into your desktop? Yes!

I once had a desktop PC that had a removable drive bay, but carrying around the drive, much less docking it in another system was a pain in the you know what…but not anymore. At CES this past January, Seagate introduced USM (Universal Storage Module) which “is a standard specification to accept a complete, powered [...]

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Seagate blogs 4 week review – Jan 14, 2011

Storage Effect – All Things Storage What does CES stand for? Availability is cheap, is access gonna get expensive? Just like our content…we can sleep anywhere Follow Seagate @ CES 2011 Seagate GoFlex removable media? It’s coming… The beauty of a Mac with a GoFlex to match It’s not totally about tablets at CES Pepcom [...]

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Install a GoFlex in a PC, TV, DVR…you name it

Seagate’s Dave McClung shows how the new USM (Universal Storage Module) developed by the SATA IO Committee can be used to integrate a GoFlex drive into virtually anything. Check it out. More from CES: First smartphones, now smart TVs Verizon: it’s all about video anytime, anywhere Pepcom…

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Seagate GoFlex removable media? It’s coming…

Today, Seagate announced a new effort to bring GoFlex technology to your TV, DVR, PC…virtually anything that uses storage.  Coined the Certified GoFlex Storage System, Seagate is opening the doors to 3rd Party hardware designers to take advantage of the flexibility in connectivity of GoFlex family of external  hard drives. When you think of it, [...]

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