Blackmagic Camera v. 1.9.5 Firmware Update Adds SSD Formatting to Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic has added yet another firmware update for the Production Camera 4K. The new Camera v. 1.9.5 update adds the ability to directly format an SSD to HFS+ or exFAT within the camera.

The firmware is currently being worked on for the other Blackmagic cameras. You can download the update for the Production Camera 4K here on Blackmagic Design’s website.

Drobo Mini with SSDs Designed for Max Speed and Data Protection

Drobo Mini with SSD

Drobo has released its new Drobo Mini with SSD, which features four 2.5″ drive bays packed with SSDs and available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB options.

The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0. It weighs less than three pounds and can handle multiple drive failures without data loss.

The Drobo Mini with SSD pricing starts at $1199. Check out all the Drobo Mini options here at B&H Photo.

Sony Unveils Rugged Storage Drives

Sony Hard Drive

Sony recently introduced a new line of rugged, professional hard drives in SSD and standard spinning hard drive flavors. The SSD version (PSZ-SA25) is available as a 256GB capacity drive, while the spinning hard drives are available in 500GB and 1TB capacities (PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T). The drives feature one USB 3.0 and two FireWire 800 ports. [Read more...]

OWC Aura Pro MacBook Pro Retina Upgrade and Envoy Pro External USB 3.0 SSD Kits

OWC Aura Pro

OWC has a new 480GB SSD drive that serves as an internal hard drive upgrade for the MacBook Pro Retina. The Aura Pro is available as a single replacement drive or with the Envoy Pro kit that features an enclosure with USB 3.0 connectivity for putting the original drive that you’re replacing and using it as an external drive.

Check out the overview video from CES 2013 below.

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LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt w/ SSD Hits 635MB/s

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt SSD

LaCie has announced the latest model to join its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series. Built for video professionals, the LaCie Little Big Disk now includes SATA III SSDs that boast speeds up to 635MB/s read speeds – a 33 percent increase from the previous model. For comparison, I got 231MB/s read speeds out of the WD Thunderbolt Duo drive (still very fast).

The Little Big Disk 1TB SSD dips below $1.00 per gigabyte (pretty solid for an external SSD drive) and includes a Thunderbolt cable. [Read more...]