From Forbes’ Tom Coughlin: The 2017 CES show featured the latest in consumer products and services. The CES show featured Virtual and Augments Reality, 3D printing, Artificial intelligence with voice recognition and automated vehicles, high resolution and high dynamic range displays, health products, robots, toys and just about every other consumer product that you can think of. However one thing that all of these electronic devices have in common is their need for digital storage and memory.
Seagate and DJI (the leading Chinese drone manufacturer) announced a strategic partnership to work jointly to solve the data demands of UAV users. As drone cameras gain resolution and drone flight times grow longer, DJI and Seagate are focusing their efforts to securely and efficiently store, manage, download and share the hundreds of gigabytes of data that can be generated from a single drone mission.
The company also had an impressive exhibit area showing how various developments are driving the quantity of stored content, including drones and the internet of things, enterprise storage, games, virtual reality and professional video and archiving and digital preservation. We may write more on this in another article.
Seagate was also showing various storage hardware, including their 5TB 12-mm thick 2.5-inch form factor HDD, (announced in October 2016) and that started to ship in December 2016. The company are focusing on two 2.5-inch form factor HDDs, the 12mm high at up to 5TB and 7 mm drives at 2TB. They were also showing their 120TB 12Big with Thunderbolt 3 using 10TB He-HDDs that started to ship in December 2016.
Western Digital announced the SanDisk Ultra MicroSD card that meets the new application performance class set by the SD association. The 256 GB microSDXC card meets the SD association’s SD 5.1 specification A1 class of performance. This 256 GB microSDXC card is also UHS-1 class performance with premium transfer speeds of up to 95 MB/s.