Seagate confirmed that it has closed the acquisition LaCie, which will give the company a stronger position in the retail market.
Seagate forecasts weakening shipments of hard drives and slight price erosion, while the company banks on new hybrid drives slated for release later this year.
This enclosure turns any 2.5-inch HDD or SDD into wireless storage for desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Hard drive manufacturing is apparently exceeding pre-Thailand flood levels and companies such as Seagate are now reaping the benefits from increased HDD pricing.
Buffalo's external drive with the dual Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 interface is now shipping with a starting price of $199.99 USD.
SanDisk announced a thorough refresh cycle for its USB flash drives, with one model boasting up to 128 GB capacity.
Western Digital is now officially in the networking business with the launch of four routers and a switch.
Seagate's new Backup Plus line of external storage devices can back up local documents as well as Facebook photos.
The Thailand floods of 2011 will be impacting HDD prices for some time. In addition to the shortages, a new market environment is favoring higher prices and pre-flood levels will not be reached until 2014, market researchers at IHS said.
Seagate said that it has entered an agreement to purchase a majority share in consumer HDD storage vendor LaCie.
Market research firm IHS predicts a fast increase in HDD storage densities and, as a result, a similarly strong increase in storage capacities.
Both Seagate and Western Digital have improved their HDD shipments following the disastrous Thailand flood last year.
G-Technology announced an external Thunderbolt drive the company claims is capable of reaching sustained throughput of 280 MB/s.