A Japanese manufacturer of various computer peripherals, such as external hard drives, network hubs, USB hubs, memory cards, TV tuners, and the like. Protected drives that can withstand heavy loads are very popular - they are often used even by the military.
Name IO DATA stands for "Input-Output Data" ("data input-output"). The company was founded in 1976 in Kanazawa, Japan (Kanazawa, Japan). It still has its headquarters there. Representations IO DATA scattered throughout Asia. Since 1993, there has also been a representative office in the USA, in San Jose, California (San Jose, California).
|IO Data HDCA-LU Multimedia External Drive|
Initially, the company dealt with electronic equipment for the Japanese textile industry. A year later, she also took up development and research for the first generation of Japanese personal computers. In 1980, he managed to conclude a contract with Sharp for the supply of computer peripherals. And in 18984 - a contract with NEC. Cooperation with such giants provided IO DATA opportunity to grow steadily and rapidly.
By the way, do not confuse this company with the American Data I/Odealing with automated systems. By the way, its name has the same etymology as in the case of IO DATA. These companies are not connected in any way, and apart from the similarity of names, they have nothing in common.