10/12/2011, Toshiba steps to the forefront of news-making headlines yet again by introducing the industry’s highest capacity enterprise small form factor 15k RPM hard drive – in the form of the MK01GRRB/R series. This essentially sees a doubling of capacity where high performance enterprise drives are concerned, in addition to throwing in a self encrypting model that ought to keep a wide spectrum of users happy.
09/07/2011, Hitachi wants to push the boundaries of hard drive storage even further by introducing a new range of hard drives which are capable of stashing away 1TB of data onto individual spinning platters. This new technology enables Hitachi to churn out even slimmer form factors – something that was not quite possible before, and with smaller hard drives, that means less material used to construct it, and this cost savings […]
09/02/2011, Apple seems to have this nasty habit of losing their products – last year with the iPhone 4, and this year they have supposedly misplaced the iPhone 5 (although this has yet to be verified), and now it seems that they accidentally gave away a hard drive full of the Apple Store’s internal file server that is supposedly filled with top secret and confidential documents, and this is how it […]
07/20/2011, Western Digital, one of the names that is closely associated with quality storage devices for the computer (desktop or otherwise), is back again with the new WD Scorpio Blue. This is a new 2.5″ mobile hard drive which measures a mere 9.5mm thin, and to sweeten the deal, the Scorpio Blue will feature up to 1TB of storage space, being specially designed for mainstream notebook computers. How is the 1TB […]
07/19/2011, Looking for a portable hard drive that can handle the abuse of being dropped or bumped against a wall – not because you purposely like to throw electronics around, but because you have butter fingers. Well you’re in luck, because they actually make products for people like you! LaCie has just announced a new addition to its lineup of shock- and drop-resistant portable hard drives; the Rugged Mini.
05/16/2011, Western Digital, hard drive manufacturer specialist has added two new models to its WD AV-GP hard drives. Now available in 2.5TB and 3TB, these internal 3.5″ hard drives will enable users to enjoy reliable 24/7 video streaming in IPTV, DVR, Media Center PC and surveillance systems. The WD AV-GP drives are touted to offer 24×7 reliability, low power consumption, and unrivalled storage capacity for storage-intensive AV applications. Basically if you […]
04/26/2011, OK, so the Samsung S2 portable hard drive has seen quite a fair bit of action in its time, first coming pre-loaded with a Michael Jackson movie, while getting a USB 3.0 update later last year. This time around, Samsung intends to milk this cash cow for all it is worth by offering the Samsung S2 Gamers Edition hard drive, where consumers who decide to pick this up willbe able […]
04/26/2011, Computer scientists have come up with a way to develop software which will be able to stash away highly sensitive data on hard drives – all without requiring the use of any form of encryption. This is made possible by controlling the precise disk locations that will hold the file’s data fragments. The application will be released as a form of open-source software (hooray!), where it will rely on steganography […]
03/22/2011, Toshiba might have shut down the LCD assembly line in Japan due to the recent catastrophe, but that doesn’t mean the consumer electronics giant is going to just keel over and be depressed about all that’s happening in their homeland. No sir, Toshiba has instead decided to update their family of STOR.E external hard drives, where the smaller ALU 2S will see a 2.5-inch hard drive inside with up to […]
01/31/2011, Just because you have a USB 3.0 connector on your shiny new computer, doesn’t mean that your existing external hard drive supports it. If you happen to be stuck with an eSATA external hard drive and are looking to transfer your files using the speedy USB 3.0 connection, perhaps the USB 3.0 to eSATA converter might be what you’re looking for. This converter is touted to support 206.4MB/sec writing and […]
01/24/2011, Toshiba is doing a good job of helping us get ample storage space on tiny media players and now the company has introduced its latest microSATA-based 1.8-inch hard drive. The new MKxx39GSL series is available in capacities of 160GB, 200GB and 220GB models and offer low-insertion-force (LIF) SATA connectors, offering a 10 percent smaller footprint compared to standard 1.8-inch drives using microSATA connectors. These drives are also touted to surpass […]
01/04/2011, [CES 2011] CES is all about showing off more performances in smaller packages when it comes to mobility. Seagate is showcasing its thin GoFlex 2.5 inch hard drive prototype, at 9 mm, it is 38% slimmer than the current ultra-portable Goflex drives. The product features a USB 3.0 interface that accelerates transfer speeds by 10x over USB 2.0, that’s great for accessing large media files such as HD movies. Compatible […]
01/04/2011, [CES 2011] Seagate is announcing Certified GoFlex Storage System, its certification process to qualify products that will feature GoFlex drive slots, the program aims to certify both slot-based devices and third-party external storage modules. First introduced in May of 2010, the GoFlex family of products is the first hard drive to offer the ability to use it with multiple interfaces (e.g. USB, eSATA, FireWire), thanks to its interchangeable connectors and […]
01/04/2011, [CES 2011] Storage is always an issue with those who are multimedia buffs, since those kind of files tend to eat up space like nobody’s business. Well, Hitachi certainly knows what they doing with their latest CinemaStar hard drives, targeting the lucrative A/V market with larger capacities. Optimized for the digital video recorder (DVR), IPTV set-top-box (STB), video surveillance and emerging hard drive-embedded TV markets, these two drives are the […]