12/19/2013, Those building their own PC have to go through a sea of PC components that is often not easy to navigate, not because the specs are hard to read, but because it is virtually impossible to form an opinion on the build quality of PC accessories based on what’s available online. When I started shopping for a drive cage for a new PC I’m building I wanted to have a […]
06/02/2013, Seagate has just announced the launch of a new 5mm HDD (hard disk drive) which represents an important height reduction (30%) from the previous 7mm and 9mm versions. Seagate built this to enable ultra-thin computers to reach a storage capacity of 500GB (today) to 650GB (by 2016) at a price point that SSDs (solid state drive) simply won’t allow in the same timeframe.
05/02/2013, Seagate is no stranger to the portable hard drive market, having come up with some hits of theirs in the past. Remember the Seagate GoFlex Slim Drive, which was touted to be the slimmest portable external hard drive in the world when it was revealed a couple of years back? Well, Seagate is still in the game of delivering quality storage on the go for the masses, and their latest […]
11/28/2011, Seagate has just launched the Seagate Momentus XT, a 2.5” HDD (hard disk drive) that comes with a twist: Seagate claims that it can be as fast as an SSD (solid state drive) “in the real world”. First, why would it be so fast, and how did they manage to do that? You may have guessed: the Seagate Momentus XT does come with a small amount of Flash memory, so […]
11/01/2011, Seagate is overhauling its legendary barracuda line of hard drives by using the same technology on every barracuda drives, notably a 7200 rpm of rotational speed, 6Gb/sec SATA and the same DicsWizard driver for 2TB drives. This effectively leads to a single family of products that will only scale in capacity: from 250GB to 3TB. With this streamlined line-up, Seagate also makes it easier for PC manufacturers to qualify its hard […]
10/25/2011, Remember the days a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, where you relied on this thing called the VHS tape to watch your favorite home movies? Ah, that was also the heyday of the Sony Walkman – when it still relied on cassettes instead of CDs or even later, MP3 files, to dispense music wherever you went. Well, here is a blast from the past with […]
10/13/2011, How large is your most spacious hard drive in your desktop at the moment? 1TB? Well, it seems that the ante is about to be upped by another level as boffins continue their unrelentless march towards improving current technology by walking towards tomorrow. It seems that a Seagate Middle East salesperson was reported to suffer from a case of the “slip of the tongue”, letting out Seagate’s future plans of […]
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.
09/29/2011, It seems that Apple is currently developing their very own hybrid drive system that intends to merge the best of both worlds – we’re talking about traditional platter-based and flash storage. Apple’s patent that was recently published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) served up a rather innovating idea for a SSD/HDD combo drive down the road. .
09/28/2011, I don’t know about you, but the Akitio hard drive enclosure that you see above here is certainly quite the character, being extremely pleasing to the eyes while boasting a charisma that enables it to “talk” to all forms of devices regardless of what they are thanks to its amazing range of connectivity options. We’re talking about eSATA, USB 3.0 and a couple of FireWire 800 ports – so speedy […]
09/21/2011, If you’ve been waiting for a Thunderbolt-capable external hard disk for your Mac – good news, because LaCie has announced that its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is now available for purchase. The first in the series of portable hard disks that take full advantage of your Thunderbolt connection, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series are designed for demanding tasks such as video editing, making quick full system backups and […]
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 […]
08/08/2011, Seagate has just announced a new external 500GB to 750GB GoFlex Turbo HDD drive that comes with USB 3.0 and a 7200rpm rotation speed. However, the more interesting part is that a one-time data recovery service from SafetyNet is included with the drive. Hard disk drive (HDD) data recovery services can be hardcore and recover (some) data, even after a formatting (reset), or physical damage to the drive. When asked […]
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 […]