Articles about hard drive (page 3)

WD TV Live Hub With 1TB HDD Introduced
We previously caught wind of it and now the WD TV Live Hub has finally gone official. The media streaming device offers a juicy 1TB worth of storage space and aside from being able to play media directly to a TV, it’s capable of sharing its content to other devices on the local network over DLNA or UPnP and even Android or iOS devices. Various file formats are supported from […]

3TB Internal Drives From WD And Seagate Pictured
We never seem to be able to get enough storage, so it’s good news to hear that Seagate and Western Digital (WD) will soon be releasing their 3TB internal hard drives on the market. While there hasn’t been an official announcement just yet, pictures of said drives have surfaced, dubbed the Seagate Barracuda XT and Western Digital Caviar Green. The Seagate drive will apparently include a 7,200RPM speed, along with […]

Hitachi Ultrastar C10K600 2.5-inch Hard Drive Boasts 64MB Of Cache
Speed is always an enticing feature to have and Hitachi has introduced its 600GB Ultrastar C10K600 2.5–inch enterprise hard drive, touted as the fastest professional 10,000RPM hard drive. While it spins at the same speed of some of its rivals, it features 64MB of cache and optimizations to help it transfer data about 15 percent faster in random seeks and 18 percent faster sequentially than the previous best performer. New power […]

W!! External Hard Drive Casing Looks Like A Nintendo Wii
At a glance, you might think that it’s a Nintendo Wii, but in reality it’s a hard drive enclosure, humorously called the W!!. It supports a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive and offers a USB 2.0 connection that can connect to your PC or Mac. Strangely enough, the package includes some tiny Wiimote-looking key chains that double up as whistles, though we’re not sure how it’s related to a hard drive. It’ll […]

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NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini portable RAID setup
The NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini is special since it delivers a portable RAID setup that will definitely keep folks who are running on a limited desk space happy. Tipping the scales at just 1.5 pounds, this RAID storage package is a wee bit larger than a single 3.5-inch hard drive, making it all the more appealing. Boasting a brushed aluminum fanless chassis, it will hook up via eSATA, USB 2.0 […]

Concept: LaCie S2.0 Stackable External Hard Drives
Having trouble stacking all your external hard drives together? The concept LaCie S2.0 design aims to help you manage your external hard drives better. It features an elegant-looking stackable design that allows you to keep them all stacked together. The front of the device displays the drive label along with the amount of free space available. The back of the drive features dual USB 3.0 ports that allow for speedy […]

Toshiba HDD Platters Get 2.5Tb Of Data On Every Square Inch
Despite the increasing popularity of SSDs, there’s no denying that traditional hard drives are going to be around for a while more, and now Toshiba is busy demonstrating a prototype of a new storage technique called bit-pattern recording that offers a storage density of 2.5Tb per square inch, about five times more than the company’s current offerings. This feat is achieved by placing individual bits onto lithographed “islands” of magnetic […]

Toshiba announced Wipe technology for Toshiba Self-Encrypting Drive models
Are you paranoid about data security? Toshiba’s range of Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) models might just be able to fit you to a T, where it will work in tandem with Wipe Technology which includes a first of its kind feature in the world, where sensitive user data is securely erased whenever a system is powered-down or when a SED hard drive is taken out physically from a computer system. Apart […]

Toshiba has a new range of 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA drives
Toshiba’s Storage Device Division has announced that they have come up with a new family of 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA drives, making these the first in the industry’s broad line of 7,200 RPM 2.5-inch models which have been specially optimized for demanding performance, power consumption, and durability requirements, be they for high-performance or business-critical applications. The MKxx61GSY will come in various capacities, ranging from 160GB all the way to 640GB, […]

Transcend StoreJet 25D2-W portable hard drive
The Transcend StoreJet 25D2-W is a new portable hard drive which was specially designed to sit down nicely alongside Mac machines. After all, that is what its sleek glossy white finish is for, not to mention certified compatibility with Mac laptop and desktop computers. Targeting fashion-minded Mac enthusiasts, this compact device is not only stylish but rugged and extremely portable, featuring anti-slip rubber feet which offers a stable base when […]

Toshiba MBF2xxLRC 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive
Toshiba’s MBF2xxLRC 2.5″ enterprise hard drive is rather special since it has been mounted onto a 3.5″ bracket, which means you can basically use the MBF2xxLRC on 2.5″ brackets in computers as well. This could very well reduce the effort, cost, and time constraint of infrastructure, design, replacement, and installation when migrating to the latest generation of small form factor enterprise-class hard drives. You can choose from 300GB, 450GB and […]

LaCie Rugged Safe hard drive is super paranoid
We know that nobody likes to lose their data, but what happens when you end up doing all you can in your power with multiple backups only to have your world come crumbling down simply because the entirety of your backups failed when you needed them the most? LaCie has a solution for the super paranoid – we’re talking about 128-bit AES hardware encryption, biometric fingerprint access and a shock-proof […]

Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive writes new chapter in storage
Seagate attempts to bury its past failure three years ago by offering a new hybrid drive known as the Momentus XT, where it will merge both the capability of a hard drive as well as Solid State Drive (SSD), hitting up to 500GB of storage space for $155, (with prices starting from $113 upwards) depending on how much data you want to keep inside. The previous attempt by Seagate a […]

MXI Security Stealth HD Bio Focuses On The Security Of Your Hard Drive
Are you really fussy about the privacy of your data that you keep in your hard drives? And we mean really fussy. If you’re the ultra-paranoid type of person, you’ll be happy to hear that MXI Security has announced its Stealth HD line of secure hard drives that now offer storage capacities of up to 500GB. So what are the safety precautions? Well, the drive bears the FIPS 140-2 Level […]

OWC Unveils 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 2.5-inch SSD
Two of the most common reasons why we don’t all use solid state drives (SSD) in our laptops is normally the price or the small capacity. Now Other World Computing (OWC) is hoping to tackle the storage space issue with the unveiling of its 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD, which almost puts this drive on par with the mechanical hard drives in the market in terms of storage offered. This […]

Seagate GoFlex Drive Connects To Almost Everything
Seagate just launched FreeAgent GoFlex, a new line of external hard drives that can connect to most interfaces (USB 2.0, USB 3.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and eSATA) so that users get the most of the connectivity they have on their computers. To achieve that, the Seagate GoFlex comes with many types of cables and is arguably ready for future ports. For Mac Users, there’s an interesting NTFS driver for […]

Turn Your Old Hard Drive Into A Bench Sander
Can’t decide what to do with your old redundant 20GB hard drives? You could always open them up, attach some sandpaper to the platter and turn it into a machine that will help you sandpaper stuff. That’s what this user did with his hard drive, using a carefully cut piece of sandpaper. If course, you probably wouldn’t be using it for a big project, but if you’re just having some […]

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini 1TB portable drive
OWC has launched its OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini 1TB portable drive, claimed to be the first ever 2.5-inch 1TB drive that ships with a quad interface. It sports eSATA, USB 2.0, and FireWire 400/800 connectivity on the body of its brushed aluminum, fanless enclosure. The drive inside is rated at 5200RPM, and will be bundled with Intech Speedtools, Prosoft Engineering Data backup and Carbon Copy Cloner. If you’re serious […]

New Hard Drives To Spell The End Of Windows XP?
Despite the release of Windows 7, there are still many users out there who are clinging on desperately to Windows XP. Now it seems that it may not be Microsoft who will force users to ditch the venerable OS, rather hard drive manufacturers. A recent report indicates that manufacturers are looking to move away from the ancient 512 byte sector size, which has been around for ages now, to a […]

Strobeshnik Hard Drive Clock
If you can’t figure out what to do with your old hard drives lying around the floor, you could always try and emulate what modder Svofski has done. Dubbed the Strobeshnik, it’s a hard drive that’s been turned into a clock that uses a stroboscopic effect to make it look like the numbers on the clock are persistent on the face of the drive platter, when in reality the platter […]