Articles about hdd (page 2)

Hitachi crams 1TB into each platter
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 […]

GoFlex Turbo Hard Drive Comes With Data Recovery
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 about […]

Western Digital Scorpio Blue packs quite a punch
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 storage […]

Seagate GoFlex Satellite hard drive passes FCC's tests
Another day, another device that will hit the FCC’s gates, knocking on its door to be given entrance before it is prodded and tested from all angles and directions so that the masses are able to enjoy its use when released without worrying about it suddenly exploding during use or charging. The latest entrant to go through the FCC’s doors? The Seagate GoFlex Satellite hard drive that will allow you […]

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Buffalo MiniStation portable hard drive
I remember back in the day where a portable hard drive was a luxury item – you never really needed one, and if you did, it was probably meant to be brought over to your mate’s home as he/she had a DSL line to download all the movies and songs that you ever wanted (illegally, of course), only to bring it home for future enjoyment. After all, forbidden fruit always […]

Toshiba updates STOR.E external HDD models
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 […]

Sanho has spanking new HyperDrive range for your storage needs
Sanho’s new HyperDrive range ought to cater for most folks’ storage needs, as their new bunch of hard drives will come in a black case with a couple of mini USB ports and a power socket. Bear in mind that the HyperDrive does not ship with a standard AC adapter, but will instead rely on a USB-to-DC cable while the user-replaceable battery lets you shift up to 40GB of data […]

Samsung announces USB 3.0 external hard disk drives
[CES 2011] As USB 3.0 gradually becomes the standard input port on our computers, we’ll start seeing more USB 3.0 devices on the market – after all, who would say no to faster transfer speeds especially when it comes to hard disk drives? USB 3.0 provides data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second, allowing users to transfer a 25GB HD movie in just 4 minutes, compared with […]

Hitachi CinemaStar Drive Family Expands for A/V market
[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 […]

Marvell 88SE9130 Controller Merges SSD and HDD
[CES 2011] Marvell is introducing the Marvell 88SE9130, a new hard drive controller that features HyperDuo, a technology from Marvell that basically merges an Solid State Drive (SSD) and a classic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) into a single logical unit. The idea is to dramatically improve the performance by automatically putting performance-critical files on the SSD to benefit from the ultra-fast performance, while leaving the less frequently accessed data on […]

Seagate Barracuda Green hard drive now available
Seagate has a heart for the environment with their latest Barracuda Green hard drive, where it is the industry’s highest performance eco-friendly 3.5-inch desktop drive that consumes extremely little juice, making it suitable for low-power personal computers, multi-drive home networking systems and external PC storage. Formerly known as the Barracuda LP, the new Barracuda Green will merge the industry’s highest spin speed (5900 RPM) with Seagate’s SmartAlign technology, resulting in […]

LaCie Delivers Mac OS X USB 3.0 Drivers for Faster Data Transfer to External Storage
While Steve Jobs is blaming Intel for the lack of USB drivers, which won’t happen until Intel releases its Chief River platform and adoption probably won’t happen until 2012, LaCie, known for its hard drive products has gone ahead and created and released a Mac USB 3.0 driver. According to the company’s press memo, to achieve USB 3.0 speeds, users will need a USB 3.0 accessory from LaCie, a USB […]

Triple SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock
We’ve previously seen SATA hard disk multi-function docks in the past, but how many of those allow you to dock up to three 3.5”drives? The SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock is capable of supporting up to three SATA 2.5″/3.5″ drives up to 2TB. The accessory also includes a built-in multi-card reader and also an additional two USB ports. The dock currently supports both Mac and PC and will set you back $55.

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 […]