Posts Tagged ‘hard drives’
  • Upcoming 1st gen USB 3.0 hard drives a little lacking in the speed department
    by Mike
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 7:22 am
    Looking forward to pick up a few of the 1st USB 3.0 compatible hard drives and start living life in the fast lane? If so, you may want to hold off a tad as initial reports on 1st gen USB 3.0 hard drives from Buffalo and Freecom are anything but exciting. In fact it's pretty underwhelming. The new drives in question: the DriveStation HD-HXU3 from Buffalo and the XS 3.0 (pictured above) made by Freecom are anything but "Super Speedy". With the Buffalo and Freecom drives reported to hum along...
  • Looking for a new 1TB hard drive and have a thing for lots of words and pretty charts? [Hard Drive Comparo]
    by Mike
    Posted June 23rd, 2009 at 6:09 am
    Traditional spinning hard drives are now dirt cheap. While just a few short years ago you could easily spend several hundred dollars for just a couple hundred gigs, today you can get a full Terabyte (1,000 Gigabytes) for under $100! My how time flies and technology evolves huh? If you were in the market for a new TB hard drive and wanted to know exactly what your best bang for the buck would be while still keeping speed on the uptick, PC Perspective has nicely put out a thorough review of 1...
  • Clickfree Traveler brings SSD’s to a USB port near you
    by Mike
    Posted May 11th, 2009 at 3:36 am
    So you are into the whole SSD scene and can't stand the thought of a hard drive that actually moves, instead, you prefer the quieter and much more efficient method of the almost magical movement of 1's and 0's that flash memory provides.  Would you like to be able to take that motionless storage on the road?  If so, the Clickfree Traveler is right up (or down) your alley.  Providing storage capacities for 16GB, 3GB, or 64GB, the Traveler will be able to lug around most of your prized digi...
  • Some people just shouldn’t work with computers…[Classified data leaks]
    by Mike
    Posted May 7th, 2009 at 9:55 am
  • DDRdrive X1 blows away all other hard drives/SSD’s…*almost*
    by Mike
    Posted May 5th, 2009 at 7:30 am
    SSD's have been the talk of the tech world recently as prices have dramatically fallen in the last 6 months and will only continue to plummit as adoption rates and manufacturing costs equally fall. Old spinning hard drives, especially the more server or performance oriented drives which spin at 10,000RPM's and above are rather quick, transferring many hundreds of MB's/sec. SSD's until recently were limited in many ways including price, storage capacity, reliability, lifespan, and even speed....
  • Mercury Elite-AL Pro Plug & Play desktop hardware RAID solution [OWC]
    by Mike
    Posted April 14th, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    If you find yourself already nearing the limit on that spiffy one or two terabyte harddrive you received for Christmas and are already searching for more, why not forgo yet another object sitting on your more than likely already crowded desk.  Instead venture into the world of desktop raid products.  Readers such as yourself with vast amounts of data that needs to be backed up and are in the market for an easy to use and attractive looking desktop raid solution can effectively call off the...
  • 1 PB hard drives nearing…
    by Mike
    Posted March 10th, 2009 at 6:31 am
    Ok, maybe 1PB hard drives are still a ways off. But the recent announcment of Samsung's 1.5TB EcoGreen F2EG hard drive that manages to squeeze enough room for 1's and 0's by way of (3) 500 GB platters brings the possibility of Petabye hard drives closer to reality. Although thinking about it, who has Petabytes of data? While 95% of the population won't even use a tenth of that, it's still good to know that the need to store old re-runs of King of the Hill and the Simpsons will now be made...
  • Dual and Quad interface docking stations announced by OWC
    by Mike
    Posted February 26th, 2009 at 5:20 pm
    With the ever sinking prices of storage, no one should be without at least a 500GB internal/external backup hard drive for times when your beloved computer isn't on it's best behavior, or, if you just have a ton of files which need a home.  Of course there are a myriad of options in the form of internal and external hard drives available on the market.  However, buying an internal means you have to open up your computer, and external are more than likely (though the tides are a changin') s...
  • When 1TB just wont do….
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    Western Digital is uping the capacity ceiling in the hard drive market by releasing their latest and greatest 2TB Caviar Green hard drive.  It's noted as being the first hard drive in the industry to reach the 2TB milestone.  *clap*  Don't worry, the high storage doesn't come with that high of a price.  Priced at $299, it seems like a fairly reasonable amount to pay for such a plethora of storage for all of your little 1's and 0's.  If you are of the type who live on spec sheets, head...
  • You: “250GB SSD is not enough”, Intel: “OK, how about 320GB!”
    by Mike
    Posted January 21st, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    Not too long ago (12-18months) we were looking at 32GB SSD and thinking to ourselves, "Wow, that's a lot of flash storage".  Fast forward and now 32GB is becoming a joke, a still rather expensive joke compared to traditional hard drives.  However prices on SSD's are rapidly falling.  Apparently, leaks of 320GB SSD's coming form Intel are making their way through PC manufactures who are being told to expect them this fall.  While this isn't an official announcement from Intel, it is one t...
  • New WD external hard drives for Mac users
    by Mike
    Posted January 6th, 2009 at 11:53 am
    Western digital is warming up to the Mac camp today and releasing two new types of hard drives designed for Mac's.  The first is the popular My Passport series.  The Mac Passports are encased in a shock-resistant case and come pre-formatted for Mac use in 320GB and 500GB flavors.  Unfortunately, they only support USB, Firewire is no where to be found.  The drives are advertised as being Time Machine compatible right out of the box.  Second is the My Book for Mac.  As of now they only...
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