HDD

  • Seagate writes 4TB to a single drive

    Seagate say they have the first 4TB hard drive on the market, that’s not exactly accurate. Still, each of the 4 platters holding an astonishing 1TB each. Each inch of the disk surface incorporates 340,000 unique tracks that are just 75 nanometres wide. It’s an amazing technological feat that...
  • Microsoft announces certified Windows To Go partners.

    Late last week, Microsoft announced that it has officially certified disks from five manufacturers to take advantage of its Windows To Go service (which, for those of you who aren’t ‘in the know’, we covered a while back). The new kids on the block are Imation, Kingston, Spyrus, Super...
  • Western Digital manufactures Windows-To-Go-specific hard disk.

    Windows-To-Go is arguably one of the more “interesting” additions to Windows 8 Enterprise, allowing a user to execute a self-provisioned installation of Windows form a USB-based flash drive. However, what may be more interesting is the fact that popular hard disk manufacturer Western Digital are now marketing an external...
  • WD Thunderbolt 2 VelociRaptors together for 10k RPM

    Western Digital have been strapping two drives in an external case for years, but never like this. The fastest WD My Book ever features 2 10,000 RPM Hard drives arranged in a system that offers RAID 0 for performance or RAID 1 for protection. There’s no point in having...
  • Review: WD 2TB My Passport w/USB3.0

    Portable hard drives have been around for years now, so what makes this one worthy of my time and your attention? To be honest, it’s a number of features that add up to an overall impressive offering. Hardware The first thing you’ll notice about the external design is its...
  • HDD prices set to skyrocket as Thailand has worst floods in 50 years

    Motherboard? Check. CPU? Check. RAM? Check. Large amounts of storage space for movies, music, games, and images? Well that could be a bit harder. A large shortage of traditional platter based hard drives is expected in the coming months leading up to 2012 due to the worst flooding to...
  • Hitachi to be spun into Western Digital, $4.3B acquisition

    Breaking news in technology industry tonight, Western Digital have just announced they are acquiring the storage section of Hitachi. This means the number of hard drive manufacturers just decreased by 1, big news ! It turns out hard drives are big business.. WD will buy Hitachi for US$4.3 billion,...
  • 250GB HDD hacked into a Xbox 360 Elite, kids look away

    Kids look away, this isn’t something anyone should repeat. One crazy gamer, clearly unwilling to update to a Xbox 360 S has hacked a 250GB hard drive on to his Elite. In what could only be described as inelegant, he punched a hole through the top cover (where the...
  • The race to 2TB is over, Hitachi wins !

    We’ve seen the crowns for 1TB and 1.5TB fall, the next hard drive size – 2TB has now been accomplished. Keep in mind we’re talking 7200 RPM consumer drives. As per usual expect to pay a premium for a single 2TB drive over the equivalent 2 x 1TB drives....