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Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

2012 was a difficult year for hard drive makers after flooding in Thailand seriously impacted hard drive availability. With hard drives in short supply, prices went up which meant hard drives and SSDs were closer together in price giving a boost to SSD sales. It took several months for hard drive supplies return to pre-flooding levels, but the damage had been done to many in the hard drive industry.

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Satechi unveils new USB 3.0 aluminum external hard drive enclosure

Satechi unveils new USB 3.0 aluminum external hard drive enclosure

If you're a computer user that builds your own machines somewhere around your house, you have old hard drives that you didn't want to throw away, but you don't use. I think I have four or five around my house sitting there collecting dust. They are still full of data and on occasion, I get curious about what's on the drive and go through the hassle of plugging them into my computer to see.

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Mushkin unveils 480 GB Atlas mSATA SSD upgrade drive

Mushkin unveils 480 GB Atlas mSATA SSD upgrade drive

If you have a compact notebook or ultrabook, there's a good chance the device uses a very compact mSATA SSD. There is also good chance that you have used all the storage space available on the small SSD that many of these machines come with. Mushkin has announced the US availability of a new upgrade drive for any device using a mSATA SSD with lots of storage later this month.

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Foremay unveils 2 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD

Foremay unveils 2 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD

One of the biggest drawbacks to using a SSD has always been the fact that they tend to be available in smaller storage capacities compared to traditional hard drives. While you can find drives with multiple terabytes of storage if you go with a traditional hard drive, most SSDs top out at around 500 GB. SSD manufacturer Foremay has change that with the announcement of a new SSD in its SC199 family.

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Mushkin launches enterprise class SSDs

Mushkin launches enterprise class SSDs

Mushkin is a company that has been offering computer hardware, specifically memory, for quite a while. The company is on hand at CES 2013 and has announced the launch of a new line of enterprise class SSD storage devices. The new line of solid-state drives is called the ProSpec series.

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iKey unveils ultra-compact SWB-86-TP keyboard

iKey unveils ultra-compact SWB-86-TP keyboard

iKey has announced the latest model in its line of ultra-compact keyboards: the SWB-86-TP. This rugged unit is part of the company's WaterBoard line of keyboards, and is aimed at the public safety market, particularly for in-vehicle use. The SWB-86-TP is completely plug-and-play, meaning you can just grab it and go, no drivers required.

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Lian Li launches PC-CK101 train case for PCs

Lian Li launches PC-CK101 train case for PCs

Back during Computex, PC case maker Lian Li was showing off an odd little computer case it crafted from aluminum that looked like a train. The case did more than simply look like a train though, it also moved on its little track. Lian Li has now announced the official launch of its train-themed case called the PC-CK101.

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