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OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Revealed

OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Revealed

The folks at OCZ have today revealed their latest bit of hardware in the Z-Drive R4, running at 2,800MB/sec, over 500,000 input output operations per second with one SuperScale controller. One as in single. Then there's a dual version at 5,600MB/sec and 1.2 MILLION IOPS. These monsters are not aimed at private users, instead going for enterprise users, thusly the prices are not yet listed. You'll find that these units are available with SLC / MLC NAND flash memory, customer-chosen configurations, and functionality based on the requests of those laying down the bucks.

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Seagate GoFlex Satellite Wi-Fi Hard Drive Gets Android App

Seagate GoFlex Satellite Wi-Fi Hard Drive Gets Android App

Seagate is now offering an Android app for its GoFlex Satellite WiFi-enabled hard drives. The battery-powered external hard drives are designed to be ultra portable and to work seamlessly with your mobile devices, including both smartphones and tablets. But up until now, only an iOS app was available.

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Apple Time Capsule using WD desktop HDD: Is this a “server grade” drive?

Apple Time Capsule using WD desktop HDD: Is this a “server grade” drive?

Teardowns of Apple's freshly updated Time Capsule have led to questions over what constitutes a "server grade hard disk" as per the company's promotional material, given it appears a regular Western Digital drive has been used. According to Apple, the new Time Capsule offers either 2TB or 3TB of "server grade" storage; when Hardmac opened their 2TB unit up, however, they discovered a standard WD Caviar Green HDD inside, rather than a specific enterprise-spec drive.

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Iomega Home Media Hard Drive Cloud Edition Review

Iomega Home Media Hard Drive Cloud Edition Review

The Iomega Home Media Hard Drive, Cloud Edition is a network attached storage (NAS) that will not only store and backup your data, but also let you share and access it via the web. These days, it seems like everything computing is heading towards the cloud, which has come to be known as storing your data on remote servers so that it can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. This convenience typically comes with a monthly cost and may not be ideal for those who have a lot of data or prefer to have their data stored locally. This is where Iomega’s Cloud Edition NAS hopes to save the day.

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LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series, Fastest Mobile Storage Demoed At Computex 2011

LaCie Little Big Disks Thunderbolt Series, Fastest Mobile Storage Demoed At Computex 2011

So now that you've picked up a new MacBook Pro or a new iMac, you want to take advantage of that ultra speedy 10Gbps Thunderbolt port. Well, one of Intel's first partners to release Thunderbolt compatible peripherals is LaCie, and they've just demonstrated at Computex 2011 blazing speeds in a daisy chain configuration of its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series portable external hard drives.

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Seagate GoFlex Satellite: 500GB of WiFi-drive for your iPad

Seagate GoFlex Satellite: 500GB of WiFi-drive for your iPad

Seagate has unveiled the GoFlex Satellite, the company's latest external drive, and the first from its range to pack a battery and integrated WiFi connectivity. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is a 500GB portable HDD, capable of sharing content either via USB 3.0 (using Seagate's interchangeable GoFlex connector) or with its WiFi b/g/n radio to your iPad, iPhone or Android device.

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Western Digital buys Hitachi GST in huge $4.3bn deal

Western Digital buys Hitachi GST in huge $4.3bn deal

Western Digital has just announced a huge deal that will see the hard-drive company acquire arch rival Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for a whopping $4.3bn. The deal - expected to close within Q3 2011 - will comprise $3.5 billion in cash and 25 million WD common shares valued at $750 million, along with a pair of Hitachi execs added to the WD board of directors.

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Intel SSD 510 Series: 6Gbps SATA for up to 500 MB/s reads

Intel SSD 510 Series: 6Gbps SATA for up to 500 MB/s reads

Intel has outed its latest SSD, the Intel SSD 510 Series, offering 6Gbps SATA connectivity. Boasting up to 500 MB/s read speeds (double the previous 3Gbps Intel SSDs) and up to 315 MB/s write speeds (more than triple the previous models), Intel reckons a single 510 Series drive is faster than a pair of RAIDed 10,000rpm gaming HDDs.

Video demo after the cut

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Toshiba’s new 1.8 inch hard drives may mean new improved iPod classic

Toshiba’s new 1.8 inch hard drives may mean new improved iPod classic

Apple’s iPod classic could jump from the 60GB capacity to 220GB with the introduction of Toshiba’s new 1.8-inch hard drives. The new MKxx39GSL series of hard drives will be available in 160GB, 200GB, and 220GB capacities. This development may mean not only increased capacity but also improved battery life.

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Seagate 9mm GoFlex and GoFlex for Mac drives unveiled

Seagate 9mm GoFlex and GoFlex for Mac drives unveiled

Seagate has outed a new range of hard-drives at CES 2011, including the company's slimmest drive to date, the 9mm thick GoFlex, and a range of GoFlex for Mac drives compatible with Apple's OS X. The new Seagate GoFlex 9mm drive has a USB 3.0 connection and squeezes a 2.5-inch HDD into a slick aluminum chassis.

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Seagate Certified GoFlex Storage System will see HDDs dock in TVs, Plug PCs & more

Seagate Certified GoFlex Storage System will see HDDs dock in TVs, Plug PCs & more

Seagate has announced the Certified GoFlex Storage System for third-party manufacturers, that the hard-drive company hopes will see more GoFlex-compatible HDD docking bays fitted to third-party devices like media players. Until now, only Seagate has released such devices - like the FreeAgent Theater+ - but with the new certification program other companies will be able to dock directly with the 2.5-inch portable drives.

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Samsung Promises Highest Possible Level of Protection against Data Loss with Self-Encrypted SSD

Samsung Promises Highest Possible Level of Protection against Data Loss with Self-Encrypted SSD

Samsung's got a new Solid State Drive and they want you to take it for a spin. Samsung says it has the only Solid State Drive to feature Goverment-Grade AES 256-bit Encryption for the ultimate in security for your awesome files and such. This hardware encryption is always on, the data encryption and user authentication being performed "in the high security of the drive controller" instead of where it'd normally be stored, in the software. Software encryption works using the main CPU of the computer and stores info in the relatively insecure memory of the system, while SEDs (self-encrypting drives) encrypt at the speed of the interface making no impact on performance in the protected hardware of the SSD.

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