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ThunderBay 4 Mini delivers big performance in a small size

ThunderBay 4 Mini delivers big performance in a small size

Today's data storage needs are getting bigger and bigger, but that doesn't mean that our hard drives, especially external ones, need to grow as big. The ThunderBay 4 Mini, the latest storage solution from Other World Computing, can cram as much as 8 TB in a single box, but at a size that snuggly fits 2.5-inch drives. But do not underestimate this little box, as the lethal combination of Thunderbolt 2's super fast data transfers plus RAID-ready capabilities makes this ThunderBay 4 Mini an enticing option for multimedia workers short on space and budget.

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WD My Passport Wireless offers untethered extra storage

WD My Passport Wireless offers untethered extra storage

Western Digital, which makes data storage solutions, among other things, is finally bringing its external hard drives to the wireless age. With the aptly named My Passport Wireless, users will no longer have to worry about running out of storage on their mobile device or digital camera, even when they didn't bring their USB cable spool along with them.

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Seagate’s new 8TB hard drive is the first of its kind

Seagate’s new 8TB hard drive is the first of its kind

Seagate has hit a new storage milestone with its recently unveiled 8TB hard drive disk, the first of its kind to start shipping. The company calls this an "important step forward", saying its new offering meets the increasing data-heavy demands of our modern cloud-centric world.

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Minecraft hard drive gets a 4 KB upgrade

Minecraft hard drive gets a 4 KB upgrade

So you've probably heard of the crazy and almost unbelievable project that brought a 1 KB hard drive into Minecraft's build-anything-you-want world. If you've been impressed with that, your jaw might just drop on this one. A new group, represented by a The0JJ in Imgur, has posted what they are claiming as their own Minecraft HDD, this time with an expanded capacity of 4 KB.

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Very patient Minecraft player recreates 1KB hard drive

Very patient Minecraft player recreates 1KB hard drive

We've heard great stories of people on Minecraft creating incredible masterpieces, from dreamy yet blocky castles to the USS Enterprise. Some, however, really take things to the extreme, like a certain player going by the pseudonym "smellytring" who posted snapshots on Imgur explaining how he or she built a 1 KB, yes kilobyte, hard drive using only the materials and tools that Minecraft bestows.

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WD My Book Duo external drive brings USB 3.0, two bays

WD My Book Duo external drive brings USB 3.0, two bays

If you're in need of more space for your data and a NAS unit isn't to your taste, Western Digital has rolled out a new direct-attached storage unit, the My Book Duo. With the My Book Duo comes two bays and USB 3.0, as well as some security add-ons.

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LaCie Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions flaunt speed and capacity for 4K workflow

LaCie Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions flaunt speed and capacity for 4K workflow

Modern day consumers' penchant for high-quality video and computer-generated graphics require not only powerful workstations but also storage devices to match. Addressing a market hungry for such equipment, LaCie has unveiled three new storage solutions at the National Assocation of Broadcasters (NAB) show that puts the best of Thunderbolt 2 technology and Seagate's drives together.

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LaCie Fuel 2TB doubles capacity for space-short road warriors

LaCie Fuel 2TB doubles capacity for space-short road warriors

LaCie has updated its Fuel portable drive, doubling capacity of the wireless hard-drive for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. The Fuel, announced at CES in January, now offers up to 2TB of storage that can be shared via WiFi, in addition to AirPlay support for wireless streaming to a compatible device.

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Western Digital My Passport Pro unveiled with Thunderbolt

Western Digital My Passport Pro unveiled with Thunderbolt

Western Digital has introduced its newest offering, the My Passport Pro drive. Says the maker, this is the first portable dual-drive option powered by Intel's Thunderbolt. The drive launched today in both 2TB and 4TB capacities through Apple and various retailers.

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LaCie Sphere handcrafted hard drive boasts design by Christofle

LaCie Sphere handcrafted hard drive boasts design by Christofle

Among its other offerings revealed today at CES, LaCie has introduced the hand-crafted Sphere external hard drive, a shiny ball that is at both times retro and modern. The enclosure is circular with a flat base, and there's a stamped logo on the side, the only disruption in the otherwise smooth and polished surface.

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LaCie Fuel 1TB drive offers AirPlay for iPad, iPhone and Mac

LaCie Fuel 1TB drive offers AirPlay for iPad, iPhone and Mac

LaCie has rolled out the red carpet for the Fuel, a sporty external hard drive designed specifically for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac. In addition to being wireless, the Fuel HDD also features AirPlay, hence the Apple-centric customer base. The drive will be available "soon", though the company hasn't specified a hard date. Priced at $199 USD with 1TB capacity.

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Xbox One sees speed improvements with SSD, hybrid modifications

Xbox One sees speed improvements with SSD, hybrid modifications

Xbox modder Brian Williams has installed two non-standard drives on an Xbox One, testing them to see whether they make for faster boot and game load times than the standard drive. The exercise demonstrates where the gaming industry is at in terms of drive configurations. The take-home point is that hybrid drives -- a traditional hard disk paired with a flash memory or SSD (solid-state drive) -- is a happy medium between speed and cost-effectiveness.

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