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HGST 6TB Ultrastar He HDD is filled with helium

HGST 6TB Ultrastar He HDD is filled with helium

HGST is a hard drive manufacturer that makes storage products for enterprise use and to fit inside desktop computers and more. The company has announced that it is now shipping a new and very unique hard drive aimed at use in data centers around the world. The new hard drive has 6 TB of capacity and is called the Ultrastar He.

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Toshiba MQ02ABF HDD packs 1TB into 7mm profile

Toshiba MQ02ABF HDD packs 1TB into 7mm profile

Toshiba has announced a new storage product designed specifically for thin laptops. The storage product is a hard drive called the MQ02ABF and it uses a traditional 2.5-inch form factor. Despite using a traditional 2.5-inch form factor this is an incredibly thin hard drive with a profile only 7 mm thick.

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Sony increases PS4 hard drive size to 12.5mm for 1.5 TB capacity

Sony increases PS4 hard drive size to 12.5mm for 1.5 TB capacity

German tinkerer website Computer Bild has discovered that the PS4 will use a 12.5mm hard drive dock rather than the 9.5mm spec used in the PS3. This means the PS4 hard drive can be replaced with a 1.5TB SATA hard drive, with even more capacity in the future as developers improve storage densities. This and other discoveries were made when the website acquired a developer console for the next-generation gaming system.

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WD My Cloud offers remote access and 4 TB of storage

WD My Cloud offers remote access and 4 TB of storage

Western Digital has unveiled a new family of storage devices called My Cloud. The new storage solutions are designed to let users easily organize and secure digital content from mobile devices and computers. Once the My Cloud is configured, users can store content on the drive and access the data from anywhere in the world.

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Redesigned Western Digital My Book external HDDs offer up to 4 TB

Redesigned Western Digital My Book external HDDs offer up to 4 TB

Western Digital has announced it is redesigned its lineup of My Book external storage devices for Windows and Mac computers. The redesign storage devices offer more space for your favorite content and better performance. The redesign drives now use USB 3.0 connectivity.

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini storage device offers bus-powered hardware RAID

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini storage device offers bus-powered hardware RAID

Computer users who need lots of external storage have a bunch of options to choose from. A company named OWC has been producing storage solutions geared towards Mac users for a number of years. The company has unveiled its latest product called the Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini.

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Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD offers capacity and performance for thin mobile devices

Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD offers capacity and performance for thin mobile devices

Hard drive maker Seagate has announced a new storage device designed specifically for thin mobile devices. The hard drive is called the Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD and it promises seven times more storage capacity than a traditional 64 GB tablet with the same power needs. The storage device is a traditional hard drive promising the power, performance, and reliability of a flash device.

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Western Digital My Passport Slim packs 2 TB of storage in a thin metal case with encryption

Western Digital My Passport Slim packs 2 TB of storage in a thin metal case with encryption

Western Digital has announced the launch of the new and very portable external storage device for mobile users. The storage drive is called the My Passport Slim and is the first 2 TB thin drive with a metal case that also features hardware encryption. The encryption is 256-bit hardware-based to protect any data you put on the drive.

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Western Digital Red 2.5-inch 1TB NAS hard drive unveiled alongside 4TB 3.5-inch option

Western Digital Red 2.5-inch 1TB NAS hard drive unveiled alongside 4TB 3.5-inch option

Western Digital has announced the availability of its first 2.5-inch Red line of hard drives, with both a 750GB and a 1TB variety being offered. This comes alongside an expansion of its 3.5-inch form factor drives with model WD40EFRX, offering a larger capacity for more demanding needs at 4TB. The WD Red 2.5-inch drives are designed specifically for use with NAS units.

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Xbox One external HDD support won’t be available at launch

Xbox One external HDD support won’t be available at launch

A new batch of Xbox One information has been dropped over the past few days, the latest of which is a statement by the Xbox Community Manager that the Xbox One -- though it supports external hard drives -- won't offer that support upon its initial launch, instead getting it at some indeterminate point later on.

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OWC Data Doubler adds 3 TB of storage to your MacBook

OWC Data Doubler adds 3 TB of storage to your MacBook

One thing that most notebook users have in common no matter the brand of machine they use is the need for more storage space. When your typical Windows-powered notebook runs out of space adding a larger hard drive is relatively straightforward but things can get tricky if you use a MacBook. A company called OWC has announced a new Data Doubler option for MacBook users that adds 3 TB of storage space.

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AirPort Extreme teardown reveals empty hard drive slot without connectors

AirPort Extreme teardown reveals empty hard drive slot without connectors

Hidden behind the new iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, and the new Mac Pro at Apple's WWDC keynote was the unveiling of a new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. The Time Capsule comes with 2TB or 3TB hard drive options and allow users to back up their Mac files, while the AirPort Extreme is simply just a glorified router. However, iFixit noticed during their teardown of the device that there's room for a hard drive.

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