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Western Digital dishes out world’s thinnest 1TB hard drive

Western Digital dishes out world’s thinnest 1TB hard drive

It's not the thinnest hard drive ever, but Western Digital has launched a new 7mm drive that happens to be the world's thinnest 1TB hard drive. The company has added the new drive to its Blue lineup of hard drives, and while it's not the thinnest drive we've seen, it's still a pretty impressive sliver of storage.

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Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speed without the wallet hemorrhaging

Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speed without the wallet hemorrhaging

Buffalo has announced a new high-capacity storage solution that promises the speed of an SSD while offering the capacity and cost of a traditional hard drive. The storage solution is called the DriveStation DDR and it's a high-performance external USB 3.0 hard drive featuring 1 GB of DDR3 RAM cache. That 1 GB of DDR3 RAM allows for accelerated transfer speeds.

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Flash Rods unveils souped-up USB 3.0 muscle car drives

Flash Rods unveils souped-up USB 3.0 muscle car drives

Flash Rods are flash drives that have been crammed inside of toy cars. These interesting storage devices have been around for a while. In fact, we talked about a version couple years ago that crammed a 250 GB hard drive inside of a Mercedes SLS replica.

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Western Digital releases 5mm UltraSlim 2.5-inch hard drive

Western Digital releases 5mm UltraSlim 2.5-inch hard drive

Western Digital has just begun shipping a new 2.5-inch internal hard drive that's only a mere 5mm thick. The company is calling it the UltraSlim, and it packs in 500GB of whatever you can stuff in it. the new drive will fit in any standard 2.5-inch drive bay, but will take up less vertical space than a typical 9.5mm drive.

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Seagate unveils world’s first 1TB-per-platter hard drive

Seagate unveils world’s first 1TB-per-platter hard drive

Seagate is smiling big today, having announced that it is the first ever to offer a hard drive containing 1TB platters. There are a total of four platters, making the drive an ordinary 4TB in size, but it is not the overall capacity that is the bragging point. Although it's not the most exciting announcement, there are some advantages to this drive over other 4TB offerings.

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Western Digital announces major investment in Skyera

Western Digital announces major investment in Skyera

Western Digital has been producing hard drives for a number of years and is one of the most popular companies in the market. As the hard drive market declines, the SSD market is growing. Hard drives use spinning magnetic platters to store large quantities of data, but have slower data access speeds.

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Seagate becomes first to ship 2 billion hard drives

Seagate becomes first to ship 2 billion hard drives

Since being founded in 1979, Seagate has shipped two billion hard drives worldwide, which the company claims is the first to achieve such a feat. However, what's probably more impressive is the fact that half of those hard drives were shipped within the last four years alone, while the first half took nearly 30 years.

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HGST launches 1.2 TB Ultrastar 10,000 RPM hard drive

HGST launches 1.2 TB Ultrastar 10,000 RPM hard drive

HGST was formerly part of Hitachi and is now a Western Digital company. HGST has announced a new enterprise class hard drive that is the industry's highest capacity 10,000 RPM unit. The new drive offers 33% more capacity and is designed for tier 1 mission-critical cloud, enterprise server, and storage system use.

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LaCie launches Blade Runner by Philippe Starck, offers 4TB of storage

LaCie launches Blade Runner by Philippe Starck, offers 4TB of storage

During CES earlier this month, we got our hands on LaCie's Blade Runner storage device, which features a unique design by Philippe Starck. The device is now available for $299.99, includes 10GB of cloud storage, and is only being offered in a limited run of 9,999, at which point you'll be out of luck. Check out the specs and more pictures after the jump.

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Seagate Wireless Plus WiFi hard drive hands-on

Seagate Wireless Plus WiFi hard drive hands-on

Seagate certainly isn't new to the wireless external hard drive business -- they released the Satellite drive a couple months ago, and they're back here at CES 2013 to show off the successor to the Satellite, the Wireless Plus. We ended up getting our hands on the new storage solution to see what this new edition offers.

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Magical magnets: Research tips denser HDDs and galaxy-spanning instant comms

Magical magnets: Research tips denser HDDs and galaxy-spanning instant comms

A new type of magnetism exhibited by a new state of mater could boost data storage technology and even revolutionize traditionally finicky superconductors, MIT researchers claim. The team, led by Young S. Lee, managed to create a so-called quantum spin liquid (QSL), previously only the stuff of theory, which demonstrates a third state of magnetism, where the electron's fields are constantly in flux and interacting with each other. In fact, they could well lead to a brand new form of communication, using quantum entanglement.

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Vantec unveils WiFi-equipped NexStar hard drive dock

Vantec unveils WiFi-equipped NexStar hard drive dock

Vantec has announced the NexStar WiFi hard drive dock. The NexStar WiFi allows users to access and transfer data wirelessly, and offers apps on Google Play and the App Store for easy mobile device interaction with the dock. The NexStar will be available some time this month, although a specific launch date wasn't provided.

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