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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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Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Hard drive maker Seagate has announced a new 2.5-inch hard drive specifically designed and engineered for use in 24/7 video applications. The hard drive is aimed directly at the DVR, set-top box, and surveillance market. The Video 2.5 HDD was engineered specifically for performance and operation in three key areas of importance for the video industry.

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LaCie d2 external HD rebooted with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

LaCie d2 external HD rebooted with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

It's time for the LaCie d2 external hard drive to be re-released, this time with a boost that should, by all means, make it into a brand new device altogether. What we're looking at here is what's now called the LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series and it's ready for universal connectivity like no other. This machine works with the fabulous speeds of USB 3.0 for a large cross-section of brand new machines and hits speeds to the max with no less than Thunderbolt connectivity for speeds up to two times that of FireWire 800.

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Western Digital Black line gets 4TB drive

Western Digital Black line gets 4TB drive

Western Digital has given its Black line of internal hard drives an upwards bump with the introduction of a 4TB drive. This gives WD customers access to a performance-based 4TB drive, whereas previous offerings have been aimed at enterprise customers. The drive is available now, and is priced at $339, which includes a 5-year warranty.

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Western Digital announces updated My Book Studio line

Western Digital announces updated My Book Studio line

Western Digital has announced a new version of its My Book Studio line of external hard drives. The new line has been updated to USB 3.0, which is three times faster than previous offerings. In addition, a 4TB model has been added to the device line, giving you ample room to store your music, TV shows, and movies.

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A*STAR unveils 5mm-thick hybrid disk drive

A*STAR unveils 5mm-thick hybrid disk drive

Hybrid disk drives combine a traditional high-capacity hard drive with solid state memory, and are a great compromise if you're wanting an all-out solid state drive, but really can't afford one. However, A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute has created a 2.5-inch hybrid drive that's only 4.98mm thick and can pack in in 1TB of storage.

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LaCie announces thinner and faster Porsche Design Drive for Macs

LaCie announces thinner and faster Porsche Design Drive for Macs

LaCie, a reputable name in the external hard drive industry and maker of some of the toughest external drives around, announced today the P’9223 Slim. The drive was designed by a partnership between LaCie and Porsche Design that brings faster speeds and a sleek, thin design to the company's line of external hard drives.

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Apple confirms Fusion Drive in iMac models

Apple confirms Fusion Drive in iMac models

Apple has just announced an awesomely impressive and super thin iMac lineup. One of the more important specs here is regarding the Fusion Drive under the hood. For those that need more storage, but want the speed and performance of a solid state drive without the cost. That is where the Fusion Drive comes in. More details below.

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Toshiba outs Canvio Slim as world’s thinnest 500GB hard drive

Toshiba outs Canvio Slim as world’s thinnest 500GB hard drive

The folks from Toshiba look to continue the trend of packing tons and tons of storage into an extremely small space. Today they've outed their latest Canvio Slim portable hard drive and are stating it's the "world's thinnest" portable hard drive. Coming in at just 9mm thick offering 500GB of storage for only $115 -- lets take a look.

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Western Digital Announces MyBook VelociRaptor Duo with Thunderbolt and 2TB

Western Digital Announces MyBook VelociRaptor Duo with Thunderbolt and 2TB

If you're a fan of Western Digital and their popular VelociRaptor line we might have something for you. All those folks with a spare Thunderbolt port on their Mac might just want to check out this new release from WD. It's called the Western Digital MyBook VelociRaptor Duo and offers Thunderbolt speeds and 2TB of capacity. Oh and it'll cost an arm and a leg.

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Plextor announces M5S Series SSDs

Plextor announces M5S Series SSDs

Plextor has announced a new line of SSDs, the M5S Series. The drives are based on a Marvell 88SS9174 controller and use 25nm-based NAND flash, which helps read and write speeds hit 520MB/s and 390MB/s respectively. Random read and write speeds are rated at 73,000 and 70,000 IOPS. Plextor is aiming the drives at those looking to make the jump from traditional hard drives to solid state drives for the first time.

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