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WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo drive revealed, Mac compatible

WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo drive revealed, Mac compatible

This week we may well be paying more attention to hard drives more than any other sort of Apple-related product announced during MacWorld, and Western Digital is never one to disappoint. The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo is first up, it working with the Thunderbolt port on your newest MacBook devices. This external harddrive utilizes your 10 Gbps Thunderbolt to access two 3.5-inch hard drives in a RAID O striped array - and wouldn't you know it, it's fast!

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Judge rules Fifth Amendment to no longer cover hard drives

Judge rules Fifth Amendment to no longer cover hard drives

In a court case currently going on here in the United States including a Colorado woman who's hard drive may well include incriminating evidence against her, it's been ruled that her encrypted password on said hard drive must be bypassed by her, and is not protected under the Fifth Amendment. Before this case, a distinction had been drawn in cases which included such situations, the difference being clear between forcing a person to reveal their password and forcing a defendant to decrypt encrypted data without revealing their password. Revealing the password has up until now been ruled as forcing the defendant to reveal the contents of their mind, this bringing up some Fifth Amendment issues - that's no longer the case according to Judge Robert Blackburn.

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LaCie unveils 2big and eSATA Hub Thunderbolt storage series

LaCie unveils 2big and eSATA Hub Thunderbolt storage series

LaCie unveiled two new Thunderbolt-equipped storage solutions with the 2big Thunderbolt Series and the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series. The 2big Thunderbolt Series is designed for heavy data users with support for up to 8TB capacities and transfer rates of up to 311MB/s, while the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series lets Mac users connect to two eSATA external hard drives and still use other Thunderbolt peripherals.

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ADM Radeon HD 7970 Specifications revealed in leaked slide

ADM Radeon HD 7970 Specifications revealed in leaked slide

This week we're getting our first real glimpse of the ADM Radeon HD 7970 though what appears to be a leaked slide from the manufacturers, it showing off its mighty power in an array of numbers you're going to just love. As the launch draws near, you'll be glad to know that this device works with GCN architecture, 32 CU (Computing Unit), and a 2048 ALU (SP) that will allow you to operate at 925MHz clock speed, 128 TMU and 32 ROP. All that sound healthy to you?

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Intel pushing SSD as hard-drive shortage hits revenues

Intel pushing SSD as hard-drive shortage hits revenues

Intel is hoping to leverage the hard-drive shortage to drive its SSD business, in the attempt to offset its slashed Q4 revenue estimates after lower than expected processor sales. The chip company warned yesterday that the Thai flooding - and an ensuing reduction in new computers being built - could knock $1bn off its next set of financial results; however, Intel CFO Stacy Smith also reckons there's an opportunity there to push another aspect of the company's business, the NYTimes reports. Intel will "be using this as an opportunity" Smith confirmed.

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Hitachi GST 4TB Deskstar 5K4000 Hard Drive and Touro Desk External Drive revealed

Hitachi GST 4TB Deskstar 5K4000 Hard Drive and Touro Desk External Drive revealed

The fine folks at Hitachi have revealed a couple of new models in their hard drive line this week, one of which is the 4TB Deskstar 5K4000 Hard Drive retail kit with CoolSpin Technology, the other being the Touro Desk external drive, both of these units available in the first quarter of 2012 at the earliest. In that your hard drive still remains the place where your do everything from watch movies to edit movies to save your everloving homework assignments, the cloud hasn't quite completely taken over the industry for the bulk of us regular citizens. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies brings to you today two drives at right around $400 USD and a massive 4TB of space for fun.

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Intel slashes Q4 predictions by $1bn after HDD shortages

Intel slashes Q4 predictions by $1bn after HDD shortages

Intel has warned of worse than expected Q4 2011 performance, cautioning investors that the ongoing hard-drive shortage could lead to quarterly revenues $1bn lower than predicted. Although sales of computers have actually risen in Q4, Intel explains, the shortfall in hard-drive stocks due to the Thailand floods earlier this year has meant manufacturers have cut their processor orders since they simply can't produce as many PCs as they'd like.

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ioSafe Rugged Portable revealed, bulletproof protection for your data

ioSafe Rugged Portable revealed, bulletproof protection for your data

If there's one thing you can expect from ioSafe as an external harddrive manufacturer, its hardcore physical protection for your data, and with this ioSafe Rugged Portable, you don't have to be in the comfort of your own home to get that bulletproof love. Though this one-pound wonder does not give you the same fire-proofing that its 18 pound bigger SoloPRO cousin offers, it's essentially battle proof in every other respect. You can connect with such universal options as USB 3.0 or a USB 2.0/Dual Firewire 800 combo, and the rig comes in 500GB or 1 TB 5400 RPM flavorings. And it's all one color silver aluminum to match your MacBooks, of course.

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Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 Review

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 Review

With the home backup and media server market heating up, a box full of drives and a link to your router is no longer enough. Netgear's ReadyNAS Duo v2 takes the dual-drive shell of its first-gen predecessor and then makes upgrades to processor, software and more, arriving at an affordable backup station that also offers media streaming, remote access with smartphone apps and more. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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