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Toshiba AL13SE 2.5″ HDD offers 900GB at 10,500RPM

Toshiba AL13SE 2.5″ HDD offers 900GB at 10,500RPM

Western Digital has produced 2.5-inch hard drives capable of 10,000 RPM speeds in the past, but capacities have often been limited. Toshiba is hoping to push ahead in the quest for fast speeds and roomy drives with the introduction of a 900GB hard drive with a 10,500RPM spin speed. That’s not the only capacity available either, with 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB versions also up for grabs.

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Seagate misses Q4 financial goals as HDD competition rebounds

Seagate misses Q4 financial goals as HDD competition rebounds

With the massive flooding in Thailand last year, the hard drive market took a beating with many of the major players in the industry having to shut down assembly lines and shift production to other countries. Seagate was banking on growing business significantly due to competitors having significantly reduced production. That hasn't worked as expected as the market has recovered quicker than expected.

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HGST ships new CinemaStar 2.5-inch HDDs

HGST ships new CinemaStar 2.5-inch HDDs

HGST has announced a new family of CinemaStar 2.5-inch hard drives aimed at the A/V and consumer electronics market. The new drives have 500 GB or higher capacity, low power demands, quiet operation, and high reliability to target what HGST calls the "sweet spot" in the market. The new drives include thin 7 mm Z-height 500 GB HDDs along with thicker 2.5-inch 1 TB HDDs.

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Seagate says hard disk drive shortage to continue through 2012

Seagate says hard disk drive shortage to continue through 2012

The massive flooding in Thailand has severely limited the supply hard drives for the computing industry all around the world. One of the companies that was hard hit by the flooding was Seagate. I'm sure Seagate, and the computer industry hoped that the hard disk drive shortage would be over this year, but it doesn't seem that will be the case. Seagate is now reporting that the shortage of hard drives will continue throughout 2012, just as some research firms were predicting.

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OCZ Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs now Intel approved for ultrabooks

OCZ Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs now Intel approved for ultrabooks

OCZ has announced that its Deneva 2 mSATA SSDs, the 30GB and 60GB models, are now certified by Intel as passing the "White Using" portion of the Smart Response Technology performance benchmark test for ultrabooks. These high performance drives feature faster boot-up and data transfer speeds on a small footprint that's well suited for the myriad of ultrabooks we can be sure to expect this year.

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Seagate chops warranty on some HDDs

Seagate chops warranty on some HDDs

Seagate has announced that it is chopping the warranties that it offers on some of its hard drives down to size. Seagate says that the reason it is cutting warranty length is to be consistent with the industry. Other major HDD makers like Western Digital have cut warranty length recently as well. This warranty shortening may be a response to reduced profits in the HDD industry in the wake of flooding in Thailand that has lead to shortages.

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