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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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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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Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SSHD official, test videos released

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SSHD official, test videos released

The folks at Seagate have announced the 3rd generation unit in their Momentus solid state hybrid drive line, here in the Momentus XT 750GB - as large as an HDD and as fast as an SSD, and at one tenth the price. This newest unit comes with 750GB of space, SLC NAND at 8GB, and a SATA 6GB/s NCQ interface. This newest drive has 50% more capacity than the previous generation Seagate Momentus, is 1.5x faster, and has both double the NAND flash and double the interface speed of its predecessor. Though it has the same name as its 500GB older sibling, this newest generation hybrid drive acts as the new plateau for Seagate and is available at a handful of online retailers today.

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HP CEO says HDD shortage is hurting Google and Facebook

HP CEO says HDD shortage is hurting Google and Facebook

With all the flooding in Thailand where many of the HDDs are made that are used in computers and sold on the retail market, production has ground to a halt leaving shortages on the market. There was an early prediction that the shortage would hurt more than just the consumer with computer prices going up and could also hurt large internet companies like Google and Facebook.

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Iomega launches eGo Mac Edition portable HDD

Iomega launches eGo Mac Edition portable HDD

Iomega today announced a new eGo Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive that rounds out its 2011 Mac-oriented hard drive lineup. The device is sleek with an industrial look and minimlist styling that will complement your other Apple products. It's also very compact for easy traveling and is built tough enough to withstand a drop up to seven feet off the ground. The portable HDD comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities.

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Buffalo MiniStation Extreme meets MIL specs

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme meets MIL specs

Buffalo Technology has been making all sorts of external storage devices for a long time that span the range from small and portable to larger solutions designed to be left in the office. The company has new storage product that it has announced today called the MiniStation Extreme. This external storage solution uses fast connectivity and software to get data security and fast transfer rates.

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PC prices set to climb as Seagate joins HDD affected

PC prices set to climb as Seagate joins HDD affected

Western Digital announced yesterday that the severe flooding in Thailand has left the company unable to produce HDDs in its plants. WD was clear that the facilities it has in the country are functional, but are on hold to prevent water from getting inside. A number of WD workers are unable to get to the factory as well due to flooding. Seagate is also reporting the same issue with slowdowns at its Thailand plant.

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