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Geek walks into Apple Store with broken Time Capsule, walks out with drive full of Apple documents

Geek walks into Apple Store with broken Time Capsule, walks out with drive full of Apple documents

Sometimes weird things happen at Apple. Losing one iPhone at a bar is odd enough; losing a second, the same way is downright weird. The latest snafu at Apple is firmly on the weird side as well. Apparently, a guy took his malfunctioning Time Capsule back up drive into an Apple Store. When he left with the drive and got home the owner realized he had a bit of extra content on the old supposedly broken hard drive.

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Apple will replace some 1TB Seagate iMac HDDs

Apple will replace some 1TB Seagate iMac HDDs

If you were one of the many people that upgraded to a new iMac back in May when they got new hardware you aren't alone. We reviewed the new iMac when it launched. The machines got new processors and larger storage drives. If you opted for one of the iMacs that had a 1TB HDD from Seagate inside you may need a new HDD. Some of those early iMacs had an issue with the 1TB HDD and Apple is looking to replace those drives for you.

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Samsung itching to dump HDD business as SSDs arrive in MacBook Air

Samsung itching to dump HDD business as SSDs arrive in MacBook Air

Samsung is reportedly looking to dump its hard-drive business, in an attempt to refocus in areas of stronger growth such as flash storage, in which the company has seen recent wins from industry heavyweights like Apple. According to the WSJ's source, Samsung is hoping to sell its traditional hard-drive business for $1.5bn, in a move that would leave it focusing on solid-state drives instead.

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Microsoft FlashStore promises HDD/SSD-beating performance for Xbox LIVE & more

Microsoft FlashStore promises HDD/SSD-beating performance for Xbox LIVE & more

Microsoft is looking to boost Xbox LIVE online gaming speed, server farms and cloud apps using an injection of flash memory. Microsoft FlashStore works in a similar way to Seagate's hybrid Momentus XT drives, using a flash-based bridge between RAM and a traditional HDD; that bridge maintains not only a "working set" of the most commonly accessed data, but provides a computer's RAM with a hash-table-based index for speedier recall.

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OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

Fast, silent and power-efficient; it seems like the only thing not to like about SSDs is the price. OCZ has sent over its Vertex 2 SSD, a 120GB model that straddles the performance/price boundary at around $220. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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