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Western Digital adds new SAS HDDs for enterprise

Western Digital adds new SAS HDDs for enterprise

Western Digital has announced that it has added two new SAS HDDs to its line of enterprise storage solutions the new HDDs are both SAS devices and include the WD S25 and the WD RE SAS 3.5-inch HDD. The S25 is a compact 2.5-inch HDD that uses the SAS 6Gb/s interface and comes in 450GB and 600GB capacities. The drive spins at 10,000 rpm for faster data access.

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Hitachi unveils new CinemaStar HDDs for AV use

Hitachi unveils new CinemaStar HDDs for AV use

Hitachi has unveiled a new HDD that is specifically aimed at the AV market. The new HDDs include a 2.5-inch units and new 3.5-inch units that are all aimed at DVRs, video surveillance and other uses for digital video recording. The 3.5-inch HDDs are the CinemaStar 5K2000 family.

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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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Hitachi outs new 7mm thick 500GB single disk HDD

Hitachi outs new 7mm thick 500GB single disk HDD

One of the things that will allow us to get more storage capacity inside our small and thin ultraportable devices and netbooks is thinner hard drives. Hitachi has announced a new HDD that is a typical 2.5-inch notebook form factor that is crazy thin at only 7mm thick.

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Hitachi 3TB HDD ships to OEM

Hitachi 3TB HDD ships to OEM

One of the reasons to move from 32-bit to 64-bit versions of an operating system is to allow the computer to see more memory. Hitachi has announced that its massive 3TB HDDs are now shipping to OEMs and system builders for use in computer systems. This 3TB HDD is the first to break the 2.2TB storage barrier on a 32-bit Windows XP computer with no additional hardware according to Hitachi.

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Samsung Promises Highest Possible Level of Protection against Data Loss with Self-Encrypted SSD

Samsung Promises Highest Possible Level of Protection against Data Loss with Self-Encrypted SSD

Samsung's got a new Solid State Drive and they want you to take it for a spin. Samsung says it has the only Solid State Drive to feature Goverment-Grade AES 256-bit Encryption for the ultimate in security for your awesome files and such. This hardware encryption is always on, the data encryption and user authentication being performed "in the high security of the drive controller" instead of where it'd normally be stored, in the software. Software encryption works using the main CPU of the computer and stores info in the relatively insecure memory of the system, while SEDs (self-encrypting drives) encrypt at the speed of the interface making no impact on performance in the protected hardware of the SSD.

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NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter makes any drive an external storage solution

NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter makes any drive an external storage solution

I have a bunch of old HDDs that are crammed into drawers in my desk because I didn't want them in my computer and they are packed with data that I don't want to just throw them away. I could get an external enclosure for them so I can get the data and use the drives, but I don't want another enclosure on my desk.

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Sharkoon unveils new USB 3.09 SATA QuickPort Mini dock for SSDs and HDDs

Sharkoon unveils new USB 3.09 SATA QuickPort Mini dock for SSDs and HDDs

Sharkoon is tossing a new docking station of some sort onto the market every time I look around it seems. The latest offering from the company is the QuickPort Mini for 2.5" SATA HDDs and it can be had with a USB 3.0 port or a slower USB 2.0 port.

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Hitachi unveils new Ultrastar C10K600 enterprise HDD

Hitachi unveils new Ultrastar C10K600 enterprise HDD

Hitachi has pulled the wraps off a new enterprise class HDD that is claimed to be the industry's fastest and most power-efficient 10,000 rpm enterprise class HDD. The drive spins at 10,000 rpm and uses the 6Gb/s SAS interface. The drive is a small 2.5-inch drive with up to 600GB of storage capacity.

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Toshiba Canvio Basics Line-Up Released, Available Only in Glossy Black

Toshiba Canvio Basics Line-Up Released, Available Only in Glossy Black

Toshiba managed to quietly slip out a line-up of external hard drives on Tuesday, building up the library of already offered products. The drives are straightforward, even in their color scheme, and don't offer much in the "spectacular feature" category, but if you're in the market for a new external HDD, then these might just be the ticket.

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I-O Data external USB HDD backs up data and video from camcorders

I-O Data external USB HDD backs up data and video from camcorders

I bet that many people who take photos and video on their camcorder just leave the content sitting on the internal HDD or memory card until they run out of space and are forced to move the content. The reason is that it seems like it takes forever when you have to move hundreds of photos and hours of video to your PC.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Internal Hard Drive Available Now from GameStop

Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Internal Hard Drive Available Now from GameStop

It is becoming a growing trend to see online retailers announce, or put up for sale, items not even announced by the manufacturer. Product leaks happen like that all the time. But in most cases, those ads, or product placements, usually get pulled in some capacity or another. That hasn't happened with the 250GB internal hard drive for the new slimmer Xbox 360. Despite not having a formal announcement from Microsoft, you can indeed go buy yourself a new hard drive if you really wanted to, right now.

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