And the hits just keep on coming. Of course, just on the heels of announcing when the Kinect would go on sale, Microsoft have officially announced that a new, smaller, and shinier version of their Xbox 360 is going on sale, too. But, the difference here is that the new console is going on sale very, very soon. In fact, it has already started shipping.
Back in February Toshiba unveiled the industry's highest capacity SFF HDD for enterprise users called the Toshiba MBF series. Today Toshiba has announced that the new MBF drive is available in volume. The drive is a 2.5-inch enterprise-class HDD aimed at the data center needing lots of storage in small amount of space.
Iomega has been making a full line of external HDDs for a long time and the company has offerings aimed at on the go users and those looking for more storage space for the home or office. The company has announced its latest line of products including USB 3.0 portables and a new FireWire 800 HDD for Mac systems.
The performance close of an SSD with the pricing of an HDD; that's what Seagate promise is possible with the new Momentus XT range. A series of 2.5-inch laptop hard-drives, the Momentus XT use a hybrid combination of 4GB of SSD memory paired with a 7,200rpm HDD: by using the SSD partition with Seagate's new Adaptive Memory technology - which learns typical drive use and prioritises key files - the company reckon users will see around 400-percent performance improvements on regular 7,200rpm HDDs but at a quarter the price of a true SSD.
After a couple of weeks of rumors, Seagate apparently wanted to clear the air. And so, Seagate's Senior Product Manager Barbara Craig has finally confirmed that Seagate is, indeed, working on releasing a 3TB hard drive later this year. But, it's not all going as smoothly as Seagate planned, as they've run into a few obstacles. And, sadly, if you're running Windows XP still, you can't even get the 3TB goodness, because the drive will require a 64-bit Operating System.
I have collected a large assortment of extra HDDs over the years. I don’t like throwing the things away because it seems like every time I trash a drive I end up needing it. I have some large drawers in my desk that I normally just toss the HDDs into and leave them until I need them.
Toshiba Japan have updated their REGZA HDTV range, with select models supporting USB hard-drives or coming with 500GB of storage built-in. The Toshiba REGZA R1 series - made up of 32-, 37- and 42-inch sets - and REGZA H1 series - made up of 32- and 37-inch sets - each have a USB port and Full HD resolution (bar on the 32-inch models, which get 720p support). Meanwhile there's also the entry level Toshiba REGZA A1 series, with 19-, 22- and 26-inch models all offering 720p HD resolution.
Hard drives are turning up in all sorts of devices today from camcorders to our cars and trucks. Toshiba has unveiled a new automotive-grade HDD called the MK2060GSC that it claims to be the highest capacity automotive HDD on the market.