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Microsoft announces plans for 250GB Xbox 360 HDD add-on

Microsoft announces plans for 250GB Xbox 360 HDD add-on

Most gamers know that eventually you end up needing more storage space than you start out with on your game console. This is especially true for Xbox 360 owners that also use the console for storing media and frequently download games and demos.

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Aleratec unveils HDD Copy Cruiser Mini HDD duplicator #350107

Aleratec unveils HDD Copy Cruiser Mini HDD duplicator #350107

Hard drive duplication for the consumer is typically done one at a time in the event that you move from an old computer to a new one or your hard drive crashes. In some business areas, the duplication of optical discs, HDDs, and flash drives is done on a larger scale and needs hardware that is more specialized.

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Brando offers up UADAP003900 Unitek USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter

Brando offers up UADAP003900 Unitek USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter

If you are like me, your desk is probably crammed with old hardware that your computer had outgrown and you can’t bring yourself to throw away. I have several older SATA HDDs sitting in my desk collecting dust.

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LaCie and Symwave unveil first USB 3.0 dual-drive RAID solution

LaCie and Symwave unveil first USB 3.0 dual-drive RAID solution

USB 3.0 products and accessories are coming hot and heavy ahead of CES 2010. USB 3.0 promises lots more speed and performance than the USB 2.0 products we have today. LaCie and Symwave have announced they have teamed up to produce the first USB 3.0 dual-drive RAID storage solution.

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Apricorn SATA Wire upgrade kit makes getting a new drive simple

Apricorn SATA Wire upgrade kit makes getting a new drive simple

There are probably lots of people out there who would like to add a new HDD or SSD to their notebook computer, but are worried about getting their data and OS onto a new drive. Apricorn has announced a new kit called the SATA Wire Upgrade kit that makes getting data onto your new drive easy.

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Toshiba 320GB 1.8-inch HDD is world’s biggest

Toshiba 320GB 1.8-inch HDD is world’s biggest

Flash and solid-state drives have been catching up to tiny, 1.8-inch traditional hard-drives in ultramobile applications over the past year or so, but Toshiba don't think spinning platters are quite outmoded yet.  The company have revealed three new 1.8-inch HDDs including the industry's first 320GB unit, using unique high-density platters that permit data density of 516Gbpsi.

Each of the 3.0Gbps SATA drives spin at 5,400rpm and have 16MB of buffer memory, while there's apparently less of the high-pitched whine sometimes associated with such HDDs; in fact noise is down between 4 and 5dB over previous models.  As well as the 320GB drive, there are 160GB and 250GB versions.

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Hitachi unveils Ultrastar 15K600 and C15K147 HDDs

Hitachi unveils Ultrastar 15K600 and C15K147 HDDs

Hitachi has revealed a pair of new and very fast hard drives for the enterprise user. The new drives include the Ultrastar 15K600 and the Ultrastar C15K147. Both of the new hard drives spin at 15,000 RPM and have a MTBF rating of 1.6 million hours.

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Toshiba introduces new MKxx56GSY 500GB 7200rpm notebook HDD

Toshiba introduces new MKxx56GSY 500GB 7200rpm notebook HDD

Toshiba makes a full line of hard drives in all sorts of sizes and capacities. The company has announced a new 500GB HDD aimed at laptop users that spins at 7200 rpm. The small HDD uses a 2.5-inch form factor.

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Hitachi announces new HDDs aimed at DVRs

Hitachi announces new HDDs aimed at DVRs

I love my DVR and out of all the tech innovations of the last decade, the DVR is right at the top of my most important list. I can’t imagine going back to a VCR or other system for recording shows. Hitachi has announced a couple new HDDs that will make DVRs even better.

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Toshiba Introduces New 1.8-inch HDD That Boasts Highest Capacity Single-Platter Available

Toshiba Introduces New 1.8-inch HDD That Boasts Highest Capacity Single-Platter Available

Today is packed, with all sorts of things being introduced and announced. Making sure that they aren't left out, and giving us something a little bit different for the announcement train, we've got Toshiba announcing their newest, 1.8-inch HDD, that offer up to 160GB of storage. It's all wrapped up in a remarkably small five-millimeter-high, single-platter design that's designed for next-generation portable media players, digital video cameras, as well as other consumer electronics.

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Western Digital unveils new 2TB HDDs

Western Digital unveils new 2TB HDDs

Hitachi laid claim to the title of world's first 7200 rpm 3.5-inch 2TB hard drive back in early August with its Deskstar 7K2000 HDD. It has been almost a month since that HDD debuted and Western Digital is now matching the 2TB 7200 rpm offering.

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