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Seagate to begin shipping third-generation SSHD storage products

Seagate to begin shipping third-generation SSHD storage products

Earlier this week we mentioned that Seagate had announced it would be discontinuing its entire 7200 RPM laptop hard drive family. At the time, it may have seemed that Seagate was getting out of the high-end market when it comes to notebooks and other mobile devices. However, Seagate has now announced that it is ready to launch its third-generation laptop SSHDs.

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Seagate to end 7200 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive production this year

Seagate to end 7200 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive production this year

Seagate has sold a number of different hard drives aimed at the portable device market over the years. The company has been successful in the notebook market with it storage devices hidden inside a number of the notebooks on the market today. Seagate has offered several different types of hard drives in the 2.5-inch form factor including 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM drives.

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Facebook planning “cold storage” data facility for old photos

Facebook planning “cold storage” data facility for old photos

There are some 240 billion photos taking up precious space on Facebook's servers, with another 350 million photos uploaded every day. Facebook has discovered that not all of these photos get looked at anymore. Many older photos and albums lay dormant because they get pushed aside by newer photos and albums. In order to handle all of these photos, Facebook is planning to launch a data facility specifically for storing older photos on the social network.

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myIDkey is a secure biometric Bluetooth/USB drive that also manages passwords

myIDkey is a secure biometric Bluetooth/USB drive that also manages passwords

A product called myIDkey is currently available on Kickstarter seeking the funding it needs to come to market. The people behind the project need $150,000 to bring the device to market and with 28 days to go the project has raised over $113,000. The device i will s a voice-activated fingerprint secure Bluetooth/USB drive that can display passwords and personal information online.

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Hard drive market set to decline significantly in 2013

Hard drive market set to decline significantly in 2013

Market research firm iSuppli recently reported that revenue in the hard drive market is expected to decline in double-digit percentage during 2013. The research firm says that the decline of the hard drive market is thanks to significant increases in the number of tablets, smartphones, and SSDs that have been chipping away at the market share for the traditional hard drive. iSuppli predicts that revenue will decline to $32.7 billion for 2013.

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HGST launches 1.2 TB Ultrastar 10,000 RPM hard drive

HGST launches 1.2 TB Ultrastar 10,000 RPM hard drive

HGST was formerly part of Hitachi and is now a Western Digital company. HGST has announced a new enterprise class hard drive that is the industry's highest capacity 10,000 RPM unit. The new drive offers 33% more capacity and is designed for tier 1 mission-critical cloud, enterprise server, and storage system use.

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