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AirPort Extreme teardown reveals empty hard drive slot without connectors

AirPort Extreme teardown reveals empty hard drive slot without connectors

Hidden behind the new iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, and the new Mac Pro at Apple's WWDC keynote was the unveiling of a new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. The Time Capsule comes with 2TB or 3TB hard drive options and allow users to back up their Mac files, while the AirPort Extreme is simply just a glorified router. However, iFixit noticed during their teardown of the device that there's room for a hard drive.

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SanDisk expands portfolio with Extreme II SSD

SanDisk expands portfolio with Extreme II SSD

SanDisk has announced that its portfolio of SSDs is being expanded with three new drives, among them and most notable being the SanDisk Extreme II SSD. As with many of the other devices and hardware we've heard about this evening, SanDisk will be showing off the Extreme II and the other two drives, both of which are OEM offerings, at Computex this week.

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Western Digital dishes out world’s thinnest 1TB hard drive

Western Digital dishes out world’s thinnest 1TB hard drive

It's not the thinnest hard drive ever, but Western Digital has launched a new 7mm drive that happens to be the world's thinnest 1TB hard drive. The company has added the new drive to its Blue lineup of hard drives, and while it's not the thinnest drive we've seen, it's still a pretty impressive sliver of storage.

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Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google has announced that it'll be changing the way it does cloud storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+. Instead of each service having it's own allotted amount of space. All three will be joined together and will share a pool of 15GB of cloud storage space, allowing Google Drive users to essentially have more free space than the previous 5GB that was originally offered.

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miniStack Max external storage device gets DVD drive option

miniStack Max external storage device gets DVD drive option

If you're a Mac user who is looking for an external storage device that features an integrated optical drive, Newer Technology as an offering that is rather interesting. The device is called the miniStack Max and it's been around for a while featuring an integrated Blu-ray drive. The problem for a lot of people who like the idea of this product was that they didn't necessarily need a Blu-ray drive and that added significantly to the cost.

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Seagate SSDs make mainstream play with 600 and 1200 series

Seagate SSDs make mainstream play with 600 and 1200 series

Seagate has been in the solid state business for a while now, but they were only catered towards the enterprise market at the time. However, the company announced a new series of solid state drives that are aimed at consumers. This marks Seagate's first steps into the consumer solid state business.

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WD and SanDisk ship TARDIS-like Black solid-state hybrid drive

WD and SanDisk ship TARDIS-like Black solid-state hybrid drive

Pairing flash storage and traditional spinning-platter drives for the best of both worlds isn't new, but SanDisk and WD think they're collectively on to a winner with the newly-shipping WD Black SSHD. The solid-state hybrid drive squeezes together 500GB of Western Digital storage with a chunk of SanDisk iSSD flash capacity, which is used as a caching drive to boost data transfer times much in the way of a regular SSD.

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Synology DS213j jolts NAS brain for faster home storage

Synology DS213j jolts NAS brain for faster home storage

External storage maker Synology has announced a new storage product called the DiscStation DS213j. The company says the new storage devices a budget-friendly dual bay NAS server designed for file storage and sharing with data protection in the home. The device can also be used as a product cloud storage device for small offices as well.

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Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speed without the wallet hemorrhaging

Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speed without the wallet hemorrhaging

Buffalo has announced a new high-capacity storage solution that promises the speed of an SSD while offering the capacity and cost of a traditional hard drive. The storage solution is called the DriveStation DDR and it's a high-performance external USB 3.0 hard drive featuring 1 GB of DDR3 RAM cache. That 1 GB of DDR3 RAM allows for accelerated transfer speeds.

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Apple tacks on 256GB and 512GB SSD to iMac storage options

Apple tacks on 256GB and 512GB SSD to iMac storage options

If you're in the market for a new iMac and want it to be as fast as possible, naturally a solid state drive is the way to go, and Apple seems to agree with that. The Cupertino-based company has added 256GB and 512GB solid state options in the online Apple Store, allowing customers to boost the speed of their new rig if they don't need a lot of storage space.

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Flash Rods unveils souped-up USB 3.0 muscle car drives

Flash Rods unveils souped-up USB 3.0 muscle car drives

Flash Rods are flash drives that have been crammed inside of toy cars. These interesting storage devices have been around for a while. In fact, we talked about a version couple years ago that crammed a 250 GB hard drive inside of a Mercedes SLS replica.

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Western Digital releases 5mm UltraSlim 2.5-inch hard drive

Western Digital releases 5mm UltraSlim 2.5-inch hard drive

Western Digital has just begun shipping a new 2.5-inch internal hard drive that's only a mere 5mm thick. The company is calling it the UltraSlim, and it packs in 500GB of whatever you can stuff in it. the new drive will fit in any standard 2.5-inch drive bay, but will take up less vertical space than a typical 9.5mm drive.

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