storage

Western Digital VelociRaptor sees bump to 1TB

Western Digital VelociRaptor sees bump to 1TB

Remember the VelociRaptor hard drive from Western Digital? We’re so focused on SSDs these days that it’s easy to forget the company makes extremely fast hard drives using traditional platters too. Western Digital today announced the introduction of a 1TB model in the VelociRaptor range, packed into a 2.5mm form factor. That also makes it the largest capacity 10,000 RPM hard drive on the market.

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Intel announces PCIe 910 series SSDs

Intel announces PCIe 910 series SSDs

Intel has announced a new series of PCIe SSDs called the Intel SSD 910 Series. The PCIe SSD is offered in 400 GB and 800 GB capacities and is designed for post-deployment server storage upgrades without having to change anything with the server design. This SSD series uses Intel High Endurance Technology and optimized MLC NAND flash memory.

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Eye-Fi outs new Mobile X2 SD card

Eye-Fi outs new Mobile X2 SD card

Eye-Fi has been around for a long time with its slick little SD storage cards for any device supporting the format that have integrated Wi-Fi. These memory cards allow users to store pictures on the card inside their camera and have the photos uploaded automatically to their computer and photo sharing sites. The company has unveiled a new Eye-Fi SD card called the Mobile X2.

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Kingston outs HyperX 3K SSD

Kingston outs HyperX 3K SSD

Kingston has unveiled a new SSD aimed at enthusiasts and gamers that are on a budget. The new SSD is the HyperX 3K SSD using a second-generation SandForce SF-2281 processor. This SSD uses SATA 6 Gb/s interface and has impressive read/write performance. The new drive has sequential read throughput of 555 MB/s.

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OCZ Vertex 4 SSD delivers 535MB/s with new controller

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD delivers 535MB/s with new controller

OCZ has outed its latest performance solid-state drive, the OCZ Vertex 4 SATA III SSD Series, packing a new Indilinx Everest 2 controller for the fastest data crunching in the industry. Available in sizes from 128GB to 512GB, the Vertex 4 promises sequential bandwidth of up to 535 MB/s, with 0.04ms read latency and 0.02ms write latency. Drive longevity is also said to be much improved, beyond even erase cycle specifications.

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WD intros first 2TB My Passport Studio for Macs

WD intros first 2TB My Passport Studio for Macs

After recently introducing a 2TB My Passport portable hard drive with USB 3.0 for PC users, Western Digital today announced the 2TB My Passport Studio, its first portable storage drive of such large capacity dedicated for Mac users. It works with Apple Time Machine for streamlined data backup, but offers two FireWire 800 ports and one USB 2.0 port instead of the much faster, but also much more expensive, Thunderbolt.

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Synology DS412+ and DS112 debut

Synology DS412+ and DS112 debut

Sure, you have one or two hard drives with your multimedia collection safely backed up, but what about if you have some serious storage needs? Maybe you need to share and backup huge amounts of data across your office network, or maybe you’re fed up of physical discs and are backing up a large movie collection. Synology once again have the product you’re probably looking for.

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Western Digital My Passport line updated: 2TB now available

Western Digital My Passport line updated: 2TB now available

Were those MyBook Thunderbolt Duos not doing it for you the other day? Need something a little more flexible than a Thunderbolt connection, not to mention portable? OK, how about this: Western Digital have announced the first 2TB version in its My Passport portable hard drive range. Not only that, you’ve got USB 3.0 on board for fast transfer speeds, as well as USB 2.0 backwards compatibility.

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