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Seagate misses Q4 financial goals as HDD competition rebounds

Seagate misses Q4 financial goals as HDD competition rebounds

With the massive flooding in Thailand last year, the hard drive market took a beating with many of the major players in the industry having to shut down assembly lines and shift production to other countries. Seagate was banking on growing business significantly due to competitors having significantly reduced production. That hasn't worked as expected as the market has recovered quicker than expected.

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Series 8 mimobots offer Jabba and Slave Leia

Series 8 mimobots offer Jabba and Slave Leia

This may be the greatest day in history of themed flash drives. If you look back at every Star Wars movie made, one of the most iconic scenes is slave Princess Leia dressed up in that gold bikini in Return of the Jedi. That particular scene has been getting geeks fired up for decades. If you're a fan of the Star Wars theme mimobot flash drives from mimoco, you want to check out this new series.

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Seagate and DensBits announce development partnership for SSDs

Seagate and DensBits announce development partnership for SSDs

Seagate has announced that it has partnered with DensBits for the development of SSDs for consumer and enterprise markets. The goal of the two companies is to develop low-cost and high-performance solid-state drives for consumer and enterprise markets and Seagate has made an equity investment in DensBits. Exactly, how much Seagate invested in DensBits is unknown.

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Drobo Mini and 5D revealed: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and mSATA SSD

Drobo Mini and 5D revealed: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and mSATA SSD

Drobo promised new hardware was imminent and the company has delivered, with two Thunderbolt-toting external storage units, the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini. Of the two, the Drobo Mini is arguably the most interesting: a 7.3 x 7.1 x 1.8 inch box that squeezes in four 2.5-inch drive bays with a special pop-out loading mechanism and a mSATA SSD bay on the underside that enables the new Drobo Accelerator, a caching system for speeding up overall performance.

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“Next-gen” Drobo fast incoming says CEO

“Next-gen” Drobo fast incoming says CEO

Drobo's next-generation storage arrays are "soon-to-be-announced" according to the company's CEO, with possibility of longer standard warranties among hardware and software improvements. Chief exec Tom Buiocchi revealed the fast-nearing refresh in responding to complaints about the existing Drobo, though did not confirm any specific technical information. However, Thunderbolt connectivity is almost certain to be included.

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Seagate unveils new Backup Plus storage devices

Seagate unveils new Backup Plus storage devices

Seagate is one of the biggest names in hard drives and storage in the world. The company has all manner of traditional hard drives in just about every form factor you can think of ranging from bare drives for notebooks and desktop computers to external backup drives using USB or other connectivity options. Seagate has announced its latest backup drives called the Backup Plus.

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Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 NAS hands-on

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 NAS hands-on

Shuttle has branched out from its usual fare of small-form-factor PCs to jump into the network-attached storage (NAS) and personal cloud market, with the OMNINAS KD20 making its debut at Computex this week. A compact two-bay backup, file sharing and media serving box, the KD20 can handle up to 8TB across a pair of 3.5-inch SATA drives and comes with apps for various mobile platforms for grabbing your content while on the go.

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Asustor AS 6 series NAS hands-on

Asustor AS 6 series NAS hands-on

Computex 2012 is being flooded with laptops, tablets, and hybrids by ASUS, but the company has one more thing up its sleeve: a new NAS product. This will mark the first time that ASUS has decided to enter the NAS market, an interesting move, and the range seems to have all the features one would expect. Military grade 256-bit encryption is on board, plus support for 2.5- and 3.5-inch HDDs, including SSDs.

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Bump adds mobile to computer photo sharing

Bump adds mobile to computer photo sharing

Bump was a novel little app that allowed you to share contacts and information by simply bumping two smartphones together. Now, the company is offering a new feature: the ability to transfer your photos to your computer using just the web browser. Users will be able to point their browsers to http://bu.mp in order to shift photos over from their phones to a computer without having to install any software.

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HGST ships new CinemaStar 2.5-inch HDDs

HGST ships new CinemaStar 2.5-inch HDDs

HGST has announced a new family of CinemaStar 2.5-inch hard drives aimed at the A/V and consumer electronics market. The new drives have 500 GB or higher capacity, low power demands, quiet operation, and high reliability to target what HGST calls the "sweet spot" in the market. The new drives include thin 7 mm Z-height 500 GB HDDs along with thicker 2.5-inch 1 TB HDDs.

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