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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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WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo drive revealed, Mac compatible

WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo drive revealed, Mac compatible

This week we may well be paying more attention to hard drives more than any other sort of Apple-related product announced during MacWorld, and Western Digital is never one to disappoint. The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo is first up, it working with the Thunderbolt port on your newest MacBook devices. This external harddrive utilizes your 10 Gbps Thunderbolt to access two 3.5-inch hard drives in a RAID O striped array - and wouldn't you know it, it's fast!

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PC prices set to climb as Seagate joins HDD affected

PC prices set to climb as Seagate joins HDD affected

Western Digital announced yesterday that the severe flooding in Thailand has left the company unable to produce HDDs in its plants. WD was clear that the facilities it has in the country are functional, but are on hold to prevent water from getting inside. A number of WD workers are unable to get to the factory as well due to flooding. Seagate is also reporting the same issue with slowdowns at its Thailand plant.

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WD Nomad case keeps your My Passport external drive safe on the road

WD Nomad case keeps your My Passport external drive safe on the road

Western Digital has announced a new case that turns your WD My Passport external HDD into a rugged device that can survive a rough life of bumps, spills, and drops on the road. If you take your external storage device with you to archive your data on the road or to store photos you take keeping the drive safe is a big deal. One spill on an unprotected drive and you might lose all of your data, which could mean lost memories and lost business.

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500GB External HD for $50 via WD on Amazon

500GB External HD for $50 via WD on Amazon

Don't mind a cute little robot sitting on your harddrive? Good. Because right this moment Amazon.com has a Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB Portable USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for sale for $49.99 with free shipping. Heck with Black Friday, this is a great freaking deal! In fact, it's $10 under what WD had for similar products, and incase you're one of those folks who enjoy by-the-bit reductions, that's 10 cents per gigabyte. Imagine that sort of price 10 years ago. Impossible!

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