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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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The Daily Slash: November 2 2010

The Daily Slash: November 2 2010

The 4G speed explosion is apparently in full effect. Yesterday was the Sprintsplosion and today it's the T-Mobilsplosion. It's a complete explosion of speed, and there's some lovely devices to come with. A gigantic review of the European based HTC Desire Z, an On Time Analysis of the U.S. Cellphone Market, and a robotic snowman who's got not only a Droid 2, but a Droid X for Verizon that he wants to show you. You'd better let him!

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Western Digital’s Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive is World’s Largest Capacity SATA Drive

Western Digital’s Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive is World’s Largest Capacity SATA Drive

Western Digital announced today that the company is beginning shipments of a brand new SATA hard drive. The new drive is already labeled as the world's biggest SATA hard drive, capacity wise. To add to the bullet points, though, WD decided to make the new hard drive part of their Caviar Green line-up of drives, making it an eco-friendly option for all those out there who think about that kind of stuff.

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Western Digital My Passport Essential External 500GB Hard Drives Getting Limited Edition Designs

Western Digital My Passport Essential External 500GB Hard Drives Getting Limited Edition Designs

Were you waiting to get your new WD My Passport Essential external hard drive? Did you think that the standard black, silver, and white models were just way too boring to put on your desk? If that sounds about right, then you're in luck, because Western Digital is getting ready to launch a brand new series of the devices, with that coveted "limited edition" title tacked on for good measure.

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WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player Brings Netflix to Yet Another Box

WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player Brings Netflix to Yet Another Box

Netflix is just about everywhere you'd want it to be at this point. Even the mobile scene. So don't consider us all that surprised that it's just shown up on yet another box, with access to your full Netflix library. Western Digital has officially announced the availability of their TV Live Plus HD Media Player (which is much like their previous TV Live HD, but with a plus sign), and if you're interested in all sorts of cool features, then take a look after the break for what it's bringing to the table, plus that release date and pricing we know you care so much about.

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WD VelociRaptor [WD6000HLHX] Review

WD VelociRaptor [WD6000HLHX] Review

When it comes to fast storage, Western Digital aren't willing to accept that the only way forward is a solid state drive. Instead, they're pushing forward with the VelociRaptor series, a range of traditional platter-based hard-drives spinning at high speed and promising SSD-style transfer rates but HDD-style prices per gigabyte. Is the latest Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX top of the food chain or overdue for extinction? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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