Western Digital has announced the launch of the new and very portable external storage device for mobile users. The storage drive is called the My Passport Slim and is the first 2 TB thin drive with a metal case that also features hardware encryption. The encryption is 256-bit hardware-based to protect any data you put on the drive.
Western Digital has announced the availability of its first 2.5-inch Red line of hard drives, with both a 750GB and a 1TB variety being offered. This comes alongside an expansion of its 3.5-inch form factor drives with model WD40EFRX, offering a larger capacity for more demanding needs at 4TB. The WD Red 2.5-inch drives are designed specifically for use with NAS units.
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.
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.
Western Digital has been producing hard drives for a number of years and is one of the most popular companies in the market. As the hard drive market declines, the SSD market is growing. Hard drives use spinning magnetic platters to store large quantities of data, but have slower data access speeds.
Western Digital has outed its latest home media streamer, the WD TV Play, a compact set-top box that packs in Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and more, but also unlocks content on the home network. Seventy bucks gets you DLNA support in addition to the more typical web-based streaming options, meaning if you have a NAS or other shared drive somewhere on your network, stuffed full of music, photos, and video, you can funnel them over to your TV too.
Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today we heard Samsung might sell as many as 10 million Galaxy S IV handsets after the device launches, which is supposedly happening later this year. We also heard J.J. Abrams might direct the next Star Wars movie, despite the fact that he said he wouldn't in an interview last year. Microsoft delivered its financial report for Q2 2013 today, posting $6.38 billion in profit, while AT&T's own reported showed a net loss of $3.9 billion. Samsung Display said today that it has produced 300 million OLED panels, and ABI Research is predicting that 145 million tablets will be shipped in 2013.
2012 was a difficult year for hard drive makers after flooding in Thailand seriously impacted hard drive availability. With hard drives in short supply, prices went up which meant hard drives and SSDs were closer together in price giving a boost to SSD sales. It took several months for hard drive supplies return to pre-flooding levels, but the damage had been done to many in the hard drive industry.
Western Digital has given its Black line of internal hard drives an upwards bump with the introduction of a 4TB drive. This gives WD customers access to a performance-based 4TB drive, whereas previous offerings have been aimed at enterprise customers. The drive is available now, and is priced at $339, which includes a 5-year warranty.
Western Digital has jumped on the 802.11AC bandwagon, revealing a new flagship wireless router selivering speeds up to 1,300 Mbps and promising no drops in your online gaming performance even under heavy load. The WD My Net AC1300 HD Dual-Band Router - and its My Net AC Bridge sibling - promise the fast speeds the latest generation of WiFi can deliver, as well as super-straightforward setup.
Western Digital has announced a new version of its My Book Studio line of external hard drives. The new line has been updated to USB 3.0, which is three times faster than previous offerings. In addition, a 4TB model has been added to the device line, giving you ample room to store your music, TV shows, and movies.