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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 41 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 41 2009

After spending most of Friday curled in a ball twitching and drooling after losing power and Internet access for almost 12 hours, I am glad to be back online and in the 21st century again. Just in time to hunker down and dose myself with a nice helping of week in review for your perusal. Chris reviewed the GSM Palm Pre and found the camera wasn't as good as some of its peers but found plenty to like in the end. The webOS operating system stands apart from rival OS'. Buffalo announced the HD-HU3 USB 3.0 drive and controller that will be shipping in Japan this month. The drive isn’t even that expensive; I hope it comes to America too.

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Western Digital unveils My Book Studio with E-label display

Western Digital unveils My Book Studio with E-label display

I already mentioned this morning that Western Digital unveiled a new My Passport Elite external hard drive. The company has also added a new external storage solution to its My Book Studio line called the My Book Studio with E-Label display.

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Western Digital reveals My Passport Elite external HDD

Western Digital reveals My Passport Elite external HDD

Western Digital has unveiled the latest addition to its My Passport line of external storage solutions. The new drive is called the Western Digital My Passport Elite. The external hard drive is small and has some new and interesting features to make it more usable including a new grab-and-go dock.

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Western Digital unveils new 2TB HDDs

Western Digital unveils new 2TB HDDs

Hitachi laid claim to the title of world's first 7200 rpm 3.5-inch 2TB hard drive back in early August with its Deskstar 7K2000 HDD. It has been almost a month since that HDD debuted and Western Digital is now matching the 2TB 7200 rpm offering.

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WD TV Mini Media Player offers cheap big-screen playback

WD TV Mini Media Player offers cheap big-screen playback

Western Digital have announced their newest compact media player, the WD TV Mini Media Player, which replaces last year's unit with the same name.  A palm-sized box with 1080i HD resolution support and the ability to play content both from an attached USB hard-drive including RealNetworks' RealVideo support, the WD TV Mini offers image, audio and video playback complete with a remote control.

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Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB is largest 2.5″ HDD around

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB is largest 2.5″ HDD around

We're used to laptops lagging behind their desktop counterparts when it comes to storage - after all, there's only so much you can fit into a 2.5-inch drive casing - but Western Digital are delivering a much-needed capacity kick with the WD Scorpio Blue 1TB.  Billed as the industry's first 1TB mobile hard-drive, the Scorpio Blue 1TB - and its 750GB companion - support the 3Gbps SATA interface. 

They're also some of the quietest 2.5-inch drives on the market, according to Western Digital anyway.  The company has used its WhisperDrive technology with clever seek-algorithms to reduce unnecessary spinning.  They also have ShockGuard and SecurePark, which protect against bumps and jolts, together with ensuring long-term reliability. 

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Western Digital My Book World Edition II NAS gets capacity boost, reviewed

Western Digital My Book World Edition II NAS gets capacity boost, reviewed

Western Digital have updated their My Book World Edition II NAS, boosting the dual-drive device to a total of 4TB.  Two models will be available - 2TB and 4TB -each offering either RAID 0 or 1 setup for a choice of mirroring or striping. 

 

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Western Digital SiliconDrive III SSDs announced

Western Digital SiliconDrive III SSDs announced

Western Digital have announced their first range of self-branded solid-state drives (SSDs), the Western Digital SiliconDrive III series.  Based on technology acquired in the company's acquisition of SiliconSystems back in March, the new range consists of two 2.5-inch SSDs and a 1.8-inch model, boasting read speeds up to 100MBps and write speeds up to 80MBps.

 

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Western Digital acquires SSD company

Western Digital acquires SSD company

Western Digital announced this morning that they were acquiring SiliconSystems, a flash storage company, in an effort to expand their offerings into the SSD realm. The acquisition cost $65 million and is effective immediately.

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WD’s redesigned MY Book World Edition NAS now with 2TB green drive

WD’s redesigned MY Book World Edition NAS now with 2TB green drive

Today’s external backup drives aren’t simple as it used to be, many are trying too hard to incorporate as a media server, or media hub with remote sharing as a networked-attached storage. A straightforward and affordable one-click, plug-n-play achieve solution has turned into a high dollar multimedia server with complicate setup. If you know your way to around t a backup scheduling and don’t mind extra steps to attach an external drive, there are plenty of cheap solution available; otherwise, check out this newest WD’s MY-BOOK World edition NAS server with many promises to deliver simple setup at reduced power.

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Western Digital 2TB Green Caviar gets Official

Western Digital 2TB Green Caviar gets Official

So the timing was off, the much-rumored 2TB Caviar didn’t arrive two weeks ago as suggested from the leaks; but it’s here nevertheless. Western Digital has let the cat out of bag, announced the staggeringly huge 2TB Caviar Green storage, claiming world’s highest capacity single disk drive in an industry-leading 500GB per platter (400 GB/in2 areal density) design with its Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology.

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Western Digital to ship 2TB Caviar Green hdd this week?

Western Digital to ship 2TB Caviar Green hdd this week?

Leak hints Western Digital is set to unveil its 2TB version Caviar Green, the WD20EADS, possibly by the end of the week. We are taking about a 3.5-inch format hdd with 500GB per platter design here, squeezing 2TB of capacity onto one single disk drive, not the raid version of My Book external drive with multi drives device.

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