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Seagate becomes first to ship 2 billion hard drives

Seagate becomes first to ship 2 billion hard drives

Since being founded in 1979, Seagate has shipped two billion hard drives worldwide, which the company claims is the first to achieve such a feat. However, what's probably more impressive is the fact that half of those hard drives were shipped within the last four years alone, while the first half took nearly 30 years.

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HGST launches 1.2 TB Ultrastar 10,000 RPM hard drive

HGST launches 1.2 TB Ultrastar 10,000 RPM hard drive

HGST was formerly part of Hitachi and is now a Western Digital company. HGST has announced a new enterprise class hard drive that is the industry's highest capacity 10,000 RPM unit. The new drive offers 33% more capacity and is designed for tier 1 mission-critical cloud, enterprise server, and storage system use.

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LaCie launches Blade Runner by Philippe Starck, offers 4TB of storage

LaCie launches Blade Runner by Philippe Starck, offers 4TB of storage

During CES earlier this month, we got our hands on LaCie's Blade Runner storage device, which features a unique design by Philippe Starck. The device is now available for $299.99, includes 10GB of cloud storage, and is only being offered in a limited run of 9,999, at which point you'll be out of luck. Check out the specs and more pictures after the jump.

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Seagate Wireless Plus WiFi hard drive hands-on

Seagate Wireless Plus WiFi hard drive hands-on

Seagate certainly isn't new to the wireless external hard drive business -- they released the Satellite drive a couple months ago, and they're back here at CES 2013 to show off the successor to the Satellite, the Wireless Plus. We ended up getting our hands on the new storage solution to see what this new edition offers.

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Magical magnets: Research tips denser HDDs and galaxy-spanning instant comms

Magical magnets: Research tips denser HDDs and galaxy-spanning instant comms

A new type of magnetism exhibited by a new state of mater could boost data storage technology and even revolutionize traditionally finicky superconductors, MIT researchers claim. The team, led by Young S. Lee, managed to create a so-called quantum spin liquid (QSL), previously only the stuff of theory, which demonstrates a third state of magnetism, where the electron's fields are constantly in flux and interacting with each other. In fact, they could well lead to a brand new form of communication, using quantum entanglement.

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Vantec unveils WiFi-equipped NexStar hard drive dock

Vantec unveils WiFi-equipped NexStar hard drive dock

Vantec has announced the NexStar WiFi hard drive dock. The NexStar WiFi allows users to access and transfer data wirelessly, and offers apps on Google Play and the App Store for easy mobile device interaction with the dock. The NexStar will be available some time this month, although a specific launch date wasn't provided.

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Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Hard drive maker Seagate has announced a new 2.5-inch hard drive specifically designed and engineered for use in 24/7 video applications. The hard drive is aimed directly at the DVR, set-top box, and surveillance market. The Video 2.5 HDD was engineered specifically for performance and operation in three key areas of importance for the video industry.

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LaCie d2 external HD rebooted with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

LaCie d2 external HD rebooted with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

It's time for the LaCie d2 external hard drive to be re-released, this time with a boost that should, by all means, make it into a brand new device altogether. What we're looking at here is what's now called the LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series and it's ready for universal connectivity like no other. This machine works with the fabulous speeds of USB 3.0 for a large cross-section of brand new machines and hits speeds to the max with no less than Thunderbolt connectivity for speeds up to two times that of FireWire 800.

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Western Digital Black line gets 4TB drive

Western Digital Black line gets 4TB drive

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.

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Western Digital announces updated My Book Studio line

Western Digital announces updated My Book Studio line

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.

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A*STAR unveils 5mm-thick hybrid disk drive

A*STAR unveils 5mm-thick hybrid disk drive

Hybrid disk drives combine a traditional high-capacity hard drive with solid state memory, and are a great compromise if you're wanting an all-out solid state drive, but really can't afford one. However, A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute has created a 2.5-inch hybrid drive that's only 4.98mm thick and can pack in in 1TB of storage.

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LaCie announces thinner and faster Porsche Design Drive for Macs

LaCie announces thinner and faster Porsche Design Drive for Macs

LaCie, a reputable name in the external hard drive industry and maker of some of the toughest external drives around, announced today the P’9223 Slim. The drive was designed by a partnership between LaCie and Porsche Design that brings faster speeds and a sleek, thin design to the company's line of external hard drives.

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