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Western Digital unleashes My Passport redesigns, new WD Blue and Green SSDs

Western Digital unleashes My Passport redesigns, new WD Blue and Green SSDs

Western Digital has a slew of new product announcements to make today, announcing redesigns for two lines of external hard drives and revealing two new internal solid state drives. The company is teaming up with fuseproject to give the My Passport and My Book lines something of a refresh, while at the same time introducing its new WD Blue and WD Green SSDs.

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Hackers can steal data via the sounds of a hard drive

Hackers can steal data via the sounds of a hard drive

Just about anytime you think you and your computer are safe from hackers and security weaknesses, some bizarre, unexpected method or flaw gets discovered. Case in point: security researchers have come up with a way to steal data from a computer's hard drive just by listening to the sounds it makes. Not only can information be transmitted without a users' knowledge, but their computer doesn't even need to be connected to the internet.

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Seagate’s new 10TB hard drives target the speed-hungry

Seagate’s new 10TB hard drives target the speed-hungry

On the principle that bigger is better, Seagate has rolled out its new line-up of 10TB hard-drives, the Guardian Series, targeting those who refuse to delete things or indeed compromise on speed. Made up of three different ranges, each aiming at a different use-case, the Guardian Series is likely to be of particular interest to PC gamers.

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Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro devices launch with up to 3TB

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro devices launch with up to 3TB

Western Digital has a new line of storage devices for creative users and others who produce a lot of content. Called the My Passport Wireless Pro, these devices are part of the WD Pro Series and offer wireless data transfers and storage in capacities up to 3TB. Western Digital says it designed the devices specifically for the “creative community,” such as photographers who take a ton of photos and need a way to offload them from their cameras.

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Western Digital’s 314GB drive offers RPi a low-power solution

Western Digital’s 314GB drive offers RPi a low-power solution

The Raspberry Pi, in all its incarnations, have become a darling within the hacker and hobbyist community. That's due to the little board's potential and affordability. The RPi alone, however, isn't capable enough for all the magical things you might want to make it do. That's were all the connectors and accessories and extra storage space comes in. Western Digital, one of the bigger names in the digital storage industry, is trying to woo this growing market of makers and tinkerers and has announced a 314GB PiDrive designed specifically with the Raspberry Pi's constraints in mind.

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Seagate 8TB HDD is aimed at NAS solutions

Seagate 8TB HDD is aimed at NAS solutions

Seagate has rolled out a new line of hard drives for network attached storage applications or NAS. There are multiple HDDs in the new family and the highest capacity drive is an 8TB unit. That 8TB HDD is the first of its capacity in the industry that is targeted at small and medium business and home use in NAS units with 1-8 bays.

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WD’s Ultrastar He10 is world’s first 10TB Helium-filled HDD

WD’s Ultrastar He10 is world’s first 10TB Helium-filled HDD

Remember the days when a 1 TB hard drive was still a rare and expensive treasure? Well, now we're entering into the realm of double digits. And more than that, we're also injecting helium into them. That's exactly what Western Digital is boasting about as it announced the Ultrastar He10, what it bills as the world's first 10 TB hard drive that uses Helium instead of the traditional, plain air inside. Not only does it offer an extraordinarily huge amount of storage space, it also offers the lowest power consumption and highest reliability raiting, says WD.

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Samung P3 external drive: 4TB without the power cord

Samung P3 external drive: 4TB without the power cord

Data storage is definitely undergoing a big change, from the UFS 2.0 that trumps eMMCs in mobile devices, to the 10 TB hard drive, to the crazy expensive 512 GB microSD card, to this new 4TB portable external hard drive from from Samsung. Although that storage size isn't exactly new as far as hard drives or even SSDs are concerned, this is probably the first time that such a large capacity would come in such a small package. Measuring only 19.85 mm (0.78 in) in height, the Samsung P3 also touts ultimate portability by throwing away the power cable.

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HGST has a hard drive boasting 10 TB of storage space

HGST has a hard drive boasting 10 TB of storage space

No, we didn't, intentionally or unintentionally, make an error in this title, nor did HGST. Formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the now Western Digital subsidiary has just revealed at a Linux tradeshow in Boston that it is close to shipping a hard disk with the highest capacity on a single drive. But while the 10TB SMR HelioSeal HDD will indeed make server administrators drool, it might be take some time for these to be come consumer products because of the support that needs to be implemented on the operating system side as well.

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Toshiba Canvio HDDs target portability, entertainment

Toshiba Canvio HDDs target portability, entertainment

Three new hard drives are on their way from Toshiba, each of them tailored towards a specific type of user. Those who have large storage demands will find the Canvio Basic suitable to their needs, with it offering a solid 3TB of storage, while those who prefer something wireless for their entertainment setup will enjoy the Canvio AeroCast. Joining them both is the Cavio Connect II, as well, which is available in up to 2TB capacities alongside features like scheduled backups and remote access.

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Seagate ships 8TB shingled magnetic recording HDD

Seagate ships 8TB shingled magnetic recording HDD

Hard drives are constantly increasing in performance and capacity. Seagate is one of the main producers of hard drives and the company is now set to ship its latest offering using a new recording technology that allows the company to cram more data onto the same number of physical platters inside the drive. The new tech is called shingled magnetic recording or SMR.

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Watch made from Micro HDD is a geeks dream

Watch made from Micro HDD is a geeks dream

There are plenty of geeky watches out there. Some of them have strange lights that tell time in a manner so complex you have to read instructions and learn to tell time on them. There are also plenty of smartwatches on the market that interface with your smartphone. A new watch has debuted that is a different sort of geeky called the HDDWatch.

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