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Computer prices likely to soar as HDD costs rocket

Computer prices likely to soar as HDD costs rocket

With all the flooding in Thailand the supply of HDDs for computers and other devices is quickly drying up. That means the HDDs that available are seeing prices soar. We already know Seagate is having serious shortages in supply of HDDs. All the shortages in the industry are driving prices up significantly across the board.

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Seagate shuts the door on 5400 rpm desktop drives, goes 7200 rpm only

Seagate shuts the door on 5400 rpm desktop drives, goes 7200 rpm only

Seagate has been producing hard drives for data storage in computer systems for a long time now. It has made both 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm HDDs for much of that time. The benefit of the 5400 rpm drive was lower power consumption while the 7200 rpm HDD had faster performance. Seagate has now changed its HDD line for desktops significantly.

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Buffalo MiniStation Extreme meets MIL specs

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme meets MIL specs

Buffalo Technology has been making all sorts of external storage devices for a long time that span the range from small and portable to larger solutions designed to be left in the office. The company has new storage product that it has announced today called the MiniStation Extreme. This external storage solution uses fast connectivity and software to get data security and fast transfer rates.

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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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Western Digital says HDD supplies have been impacted by flooding in Thailand

Western Digital says HDD supplies have been impacted by flooding in Thailand

Two of the biggest firms in the traditional HDD storage market are Western Digital and Seagate. WD has announced that its production of HDDs for external storage and internal notebook and desktop storage has been impacted in Thailand by flooding. The flooding may cause shortages of parts and HDDs that are needed for computers and other products to be offered on the market.

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Buffalo unveils USB 3.0 DriveStation Velocity

Buffalo unveils USB 3.0 DriveStation Velocity

Buffalo Technology has announced a new and cool new external storage solution that will be a nice way to back up lots of digital photos very quickly. Buffalo says that the new DriveStation Velocity will transfer 1,000 digital photos in 6.8 seconds. Inside the desktop external storage solution are an ultra high-speed 7,200rpm desktop HDD and the drive has the TurboPC Ex utility for Windows installed.

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ToughTech Duo QR Review

ToughTech Duo QR Review

The ToughTech Duo QR portable storage system from CRU-Dataport features a two-drive RAID array that packs large capacity and high performance into a tiny yet rugged package that’s easy to setup and use. The device is designed for professional photographers and digital media artists who need to carry and protect their digital assets while out on the field or in the studio.

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Western Digital updates My Passport drives for Macs

Western Digital updates My Passport drives for Macs

Western Digital unleashed two revamped models of its popular My Passport portable hard drives. The series is formatted for Macs, but can be reformatted for use with PCs as well. The two new models include a basic version called My Passport for Mac and a higher-end version called My Passport Studio.

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LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now available

LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now available

The LaCie Little Big Disk portable external hard drive with the Thunderbolt connector port has finally arrived. The device was first announced back in February when Apple's early 2011 MacBook Pro revamp was confirmed to sport the Thunderbolt port, which was jointly developed with Intel and promises up to 10Gbps of bi-directional transfer speeds and supports daisy chaining.

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Satechi Lockdown external SATA HDD enclosure keeps data safe

Satechi Lockdown external SATA HDD enclosure keeps data safe

A company called Satechi has rolled to a new external HDD enclosure that has a pretty cool security system to protect your data. The enclosure is called the Lockdown and it secures the data with 256-bit hardware password protection. The enclosure also has a USB 3.0 connectivity for hooking to your computer for fast data transfers.

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Geek walks into Apple Store with broken Time Capsule, walks out with drive full of Apple documents

Geek walks into Apple Store with broken Time Capsule, walks out with drive full of Apple documents

Sometimes weird things happen at Apple. Losing one iPhone at a bar is odd enough; losing a second, the same way is downright weird. The latest snafu at Apple is firmly on the weird side as well. Apparently, a guy took his malfunctioning Time Capsule back up drive into an Apple Store. When he left with the drive and got home the owner realized he had a bit of extra content on the old supposedly broken hard drive.

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Apple will replace some 1TB Seagate iMac HDDs

Apple will replace some 1TB Seagate iMac HDDs

If you were one of the many people that upgraded to a new iMac back in May when they got new hardware you aren't alone. We reviewed the new iMac when it launched. The machines got new processors and larger storage drives. If you opted for one of the iMacs that had a 1TB HDD from Seagate inside you may need a new HDD. Some of those early iMacs had an issue with the 1TB HDD and Apple is looking to replace those drives for you.

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