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Western Digital dishes out world’s thinnest 1TB hard drive

Western Digital dishes out world’s thinnest 1TB hard drive

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.

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Western Digital releases 5mm UltraSlim 2.5-inch hard drive

Western Digital releases 5mm UltraSlim 2.5-inch hard drive

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.

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Western Digital announces major investment in Skyera

Western Digital announces major investment in Skyera

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.

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WD TV Play wants you to forget your Apple TV, please

WD TV Play wants you to forget your Apple TV, please

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.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 24, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 24, 2013

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.

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Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

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.

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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 outs 802.11AC My Net router and bridge

Western Digital outs 802.11AC My Net router and bridge

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.

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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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Western Digital unveils My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender

Western Digital unveils My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender

If you live in a home or work in an office where Wi-Fi network doesn't quite cover the entire building, Western Digital is a product that will help expand your wireless network. The product is called the My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender. The device is designed to work with Western Digital's range of HD dual band routers.

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WD My Passport offers slick storage for Macs and PCs

WD My Passport offers slick storage for Macs and PCs

Western Digital has launched a new range of compact external storage, the My Passport Edge, for PC and Mac users, promising high-speed connectivity and up to 500GB of capacity. The new, pocket-scale drives rely on USB 3.0 for their hook-up, handy given Apple has succumbed to the port for its 2012 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air line-ups, and come clad in aluminum for extra resilience.

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Western Digital Announces MyBook VelociRaptor Duo with Thunderbolt and 2TB

Western Digital Announces MyBook VelociRaptor Duo with Thunderbolt and 2TB

If you're a fan of Western Digital and their popular VelociRaptor line we might have something for you. All those folks with a spare Thunderbolt port on their Mac might just want to check out this new release from WD. It's called the Western Digital MyBook VelociRaptor Duo and offers Thunderbolt speeds and 2TB of capacity. Oh and it'll cost an arm and a leg.

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