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Vivid takes hard line with PornoTube

Commercial pornography producer Vivid is taking the web site PornoTube and its parent company to court for copyright infringement. PornoTube is based on user submitted videos in the same way as YouTube, although the site... More...

Hard Drives: Under the Hood

On November 8th, Western Digital held an editor's day event that included surprisingly in-depth details about the inner workings of hard drives. In his article, "Hard Drives: Under the Hood," Loyd Case over at ExtremeTech... More...

Nintendo: No Hard Disk Drive for Wii

Nintendo has announced that it has no plans to offer a Wii hard disk drive as the company believes that it is simply not needed by customers. The console currently has compatibility with old games... More...

Western Digital Touts 3TB Hard Drives in 2010

Western Digital has achieved record areal density in its Magnetic Head Operation labs in Fremont, California, using its perpendicular magnetic recording/tunneling magneto-resistive head technology, allowing the leading maker of hard disk drives to product 3TB... More...

Lighting a Fire Under Hard Drives

Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands believe that lasers will one day take over conventional magnetic data writers in hard disk drives. In laboratory experiments, they used laser light to write data to... More...

The Hard Drive Factor

While often overlooked, the hard drive plays an important role in the system's overall capacity and performance which can be vital in ensuring a smooth-running, glitch-free experience. If data bogs down at the hard drive,... More...

Hitachi Ships 1TB Hard Disk Drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has started to ship its 1TB hard disk drives which were commercially introduced early this year. Hitachi's Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 model features five 200GB platters and ten heads, has a 7200RPM... More...

Verizon ruling could be hard on Vonage

On Thursday a jury decided that Vonage infringed on three of Verizon's patents regarding commercial VoIP services technology and ordered Vonage to pay $58 million in damages and a 5.5% royalty rate on future sales.... More...

Hard disk test 'surprises' Google

Three Google engineers (Eduardo Pinheiro, Wolf-Dietrich Weber and Luiz Andre Barroso) put a report together that examined 100,000 commercial hard drives, ranging from 80GB to 400GB in capacity from a wide variety of manufacturers and... More...

Seagate Confirms 1TB Hard Drive

Thanks to several members including slimy for writing in about this one. Seagate has confirmed to the folks over at DailyTech, that they plan to launch a 1TB (Terabyte) hard drive sometime in the first... More...

PSP2 Gets 60GB Hard Drive!

So, not only is the PSP going to play movies it's also going to have as much storage capacity as the PS3? Apparently so if a slide displayed at Samsung's Japanese launch for its... More...

Conventional Hard Drives Obsolete?

If you follow the hard drive market, you are probably familiar with names such as Raptor, Deskstar or Barracuda, which stand for hard drive families from various manufacturers. All of today's mainstream hard drives are... More...

Hard Drive Price War Coming

Seagate Technology CEO Bill Watkins says a price war in the hard drive business industry is a possibility. Seagate is the world's largest hard drive manufacturer and are in direct competition with companies such as... More...

Versatile Hard Drives

The unfettered rise of flash storage hasn't prevented the hard drive from remaining a mainstay in many devices. Providing ultimate portability is Edge Tech's DiskGo 1" Mini Portable Hard Drive, a 1.9-by-1.9-by-0.6-inch portable hard drive... More...

Samsung Prepping Hybrid Hard Drives

Samsung plans to demonstrate prototype flash-and-hard-disk hybrids next week at WinHEC, aiming to improve start/resume times and extend laptop battery life. Samsung Electronics has found another use for all that flash memory it's manufacturing: packing... More...

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