Xbox 360 Finally Getting Blu-Ray Drive

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After months of rumors and denials, the XBOX 360 with a Blu-ray disc drive is due to be manufactured soon and shipped in Q3 of 2008. Pegatron Technology, an OEM subsidiary of Asustek Computer, is...

'Rock Band,' 'Guitar Hero' drive digital song sales

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In the two months since MTV Networks and Harmonix released the music-based video game Rock Band, players have purchased and downloaded more than 2.5 million additional songs made available after the game's initial distribution. Activision,...

GMail Drive shell extension 1.0.12

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GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google Gmail account, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium. GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of...

Nintendo: No Hard Disk Drive for Wii

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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...

Iomega breathes new life into Mac hard drive business

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At the Apple Expo 2007 conference in Paris this week, Iomega Corporation unveiled two new external dual-drive products. The duo 500GB UltraMax Pro Desktop hard disk drives are fully removable, which enables hot-swap functionality, and...

Flash drive offers keypad PIN security

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Corsair Memory Incorporated has launched its new Flash Padlock drive: a USB flash drive secured with a five-button PIN-based "padlock" built into the drive itself. The PIN interface forces the user to hit the unlock...

Samsung Quietly Ships 1TB Hard Disk Drive

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Samsung Electronics has quietly started to ship 1TB storage solutions that use much more advanced media that any other products from competitors. Samsung's SpinPoint F1 HDDs use just three 334GB platters, a record in both...

Toshiba to Install HD DVD Drive into All Its Laptops

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Toshiba may push its HD DVD format by installing appropriate optical drives into its notebooks. Toshiba's senior vice president Hisatsugu Nonaka said that the company would integrate HD DVD optical drives into "all" of its...

Western Digital Reveals 750GB Hard Disk Drive

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Western Digital, the world's second largest maker of hard disk drives, has began shipping 750GB HDDs, currently the largest capacity that the company offers. Along with a 750GB capacity, WD's Caviar SE16 GL188 offers a...

Long awaited Test Drive PC Patch Delayed

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In order to give players the high quality of experience they expect, the Test Drive Unlimited PC patch will be released in mid-June following further testing to ensure the complete stability of the code. As...

Western Digital Debuts 250GB Notebook Drive

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Not to be outdone by its competitors in pushing the maximum capacity of notebook hard disk drives, Western Digital has announced that it is shipping its 250GB Scorpio, a 5400 RPM 2.5-inch HDD intended for...

TSA Loses Hard Drive With Personal Information

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The Transportation Security Agency has lost an external computer hard drive containing the personal, bank and payroll information of up to 100,000 of its former and current employees who worked for the TSA from January...

The Hard Drive Factor

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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,...

Test Drive Unlimited (PC) to get patch

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Atari confirm that Eden are currently working on a patch for the PC version of Test Drive Unlimited which will be available in May. With the patch Eden are working to address the following issues:...

Hitachi Ships 1TB Hard Disk Drive

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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...

Wi-Fi buses drive rural web use

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In many parts of the developing world it is too expensive to lay the fibres and copper cable to deliver a standard internet connection. In rural India and parts of Rwanda, Cambodia and Paraguay, buses...

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