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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...

Seagate Announces two new 1TB Drives

Seagate has unveiled two new hard drive lines that both offer a maximum 1TB capacity: the Barracuda 7200.11 (consumer) and the Barracuda ES.2 (enterprise). Expect both to arrive sometime this quarter and note that Seagate... More...

New Worm Targets Portable Memory Drives

Researchers from security vendor Sophos say a new worm targeting removable drives, called the SillyFD-AA worm, searches for removable drives such as floppy disks and USB memory sticks and creates a hidden autorun.inf file which... 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...

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...

Vista says NO to old DVD drives

Windows Vista will no longer support DVD-ROM drives that do not handle region coding in hardware(RPC1 drives) - thus preventing playback of DVDs that are region/CSSencoded with those drives. Not a big problem, as RPC1... More...

Blu-ray Drives Due Next Month

Taiwanese firm AOpen has plans to introduce its first line of internal and external PC-based Blu-ray optical drives to the Middle East by the end of November. Compared to present dual-layer DVD writers,... More...

Fake Maxtor Drives Reported in Japan

According to local press, forged Maxtor MaXLine II hard disk drives have been making their way into the Japanese market. Alleged fakes feature a 320GB capacity while Maxtor only produces 250GB and 300GB varieties... More...

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