Mobile Hard Drives Hit 500GB

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Notebook PC disk storage leaps into the stratosphere today, hitting the half-terabyte mark with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' announcement of a 500GB 2.5-inch mobile hard drive. Due out in February 2008, the $400 Travelstar 5K500...

Vivid takes hard line with PornoTube

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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...

Hard Drives: Under the Hood

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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...

Terabyte Hard Drives Show Stellar Performance

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It's the era of the terabyte. That era really launched back in May when Hitachi delivered its 7K1000 terabyte hard drive. However, the 7K1000 was a five platter, ten head device, while Western Digital and...

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...

Western Digital Touts 3TB Hard Drives in 2010

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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...

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...

Formac ups its Portable Hard Drives to 250GB

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Formac has bumped its Disk Mini Portable Drive series from 160GB to 250GB. The company's latest USB 2.0 portable hard drive measures 129-x-92-x-22mm and weighs only 124g. The drive draws power over the USB connection...

Lighting a Fire Under Hard Drives

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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...

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...

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...

New tech could lead to much bigger hard drives

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Researchers from Toshiba and Tohoku University in Japan have announced a new method of creating magnetic read heads that could boost hard drive storage density from the current record for a shipping product of 178.8Gb...

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,...

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...

Samsung Launches Quiet SpinPoint Hard Drives

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Samsung has announced 80GB and 160GB flavours of its new 3.5" SpinPoint S166 Series of ultra silent and high-speed hard disk drives. The S166 Series has a spindle speed of 7,200RPM, provides an 8MB buffer,...

Verizon ruling could be hard on Vonage

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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....

Study: Hard Drive MTBF Ratings Highly Exaggerated

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A study by Carnegie Mellon University, where the researchers took roughly 100,000 hard drives from a variety of manufacturers, concluded that hard drive manufacturers were exaggerating their mean-time before failure (MTBF) ratings on hard drives...

Samsung ships hybrid hard drive

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Samsung Electronics has announced it has begun shipments of its hybrid hard drive to the commercial marketplace. Samsung's MH80 series hybrid hard drive is offered in 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities. Samsung said it is...

Hard disk test 'surprises' Google

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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...

Fujitsu Makes Advancement in Hard Drive Density

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Using patterned media technology, Fujitsu of America was able to achieve a one-dimensional array nanohole pattern with a 25 nanometer pitch. If that's equivalent to gibberish for you, here's what this means: future one terabit...

Seagate Confirms 1TB Hard Drive

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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...

PSP2 Gets 60GB Hard Drive!

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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...

Conventional Hard Drives Obsolete?

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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...

The Hard Drive Turns 50

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Today, the hard drive is found everywhere--from the PCs we use daily to MP3 players and memory keys so small you can toss them in your pocket and forget you're carrying around a hard drive....

Hard Drive Price War Coming

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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...

Versatile Hard Drives

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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...

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Hard Drive Review

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Since the first time "Get Perpendicular" got stuck in our heads, we've anxiously anticipated the arrival of perpendicular recording technology. The wait has been long, especially on the desktop, but perpendicular recording has finally arrived...

Samsung Prepping Hybrid Hard Drives

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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...

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