Neowin News Feed for: Hard Neowin News Feed for: Hard en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Western Digital announces 9.5 mm 1 TB Scorpio Blue hard drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/7159462471.jpg" alt="" /></div>Western Digital has announced earlier today that it has commenced shipments of its updated Scorpio Blue hard drives, their mainstream 2.5&quot; notebook hard drives. The new drive, WD10JPVT, will replace the current 1 TB Scorpio... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:53:30 +0000 Apple supplies non-replaceable hard drives in 2011 iMacs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>What seems to be a trivial task on almost any modern computer, desktop or laptop, all-in-one or standard towers, becomes more than a void warranty on the latest line of Apple's iMacs. Apple can be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Thu, 12 May 2011 19:50:34 +0000 TechSpot: A-DATA SH93 Rugged Portable Hard Drive Review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1375978879105.png" alt="" /></div>While commonly overlooked, regular backups is one of the most sensible tasks one should perform when it comes to personal computing. Without the help of a secondary storage device or some sort of remote backup... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Julio Franco) Fri, 04 Dec 2009 10:31:26 +0000 Western Digital launches world's first 2TB Hard Drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/7159462471.jpg" alt="" /></div>Western Digital haven't officially launched their brand-new WD20EADS 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green HDD, however it is already available for purchase at Australia's Mwave online store. Priced at AU$377.80 (US$250) Western Digital will be the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Tue, 27 Jan 2009 10:55:50 +0000 Seagate Barracuda hard drives plagued by failures <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/366027923.png" alt="" /></div>Numerous complaints are being reported from customers who own the 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive at the Seagate's online support forum. The hard drive seems to just freeze during data transfers. Kabatek, Brown and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:49:53 +0000 TDK tunnels through hard drive areal density record <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1375978879105.png" alt="" /></div>TDK researchers have achieved an areal density record of 803Gbit/sq in potentially extending the life of current read/write head technology. The higher the areal density the more data can be packed onto a disk drive.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:38:48 +0000 Windows 7 to add native support for Virtual Hard Disks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9275352771.jpg" alt="" /></div>Out of what little we know of the next version of Windows, this feature might just be the most interesting yet. A team at Microsoft is hiring developers to work on adding native support in... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 25 May 2008 16:06:23 +0000 Hitachi to form hard drive company with Toshiba, Fujitsu? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Japanese conglomerate, Hitachi, may be in talks with Toshiba and Fujitsu on forming a new company dedicated to hard drives and storage systems. The new company would combine the limping hard drive divisions of Hitachi... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:36:52 +0000 Mobile Hard Drives Hit 500GB <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 03 Jan 2008 10:01:08 +0000 Iomega Acquires Chinese Hard Drive Manufacturer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>External disk storage maker Iomega on Dec. 12 announced that it will acquire ExcelStor Great Wall Technology, an $800 million hard drive manufacturer based in Shenzhen, China, through exchange of stock. No cash will change... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:39:09 +0000 Vivid takes hard line with PornoTube <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:38:09 +0000 Apple Looking Into MacBook Hard Drive Issues <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Although it doesn't appear to be a widespread problem, Apple said it has &quot;received a few reports that some MacBook consumer notebooks may have hard drive issues, and we're looking into it.&quot; Apple didn't say... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:38:05 +0000 NY Times: Gaming magazines having a hard time lately <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Noel Goodman subscribes to three video game magazines, but he wants information faster than the magazines can reach his mailbox. &quot;I can find out on the Internet information that won't be in magazines for another... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 13 Nov 2007 09:32:32 +0000 Hard Drives: Under the Hood <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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, &quot;Hard Drives: Under the Hood,&quot; Loyd Case over at ExtremeTech... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 09 Nov 2007 17:32:34 +0000 Terabyte Hard Drives Show Stellar Performance <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 02 Nov 2007 19:05:17 +0000 Nintendo: No Hard Disk Drive for Wii <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 02 Nov 2007 18:27:19 +0000 Western Digital Touts 3TB Hard Drives in 2010 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 27 Oct 2007 18:16:48 +0000 Hitachi releasing Power Saving Green Hard Drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hitachi has announced it will be releasing green hard drives this quarter with up to 40% better idle power savings. The pricing will be comparable with non-green devices. Hitachi will remain at 7200rpm throughout all... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 24 Oct 2007 09:13:34 +0000 Tested: New Hybrid Hard Drives From Samsung and Seagate <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>When they were introduced a couple of years ago, hybrid hard drives seemed enticing. Pairing a standard hard drive with a flash component sounded like a good way to deliver on the theoretical performance boosts... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 08 Oct 2007 13:23:42 +0000 Iomega breathes new life into Mac hard drive business <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 28 Sep 2007 03:09:51 +0000 Hacker's project sends media-filled hard drives to troops <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A network engineer going by the hacker handle 'Deviant Ollam' has taken it upon himself to send care packages of a different sort to troops serving overseas, with him ditching the usual goods in favor... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 23 Sep 2007 17:21:43 +0000 Formac ups its Portable Hard Drives to 250GB <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 26 Aug 2007 22:11:23 +0000 Lighting a Fire Under Hard Drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 02 Jul 2007 19:39:12 +0000 Laptop Hard Drives with 320GB Capacities Incoming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Two makers of perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) platters for hard disk drives (HDDs) said recently they had started to produce platters with leading capacities that enable creation of 1TB hard drives for desktops as well... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:09:33 +0000 Samsung Quietly Ships 1TB Hard Disk Drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 11 Jun 2007 19:55:08 +0000 Western Digital Reveals 750GB Hard Disk Drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 06 Jun 2007 19:40:45 +0000 New tech could lead to much bigger hard drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 21 May 2007 23:59:14 +0000 Hitachi Ships Large, High-Performing Notebook Hard Drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hitachi has started shipping the Travelstar 7K200: a 200GB 7,200 RPM notebook hard drive with optional data encryption technology. Compared to its predecessor, the drive has double the capacity and reportedly a 22% performance... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 11 May 2007 03:52:33 +0000 TSA Loses Hard Drive With Personal Information <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 06 May 2007 20:16:22 +0000 The Hard Drive Factor <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Julio Franco) Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:16:53 +0000 Hitachi Ships 1TB Hard Disk Drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 05 Apr 2007 21:26:16 +0000 Samsung Launches Quiet SpinPoint Hard Drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung has announced 80GB and 160GB flavours of its new 3.5&quot; 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,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 04 Apr 2007 22:57:10 +0000 Laptop hard drive with on-board encryption a first: Seagate <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks to Amano for his front page submission. ASI Computer Technologies of Markham, Ontario, Canada will be the first to sell laptop computers using Seagate Technology LLC's computer hard drives with built-in encryption technology. The... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 12 Mar 2007 23:28:03 +0000 Intel unveils Flash-based hard drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel has unveiled a new solid state hard drive based on Flash memory that aims to provide a low cost alternative to mechanical hard drives. The Z-U130 is currently shipping in 1GB and 2GB models,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:13:27 +0000 Verizon ruling could be hard on Vonage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 11 Mar 2007 22:48:46 +0000 Study: Hard Drive MTBF Ratings Highly Exaggerated <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 11 Mar 2007 20:00:30 +0000 Samsung ships hybrid hard drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:14:19 +0000 Hard disk test 'surprises' Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:49:45 +0000 Fujitsu Makes Advancement in Hard Drive Density <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 24 Jan 2007 14:34:09 +0000 Seagate Announces World's Fastest Hard Drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Largest hard drive? Been there, done that. Let's do speed now. Seagate has announced &quot;the world's fastest hard drive&quot;. The Savvio 15K touts a seek time of a mere 2.9 ms. The drive offers a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 16 Jan 2007 20:59:08 +0000