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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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