Over the past year we have looked at quite a number of solid state drives. The surprising thing is that these drives have been from companies that are not known for storage products. They have mainly been from memory companies like OCZ, Corsair and Crucial. It is about time one of the big storage companies we all know stepped up and released a solid state drive. Well today we have one such drive from Western Digital. Today we will be taking a look at the SiliconEdge Blue 256GB solid state drive. This drive features read speeds of up to 250MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s. Let’s take a look…
With all of the solid state hard drives that came out this year it seems like traditional hard drives sort of took a back seat, unless you were looking to get a large capacity drive. One thing that many people may have overlooked was the availability of SATA 6GB/s drives. A SATA 6GB/s drive has double the transfer rate (6GB/s compared to 3GB/s) as the SATA II drive that is currently in your system. Today we will be taking a look at the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6GB/s Hard Drive and see how it compares to some other SATA drives. Let’s check it out!
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today announced the addition of several entertainment and social sites to the popular WD TV® media player family. WD TV Live™ (photo) and WD TV Live Plus media player (photo) customers will now be able to connect with their friends and family through Facebook® – including uploading photos and videos, sharing their status, viewing their wall and getting the latest updates from their News Feed – among other entertainment choices, all from their HDTV. Meanwhile, WD TV Live Plus media player customers in the U.S. can now instantly rent or purchase the newest movie releases the same day they become available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ through the Blockbuster® On Demand service.
LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — WD® (NYSE: WDC) today announced that the company is shipping its new high performance WD SiliconDrive® N1x 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) family. The new SSDs feature fast read/write speeds in high capacities and are designed for embedded system OEM applications that require superior performance, high reliability and long product life. The single-level cell (SLC) -based WD SiliconDrive N1x SSDs are an ideal storage solution for a wide range of embedded system OEM applications in growing markets such as automotive and transportation, data center, communications infrastructure, video surveillance and industrial automation. The new WD SiliconDrive N1x family of products complements the recently announced multi-level cell (MLC) -based WD SiliconEdge™ Blue™ SSDs, which offer a cost-effective alternative for less-demanding OEM applications while still providing high read/write speeds and high random write IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) performance.
Throughout the years, tech heads like us often treat ourselves with latest gadgets or electronics. But, during this Valentine’s Day, we thought it might be a good idea for you to treat your special someone to something unique. Whether it’s your parent, spouse or even tech hungry teenager, they will love a brand new computer. The best part is the system will be brought to you free by Thermaltake and our awesome industry partners at ZOTAC, Western Digital and Patriot Memory. We are giving away not one, but three complete systems based on Thermaltake’s popular small form factor chassis, Element Q with 200W power supply. And, to celebrate this great occasion, each Element Q chassis has been uniquely painted to reflect your love and affection.
One of the best press events during CES is Digital Experience, which is put on by Pepcom. Pepcom really brings together a lot of companies for a great event. This year the theme for the event was “Safari” and they pulled it off quite well with great food, a safari atmosphere, and of course all of the latest gadgets. Read on to see which companies we checked out at this year’s Digital Experience!
The cost of hard drive storage keeps getting cheaper and cheaper, while the capacity getting larger and larger. A year ago, 1TB drives were several hundred dollars. Now, they’re only a few tens of dollars more than their 750 GB and 500 GB brethren. Earlier this summer, Western Digital introduced three series of hard drives: Green, Blue, and Black. The Green series is for power-friendly applications, Blue for standard drives, and Black for performance. ThinkComputers presents its review of the largest in the Black series, the 1 TB WD1001FALS.