At Computex today WD is showing off a new hard drive that makes use of a SATA Express connection. The drive is built much like the WD Black2, which we reviewed back in January. Using the SATA Express interface allows WD’s hard drive to communicate over the PCI-Express bus.
LaCie has just announced the availability of 5 TB, 7200 RPM hard drive capacities in their 5big, 2big and d2 Thunderbolt series. LaCie will deliver 5 TB capacities in single drive systems and up to 25 TB in multiple drive systems.
Seagate is said to be working on a 6TB hard drive, which they plan to roll out around the April-June time frame (Q2). According to the leaked company road maps the drive is likely to be released later in the quarter and could be branded in the new Constellation ES.3 Megalodon series.
When it comes down to it many people have to choose between hard drive speed or hard drive capacity, especially when it comes to laptops or small form factor systems. While solid state drives offer great speeds, they are quite expensive per GB. On the other hand typical mechanical hard drives offer a better value per GB, but are not as fast. Western Digital saw this problem and has come up with a solution in their WD Black2 Dual Drive. This drive features a 120 GB solid state drive along with a 1 TB mechanical hard drive. Now you may think that this is a hybrid drive where the SSD portion acts as cache, but this is actually two separate drives in one. This way you have the 120 GB portion for your OS and important programs and the 1 TB can be used for media and other files. More importantly this drive only takes up a single hard drive spot! Let’s check it out!
French storage giant LaCie teamed up with French silversmith Christofle to produce a limited edition, hand crafted external USB 3.0 storage device called the Sphere. This spherical object weighs a few pounds and houses a 1 TB, bus-powered, 2.5″ hard drive.
An external hard drive is something that is always in my laptop bag. With smaller devices like tablets and Ultrabooks becoming more popular the hard drives inside are much smaller than what you will find in a desktop. External hard drives give you that extra storage space that you need and are usually small enough to fit in your laptop bag or backpack. Today we are checking out the DashDrive Choice HC630 500GB External Hard Drive from ADATA. This drive not only has an attractive outer-casing, but it features a high speed USB 3.0 connection for fast transfers. Read on as we take a look…
The Samsung HDD division by Seagate Technology plc is bringing out the new shipment of 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T hard drives. With a mere thickness of 9.5 mm it can be tagged as the world’s slimmest and thinnest hard drive which carries a storage capacity worth 2 TB. This hard drive is also available in another capacity of 1.5 TB.
With increasing needs of the element of portability, different names have been taking on their share in the introduction of the portable storage devices in this market and Buffalo wasn’t the one to stay behind. It made an announcement this week about its newest addition to its already existing portfolio of storage devices which is purely targeted towards fulfilling the growing demands of portable storage devices. The Mini Station Turbo PC EX2 portable hard drive, as a recent addition by Buffalo, provides a huge storage space housed inside a simple yet elegant casing, the thickness of which will be determined by the storage size.
Toshiba Corp. on Monday lifted the curtains off the industry’s highest-performing hard disk drive in 2.5”/7mm form-factor. The new series from Toshiba i.e. MQ01ACF drives, offer up to 500GB capacity and boast with 7200 RPM spindle speed.
Seagate’s has got something very exciting for the desktop enthusiasts on a budget, the world’s first ever 3.5-inch hybrid drive. Seagate has introduced the new ST1000DX001, which is a 7200rpm unit, with 64MB of cache and 8GB of SSD cache. It is a SATA 6Gbps drive, offering a three year warranty.