Buffalo Technology started shipping the MiniStation Thunderbolt + USB 3.0 dual-interface portable hard drive. The drive was unveiled by Buffalo Japan a little earlier this month, before the Austin, Texas-based firm released it worldwide. The drive lets you use 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt, 5 Gb/s USB 3.0, and even the 480 Mb/s USB 2.0 interfaces.
Buffalo Technology's Japanese arm released a new 2 TB variant of its MiniStation HDPNTU3 series portable hard drives. A selling point of these drives is greater shock-tolerance. You can afford to be just a little clumsy around these drives.
Several days ago, IHS iSuppli released a report on storage market and technologies called “HDD Industry Enjoys Best Performance despite Volume Fluctuation”.
Ah yes, mechanical drives spinning at 10,000rpm, once the dream of every computer nerd, but since the introduction of the SSD, we're not so sure there's much of a demand for Western Digital's VelociRaptor drives. Either which way, WD seems to think that there's enough demand and has revived the VelociRaptor range of drives and
If you thought Western Digital's 7mm slim, 500GB Scorpio Blue was an achievement, then we can tell you it's only the start of what's to come. At IDF Beijing Intel was pushing for an even slimmer hard drive standard which will stand a mere 5mm tall, or as Intel put it, 28 percent smaller in terms of
A new 2.5-inch HDD that is of particular appeal to the Ultrabook segment has been outed by WD today under its Scorpio family of mechanical drives. The company has released a new Scorpio Blue model that comes in capacities of up to 500GB while being just 7mm thick.
SSD drives undoubtedly are extremely fast, with their speeds being only limited by the bandwidth of the SATA bus interface. However they also remain disproportionately expensive per GB when compared to mechanical drives, forbidding mainstream customers from purchasing large capacity drives. For those who require a fairly large primary drive and want to reap
SSDs might still be the hot topic in storage, but considering the high costs per GB, hard disk drives aren't going anywhere any time soon. Seagate has announced that it has managed to reach storage densities of 1 Terabit per square inch, something the company claims will allow for twice the hard drive capacity of
Thunderbolt devices are finally starting to trickle out into the market, albeit most of them so far have been storage devices and Western Digital's new My Book Thunderbolt Duo is no different in this regard. However, where WD has managed to excel compared to its competitors in terms of pricing.
Toshiba and Western Digital have signed an agreement to exchange certain assets relating to their hard disk drive (HDD) businesses in efforts to increase capacity and expand market portfolios.
You might have noticed that SSDs have been getting a slimmer profile with several companies recently announcing 7mm drives. Well, the hard drive makers don't want to be left behind in the race to provide components for Ultrabooks and now Hitachi has announced a new series of 7mm 2.5-inch hard drives.
Western Digital has announced My Book Live Duo with dual drives that offer high capacity and double-safe file protection, and provide anytime, anywhere access to stored media and files whether you are on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
The SSD market is continuously growing, yet high capacity devices will most likely not be affordable by the bulk of consumers for several years to come. Even after the Thailand catastrophe which increased mechanical drive prices by as much as 300%, high capacity SSDs were far too expensive to be competitive. Many manufacturers are
SSD sales are expected to reach a record high this year, following on from a phenomenal year of growth in 2011, according to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Solid state drives (SSDs) are dropping in price much faster than hard disk drives (HDD), according to figures released by website uptime monitoring firm Pingdom.
Seagate and Western Digital are cutting their warranties for hard disk drives as demand and prices soar following extensive flooding for months in Thailand.
Thailand floods did triple hard disk prices, but did it help Solid State Drives (SSD) sell better instead?
Investment firm Normura Equity Research claims that Intel's decision to revise its fourth quarter sales revenue downwards was not just due to the hard drive shortage caused by the flooding in Thailand, but due to a general lack of demand for Intel chips.
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced the launch of its Ultrastar C10K900 enterprise storage device, which it claims is the industry's fastest 10K hard drive, touting high capacity and strong encryption features.
Intel has announced that its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011 will be lower than expected due to the hard disk drive (HDD) shortage.