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“Shingled” Technology Makes 8TB HDDs Super Cheap

Seagate has pioneered a new system that has significantly reduced the price of multiple-terabyte hard drives. Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology means that a drive can fit more data on its platters, storing up to 8TB…

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A Modern SSD Could Last a Thousand Years of Use

Tests run by computing website The Tech Report have shown that a modern Solid State Drive (SSD) could conceivably handle one thousand years’ worth of use. Staff from the site forced six SSD drives to repeatedly…

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15TB Hard Drives Could Be a Reality in 2015

Hard drive capacities continue to grow, but it’s a constant battle for the hardware developers to pack higher density drives into the same form factor. There are of course many new technologies on the horizon that…

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Backblaze Reveal Their Hard Drive Fail Rates for Hitachi, Seagate & WD

Online backup service Backblaze have just published their enterprise hard drive fail rate statistics for 2014. Since they have a large data centre at their disposal, they’re in a perfect position to report on the reliability of hard…

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HGST Reveal 8TB and 10TB HelioSeal Hard Drives

Western Digital’s HGST subsidiary has just announced their new 8TB and 10TB hard drives and no, that second one isn’t a typo. The new drives are part of their HelioSeal product line; a range of hard…

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Seagate Announce 8TB Drives Now Available To “Select Customers”

We’ve heard rumors a few months back now that Seagate were sending out 8TB drives to some of their partners, no doubt as an early beta test for the hardware before they rolled them out in…

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Corsair Voyager Air 2 1TB Wireless Hard Drive Review

Introduction and A Closer Look For the modern computer user a smartphone or tablet is a vital accessory: sure the desktop PC is great for a lot of things the notebook, tablet and smartphone aren’t, but…

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Functional Hard Drive and CPU Created In Minecraft!

I’ve seen some pretty impressive stuff created in Minecraft, but the level some people are willing to go to for the sake of showing off is beyond my level of understanding. I’m not 100% sure these…

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8TB Hard Drives Already Deployed For Cloud Storage

6TB helium filled hard drives are the biggest consumer storage drives available on the market right now, with both Seagate and Western Digital offering products in this category. Seagate are still opting for a traditional build…

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Potential Kingston & PNY Scandal: Switching SSD Components After Reviews!

Over the last few months, evidence has been gathering that storage manufacturers Kingston and more recently PNY have been pulling a bait and switch tactic on their consumers. What this means is that after the initial…

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10-Years Warranty Added to New SanDisk Extreme Pro SSDs

SanDisk have unveiled their top-fo-the-line SSD lineup in the Extreme Pro series, having the most interesting and significant change noticeable in its warranty. A 10-year warranty is apparently backing the given lineup, having SanDisk be the…

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Thecus Enterprise NAS Now Support Seagate 6TB Drives

Around three weeks ago we heard how Thecus updated the compatibility list of drives for their entire NAS line-up to include Seagate’s latest 5TB drives, which in turn allows for far denser drive arrays in both…

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Thermaltake Reveal BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station

Thermaltake are well known for their high-end chassis and cooling products, and now they look set to entertain us with a rather handy storage product, the new BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station. The new dock offers…

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Intel Launches Lightening Fast New 730 Series SSD

Intel are looking to take back the performance crown and steal some of the thunder from drives such as the Samsung 840 Evo and OCZ Vector.  It hopes to do this thanks to some hefty internal…

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Silverstone SST-EP02 USB3.0 to SATA Adaptor & SST-MS07 HDD/SSD Case Review

Introduction In the consumer market, there are a number of manufacturers that cover more than one market segment and this in most situations ranges from chassis to coolers and power supplies, fans and also solid state…

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Vertex 460 SSD Series Announced By OCZ

OCZ has announced its new SSD series, the Vertex 460 SATA III SSD. As part of the renowned Vertex series, Vertex 460 is said to continues the legacy by delivering an exceptional mainstream solution with advanced…

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Christofle Designed “Sphére” Hard Drive Released By LaCie

LaCie has released a strange-looking Hard Drive, in the shape of a Sphere. It is designed by Christofle, the hard drive is enclosed in a spherical case of silver-plated steel. The product has a USB 3.0…

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Samsung Create 1.8″ mSATA 1TB EVO SSD

With most SSD hard drives fitting into a standard 2.5″ drive bay, and are many times smaller than their 3.5″ mechanical counterparts. So most people already assume that the drive is small and compact. However, most…

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Man Throws Away Hard Drive With More Than 7,500 Bitcoins Within

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has gained plenty of attention in recent times, is back in the news, but with a rather unfortunate twist to it. It appears that one man who has spent a few…

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How To Install An SSD Into The PlayStation 4

Peter over at Gamespot has decided to dismantle a bit of his brand new PlayStation 4 to do something that many people have been wanting to investigate, can you install a high performance SSD in place…

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First 6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Released By HGST

Hitachi started shipping the first drive to feature a helium filling, a concept it first unveiled back in 2012 as a means to boost capacity by around 40 per cent compared to traditional mechanical drives. The…

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Target Ship An Xbox One Early, Owner Reveals Game Install Sizes

@Moonlightswami on Twitter got a surprise this week when Target dispatched his next-gen Xbox One to him earlier than everyone else. These kind of factory gaffs happen quite often and we suspect a few more will…

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Western Digital Make Available 4TB Green Drive

Western Digital recently announced its 4TB variant of the Western Digital Green series of desktop hard drives. The WD40EZRX is designed for consumer desktop systems and uses a conventional 3.5 inch form factor to offer 4000GB of…

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Western Digital Launch 2.5 Inch WD Red NAS Hard Drives

Western Digital have just extended their “WD Red” NAS series of mechanical hard drives to the 2.5 inch form factor. These drives are equipped with NASware 2.0 technology which maximises stability and compatibility with NAS boxes…

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New Samsung XS1715 Enterprise SSD Offers 3000mb/s & 740,000 IOPS!

The SSD market just goes from one innovation to another and now Samsung are taking the front line once again with the announcement of their latest hardware, the XS1715 enterprise SSD. This will be the first…

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Western Digital’s Worlds First Ultra-Slim Drive

  Today Western Digital announced that they will start shipping the worlds first thinnest hard drive. The new Ultra Slim hard drives will be 47% thinner (5mm) than the standard mobile hard drives (9.5mm), also weighing…

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Seagate 4TB Hard Drives With 1TB Platters Now Shipping

Seagate has reportedly begun shipping the hard drive industry’s first 4TB drives that use 1TB platters. These new 4TB drives from the hard drive giant Seagate will reportedly get slotted into the companies Barracuda series of…