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Western Digital 'Black2' drive combines 120GB SSD and 1TB spinning disk into one

Western Digital 'Black2' drive combines 120GB SSD and 1TB spinning disk into one

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Western Digital is out with a new hybrid storage solution that combines an old-school 5400rpm spinning disk with an SSD into one enclosure, dubbed the WD Black2. It combines a 120GB SSD and a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive into one 2.5-inch 9.5mm solution, for... >>

This time next year you could be pre-ordering a 60TB HAMR hard drive

This time next year you could be pre-ordering a 60TB HAMR hard drive

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Western Digital has discovered a way to improve its hard drive capacity by up to five times the amount. In truth Seagate discovered the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology, but it’s Western Digital which believes it can actually build... >>

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

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Cloud storage is expensive, especially when you're talking about using it for 4TB of data. So Western Digital wants to sell you a cloud all of your own, for a one-off price and no monthly subscription. It's a NAS drive, like Western Digital's other devices,... >>

WD MyBook AV-TV external drive will turn your telly into a PVR

WD MyBook AV-TV external drive will turn your telly into a PVR

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Western Digital has introduced a version of its MyBook external storage solutions that is specifically designed to work with your flatscreen TV's video recording functionality. Many TVs these days have programme recording options, but lot of people don't... >>

LaCie Blade Runner: Philippe Starck hard drive to keep Deckard happy

LaCie Blade Runner: Philippe Starck hard drive to keep Deckard happy

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LaCie has teamed up with designer Philippe Starck to launch the limited-edition Blade Runner hard drive. With only 9,999 produced, the LaCie Blade Runner is custom built and designed to be an artistic piece rather than a bland box hidden under a desk. ... >>

LaCie 5big: 20TB Thunderbolt RAID is super quick

LaCie 5big: 20TB Thunderbolt RAID is super quick

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LaCie has announced a RAID system that can hold up-to 20TB of hard drive space and run at speeds of up-to 785 MB/s thanks to Thunderbolt support.  Called the LaCie 5big, it certainly isn't something for casual users. Starting at $1,200 (£746) for the... >>

LaCie updates its Porsche Design hard drive for Macs, now 10 times faster

LaCie updates its Porsche Design hard drive for Macs, now 10 times faster

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Sexy is not an adjective often associated with hard drives, but then it’s not often hard drives are created by Porsche Design. The LaCie P’9223 Slim SSD is the latest collaboration between LaCie and Porsche Design and is its fastest hard drive yet.... >>

Seagate Backup Plus USB 3 portable hard drive
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Seagate Backup Plus USB 3 portable hard drive

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Cloud this, cloud that, if it’s not in the cloud these days, well, that’s bad news isn’t it? Of course, local storage can’t really be in the cloud, and we’re a while off replacing all our hard drives with a direct line to a server on the internet.... >>

LaCie Little Big Disk - Thunderbolt Series
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LaCie Little Big Disk - Thunderbolt Series

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With all new Apple laptops comes a new port - Thunderbolt. It promises to deliver super-fast transfer speeds to Thunderbolt drives or devices, so getting a file from A to B isn't something that takes you longer than getting across town on a Friday night... >>

Kingston Wi-Drive boosts your iPhone or iPad storage

Kingston Wi-Drive boosts your iPhone or iPad storage

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Kingston has announced an external storage solution for your iPhone or iPad - the Wi-Drive. Shaped just like an iPhone, the external flash based drive comes in 16 or 32GB flavours and connects to your PC or Mac just as any other external drive would,... >>