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  • A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December
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    A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

    By 7 December 2013

    As we roll into December there’s a sense of looming Christmas cheer. Awards season is over, next-gen consoles are on the shelves - well, sort of, their stock has been emptied and they’re hard to get hold of - and we’ve spent the week tying up various...

  • Western Digital My Passport Ultra review
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    Western Digital My Passport Ultra review

    By 2 December 2013

    Portable hard drives aren't that glamorous, but when Western Digital offered to send over a USB 3.0 hard drive, it mentioned something interesting - that it was aimed at students going back to school. A TV-style flashback then commenced as we remembered...

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

    By 25 November 2013

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

    By 15 November 2013

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

    By 2 October 2013

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

    By 12 February 2013

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

    By 7 January 2013

    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
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    LaCie 5big: 20TB Thunderbolt RAID is super quick

    By 6 January 2013

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

    By 25 October 2012

    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  review
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    Seagate Backup Plus USB 3 portable hard drive review

    By 27 June 2012

    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 review
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    LaCie Little Big Disk - Thunderbolt Series review

    By 28 December 2011

    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
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    Kingston Wi-Drive boosts your iPhone or iPad storage

    By 15 August 2011

    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,...

  • Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive for fanboy files fires up
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    Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive for fanboy files fires up

    By 8 August 2011

    Whether you're a fully fledged and paid up member of the Apple fan-club or on a mission to dispel the "myth", with the anti-Apple brigade there's no denying one thing - the Cupertino company makes shiny gadgets that look kinda purty compared to your other...

  • LaCie CloudBox makes online data more secure
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    LaCie CloudBox makes online data more secure

    By 24 June 2011

    With more and more of our data heading into the cloud, and concerns about just how secure these online storage solutions are (see the Dropbox password cock-up from earlier this week) some people are still taking the external HDD option to back up their...

  • Toshiba self-encrypting hard drives wipe files if stolen
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    Toshiba self-encrypting hard drives wipe files if stolen

    By 13 April 2011

    Toshiba is on the brink of launching a range of internal self-encrypting hard drives, that automatically invalidate protected data when connected to an unknown host. That means, if you have your drive stolen, it will completely wipe files if inserted...

  • Lacie Little Big Disk features new Thunderbolt
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    Lacie Little Big Disk features new Thunderbolt

    By 25 February 2011

    With the new Apple MacBook Pro the first to incorporate Intel's new Thunderbolt high-speed interface, other manufacturers are beginning to shout that Apple aren't the only ones who'll get the new tech. And Lacie is one of them, as it's just announced...

  • Buffalo DriveStation brings SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the masses
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    Buffalo DriveStation brings SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the masses

    By 23 February 2011

    Hard drive manufacturer Buffalo has launched two new multimedia external hard drives in the form of the USB 3.0 DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard drives are designed for the demanding user who wants to achieve faster...

  • ioSafe Rugged Portable for important (or paranoid) people
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    ioSafe Rugged Portable for important (or paranoid) people

    By 5 January 2011

    ioSafe has launched its latest high-security portable drive, the ioSafe Rugged Portable. The Rugged Portable is designed to keep your data secure when it's in transit from A to B, so would be perfect if you're a spy, or if you've just got a lot of "data"...

  • Lacie gives it hard and fast with the Lacie Starck Mobile USB 3.0
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    Lacie gives it hard and fast with the Lacie Starck Mobile USB 3.0

    By 8 December 2010

    Lacie has just announced a brand-new external hard drive, which sports a super-speedy USB 3.0 port and fancy Philippe Starck design, called the Lacie Starck Mobile USB 3.0. However, the fancy aluminium shell is not purely based around the aesthetics,...

  • 56 years of Playboy on one portable HDD
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    56 years of Playboy on one portable HDD

    By 29 November 2010

    Let's be honest. There are chaps out there right now (maybe you're one of them, we're not judging you) that already have an external HDD stacked full of, ahem, ladies. But why hide your collection of nudey pics away, when you can embrace them with the...

  • Back to the Future DeLorean hides 500GB hard drive
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    Back to the Future DeLorean hides 500GB hard drive

    By 25 November 2010

    Flash Rods has long offered customised USB flash memory sticks in the shapes of cars, classic and new, but this DeLorean is surely the company's crowning moment. It's a superb scale model of the timeless time machine from Back to the Future, and while...

  • Western Digital: "1TB of digital content per household by 2014"
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    Western Digital: "1TB of digital content per household by 2014"

    By 13 October 2010

    We are rushing head-long into a future where all of our video, audio and photographic content will be stored digitally, so believes storage-specialist Western Digital, and specifically the company's executive vice president and general manager of Branded...

  • LaCie feels the need for speed with USB 3.0 Rikiki and Miniums HDDs
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    LaCie feels the need for speed with USB 3.0 Rikiki and Miniums HDDs

    By 9 September 2010

    LaCie, the digital storage specialist, has announced its latest external hard drives, bringing USB 3.0 to the table. The LaCie Rikiki and the LaCie Minimus are both made out of a sturdy brushed aluminium and, with USB 3.0 you'll be looking at transfer...

  • Toshiba keeps your data safe with Wipe SEDs
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    Toshiba keeps your data safe with Wipe SEDs

    By 10 August 2010

    Toshiba has announced a new technology - Wipe - that, "improves data security and reduces the risk of data leakage associated with document image data stored on copier and printer systems". The tech works by clearing sensitive data and information once...

  • Seagate uncage 3TB storage monster
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    Seagate uncage 3TB storage monster

    By 29 June 2010

    Seagate has added a humongous 3TB model to its GoFlex Desk external drive range - and has claimed this is a world's first. We told you last month how Seagate is working on an internal 3TB drive as well, so it seems the company is serious about storage....