Hard drives archive

  • Keep the baddies out with the LaCie Rugged Safe
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    Keep the baddies out with the LaCie Rugged Safe

    By 26 May 2010

    Storage is becoming a serious issue in the digital age. Sure, it's great that all of your photos, media and important documents are now all in digital form but it's important that you take the necessary steps to keep all of your important files safe....

  • 3TB Seagate hard drive on the way
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    3TB Seagate hard drive on the way

    By 18 May 2010

    The never ending quest for data storage is to enter the next level later on this year when Seagate plans to launch a hard drive with a mammoth 3TB worth of storage on it. That's 3072GB - enough space to store almost 630,000 average MP3s or 1312 copies...

  • Samsung launches USB 3.0 HDD
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    Samsung launches USB 3.0 HDD

    By 26 April 2010

    Samsung has adopted USB 3.0 for its latest addition in the STORY Station range of external hard drives. Featuring ten-times the transfer speed of a conventional USB 2.0 drive, the STORY Station 3.0 has "been built for advanced users who demand fast transfer...

  • Microsoft unveils 250GB Xbox 360 HDD
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    Microsoft unveils 250GB Xbox 360 HDD

    By 24 March 2010

    Microsoft has announced that it'll shortly be offering a 250GB Xbox 360 hard disk that you'll be able to use to expand the storage on your games console. The peripheral will give you a bit more space for the plethora of different things that the Xbox...

  • Hard drive update means XP slowdowns
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    Hard drive update means XP slowdowns

    By 11 March 2010

    Since the days of DOS, hard drives have always been comprised of blocks of data 512 bytes in size that are read in a chunk. But that's to change in early 2010, as storage manufacturers have agreed to shift to a format that instead applies 4096 byte chunks....

  • LaCie rolls out rugged eSATA drive
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    LaCie rolls out rugged eSATA drive

    By 12 February 2010

    LaCie has announced the release of a ruggedised eSATA external hard drive - a new member of its rugged family of devices. The idea is to offer high speed connectivity in a device that's easy to carry around and resilient to the odd knock that it might...

  • Samsung pre-loads an HDD with Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
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    Samsung pre-loads an HDD with Michael Jackson's "This Is It"

    By 10 February 2010

    Samsung has announced that it is to offer the S2 Portable external hard drive pre-loaded with Michael Jackson's "This Is It" movie. "We are excited to present this movie starring Michael Jackson, the greatest entertainer of all time, pre-loaded on the...

  • VIDEO: IoSafe annihilates hard drive at CES
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    VIDEO: IoSafe annihilates hard drive at CES

    By 9 January 2010

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ioSafe launched its ioSafe Solo - an external storage unit that claims to be able to withstand almost anything upto a nuclear explosion. To prove the point, the company invited us along to a demonstration...

  • Samsung launches rugged G-series external HDDs
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    Samsung launches rugged G-series external HDDs

    By 8 January 2010

    Samsung sees portable storage as the next big thing. Expecting teens to be carrying around buckets of HD movie files and anthologies of digital music, the company has launched a rugged series of external HDDs that the kids of today can drop and cover...

  • Buffalo Dualie - the iPhone and hard drive docking station
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    Buffalo Dualie - the iPhone and hard drive docking station

    By 7 January 2010

    What do you do if you want access to your portable hard drive and your iPhone when you're at your computer? Buy a Buffalo Dualie it seems. Well that's the hope of Buffalo technology who've made a strange decision to launch the world's first combined...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Savoo.co.uk offers 10% off all hard drives at Comet
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    Daily Tech Deal: Savoo.co.uk offers 10% off all hard drives at Comet

    By 6 January 2010

    Admittedly hard drives aren't exactly "cool", but they have a purpose, perhaps best described as the unsung heroes of the gadget family - making sure all that precious data is kept safe and sound. In view of this, if you haven't already, you might be...

  • ioSafe Solo becomes first disaster-proof external SSD
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    ioSafe Solo becomes first disaster-proof external SSD

    By 5 January 2010

    An 8kg external SSD isn't everyone's idea of a good time, but what the ioSafe Solo promises to do is keep your data as protected as humanly possible. These 64, 128 and 256GB devices are normal enough on the inside - they store your files and transfer...

  • LaCie Rikiki launches
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    LaCie Rikiki launches

    By 15 December 2009

    LaCie has introduced what it says is the most compact 2.5-inch hard drive on the market – the new LaCie "rikiki". Encased in "brushed, sturdy aluminium", the rikiki (which apparently means "tiny" in French) measures in at 109.7 x 75 x 13.4 mm, but can...

  • OCZ introduces external USB 3.0 SSD
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    OCZ introduces external USB 3.0 SSD

    By 20 November 2009

    OCZ has unveiled an unnamed external SSD that it'll be showcasing at CES next year. It'll be the first to feature USB 3.0 connectivity, meaning that it should be able to theoretically reach 4.8Gb/s, though that'll sink to more like 1.6Gb/s in real-world...