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WD My Passport Wireless drive makes cloud storage both physical and portable

WD My Passport Wireless drive makes cloud storage both physical and portable

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Western Digital has launch a new product for its 10-year-old My Passport line. Called My Passport Wireless, it's a Wi-Fi-enabled storage drive.You can use the My Passport Wireless to share content wirelessly with another device such as a smartphone or... >>

Western Digital My Passport Ultra review
4.5 stars

Western Digital My Passport Ultra review

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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

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 WD TV Play review
4.5 stars

Western Digital WD TV Play review

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With smart TVs becoming more popular, those with older sets they don't want to replace might want to look for something to add media playback features and online content from a separate box.The WD TV Play is one such a device. Small, light, cheap and... >>

Helium doesn't just make balloons and voices go up, now HDD storage goes up too

Helium doesn't just make balloons and voices go up, now HDD storage goes up too

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Just when you thought hard disk drives were at the end of their lives as solid state becomes more affordable, Western Digital subsidiary HGST has given its drives new life, by adding helium.The new Ultrastar He6 drives use helium instead of air to increase... >>

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... >>

APP OF THE DAY: WD 2go Pro review (iPad / iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: WD 2go Pro review (iPad / iPhone)

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With people even more obsessed with clouds today than William Wordsworth was back in the 1800s, it makes sense that network attached storage (NAS) box manufacturers are keen to jump on the bandwagon.However, it's all well and good calling something a... >>

WD TV adds Netflix and BBC iPlayer

WD TV adds Netflix and BBC iPlayer

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Western Digital has announced that Netflix and BBC iPlayer are now available to users in the UK. Those in Ireland will also get access to Netflix.The new services join existing rich media content from the likes of Spotify and YouTube in WD's nifty media... >>

Western Digital launches music streaming player with built in Spotify

Western Digital launches music streaming player with built in Spotify

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Western Digital has announced a new version of its WD TV Live media player, which now comes with Spotify support. It has the ability to stream tracks straight from the cloud-based music service, as well as play up to 1080p video.Any network drive, USB... >>

Western Digital My Book Studio takes a bite of the Apple

Western Digital My Book Studio takes a bite of the Apple

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Western Digital has announced its latest external HDD, the Mac loving My Book Studio - which now comes in a 3TB flavour.The My Book Studio is formatted for use with Apple Mac computers and Apple Time Machines, and the brushed aluminium look will make... >>

Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit
4.0 stars

Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit

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We've heard a lot about internet TVs of late, and with all the big manufacturers recently unveiling the latest versions of their web-based offerings, this trend isn't unlikely to go away any time soon. In fact, it's expected to take off in a big way this... >>

Apple: A Thunderbolt desktop hub could power all your connections

Apple: A Thunderbolt desktop hub could power all your connections

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Apple has detailed to Pocket-lint how its new Thunderbolt port is powerful enough to allow a third-party manufacturer to make a desktop hub that could take a number of ports before being plugged in to the Thunderbolt port on the company’s new MacBook... >>

WD TV Live Hub: Live entertainment from Western Digital

WD TV Live Hub: Live entertainment from Western Digital

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Western Digital, the storage specialist, has expanded its home entertainment range with the launch of the WD TV Live Hub.With 1TB of storage, full 1080p playback from a variety of files (including MP4, MKV and MOV), and full DLNA streaming, this really... >>

Western Digital My Book Live: Four times faster than conventional network drives

Western Digital My Book Live: Four times faster than conventional network drives

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Western Digital's new My Book Live network storage device boasts file transfer speeds of up to 100 Mbps, four times faster than many of its peers. Additionally, the company has hinted to Pocket-lint that there could also be a 3TB version (it has similarly-sized... >>

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

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

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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... >>

Best external hard drives for your desktop

Best external hard drives for your desktop

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The funkier the laptop, the smaller the disc drive. Unless you’re shelling out for some kind of gaming beast, that’s largely the trade off these days. If you want your notebook to look slim and sexy, then it’s unlikely to be able to cope with all... >>

The best network devices to stream media around the house

The best network devices to stream media around the house

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It's taken for granted that if you want to watch the World Cup in style you'll need a big telly or, even, projector and screen. You'll need at least a 5.1 surround sound system, including speakers and some form of amplification. And, you'll need one or... >>

WDTV Live now compatible with Windows 7

WDTV Live now compatible with Windows 7

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Western Digital has announced that its WDTV Live media player is getting a firmware update that enables a host of new features, including compatibility with Windows 7.That Windows 7 compatibility means that it can take advantage of the platform's "Play... >>

Western Digital My Passport AV Portable Media Drives come TV ready

Western Digital My Passport AV Portable Media Drives come TV ready

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Western Digital has announced a range of new My Passport drives specifically for video storage and playback.The new My Passport AV portable media drives come with 320GB of capacity and let users simply connect the USB drive to an enabled Blu-ray player... >>

Super speed WD MyBook 3.0 brings USB 3 to market

Super speed WD MyBook 3.0 brings USB 3 to market

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Super speed USB 3.0 has arrived in genuine, actually possible to buy and enjoy form today with the launch of the Western DigitalMyBook 3.0 now updated to be compatible with the 5Gbps standard. These WD HDDs are available from today in the 1TB size for... >>

Western Digital WD TV Live
4.5 stars

Western Digital WD TV Live

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Western Digital had been rather quiet on the media streaming/jukebox market until it turned up with the barnstorming WD TV late last year; a device that offered the support, usability and performance the market was screaming for and only lacked the ability... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for... AV lovers

10 perfect Christmas presents for... AV lovers

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Welcome to the next of our Pocket-lint perfect Christmas gift guide installments. So you've bought presents for the Apple fanboy/girl in your life, the photographer, laptop addicts, the console gamer and PC gamer. Now is the turn for your favourite couch... >>

WD TV Live HD media player launches

WD TV Live HD media player launches

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Western Digital has announced the launch of the WD TV Live HD media player, a revamp of a previous product this time round with networking capabilities as well as support for Full HD 1080p resolution. WD says the new drive makes it easy to play HD videos... >>

Western Digital launches My Book Elite and My Passport Elite HDDs

Western Digital launches My Book Elite and My Passport Elite HDDs

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Western Digital has upped the ante once again on its range of external storage solutions. The biggest face-lift is for the My Book desktop series which now features the My Book Elite and the My Book Studio, the second of which is designed for Mac users.... >>

Western Digital refreshes My Passport and My Book ranges

Western Digital refreshes My Passport and My Book ranges

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Western Digital has launched "smaller, smarter and more secure" My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac ultra-portable external hard drives and "smaller, sleeker" My Book Essential and My Book for Mac desktop external hard drives.All models feature... >>

WD offers 1TB 2.5-inch mobile hard drive

WD offers 1TB 2.5-inch mobile hard drive

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Western Digital has announced the availability of what it says is the industry's highest-capacity available 2.5-inch drive offering a 1 terabyte capacity.The WD Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5-inch hard drive will see users of devices containing the internal drive... >>

WD launches My Book World Edition II

WD launches My Book World Edition II

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Western Digital has launched a newly redesigned My Book World Edition II dual-drive network storage system in capacities of up to 4TB.With the double protection of two RAID 1 Mirrored drives and continuous backup software that keeps a second copy automatically,... >>

Western Digital unveils first 4TB external hard drive

Western Digital unveils first 4TB external hard drive

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Western Digital has announced that it will be selling the world's first 4TB external hard drive. However, the My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage system seems to be designed for Macs, not PCs.Two RAID 0 striped disks combine to provide a high-speed... >>

Western Digital My Book World Edition Network Home Drive
4.0 stars

Western Digital My Book World Edition Network Home Drive

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Hard drives are good for backup, but they are also good for sharing content around your home on the plethora of PCs and Macs you've probably got. Unless you've stumped for Apple's Time Capsule, Western Digital believes it has the answer with the 1TB My... >>

WD launches new My Book World Edition drives

WD launches new My Book World Edition drives

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Western Digital has introduced its newly redesigned My Book World Edition network storage drive.Claiming to simplify the task of backing up an entire household's files, WD says it's designed for consumers who have multiple computers on a home network.Compatible... >>

Western Digital My Book Mac Edition hard drive (1TB)
4.0 stars

Western Digital My Book Mac Edition hard drive (1TB)

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It sounds dull, but if you haven't already, you need to think of a backup plan for your pictures, video, documents and everything else you've got crammed on to your computer. Western Digital thinks it's got Mac users covered with the My Book Mac. But... >>

WD launches two Mac friendly hard drives

WD launches two Mac friendly hard drives

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Western Digital has launched two new external hard drives designed specifically for the Mac on Tuesday at the start of Macworld 2009 in San Francisco.The My Passport for Mac portable drive and the My Book Mac Edition external hard drive will come pre-formatted... >>

WD offers update for WD TV HD media player

WD offers update for WD TV HD media player

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Western Digital has issued a software update for its WD TV media player that was launched in November. The company says the software update, 1.01, updates the user interface as well as improves the media player's functionality and capabilities. Apparently... >>

Western Digital cuts 2500 jobs

Western Digital cuts 2500 jobs

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Western Digital is the latest company hit by the economic slowdown to announce a revised revenue outlook - and staff cuts.The storage company says demand for hard drives in the December quarter is significantly below the expectations outlined in the company's... >>

Western Digital WD TV
4.0 stars

Western Digital WD TV

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The rise of HD content, be it from your camcorder, digital camera or downloaded from the Internet, has lead to a rise in options for storing and conveying this media to your television for optimal viewing. Some of these solutions have fallen far short... >>

Seagate CEO hints at SSD tech to come

Seagate CEO hints at SSD tech to come

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Seagate's CEO has confirmed that the company is working on its very own line-up of Solid State Drives in a briefing with Pocket-lint.Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate, gave a rare hint at what kind of SSD technology the company is pumping resources into.Watkins... >>

Western Digital launches WD TV

Western Digital launches WD TV

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Western Digital, best known for its storage drives, has now come up with a new solution for home cinema fans. WD TV is a media player that turns files from USB drives, digital cameras, camcorders and portable media players into HD content. It plays music,... >>

WD Passport Studio drives gets FireWire 800

WD Passport Studio drives gets FireWire 800

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Western Digital (WD) has added a FireWire 800 interface to its Passport Studio portable drive.Thr drive is now claimed to be ideal for use with the new Apple MacBook Pros.The Passport Studio portable drives offer up to 500 GB of storage capacity, are... >>

Western Digital My Book Passport Essential hard drive
4.0 stars

Western Digital My Book Passport Essential hard drive

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Western Digital has aggressively been attacking the mobile external storage market in recent months, constantly adding more capacity while dropping the price. This makes the 320GB capacity of this latest My Book Passport even more compelling. The design... >>

WD launches My Book Mirror Edition

WD launches My Book Mirror Edition

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Western Digital has introduced its new My Book Mirror Edition dual-drive storage systems, which can automatically store valuable personal content not once, but twice, to maximise data safety.The company says this RAID-based continuous data protection... >>

Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive
4.0 stars

Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive

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The Western Digital My Passport Studio hard drive packs up to 320GB of storage into a device no bigger than a Moleskine notebook, but has Western Digital had to cut too many corners to get it to this size? We start saving files to find out. Small, compact... >>

WD offers My Passport Studio drives for Macs

WD offers My Passport Studio drives for Macs

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Western Digital has introduced its new Mac-formatted My Passport Studio Portable Drives.Designed for Mac users on-the-go, the drives are equipped with both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, a capacity gauge, shock-resistant enclosure, and include a... >>