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A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

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
4.5 out of 5

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

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... >>

Best home entertainment device 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best home entertainment device 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

By 21 November 2013

Home entertainment has really come into its own this year, with a range of systems now available to make your living room the most exciting place to be in the house. From streaming to audio to making that old TV smarter, there're a host of options to... >>

A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

By 16 November 2013

Mid November and there's only one thing on most people's minds: the imminent Xbox One and Playstation 4 launches. In the UK we have to wait a little longer than America does for the PS4 launch, but we've been playing around with the final machine's user... >>

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

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 WD TV Play review
4.5 out of 5

Western Digital WD TV Play review

By 12 November 2013

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

By 4 November 2013

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

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

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... >>