drives

 
  • Review: Fujitstu 400GB HandyDrive

    Review: Fujitstu 400GB HandyDrive

    A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms… What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? The Fujitsu 400GB HandyDrive 5. This small drive quite portable and amazingly light. It is the first drive I’d consider traveling with simply because it comes in a solid, no-frills case and is powered over USB. Read More

  • 500GB Fujitsu portable disk has built-in encryption

    500GB Fujitsu portable disk has built-in encryption

    Fujitsu just announced a 500GB, 5400RPM SATA drive for portable applications with full disk encryption, a boon to the paranoid. The drive supports 256-bit AES. No pricing but expect it in heavy duty laptops soon. Read More

  • Review: Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB hard drive

    Review: Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB hard drive

    A few years ago, a 512MB memory card was a huge deal. MP3 players used to have 128MB internal storage and the iPod was a monster at 40GB. Now time-travel into the future where the FreeAgent Go 500GB drive first half a terabyte of storage into a package a little bigger than an iPhone. This slim drive has one port – a mini-USB port that connects either to a Y-USB cable – one that… Read More

  • Back to School: Must-have Dorm Room Gadgets

    Back to School: Must-have Dorm Room Gadgets

    Note: Not a must-have. Here are a few dorm room gadgets we think you might be able to use at school or home to keep yourself online, in-touch, and entertained without much set-up time. Read More

  • Micron pumps out 256GB solid-state drives

    Micron pumps out 256GB solid-state drives

    Welcome to the era of no moving parts. Micron is preparing 256GB solid state drives for use in laptops and mini PCs and expect to have working models available in the next year. No pricing, but the drives use 2.5 watts when active and require limited cooling, ensuring your mini notebook won’t fry your lap. SSD manufacturers have been on a learning curve, Klein said. “One of the things… Read More

  • Fast 128GB solid state drives coming in April

    Fast 128GB solid state drives coming in April

    Solid state drive capacity and availability continues to grow with the announcement of Mtron’s 128GB 1.8-inch SSD. It’ll have maximum read/write speeds of 120MBps and 100MBps, respectively, and will be targeted at UMPC devices. It’s got a PATA interface, so it can replace most existing notebook hard drives pretty easily. And with the 6X speed bump and half the power consumption… Read More

  • Corsair's nigh-invulnerable thumb drives hit 32GB

    Corsair's nigh-invulnerable thumb drives hit 32GB

    Corsair, memory extraordinaire, has made me very happy. Their newest USB flash drives are available in sizes up to 32GB, and with the ruggedized, water-resistant Survivor series, you’ve got yourself a little data safe that is shock resistant, holds an entire bootable OS, and can be taken in the shower. They’ll run you about $250, though. Warning: these devices are NOT lava-proof. They… Read More

  • Sony's 4X Blu-Ray Burner

    Sony's 4X Blu-Ray Burner

    The BWU-200S is a 4x BD-R/16xDVD+/-R burner for the average Joe. At about $600 it essentially democratizes the BD burning process to an impressive degree, enabling us all to create our own “backup disk” of media, movies, and amateur goat porn without having trek down to Ye Olde Blu-Ray Disk Burning Shoppe. The disks can hold up to 50GB of data or 230 minutes of 1080i vide. It also… Read More

  • Make Cakes in Your Computer! EZ-Bake Drive

    Make Cakes in Your Computer! EZ-Bake Drive

    Geeks like to eat sweets. Don’t believe me? Go find a geek, you’ll find junk food. But homemade cake is better than store bought cake. And homemade cake from your favorite computer is the best of all. Most Peecee desktops have at least one 5 1/4-inch drive slot that sits idle. Fill it up with this EZ-Bake Oven and you can make little tarts while you frag jerks. It’s powered… Read More

  • Quieter Xbox 360s Coming Soon

    Quieter Xbox 360s Coming Soon

    I love my 360. It’s a great system and I feel confident that it will win the console war. There is a problem though. It’s the nosiest device in my room. When I’m sitting here playing Gears of War there are so many grinding sounds emitting from the unit that sometimes I wonder if it’s going to explode. Recognizing that there is a problem, Microsoft is taking steps to rectify… Read More