hard drive

  • The Ultra-Dense Seagate Fast 4TB Portable Drive Is A Speedy Hunk Of Storage

    The Ultra-Dense Seagate Fast 4TB Portable Drive Is A Speedy Hunk Of Storage

    With the rise of the cloud, external hard drives have nearly gone the way of the dodo. After all, who needs a fiddly, easily broken hard drive in an era of always on, high-speed Internet. But sometimes you want a super-dense, high-speed hard drive for backups and storage and the $299 Seagate Fast HDD USB 3.0 4TB fits the bill. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Rugged Portable 500GB ioSafe Hard Drive For $179

    A new site incubated by our own Roi Carthy is offering 40% off the 500GB ioSafe hard drive. The drive is crush, dust, shock, and water resistant and they even got Fake Grimlock to write the description. You can learn more about the drive here and pick it up for .35 cents per gigabyte. Read More

  • OCZ announces Onyx 2 SSDs

    OCZ just announced their latest SSD drive, the Onyx 2. The Onyx 2 is a 2.5 inch drive rated at a 270MBps read speed, and a 265MBps write speed. The new drives are available in either 120GB or 250GB, and rated at 1.5 million hours between failures. No word on when the new drives will be available, or how much they are going to cost. Read More

  • Quick Review: Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0


    The eGo portable hard drive from iOmega is a sleek, compact device that handles data storage as well as you would expect. But it’s the USB 3.0 connection that really makes it shine. Having a native USB 3.0 port is the best option, but you can also use an ExpressCard or PCIe slot. There are adapters included for this, as well as one for your standard USB 2.0. It weighs in at less… Read More

  • External hard drives are the new floppy disk: Freecom Mobile Drive CLS

    Do you remember slapping labels on floppy or ZIP disks so you could remember what was on them? Remember sticking them in caddies to organize them? I thought for sure that when I graduated to a portable external hard drive I’d never have to worry about such mundane problems again. And then I got a second external hard drive. And then a third. The folks at Freecom recently unveiled… Read More

  • Verbatim Covers A Portable Hard Drive In Leather


    Here’s something sure to anger the PETA crowd; Verbatim took an external hard drive, and covered it with leather. Who would of thought of such a thing? Verbatim is holding out on us as far as cost, but we do know it’ll be available in 320GB or 500GB and either black or brown leather. It includes Nero BackItUp and Burn and Turbo USB software. [via ChipChick] Read More

  • Review: Iomega Skin External Hard Drive

    Short version: It’s an external hard drive, decorated by designer Al Borda. Iomega is hoping to capture the college market by providing an alternative to the plain old box external drive. It’s a quality drive, and while the decorative touches may not be for everyone, a 500GB external drive for less than $100 isn’t a bad deal. Read More

  • Amazon's convenient packaging hates hard drives

    I like Amazon’s “frustration free” packaging. When I ordered my copy of Command & Conquer 4, it came in that easy to open package, and it makes sense: why put a dvd in a box with a bag of air, and waste all that shipping? Would I trust a hard drive to that packaging? No way in hell. Read More

  • Form over function: Brinell Purestorage external drives

    I understand the desire to have your computer stuff look good, really I do. But things like this are just silly to me. They are obviously pointed at a market that doesn’t know any better, and buy things based on the appearance rather then the functionality. Brinell, the company that makes these fancy veneer clad drives, has even won a couple of design awards for their form over function. Read More

  • Confirmed: Microsoft will be selling a 250GB drive separately

    Despite repeated statements to the contrary, the rumors are true: Microsoft will be selling a 250GB hard drive separate from a console. Better news, the drive is available today at your favorite retailer. Read More

  • Xbox 360 hard drive transfer cable now on sale for $15

    Screwy Microsoft. They’re now selling the Xbox 360 hard drive transfer kit/cable for $15. Why would you need that? Read More

  • “This Is It” commemorative hard drive

    Nothing like a commemorative hard disk to remember one of the greatest pop stars of all time. At least, that’s exactly what Samsung was thinking when they thought up this one. Now when people ask you what that gaudy gold contraption on your desk is, you’ll have an answer other than censored from last night. Read More

  • National Geographic reprints every issue to an external drive

    Over the past 120 years, National Geographic Magazine has been one of the most important publications ever printed. From the insightful articles to the brilliant photography, NatGeo has been the benchmark that other magazines compare themselves to. Now, you can own a copy of every single issue without having to build a new addition to your house to store it. Read More

  • Review: Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS

    With the dollar to terabyte ratio decreasing every day, there’s no excuse for not having adequate digital storage space. The new Iomega ix2-200 Network-Attached Storage (NAS) unit makes adding storage to your home or business network about as easy as it can get. Its a very powerful, versatile unit that is quite nearly plug-and-play. Let’s take a closer look shall we? Read More

  • Western Digital announces 2TB drives, more room for pr0n

    Western Digital just announced two new types of drive, both with 2TB capacities. This doesn’t come as a real surprise, since hard drive capacity seems to be increasing on the same scale as CPU speed lately. Read More

  • Western Digital now shipping a 1TB mobile hard drive

    I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of a 256GB SSD to replace the dying Hitachi 250GB HDD in my MacBook Pro, but Western Digital has me thinking twice about going leaner and meaner. WD announced two new 2.5-inch mobile drives this morning in ridiculous capacities. Maybe not ridiculous, but who wouldn’t want a 750GB or 1TB drive in their laptop?! Read More

  • Corsair releases 256GB Solid State Drive

    Whoa heavy and a bottle of bread! Corsair just released a 256GB SSD SATA II 3.0Gbps drive for $660 *head spins like wolf in cartoons that has just been clobbered by a mallet*. That’s right. This bugger is $658.22 at NCIX and is in stock. For something a little more sane you can rock their 128GB drive for $299 but who wants to go all chintzy when we’re talking a lump of storage so… Read More

  • Fujitsu launches 15,000 RPM, 147GB 2.5-inch HDD

    While Fujitsu certainly isn’t the first to launch a tiny 2.5-inch 15,000 RPM hard drive, it’s the first to launch one with 147GB capacity. The new line from Fujitsu come in both the aforementioned 147GB size and also a 73.5GB size. The HDD has an average seek time of 2.9ms with a buffer size of 16MB and the super fast, high capacity laptop drives should drop sometime in the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 1TB Seagate hard drive for $145

    What can you get for $145? Well, you can buy Lehman Brother’s European assets 73 times, or you can get this 1TB eternal hard drive. At this rate, I’d say the hard drive is the better deal. It’s the Seagate FreeAgent Desktop, and while I’ve never used this particular model, Seagate makes a mean hard drive most of the time. If that’s not a ringing endorsement, I… Read More

  • This is not the hard drive for the Wii

    This image showed up earlier today on Digg and we just received word from Nintendo PR about whether or not it’s real. It’s the usual PR answer. Nintendo does not comment on rumors and speculation. Read More