hard drive

  • CrunchArcade: MGS 4: 90-minute cutscenes, 4.6GB HDD install

    CrunchArcade: MGS 4: 90-minute cutscenes, 4.6GB HDD install

    Here’s some fodder for the entertaining yet utterly pointless console wars. It seems, according to one lonely photo posted on Flickr, that Metal Gear Solid 4 requires a 4.6GB hard drive install. Horrors! Right? Oh, it gets better, haters! UK mag PSW, in its review of the game, says that it has cutscenes that border on the 90-minute mark. No, not a grand total of 90 minutes worth of… Read More

  • Hard drive from space shuttle Columbia salvaged with data intact

    Hard drive from space shuttle Columbia salvaged with data intact

    This is insane. The hard drive crashed to earth with the rest of the wreckage, and at first they couldn’t even tell it was a drive at all. Data recovery expert Jon Edwards took a shot at it and due to a combination of technical skill and luck, he was able to recover the data on the drive, which was information on an experiment written up here. I say luck because whatever was writing to the… Read More

  • New Western Digital premium hard drive line: VelociRaptor

    New Western Digital premium hard drive line: VelociRaptor

    The original 10,000RPM Raptors have an excellent track record, though they are understandably pretty pricey (~$10/gig as opposed to ~$2/gig in other drives). Western Digital has upgraded them, doubling the cache to 16MB and the max transfer rate to 3GB/second. They also upgraded the looks, and it has a bit of a Mordor theme now. Black spikes and all that — great heatsinks I’m sure, but… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: PS3 GTA IV to require 5-minute hard drive install

    CrunchArcade: PS3 GTA IV to require 5-minute hard drive install

    The PS3 version of GTA IV will require a five-minute install. While five minutes isn’t a big deal, especially given how long we’ve already waited for the game, there’s bound to be the “I don’t like being forced to do anything” crowd. That said, most of the crowd on CVG seems to be cool with the install, especially if it helps with things like pop-up and so… Read More

  • Benchmarks: MacBook Air hard drive vs. solid state

    [photopress:2199168271_639147cd5d.jpg,full,center] From this guy’s Flickr The MacBook Air is finding its way into wanting hands and some early benchmarks have been tallied. There’s two main differences between the two default MacBook Airs you can buy—a 1.6GHz vs. 1.8GHz processor and an 80GB hard drive vs. a 64GB solid state drive. The price difference may be $999; it’s up… Read More

  • How To: Hack your Western Digital MyBook World Edition

    How To: Hack your Western Digital MyBook World Edition

    Owners of a WD MBWE with intermediate Linux experience looking for a good time should hop on over to Martin Hinner’s site. I don’t own one so I have no interest in improving the performance of said external nor do I want to add new features to it, but I’m sure one of you do. Hacking Western Digital MyBook World Edition [via Make] Read More

  • Transcend external SATA HDDs released

    Transcend external SATA HDDs released

    John isn’t excited to be in Japan, but I’m pumped to be in America, I can tell you that much. Transcend is yet another company, making some external hard drives that have a cobalt blue paint job. Yes, they are pretty. The drives comes in flavors of 80GB with a silver paint job, 120GB with a titanium paint job and 160GB with the cobalt blue just for you. USB 2.0 and 1.1 support and data… Read More

  • Old DVD-recorders increasing in value

    Old DVD-recorders increasing in value

    You may be able to get a DVR with your cable box, but nothing comes close to being able to record shows and burn them to a DVD. So it makes sense that years-old DVD-recorders are going for as much as $1800 on Amazon.com and eBay. Consumers aren’t able to find boxes that can both record and burn shows without a monthly fee in stores anymore, so they’re turning to the Internet in hopes… Read More

  • NASPerform Network Storage: Up To 750GB

    NASPerform Network Storage: Up To 750GB

    The one thing I lack in my sleek setup here is a network attached storage device. Other World Computing comes out with one today, the NASPerform, that works with any network (it has to be physically connected to a router, though) and with any make and model of computer. It’s a NAS (but you can also just plug it into a USB 2.0 port to use as a regular external hard drive), so there’s… Read More

  • iPhoneDrive Updated, iPhone Now More Drive-y

    iPhoneDrive Updated, iPhone Now More Drive-y

    Ecamm Network has updated its iPhoneDrive software (which allows you to drag and drop files between your phone and your computer) to include support for moving files around on your iPhone as though it were truly a portable drive. You’ll also be able to drag multiple files off of your phone and an iTunes bug has been fixed as well. The software goes for $9.95 until Apple decides to just… Read More

 
  • iPhoneDrive Makes iPhone A Hard Drive

    iPhoneDrive Makes iPhone A Hard Drive

    Your iPhone is sweet! It takes pictures! It surfs the net! Wow! If only you could get your data off it with ease and throw music, pictures and other files on it with the same program. Lucky you, there’s iPhoneDrive. This small $9.95 application for OS X has a simple, easy-to-use UI that lets you copy files to and from the iPhone. Yes, it’s simple and looks like it took 10 minutes to… Read More

  • Iomega Introduces New Portable External Drives

    Iomega Introduces New Portable External Drives

    Hardly is an external hard drive portable whatsoever. Carrying around a USB cable, a drive, and AC adaptor is no fun. Iomega wants to put an end to this with its new eGo portable hard drive. With 160GB of storage, this baby draws power through its USB 2.0 connection so you don’t have to cart around a clunky power cable. With a great looking bright red paint-job and funky design, I… Read More

  • Oh Snap! Biz 2.0 Doesn't Do Backups!

    Oh Snap! Biz 2.0 Doesn't Do Backups!

    The worst possible scenario for a print magazine is for your entire future issue to be completely wiped out in a hard drive failure. Now that you’ve read that sentence and most likely this article’s title, I’m sure you can put two and two together to find out which magazine lost its entire June issue thanks to data failure. Funny how a magazine that’s always ranting on and… Read More

  • Hitatchi Now Shipping 1TB Hard Drive

    Hitatchi Now Shipping 1TB Hard Drive

    Need lots of storage on the cheap for all your porn and pirated movies data? Be sure to inspect Hitatchi’s new Deskstar 7K1000 hard drive. Boasting an incredible 1000GB of storage, put two of these in your desktop and you seriously have no reason to complain about storage shortages ever again. The most amazing aspect of this drive? The price! Your dreams of owning a terabyte are only $399… Read More

  • 80GB PS3 Is For Real, Dare We Say In the Wild?

    80GB PS3 Is For Real, Dare We Say In the Wild?

    Lay the rumors to rest, as the truth has now been revealed! Here is a spy-shot of an 80GB Playstation 3 “in the wild” as they say. Before you go calling Photoshop and all that jazz, readers should note that the box contains a new model number for the device: 98004. With the 20GB PS3 laid to rest and the 60GB PS3 as the only lone version available currently, it makes sense for Sony to… Read More

  • Toshiba Enters Portable Hard Drive Market

    Toshiba Enters Portable Hard Drive Market

    Having a cluttered desk can suck. So purchasing space-saving electronics can really be a key factor in keeping tidy. Toshiba’s new hard drives are less than an inch thick and smaller than a 4×6 photo. Other than a small size, they’re the same as any other external hard disk. You know, USB 2.0, sleek case, and semi-low price point. You’ll be able to nab the 100GB version for… Read More

  • SimpleTech 500GB External Hard Drive Hands On

    SimpleTech 500GB External Hard Drive Hands On

    Good hard drives come in all shapes and sizes, from the practical, boxy models popular with IT folks to the fancy-pants portable units that artistes and poets use to store their highfalutin’ work. The SimpleTech 500GB is an amalgam of those two: small and unobtrusive enough to be ignored but with styling that screams “I take part in Critical Mass rides and might go to Burning Man next… Read More

  • Drobo Is A Robot With A RAID-Array

    Drobo Is A Robot With A RAID-Array

    Meet Drobo. He’s a robot and although he doesn’t look like one, he certainly can do plenty of robot-like things. The device comes with four separate drive bays and can intelligently control the data managed on them. Watching a movie on drive 1 but need to swap out the drive it’s on? No problem. Drobo will automatically swap the movie to another disk inside. There’s also… Read More

  • Buffalo's Shock Proof 200GB Hard Drive

    Buffalo's Shock Proof 200GB Hard Drive

    With all those 100% legal MP3s you’ve been downloading this past year, your hard drive is sure to fill up sooner or later. So the investment of an external hard disk is probably a necessary one. Check out Buffalo’s HD-PL200U2/UC 200GB external drive. It has some swanky features like a retractable USB cable, an all-white, thin design, and it’s shock proof. Go ahead, drop it a few… Read More

  • Iomega Still In The Game..Sort Of

    Iomega Still In The Game..Sort Of

    Sheesh, the last time I heard the word “Iomega” was when I was taking a class at an art school years ago. It was about a 100MB, Iomega Zip disk I think I used once and never again. No matter because Iomega is back in the game, albeit not for the best reason. The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for anyone who can find a Iomega portable hard drive that went missing from the Birmingham… Read More