Hard Drives

 
  • Tiny mini-SATA solid state drives from Samsung are smaller than a business card

    Tiny mini-SATA solid state drives from Samsung are smaller than a business card

    Samsung has a tiny solid state drive that might make its way into future notebooks and netbooks. Based on the mSATA (mini-SATA) interface, the drive would require no external housing and “would plug directly into an internal PCI Express (PCIe) slot in a desktop, laptop or netbook,” according to Computerworld. Read More

  • Review: iStoragePro iT4UFER and a contest

    Review: iStoragePro iT4UFER and a contest

    Storage is cheap, and just keeps getting cheaper. I remember buying my first 250 megabyte hard drive, and paying just under a dollar per meg. Now we're approaching multi-terabyte drives at retail stores for extremely reasonable prices. The age old problem, though, is how to protect all that precious data. RAID solutions have been around for a long time, but the consumer-grade products haven't been… Read More

  • Netgear jumps into the consumer-friendly NAS arena with ‘Stora’

    Netgear jumps into the consumer-friendly NAS arena with ‘Stora’

    Netgear’s got a new home network hard drive system called Stora. It’s a $229 NAS system with a 1TB SATA hard drive built in and a second open SATA slot, allowing you to easily add a second drive in the future (that second drive can be set up to mirror the first). Read More

  • Seagate’s new 2TB hard drive pushes 6Gb/s transfer speed

    Seagate’s new 2TB hard drive pushes 6Gb/s transfer speed

    Seagate’s just busted through that swing-down arm thing commonly found at tollbooths and for-pay parking lots. In the wake of thousands of little wooden splinters, we observe Seagate sticking its hairy arm out the driver’s side window, fist clenched but for a solitary index finger pointing skyward, as if to say, “I’m number one.” Read More

  • It shouldn't be this difficult to upgrade a hard drive

    It shouldn't be this difficult to upgrade a hard drive

    You know what's a little more difficult than I first imagined? Upgrading the hard drive in my late 2006 iMac. I had initially wanted to upgrade the hard drive so I could finally dual boot between Mac OS X and Windows 7, since the old drive, a 250GB model, was pretty much filled to capacity. (Trying to run Mac OS X with only ~5GB of free space isn't ideal.) And even though the iMac user manual… Read More

  • Elecom's tiny 'nanoSSD' SATA drive is cuter than all the Jonas brothers combined

    Elecom's tiny 'nanoSSD' SATA drive is cuter than all the Jonas brothers combined

    How adorable is that little solid-state SATA drive right there? You just plug it right into the SATA port on your motherboard! Look at you, little man, with all your data! You're holding an entire operating system -- yes you are! Yes you are! Read More

  • One external hard drive connector to rule them all

    One external hard drive connector to rule them all

    The trouble with conventional hard drive enclosures is that if you just want to hook up a particular drive to quickly grab some files off of it, you have to go through the hassle of unscrewing the enclosure, taking out the old drive, making sure you've got the right adapter to fit the new drive, closing it all back up, and man, oh man, all of a sudden it's 4:00 in the afternoon. This external… Read More

  • Review: LaCie 1TB Rugged XL external hard drive

    Review: LaCie 1TB Rugged XL external hard drive

    One of LaCie’s most recognizable products, the Rugged line of external HDDs has been around for ages, but only recently expanded into the 3.5″ HDD realm with this 1TB unit. The design is much the same, but obviously it’s significantly larger — and more spacious. But is it worth the premium over other 1TB drives? Read More

  • New NXE reduces size of Xbox 360 hard drive installs

    New NXE reduces size of Xbox 360 hard drive installs

    Clever users with the beta of the new Xbox 360 NXE-thing have noticed something: the size of game installs on the hard drive have decreased. So, good news for those of you with smaller hard drives. (I'm still kicking about with the old school 20GB hard drive. I soldier on.) Read More

  • Samsung's Spinpoint F3 uses two 500GB platters

    Samsung's Spinpoint F3 uses two 500GB platters

    In case you're hurting for more choice when it comes to shopping for 1TB hard drives! Yup, Samsung's Spinpoint F3 has now reached the 1TB mark by way of two 500GB platters. Read More