Hard Drives

  • PS3 Just Might Get a Bigger Hard Drive After All

    PS3 Just Might Get a Bigger Hard Drive After All

    Hottt, hot hot! The PS3 may get a bigger hard drive after all, if you’re one to believe the Reuters news agency. A Sony spokesman in Japan said that 60G “may not be big enough” considering all the content that Sony expects gamers to store on their PS3s. An 80GB hard drive has been rumored for some time now, and Bloomberg quoted another Sony dude as saying the company was… Read More

  • Other World Computing's 160GB 7200 RPM Portable Hard Drive: Fastest One Out There

    Other World Computing's 160GB 7200 RPM Portable Hard Drive: Fastest One Out There

    The fellers over at Other World Computing can now boast about having the world’s fastest, high-capacity portable hard drive, a 160GB palm-sized delight. The $280 Mercury On-The-Go hard drive runs at 7200 RPM and uses either a USB 2.0 or FireWire 800/400 interface. (The 200GB hard drive is only 4200 RPM.) Not only that, but OWC bundles copies of backup software with the hard drive. And let… Read More

  • Western D Lays Out Media Drives for Media Devices

    How much porn are you downloading? Collectively speaking, enough for major hard drive manufacturers like Western Digital to develop drives targeted towards your bad habits. The venerable manufacturer has released a line of Serial ATA drives in capacities from 80 to 500 GB made specifically for DVRs and Media Centers to play back and record tons and tons of digital content. WD has increased… Read More

  • Microsoft Tries To Justify 120GB Xbox 360 Hard Drive's $180 Price

    Microsoft Tries To Justify 120GB Xbox 360 Hard Drive's $180 Price

    The 120GB hard drive for the Xbox 360, purchased as a separate accessory, will cost $179.99 when it comes out later this month. I repeat, $180 for a 120GB hard drive. Isn’t that a bit much? Lots of folks on the Internets thought so, too, forcing Microsoft to respond to allegations of overcharging. Read More

  • Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Drives Don't Bring The Noise

    Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Drives Don't Bring The Noise

    While sizes and speeds of hard drives always seem to be going up, it’s a little more rare to see a company doing something about the sound given off by the fast-spinning platters. Samsung’s SpinPoint S166 hard disk drive series, however, does address noise by using its proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies “to accelerate operational speed while reducing… Read More

  • iResQ Will Upgrade Your Apple TV's Hard Drive For You

    iResQ Will Upgrade Your Apple TV's Hard Drive For You

    The Apple TV’s 40GB hard drive is pretty laughable, but upgrading it on your own may not be for everyone. If you’re too shy to do it yourself, iResQ will gladly do it for you—for a fee, of course. They’ll upgrade your Apple TV’s hard drive to a 160GB one for $259; to 120GB for $229; or to 80GB for $199. (Might as well go with the 160GB hard drive for those… Read More

  • I-O Data Shows Off Next-Gen Landisk Home Network Storage Amid Much Secrecy

    I-O Data Shows Off Next-Gen Landisk Home Network Storage Amid Much Secrecy

    Gabbo, Gabbo, Gabbo! That’s how I-O Data is introducing its new Landisk home network storage dealie. (Think of it like an Apple TV, just with more built-in storage and less panache.) It’s an evolution of their old Landisk, now with Gigabit Ethernet and room for four hard disks. For whatever reason, I-O Data chose to shroud its launch in secrecy, telling us—in Japanese, no… Read More

  • Hammer Storage's 2TB External Hard Drive: Gentlemen, Start Your Torrents

    Hammer Storage's 2TB External Hard Drive: Gentlemen, Start Your Torrents

    A whopping 2TB of storage could be sitting atop your desk come August thanks to Hammer Storage. The company is expanding its myshare line of external hard drives to include a 2x1TB model. All models are 7200 RPMs, so you won’t have to worry about it being plenty big but plenty slow. All of a sudden, I’m not so confident in the size of external hard drive, which is a comparatively… Read More

  • Dell, Alienware Ship Systems With One Terabyte Drives

    Dell, Alienware Ship Systems With One Terabyte Drives

    Dell and Alienware are the first PC manufacturers to include an internal 1TB (that’s one terabyte, or 1,000 gigabytes) hard drive as a build-to-order options on their systems. You’ll find this hulking hard drive on “select” XPS, Aurora and Area 51 boxes. Adding 1TB of space will cost you just a little bit, somewhere in the neighborhood of $540 (at least for the XPS setup). Read More

  • Samsung HD Photo Box Stores Your, Um, Photos


    We’re not sure about the usefulness of the Samsung HD Photo Box for average consumers, but photo/video enthusiasts that really love to look at their shots on a high-def display will probably want one. The Box connects to your HDTV via HDMI and contains a 250GB hard drive for image storage. The front of the unit features a 4-in-1 memory-card reader, a USB connector with PictBridge… Read More

  • Google Engineers Go Geek on Hard Drives

    Google Engineers Go Geek on Hard Drives


    After using hundreds of thousands of hard drives in their quest for world domination, Google knows a thing or two about spinning platters. All of their hard work has been distilled into one academic paper describing correlations between hard drive age, manufacturer, and data density. The most interesting finding? SMART, the system used to test hard drives for imminent failure, is all but… Read More

  • Add a Second Hard Drive to Your MacBook, MacBook Pro

    , laptop drives top out at about 200 GB, one-fifth the capacity of a desktop. MCE Technologies, however, has come up with a way for MacBook and MacBook Pro users to push the envelope. By removing the optical drive from your Mac portable, MCE’s OptiBay makes room for a secondary hard drive with capacities of up to 160 GB, for a theoretical maximum of 360 GB. Pricing starts at around $250… Read More

  • Seagate 1TB Hard Drive Coming Soon

    Seagate has been pumping out its 750GB hard drives since April 2006. Well apparently the company had enough of all the “when’s there gonna be a one-terabyte drive?” questions and sent out an e-mail to the media letting us know that a drive of that size will be coming in the first half of 2007.
    Seagate’s 1TB hard drive will be our second generation 3.5-inch hard drive… Read More

  • Fujitsu Announces 300GB Laptop Hard Drive


    If you’ve been shopping around for a new hard drive for your notebook because the size of yours just isn’t cutting it, Fujitsu announced today the global launch the MHX2300BT series of mobile SATA hard disk drives in 250GB and 300GB sizes. They are the first 2.5-inch Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) hard disk drives in the industry to hit the 300GB mark. Full specs after… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Dissected

    PlayStation 3 Dissected

    Yes, yes I know. It’s a travesty that anyone could bring oneself to rip a PS3 apart, but this destruction ended up being fruitful. If you manage to wrangle yourself a PS3, it appears the console can be dissected relatively easily. Some people who have embarked on this endeavor have had success with replacing the included hard drive for one with a higher capacity. One person in Japan… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Reaches for 70GB?

    Xbox 360 Reaches for 70GB?


    There was a lot of clamor a few weeks back about a larger capacity Xbox 360 hard drive. While there was never really any doubt that Microsoft would indeed soon release a hard drive with an increased capacity, those initial spy photos were ten kinds of fuzzy and thus not very intriguing. Today, however, the pics have surfaced that clearly indicate a 70GB Xbox 360 drive. A larger capacity… Read More

  • Seagate Prepping Momentus Encrypted Drives

    Seagate’s Momentus 5400 FDE.2 (Full Disk Encryption 2) drives are set to ship in early 2007, allowing consumers to have built-in encryption on the disks to protect their data from nosy intruders. These drives, which are of the 2.5-inch, 5400RPM kin designed for notebooks, will require you to have some form of authentication before it’s able to be read from at all. Read More

  • Buffalo Technology Goes Both Ways With DriveStation Combo


    Nothing groundbreaking here, but Buffalo Technology has added a handful of USB 2.0/FireWire combo external hard drives to its DriveStation lineup. It does the usual good stuff Buffalo drives do (Windows/Mac support, plug-and-play, driver-free installation, fanless, silent operation) and includes Memeo AutoBackup and the company’s own Windows SecureLockWare software that does the… Read More

  • Super Talent Launches Solid-State IDE Drives


    With standard consumer hard drive disk sizes quickly approaching 1TB for a single drive, this 16GB Flash-based drive (with a street price of about $500) from memory manufacturer Super Talent is puny. However, the company’s IDE Flash drives (available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities) are perfect for UMPCs and laptops because they are lightweight, have low power needs and are highly reliable. Read More

  • Hitachi CinemaStar C5K160 For Laptops, Small DVRs

    Hitachi’s newest perpendicular-recording hard drive for notebooks is the C5K160. Like the name, it holds 160GB of “stuff”, and is the standard 2.5-inch laptop hard drive form-factor. But in addition to notebooks, this is going to be used in small digital video recorders (DVRs) next to your TV. DVR makers would use this instead of desktop 3.5-inch hard drives because of… Read More