storage

  • You so silly, Apple!

    You so silly, Apple!

    OMG! So Apple, like, totally made a blunderama today on its website ya’ll. If you surf over to the Apple Store and check out the product page for the iPod Touch sleeve. You’ll see for $29.95, you get a product that fits 80GB and 160GB iPod Touch models. Now, although a typo, this could be the real thing. Basically, it means Apple has confirmed the next models of the iPod Touch. Let… Read More

  • Drobo's bastard, toaster cousin

    Drobo's bastard, toaster cousin

    Imagine that you had a toaster. Now imagine that toaster is a USB-based dock that allows any user to plug a laptop or desktop hard drive into it like a piece of toast and mount it on their PC or Mac. That’s just what the SATA HDD Stage Rack does. Have an extra drive lying around? Maybe six or seven? This is just what you need. Forget swapping USB cables all the time between external drives. Read More

  • Sony introduces 80GB digital photo album

    Sony introduces 80GB digital photo album

    Maybe I’m alone on this one, but does anyone actually sit there with a group of people, connecting a device to an HDTV so everyone can view photos on a 42-inch screen? Do feel free to let me know if you do. For those of you who are into that sort of thing, Sony has announced a device that is sure to keep you from sleeping at night until its release. The HDMS-S1D Digital Photo Album is… Read More

  • 8GB of fury: Sandisk intros new Extreme III SDHC card

    8GB of fury: Sandisk intros new Extreme III SDHC card

    If, for some reason or another, you need more storage and high performance for your DSLR, then by all means, take a gander at SanDisk’s 8GB Extreme II SDHC card. It’s secure, it has a huge amount of storage, can transfer data at a whopping 20MB/sec and cook you some eggs sunnyside-up. Oh, you thought you were going to get an 8GB SDHC card for cheap, didn’t you? You make me laugh. Read More

  • Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610

    Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610

    Though Sony has ditched ATRAC and its music store, it doesn’t mean it’s going to stop putting out digital audio players. The ATRAC-less NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 are all about supporting AAC, WMA, MP3, AVC, and MP4 formats and support PlaysForSure audio. Both are supposed to get extremely good battery life around the 33 hour mark despite the 1.8-inch QVGA screen being lit up all… Read More

  • Wolverine ESP 5250 PMP Packs Big Storage

    Wolverine ESP 5250 PMP Packs Big Storage

    Wolverine, some company no one has heard of, will be shipping its new ESP 5250 portable media jukebox this week. Designed for the consumer who likes watching movies while on the move, the 5250 packs 250GB of storage and has a multi-format card reader for additional storage. You can throw either 80,000 songs or 500 hours of video (depending on your codecs, etc.) on this bad boy to ensure that… Read More

  • Iomega Launches Two New Home Network Drives

    Iomega Launches Two New Home Network Drives

    Iomega today announced two new networked hard drives that come with an Ethernet-jack in the back of each device. The drives come with either 320GB or 500GB of storage and feature a brushed aluminum casing that will compliment that new iMac you just picked up. As you’d expect with a networked drive, performance is a key factor, so Iomega has gone ahead and used a 7200RPM SATA-II drives… Read More

  • Hitachi Hits One Terabyte: New Deskstar Hard Drive

    Hitachi Hits One Terabyte: New Deskstar Hard Drive

    Holy Toledo, that’s a lot of storage for a desktop hard drive. Hitachi’s new Serial-ATA Desktar 7K1000 offers up a full terabyte of disk space (actually 931GB after some standard binary conversion trickery), 300MB/s transfer rate, 7200RPM spindle speed, and a monstrous 32MB cache. It’s not all that expensive, either — available… Read More

  • Samsung's Tiny 1.8-inch Hard Drives Hit 160GB

    Samsung's Tiny 1.8-inch Hard Drives Hit 160GB

    Samsung’s new hard drives are “smaller than a business card”, spin at 4200 RPM, and can hold 160GB of data. If Joey Lawrence were here, I’m sure he’d take this news with a resounding “whoa!”. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaways: Verbatim Storage Goodness

    10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaways: Verbatim Storage Goodness


    Now that people are getting their winnings, it’s time to drop a few smaller — but not less impressive — items on your heads. How about a 12GB mini hard drive, the USB Store N Go HD from Verbatim? Not good enough for you? How about one of three 2GB Store N Go Flash Drives? Oh, you like that, don’t you, you dirty storage lovers? Read More

  • Lindy Mini NAS On The Cheap

    Lindy Mini NAS On The Cheap

    Searching for a bargain NAS and own a Mac Mini? You really couldn’t ask for more with the Lindy Mini NAS. Aside from looking like the Mac Mini’s illegitimate brother, the Mini NAS has space for full-size 3.5-inch drives and comes with a built-in FTP server, Samba support, and 10/100 Ethernet. Oh noes! No gigabit! Not a networking guru? Who cares. Use a USB cable to easily connect… Read More

  • WD'S GreenPower Hard Drives Can Save You $100,000 Annually

    WD'S GreenPower Hard Drives Can Save You $100,000 Annually

    That is, of course, if you owned and operated a data center with 10,000 of the drives. But even if you don’t, the GreenPower family of drives cut the amount of power needed significantly. According to Western Digital a typical 1TB drive uses 13.5 watts while the GP hard drives cut that by more than 5 watts, so nearly half the power. You’ll be able to buy a WD Caviar GP 1TB hard… 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… 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… Read More

  • Hard Drives With Frickin' Laser Beams Attached To Their Heads

    Hard Drives With Frickin' Laser Beams Attached To Their Heads

    An egghead at Raboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands’ third biggest party school) has published a paper describing a method of using dynamic, polarized light to write and retrieve hard drive data at blazingly fast speeds – up to 100x faster than conventional hard drive speeds. Conventional hard drives use magnets to read and write data. This new method would use lasers to… Read More

  • WD My Library Video Edition DVR Storage Expander

    WD My Library Video Edition DVR Storage Expander


    If you have a Scientific Atlanta 8300 series digital video recorder from your cable company, maybe you noticed it’s got an eSATA port on it. Well Western Digital announced something last week that you’ll want to plug into it: My Library Video Edition DVR Expander. The $199 500GB external drive lets you add up to 60 hours of high-definition or up to 300 hours of… 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

  • Samsung Now Shipping 64GB SSD

    Samsung Now Shipping 64GB SSD

    This morning, Samsung announced it would begin shipping its new 1.8-inch 64GB SSD. That’s 64GB of porn data that can be accessed very quickly. Some of the features that make this SSD pop include faster startup times, skip-proof data protection, since there’s no moving parts, and extended product life. It also uses less power, meaning there’s no need to scoop up that 600W… Read More

  • Storage Problems Arise On The Wii

    Storage Problems Arise On The Wii

    You thought your Wii was truly a special console, didn’t you? Sure it doesn’t play DVDs and it lacks a hard drive, but that’s ok, ’cause the Wii has a remote for a controller! Now Wii owners are finding out the hard way that not having a hard drive sucks. Jake over at 8BitJoystick.com downloaded one too many VC games and realized that his Wii channels were full and… Read More

  • WiFi Equipped SD Cards

    WiFi Equipped SD Cards

    A company called Eye-Fi is looking to bring WiFi-embedded SD cards to your digital camera. Rather than spending a ton of money on a WiFi-enabled digital camera, you’ll be able to purchase an SD card that can go in almost any digital camera and will allow a WiFi connection from multiple devices. With capacities of up to 2GB, Eye-Fi certainly has a chance of creating a new device the… Read More