storage

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Western Digital Increases Storage On MyBook Drive

    Today, Western Digital announced it will be giving a boost to its MyBook series of external hard drives. You can now get a MyBook World Edition II with two 750GB hard drives, making the total combined storage a staggering 1.5TB. The World Edition II drive can be setup to share contents via its gigabit-ethernet port and can store up to 180 hours of HD video. If you’re looking for… Read More

  • Drobo Review: Frickin' Awesome


    Drobo: Small device, big storage
    I personally use a lot of storage. Every year, I find myself buying yet another 200GB external hard drive because my iTunes library is swelling or I’ve pirated enough movies to make Paramount go bankrupt. Either way, buying multiple external drives is both expensive and annoying. For every drive I use, I’m forced to give up another USB port… Read More

  • Maxell Developing 200GB Blu-ray Disc

    Not much information here, but it looks like TDK isn’t going to be leading the Blu-ray optical market for much longer. Word is that Maxell is also working on a 200GB-capacity Blu-ray disc. Each disc will carry eight layers of tasty data on each side. Expect to see these available in stores by, ahhhh, 2010. Don’t hold your breath. Maxell also develops 200GB Blu-ray Disc [I4U] Read More

  • Samsung Develops 8GB MicroSD Card

    Not too sure how many of you use music phones out there in lieu of an iPod, but if you do, Samsung has some exciting news. Today, the company announced that it has developed an 8GB microSD card. This new model has an 8MB/sec write-speed, as opposed to the previous 2MB/sec speed on older cards. This is great news, because transferring 8GB of videos and music is just not what I call a fun… Read More

  • Buffalo Pumps Out 3TB Of Storage Excitement


    Need more storage? Buy a larger hard drive. Need A LOT more storage? Pick up the new 3TB TeraStation Live (HS-DH3.0TGL/R5) or the 3TB TeraStation Pro II (TS-H3.0TGL/R5) from Buffalo Technology. The network attached storage drives were announced and released today, stamped with a company claim of being the “industry’s fastest single NAS devices in its class on the market today… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • The Future Of The 6G iPod

    Those kooky dudes over at CNet have drank a few magical Kool-Aids and are now predicting the future of the 6G iPod. Among the new features predicted? Try a 100GB hard drive (very possibly), a widescreen display (very possible), UK movies downloads (possible), and WiFi for downloading movies and music over the air. Hmmm, that last one seems a bit far-fetched considering there’s no way… Read More

  • Dell Ups Laptop HD Capacities to 250GB

    In all likelihood, desktops will always be ahead of laptops as far as storage goes. It’s simply a matter of size and power: a desktop can have both in spades, but a laptop needs to be portable and cord-free. Dell, though, is stepping things up a notch by adding 250GB HDs to certain of its XPS M1710 laptops. These make the first mass-produced commercial laptops in America with… Read More