• Hitachi Maxell develops magnetic tape cartridge with 50TB capacity

    Just in January this year, we reported about a very special magnetic tape that was developed by Fujifilm and IBM and that stores a whopping 35TB of data. But yesterday Hitachi Maxell has announced that its new high-capacity magnetic tape even offers 50TB. No wonder Maxell and and its partner in the development of the tape, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are speaking of a “world… Read More

  • LaCie's new net-connected RAID external is featureless and black, like my soul

    Luxury storage masters LaCie have introduced a new drive (well, drives) intended for maximum data protection and connectivity. Inside that forbidding black box are two hard drives, and every bit that’s written to one is written to the other in true RAID 1 fashion. It has built-in server and torrent download functions, which could be nice, and if it’s connected to your router… Read More

  • Seagate confirms its working on a 3TB hard drive set for a 2010 launch

    A few weeks back a story broke about Seagate’s plan to release a 3TB 3.5mm hard drive this year. Well, apparently that’s the case although if your system happens to be running a 32-bit OS like XP, you’re going to be out of luck. This drive, and any other hard drive larger than 2.1TB, will require the a modified versions of Linux or the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Vista. Read More

  • Iron Man 2 USB drive available now

    Apparently not only do we get the fast food restaurants, toys, and video games, we also get novelty USB drives. And since CrunchGear is your number one source for novelty USB drives, here’s the latest: Iron Man 2 USB drive, in the Mark VI suit with the new triangular chest plate. Read More

  • Newertech's special drawer system is perfect for naked HDDs

    Let’s just admit this right off the bat: we don’t really need specialized drawers to hold our old hard drives. Any drawers will do. But I have a penchant for single-purpose items, and these little drawers certainly fall under that category. Basically, these things are specifically designed to safely and humanely store your old 3.5″ hard drives. Why not? If you go through a… Read More

  • Seagate to release a 3TB 3.5-inch hard drive and a 1TB 2.5-inchthis year

    Whoa there, Seagate. A 3TB hard drive? That’s nearly enough to hold all of John’s adult materials. Read More

  • Iomega launches StorCenter ix12-300r storage device

    Yes, it’s quite a mouthful. Iomega, a company owned by EMC that provides network storage for small and medium businesses, today announced the launch of their StorCenter ix12-300r Network Storage Array. The device ships with 4TB of storage but can be expanded to up to 24TB after filling up its 12 drive bays. Read More

  • Future storage to be nanodots by the gazillion?

    We’re no strangers to grand promises of storage and speed here at CrunchGear. Holographic is a term used almost without break as scientists and engineers pitch giants like 3M and GE with technologies that won’t be consumer-ready for a decade. And of course, there’s the always-popular “nano.” In this case, it’s nanodots, or quantum dots, so-called because… Read More

  • LaCie's Rugged line of external HDDs just got USB 3.0'd

    Few people even have USB 3.0 ports on their PCs at the moment, but that shouldn’t stop peripheral-makers from preparing for the demand. Let’s be honest: as cool as Light Peak sounds, it’s really not going to sucker-punch USB 3.0, which is already well on its way to being a standard. So I’m perfectly happy to report that LaCie is upgrading its Rugged line of hard drives… Read More

  • Sony to stop manufacturing Floppy discs after 30 years

    Remember Floppy discs? In case you haven’t noticed (like I didn’t), Sony is actually still making and selling those discs. But soon it’s time to say goodbye, as the company now said [JP] it will stop production in March next year. Sony rolled out the world’s first 3.5-inch floppy disc back in 1981. And believe it or not, even in 2008, the company could still sell… Read More

  • Best bang for your buck in 2TB drives?

    I’ve been thinking about picking up a couple of big drives for my home server lately, so I was really excited today when I saw that this roundup of the major 2TB drives out there. Sure, everyone is excited about SSDs (myself included) but dollar for dollar, HDDs are still the way to go. Read More

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