Hard Drives

  • 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

  • Maxtor Fusion Drive: First Impressions

    I’m just getting around to opening the Maxtor Fusion drive we received this week and I can honestly say that it’s an incredible device. It’s the perfect mix between media server and network storage device and despite its staid exterior it’s definitely a home and small office winner. I’ll be doing an in-depth review next week, but here are some first impressions: Read More

  • Hitachi Says Terabyte Hard Drives Coming Later This Year

    Hitachi claims that it’s finally going to break the terabyte barrier on desktop hard drives later this year with the first 1TB hard drive. They’re already manufacturing 500GB drives, and Seagate is already making 750GB drives, so bumping it up to 1TB shouldn’t be that big of a problem. These drives will not only go inside your desktops, they’ll be included in TVs and… Read More

  • Seagate to Supply 60GB and 120GB Drives for iPods?

    As legions of iPod users complain they’ve filled their music players’ hard drives to the brim— 60MB 60GB being the current maximum—there may be relief in sight. Seagate insists there’s still life left in hard drives, vowing to produce 60GB and 120GB drives, maybe for the next generation of iPods. A tantalizing tidbit from a BusinessWeek interview with Seagate… Read More

  • Cornice: 12GB Per Inch

    Cornice has announced its fifth generation small form factor (SFF) hard disk. Only measuring an inch in length, it holds twelve gigabytes and has a wide variety of potential applications. Not only does this drive have a spectacular capacity for its size, it also has low power consumption and will only use 5% of the battery in the average MP3 player. Now, now, I know what you’re all… Read More

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