• HGST’s Nanotechnology Printing Breakthrough Is Great News For Data Center Storage And HDD Capacity

    HGST’s Nanotechnology Printing Breakthrough Is Great News For Data Center Storage And HDD Capacity

    If you’re at all familiar with mobile processors, you’ve likely heard a lot about 32nm vs. 28nm construction when comparing the current generation of chips from companies like Qualcomm and others. That refers to the size of the processor, where a smaller number is better in terms of power consumption, fitting more transistors in less space for more efficient processing. Read More

  • Report: TDK Technology “More Than Doubles” Capacity Of HDDs

    Report: TDK Technology “More Than Doubles” Capacity Of HDDs

    Potentially big news from The Nikkei: Japan’s biggest business daily has learned yesterday that TDK developed a technology that can “more than double” the storage space of hard disc drives. It appears TDK has developed a special laser that heats up a hard disk’s surface with a precision of a few dozen nanometers. According to The Nikkei, TDK also changed the material… Read More

  • CEATEC 2011: Toshiba’s HDD/Blu-Ray Server Records 15 Days Of Digital TV From 6 Channels

    CEATEC 2011: Toshiba’s HDD/Blu-Ray Server Records 15 Days Of Digital TV From 6 Channels

    You have an HDD/Blu-ray recorder connected to your TV but never enough space on it? Then Toshiba’s REGZA DBR-M190 might do the trick for you (if you live in Japan, at least). As with most devices at CEATEC 2011, the recorder was pre-announced [JP] by the company just ahead of the exhibition. The DBR-M190 boasts no less than 5TB of storage: according to Toshiba, 4TB are reserved for… Read More

  • Mitsubishi Shows All-In-One LCD TV With HDD And Blu-Ray Recorder

    TVs with integrated HDDs and Blu-recorders are nothing new anymore, but Mitsubishi Electric is trying to score with a specific selling point: its compact design. Their REAL LCD-22BLR500, announced [JP] today, is an all-in-one device that houses a 22-inch screen, a 500GB HDD, and a Blu-ray recorder with AVREC support. Read More

  • New Toshiba HDD Withstands Extreme Temperatures, Can Be Used 24/7

    Toshiba announced [PDF] the MK1060GSCX today, a 2.5-inch SATA type HDD with 100GB capacity that’s designed for use in “rugged operating environments”. The company says the hard drive can be used 24 hours a day in computing, industrial and other non-conventional environments (i.e. in ATMs, ruggedized computers, factories etc.). Read More

  • Panasonic Announces World's Smallest Blu-ray Recorder/HDD DVR

    Panasonic today announced [JP] the DIGA DMR-BF200, which, according to Panasonic, is the smallest DVR integrating both a Blu-ray recorder and an HDD out there. The device is sized at 65×210×194mm, weighs 2.2kg, and can be placed vertically or horizontally. Read More

  • Review: G-DRIVE Mini [UPDATE]

    The G-Drive Mini has a lot to offer for people who need FW and USB connectivity. There was some confusion about the retail price of this unit. You can get the HDD for $89 and that’s in the league of all the other drives out there. What else can the Mini offer? Click to read my review. Read More

  • Seagate predicts the coming of hybrid hard drives

    In a recent interview, a representative from Seagate stated that the future of hard drive technology lies in the so-called “hybrid” technology. In this case, “hybrid” refers to the concept of using a flash memory buffer to increase the read/write speed, without increasing the RPM. Read More

  • Japan gets slew of new USB 3.0 external HDDs

    Computer equipment maker Buffalo is pretty bullish about USB 3.0. The company today announced a total of five new USB 3.0 HDDs for the Japanese market, namely two “compact models” [JP] (81×130×16mm) and three bigger (45×175×156mm) devices [JP]. The HD-PEU3-BK (pictured above), the compact type, will be available in a version that holds 500 GB (price: $200) and another one… Read More

  • “This Is It” commemorative hard drive

    Nothing like a commemorative hard disk to remember one of the greatest pop stars of all time. At least, that’s exactly what Samsung was thinking when they thought up this one. Now when people ask you what that gaudy gold contraption on your desk is, you’ll have an answer other than censored from last night. Read More

  • Buffalo announces two Sony-licensed external HDDs for the PS3

    We covered a slick new external HDD presented by Buffalo Japan just a few days ago, and now the same company announced [JP] the same HD-AV2.0TU2 (pictured above) was “officially licensed” by Sony as a PS3-compatible hard disc. The HDD is joined by another model, the HD-CL500U2/SC, which also received the green light from big S. Read More

  • Buffalo Japan sells very pretty external HDD

    If you ever wanted to watch movies stored on your computer (you know, the ones you legally downloaded from the web earlier) in style, Buffalo might have the right device for you. Their HD-AV2.0TU2 [JP], an external HDD, is currently Japan-only, but the company sells a good number of external storage solutions in other countries, for example the US, too (which means this new HDD might… Read More

  • Toshiba announces world's first 1.8-inch HDD with 320GB Capacity

    Just in September this year, Toshiba proudly announced a 1.8-inch HDD with 160GB capacity, which was pretty impressive already (their new SSDs aren’t too shabby either). But today, not even two months later, Toshiba unveiled another 1.8-inch HDD with 320GB capacity [press release in English]. Read More

  • Review: Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS

    With the dollar to terabyte ratio decreasing every day, there’s no excuse for not having adequate digital storage space. The new Iomega ix2-200 Network-Attached Storage (NAS) unit makes adding storage to your home or business network about as easy as it can get. Its a very powerful, versatile unit that is quite nearly plug-and-play. Let’s take a closer look shall we? Read More

  • VHS lives: JVC announces VHS/DVD/Blu-ray recorder for Japan

    It seems VHS will never die, and this is generally welcome, as a lot of good movies aren’t still available on optical discs. In summer 2008, Panasonic released a VHS/Blu-ray combo, followed by Sharp’s Aquos BD-HDV22 that was pretty much the same thing. And today, over one year later, JVC anounced the DR-BH250 [JP], which is a VHS recorder, Blu-Ray Recorder and 250GB HDD rolled… Read More

  • Toshiba announces 1.8-inch HDD with 160GB capacity

    Just eight days have passed since Toshiba announced its new 2.5-inch HDD that boasts a 640 GB capacity, and today the same company announced another “record-breaking” HDD in Tokyo. Their new 1.8-inch PATA [press release in English] holds 160GB of data, which is the highest capacity in the industry. Read More

  • Samsung follows Toshiba with a 640GB 2.5-inch HDD

    Toshiba introduced a 2.5-inch HDD with 640 GB capacity just a few days ago, and now Samsung follows up with the Spinpoint, an internal HDD with the same capacity. Samsung says the new drive is specifically made for high-end laptops. Read More

  • Toshiba unleashes 640GB 2.5-inch HDD

    Toshiba Japan today announced a new 2.5-inch HDD whose 640GB capacity is the highest in its class. The MK6465GSX [JP] is just 9.5mm thick and weighs 102g. It’s the high-end product of Toshiba’s new MK series of HDDs, which also includes models with 160/250/320 and 500GB capacity. Read More

  • Sony Japan announces 5 new Blu-ray recorder/HDD combos

    The flood of video recording devices coming out of Japan doesn’t want to end. Today Sony unveiled five Blu-ray recorders with built-in HDDs [JP] for the Japanese market, and one of them has a 2 TB HDD. Sony says they tried to focus especially on usability and design with these machines. Read More

  • 10 times bigger: Toshiba and Hitachi shake hands to bring us next-gen HDDs

    Neither one of the companies involved have confirmed this officially so far, but the Nikkei, Japan’s biggest business publication is usually very reliable: According to that source, Hitachi and Toshiba are joining forces to take the leadership in the field of next-generation HDDs that have 10 times the memory capacity of models today. Read More

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