Posts tagged as: Hard Drives

Seagate to Move Thunderbolt Drives to LaCie – Dropping USM Connector Too

Drive manufacturer Seagate has confirmed that it will stop offering Thunderbolt storage and adapters under its own brand name, and will instead leave Thunderbolt drives and storage options to the separate LaCie division, which it acquired in 2012. Seagate’s retiring of the USM connectors also likely signals the end of any drive compatibility with FireWire […]

I-O Data’s New Brushed Aluminum HDDs Sport USB 3.0

Manufacturer I-O Data has announced a new line of portable hard drives with a sleek, polished exterior. The cryptically named HDPX-UTA drives are 2.5-inch USB 3.0-based hard drives with brushed aluminum enclosures. These drives are particularly compact for 2.5-inch drives, measuring in at just 114 x 76 x 12 mm, making them extremely portable. They […]

Toshiba Launches New 3.5 inch Hard Drives in 3TB, 2TB and 1.5TB Capacities

Toshiba has launched a new family of 3.5-inch hard drives. Four different models of drive being made available in three different capacities sees Toshiba releasing a total of 12 new drives. Half of the new drives are equipped with a streaming function for data transfers within a specific timeframe, which are optimized for applications such […]

FTC-Imposed WD Asset Transfer to Toshiba Complete – Viviti Takeover Approved

The FTC-imposed transfer of assets by hard drive maker Western Digital (WD) to Toshiba is now completed, the company announced on Tuesday. The move was required by regulatory bodies due to monopoly concerns after WD revealed its intention to purchase Hitachi’s Viviti hard drive maker. Previously, Viviti was known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. With […]

WD My Passport Sports New Design and Up to 2TB of Storage

Western Digital undertook a major remake of its My Passport portable hard drives on Tuesday that both claimed a first in capacity and gave it a fresher design. The new versions are the first to ever have 2TBof storage in a portable-sized drive. WD hasn’t said how the drive is arranged, although it’s more likely […]

Seagate, Western Digital Warn of Hard Drive Shortages

Seagate and Western Digital both warned late this week that continued flooding in Thailand was worsening shortages. Western Digital has been the worst affected and anticipated a major hit to supply of its hard drives made in the country. Seagate’s main plants were unaffected so far, but many of the smaller companies supplying parts were […]

Samsung Reaches 1TB per Disk Platter for Hard Drives

Samsung has found a way to build 1TB platters for hard drives, which will allow it to build 4TB hard drives for computers. The news came from CeBIT and indicates a new record. Currently, companies can only produce 3TB 3.5-inch hard drives, with each platter at 750MB. The breakthrough also applies to notebooks, as Samsung […]

OWC Unveils RAM, Harddrives and SSDs for the 2011 Macbooks

Other World Computing is johnny on the spot with standard hard drives as well as solid-state drive kits for the new 2011 MacBook Pro models announced last week. From a 1TB internal hard disk option (33 percent more capacity than Apple’s largest option, the 750GB drive) to SSDs up to 480GB in capacity (and priced […]

Hitachi Upgrades Hard Drive Products

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced the availability of the newly designed SimpleDrive desktop external hard drive with capacities of up to two terabytes (2TB). In addition, the company announced that all of its 3.5-inch retail drives are now available in 2TB capacities, featuring the Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000, the industry’s first 2TB 7,200 […]

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