Seagate is now selling what it deems to be the world's first 4 terabyte hard drive to use 1 terabyte platter technology. The result is a four platter design that means a boost in performance while reducing material costs, resulting in a better drive for less money. According to Seagate, you can store 450 hours of video, 800,000 photos, or 1 million songs on its newest internal drive. As far as data rate is concerned, expect 146 MB per second, and boasts 64 MB cache and 7200 RPM speed. You can pick up the Seagate 4 TB drive on Amazon for $189.
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Western Digital has announced another external hard drive, this one called the My Passport Edge. Available in both Mac and PC flavors, the My Passport Edge is all about compact portability. the drives are about the size of a deck of cards and can hold up to 500GB of data, passed back and forth over speedy USB 3.0. The Mac version is configured with out-of-the-box Time Machine compatibility and sports a brushed aluminum finish for $119, while the PC version includes custom backup SmartWare backup software and black exterior for $109. Both are available now.
Aside from the awesome Drobo 5D, Drobo is also announcing its new Drobo Mini storage array. Supporting up to four 2.5-inch drives (either HDD or SSD, or any mix thereof,) this is the first portable Drobo that the company has released. It looks slick too. To insert the drives, you simply push it in, then push it again to remove, almost like a SIM card or CableCARD slot. Drobo even built its own custom power supply for this thing to go with its rugged design, ensuring maximum portability. You also get the same SSD port that the 5D has, allowing you to accelerate data speeds even more. Dual Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 round out the offering here. The Drobo Mini will be available in July, no pricing details have been revealed just yet. Check out the video below for more details.
We recently covered the release of Western Digital’s My Passport 2 TB hard drive, and now the company has released a Mac-specific professional series external drive for all your mass storage needs.
The Western Digital My Passport Studio 2 TB maintains a classic metal finish, matching colors nicely with recent Mac models. The My Passport Studio can be used as a Time Machine destination as well, allowing users to automatically back up their system. WIth 2 TB of storage space, it can hold about 400,000 photos, 240 hours of video, or 500,000 songs. We’d say that’s plenty. The other main feature of the drive is the dual FireWire 800 ports, allowing you to daisy chain additional devices.
The price of the My Passport Studio 2 TB is set to be at $299.99, and you'll be able to get it later this month.
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This is a good look at how far companies like Western Digital have come in the storage game. The small, black device is a new 2TB My Passport portable hard drive. The larger silver device behind it is a 1TB MyBook that's probably about 4-years old. Yep, the new My Passport is probably 90% smaller than the older MyBook, and holds twice as much data.
Western Digital has updated its My Passport line of external hard drives, and we give you a look at the new 2 TB version in this episode. The My Passport line of hard drives are portable, making them easy to bring with you and have on-the-go, and for the first time, you can have an amazing 2 terabytes of storage with you. It's also fast, supporting USB 3.0 speeds (which is also USB 2.0 compatible for you Mac users, it's just not as fast.) Take a look at the device in this episode of Unboxing Live, and if you want one of your own, head on over to Amazon.
Verbatim’s newest product is designed for those of us who could use a bit more at-a-glance information from the USB hard drives strewn across our desks. The InSight portable hard drive has a display that is always on, which shows important information such as the drive name and available free space. It runs at 5400 rpm with an 8 MB cache. You should be able to purchase one for $120 for the 320GB model, and $150 for the 500GB version.
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The FreeAgent Go External Hard Drive presents both function and style. At a size of 0.49 x 3.15 x 5.12-inches and a weight of a mere 4.65 oz., it has a rotational speed of 5400 RPM and works with USB 2.0 at a speed of up to 480 Mb/s.Compatible with Windows XP/Vista and Mac, an optional Dock station is also available. Choose from recently reduced prices of $79.99 for 250GB, $99.99 for 320GB and $129.99 for 500 GB in your choice of 10 colors.
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Bang & Olufsen continue to come out with audio products for the upper 5% that can afford them. Released in North America Friday, the BeoSound 5 features a 10.4-inch touchscreen for browsing with a playlist and a 500GB hard drive to keep your tunes. It also will suggest other tracks/tunes based on your likings.You can get a base system for $5,900.00 but then again, you can put the money into a newer iPod and buy yourself a decent used car.
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Walmart has released their Black Friday specials. We took a look at it and found all of these electronic gadgets for under $100.00.
- Flat Panel TV Console with Swivel Mount - $94.00
- Philips 7-inch Digital Photo Frame Alarm Clock - $89.00
- Pure Digital F230 30-Minute Digital Camcorder - $79.00
- Garmin nuvi 200 3.5-inch GPS Navigation System - $97.00
- Guitar Hero 2-Pack (Wii or Xbox 360) - $50.00
- Seagate FreeAgent 500GB External USB Hard Drive - $69.00
- RCA 8GB Opal MP3 Video Player - $49.00
- HP Photosmart A526 Photo Printer with 2.4-inch Color LCD - $49.00
Want more? Check out Wally World’s Pre-Holiday online specials that include the Creative Zen 4GB EF MP3 Video Player w/ Bonus Clear Keychain Case for $78.00.
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