HARD DRIVE

January 7th, 2014

Seagate Launches 5mm Laptop Ultrathin 500GB HDD

Seagate has launched a new class of hard drive called the Laptop Ultrathin. At just 5mm high, it’s focused on the convertible market but could have broader implications too. With SSDs gaining popularity, we sometimes forget that what traditional hard drives lack in performance, they can make up in affordability and capacity. Seagate is taking [...]

November 16th, 2013

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB Review

Combining the performance of an SSD with the capacity of a traditional hard drive may be nothing new but Seagate’s SSHD 2TB is the first to bring this combination to the desktop market.

May 20th, 2013

Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate has begun a complete top to bottom refresh of their hard drive lineup and the Desktop HDD.15 4TB is their latest addition.  This HDD houses impressive amounts of storage space and even though its 5900RPM speed may be slow by today’s standards, performance is actually quite surprising.

April 2nd, 2013

Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate’s new ES.3 series is their latest salvo in the enterprise hard drive market.  With a capacity of up to 4TB, incredible performance, increased longevity over standard drives and a five year comprehensive warranty, it sets a new high water mark in this increasingly critical storage segment.

December 19th, 2011

Hard Drive Manufacturers Cut Warranty Periods

Citing a need to “align to current Industry standards”, Seagate has announced it intends to reduce warranty periods on its hard drives, matching a move done by competitor Western Digital. According to The Register, which first broke the story, Seagate’s warranties will be reduced as of December 31, while Western Digital will follow suit on [...]

October 31st, 2011

Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review; A 1TB / Platter Monster is Unleashed

Platter size may not mean much to everyday consumers but storage enthusiasts know that larger platters are usually a ticket to first class performance.   Previously, large capacity drives used 750GB disks to achieve their required space but Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is the first with three 1TB platters.  Coupled with a very fast controller, this [...]

October 21st, 2011

Retailers Respond to Upcoming HDD Shortage by Limiting Purchases & Hiking Prices

With Thailand experiencing its worst flooding in generations, component manufacturers have been especially hard hit.  The trickle down effect is having a huge impact upon hard drive manufacturers in particular.   Late last week Western Digital announced that their hard drive production facilities in Thailand were shutting down due to the extreme amount of flooding. [...]

March 31st, 2011

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive Review

As SSDs continue to encroach upon the storage market, hard drive manufacturers have been working overtime to increase the capacity and performance of their products.  Seagate has taken things to the next level with the Barracuda XT 3TB; a drive which offers impressive benchmark numbers alongside a massive amount of storage space.

February 16th, 2011

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5″ Hard Drive Review

SSDs have been stealing the limelight as of late but Western Digital is well on their way to heading off this push with their latest generation of Scorpio Black 2.5″ hard drives.  By offering a combination of performance, extremely high capacity for small form factor drives and low power consumption, they hope to offer up [...]

August 11th, 2009

Hitachi Ships Industry’s First 7200 RPM 2TB Enterprise-Class Hard Drives

Leveraging its proven, fourth-generation high-capacity hard drive technology, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that it is now shipping the industry’s first enterprise-class, 7200 RPM 2TB offering, the Ultrastar A7K2000. The new Hitachi GST Ultrastar A7K2000 is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure enterprise-class mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) of 1.2 million hours in demanding 24×7 [...]