HDD

July 23rd, 2012

Report: SSDs Are “No Threat” to Hard Disk in Notebook Sector

The death of Hard Disk-based notebooks in favour of Solid State Drives has been greatly exaggerated, according to analyst group IHS iSuppli. The research group’s main argument about the lack of market dominance by SSD devices? Price. On average, the price of a notebook with 500 GB HDD is between $450 and $550 while an [...]

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 4th, 2010

Silverstone Announces HDDBoost – The SSD Experience with the HDD Space

Silverstone has struck innovation gold (provided it works as well as it sounds) with its latest announcement about HDDBoost, a technology that combines both SDD’s and mechanical hard drives into one large, fast storage device. Simply put, HDDBoost connects a traditional 3.5 HDD of any size, with the a super  fast 2.5inch SSD of your [...]

May 28th, 2009

(PR) Super Talent Introduces Blazing Fast MasterDrive EX2 & IX2

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announced it is now shipping new families of PATA/IDE 2.5” SSDs featuring both MLC and SLC Flash and nearly tripling previous performance specifications. The MasterDrive EX2 is available with capacities from 16GB to 128GB, features sequential read speeds up to 80 MB/s and sequential write [...]

April 6th, 2009

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive Review

While all the buzz in the storage industry may be about SSDs, we have to remember that there are still a large number of amazingly-priced spindle-based drives on the market which will suit most people’s needs. In this review we look at one of the highest performance hard disk drives currently on the market: the [...]

April 2nd, 2009

Super Talent Announces RAIDDrive SSD with up to 2TB Capacity

Super Talent SSD RaidDrive Super Talent has announced its latest SSD development with a new patented product called RAIDDrive. RAIDDrive promises   to increase the performance and slot capacity of PCI Express based storage solutions with up to 2TB of MLC or SLC NAND flash memory inside. Super Talent says that the RAIDDrive is the [...]