Seagate is the first vendor to offer 3TB hard drives. This first drive is only available as an external USB 2.0 drive for now; for $249.99 you can buy a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive (try saying that a couple of times in a row!). The drive is currently on back order, but should be available soon. The $249.99 package includes a USB 2.0 host interface, but can be upgraded by switching the base of the unit. Other interface options available are USB 3.0 and FireWire 800.
Continue reading Seagate debuts 3TB external drive, 4TB to follow soon?
While several companies are already offering internal Solid State Drives for use in servers, OCZ has just announced a solution that targets the consumer segment. The RevoDrive uses a PCIe connection to enable higher speeds than possible with a traditional SATA interface, but OCZ manages to keep the price for the drive relatively low.
Continue reading OCZ adds PCIe SSD to consumer lineup
I’ve seen a couple of UB 3.0 drive docks announced over the last couple of months, but this new model from ThermalTake stood out in my mailbox. The BlacX 5G supports both 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch SATA drives; instead of traditional external drive enclosures where you have to open a case to insert the disk, this unit allows you to insert a drive without any other steps.
Continue reading Hot-swap SATA to USB 3.0 dock from ThermalTake
The SD Association has announced a faster interface specification for the ever-popular SD card format. The new UHS (Ultra High Speed) bus can achieve speeds of up to 104 MB/s; that’s four times the speed of the previous maximum. Cards and readers conforming to the new spec are backwards-compatible with previous generations, and can be recognized by a new symbol that includes a “1″, which stands for “UHS Speed Class 1″.
Continue reading Standard for faster SD cards announced
Freecom is the first company to announce a USB 3.0 external hard disk. The Hard Drive XS 3.0 uses the new, speedier interface to enable transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s. The drive will be available in November in capacities of 1, 1.5 and 2TB. Continue reading Freecom first to launch a USB 3.0 hard drive
When Intel ships a new generation of SSDs that have a data corruption issue, it makes headlines around the world; but somehow I never saw reports about the firmware update they released shortly after that which fixes this.
Continue reading Fix for Intel SSD corruption issue
Toshiba has just reported that volume shipments of their largest Solid State Drive so far, with a capacity of 512 GB, have started. The drive has been available in some of their laptop models for a couple of months, but apparently their production volume has now reached a level where they’re able to sell a larger number of these. The drives were originally announced in 2008, and it looks like Toshiba’s release schedule has suffered some delays; last year, they said that mass production would start in the second quarter. Continue reading Toshiba now shipping 512GB SSD’s
Toshiba is the first company to announce a 64 GB memory card in the tiny SDXC format. The card supports the SD Memory Card Standard v3 (UHS104), which was finalized early this year.
We’ll have to wait until spring 2010 for mass production of these cards, which isn’t as bad as it seems; there [...]
Apple has just updated the specs for their Time Capsule by offering a 2 TB drive option. The other specs remain the same offering options such as:
Dual radio’s for both 2.4 and 5 GHz Separate guest network Wired and wireless backups for Mac computers using Time Machine Printer sharing
Complete specs can be [...]
Western Digital announced today that they are the world’s first manufacturer to ship 2.5 inch SATA disks with a 1 TB capacity. Their Scorpio Blue line of mobile harddisks now has two models that are unmatched in size by any of their competitors; a 1 TB and a 750 GB model. The closest any of their rivals gets is a 640 GB model by Seagate. Just don’t expect this to turn up in your next laptop anytime soon: Continue reading First 2.5 inch terabyte-sized drive shipping