All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hard drive’

Xbox One To Lack Support For External Storage At Launch

The Xbox 360 launched with memory cards, but soon ditched those in favor of standardized external memory. Unfortunately, the Xbox One won’t have support for the latter at launch. During a PAX podcast, Major Nelson revealed that the Xbox One won’t support external storage at launch. In other words, you’ll only be able to use the included 500GB internal hard …

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Western Digital Explores the Router Market

Western Digital, the company known for internal and external hard drives ( and streaming TV hardware) is now getting into the router market. And, big surprise, they are doing what they do best by including “network-attatched” storage to the higher end devices. The routers will include four dual-band routers and an ethernet switch. They use WD’s “FasTrack” technology to prioritize …

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Seagate Drives Hit 1 Terabit Per Square Inch

Seagate has unveiled the first terabit-per-square-inch hard drive, essentially doubling the typical areal density of modern hard disks. First off, this will result in 6TB 3.5-inch desktop drives, and 2TB 2.5-inch laptop drives – but Seagate expects to expand to 60TB and 20TB drives respectively. To have made such a big advance in drive density, Seagate incorporated a technology called …

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Western Digital Releases First Ever 2 TB Portable HDD

Western Digital announced today the next generation of its top-selling My Passport line of portable hard drives, including the first-ever portable drive with a 2 TB capacity. Now available in five popular colors: white, black, silver, blue, and red, with a range of capacities beginning from 500 GB, the new sleeker My Passport portable drives offer digital consumers an appealing …

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Western Digital Acquires Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Most consumers probably don’t care where their hard drives come from, but the news today is sure to make some people happy or mad. Western Digital announced yesterday that it has acquired Hitachi Global Storage Technologies to the tune of $3.9 billion and 25 million shares valued at $0.9 billion. To sweeten the deal even further, Hitachi now owns 10 …

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