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Synology gets serious about sizeable storage

Most famous for its affordable home/small business solutions, Synology presented a certain amount of balance at Computex recently. For ever cool unit that looks at home on your desktop, Synology also had a fully-populated monster on display. KitGuru tried to remember the last time we saw 180 hard drives in …

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Seagate introduces 6TB hard drive for enterprise applications

Seagate Technology on Monday introduced its first hard disk drive with 6 platters and 6TB capacity. The HDD is aimed at the enterprise market and supports multiple technologies that boost its reliability and performance. Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 v4 6TB hard disk drive features 7200rpm spindle speed, 128MB cache and …

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WD debuts My Passport Pro dual-drive solution with Thunderbolt

Western Digital Corp. has announced its first portable storage solution featuring Thunderbolt interconnection. The My Passport Pro dual-drive storage device has user-selectable RAID functionality to deliver needed performance or reliability for the most demanding applications in the field, without the need for power adapters or extra cables. WD MyPassport Pro …

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Seagate quietly starts to sell 5TB hard disk drives

Seagate announced earlier this year that it would start shipments of its first enterprise-class hard disk drive with 6TB of storage space sometimes in April. While the firm is getting ready to release its highest-capacity hard drive ever, it has already started to ship a HDD that combines performance with …

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Seagate Kinetic storage is massive and cool

In the business-only section of CeBIT 2014, the folks at Seagate were showing off a massive block of storage that points the way to a very interesting future. KitGuru feels the fabric of Seagate’s fibres. Standard desktop systems come with 1TB or 2TB drives. Newer systems come with 3TB or 4TB …

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Toshiba reveals new 15K hard disk drives for enterprises

Toshiba Corp. has introduced a new breed of hard disk drives with 15K revolutions per minute spindle speed designed for mission-critical enterprise applications. The new AL13SX-series hard drives are among the fastest HDDs in the industry that will join solid-state drives in data centers that require massive storage capacities. Toshiba …

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HGST introduces 15K HDD with SAS-12Gb/s interface

HGST, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corp., on Wednesday introduced one of the world’s highest-performing hard disk drive (HDD). The new Ultrastar enterprise-class storage solution boasts with 15K revolutions per minute spindle speed as well as Serial Attached SCSI 12Gb/s interface. HGST Ultrastar C15K600 hard disk drives are available …

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Toshiba MG04 HDDs: up to 5TB capacity, 7200rpm spindle speed

Toshiba Corp. on Thursday introduced a new enterprise-class MG04-series hard disk drive family with up to 5TB capacity as well as 7200rpm spindle-speed. The new drives are engineered for the high-capacity demands of mid-tier servers and cloud application workloads and for capacity-optimized data center storage systems that benefit from high …

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LaCie 5Big 20TB Thunderbolt RAID Review

Thunderbolt, and lightning, very very frightening me! Tacky ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ quotes aside, it is great to see that the Thunderbolt interface is finally seeing some traction in the PC marketplace, having already experienced great success with Apple’s hardware. The major motherboard manufacturers are adopting Thunderbolt on a handful of their …

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Seagate vows to ship 6TB hard drives next quarter

Seagate Technology on Monday announced that it would start shipping its first hard disk drives (HDDs) with 6TB capacity early next quarter of its fiscal year. The drives will be aimed at the enterprise market segment and will compete against Western Digital’s HDDs of the same capacity. The world’s second …

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Seagate unveils external hard drive with 220MB/s transfer rate

Seagate Technology this week introduced Backup Plus Fast external storage solution that combines high performance, high capacity, portability and relatively low cost. The new drive is aimed at creative professionals and so-called pro-sumers who require performance and capacity, but do not want to pay for business-class solutions. Seagate Backup Plus …

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Expect your PS4 to only have 400GB of space

While each PlayStation 4 and Xbox One may come packing half terrabyte drives in them at launch, Sony’s new console will only give you about 400GB of space right off the bat – at least according to the reports coming out of a lucky early owner. This comes from screenshots …

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Seagate release world’s thinnest 2.5 inch 2TB HDD

The Samsung HDD division was purchased by Seagate back in 2011 and they have developed the world’s thinnest 2TB hard drive. The Samsung Spinpoint M9T ships in a 2.5 inch form factor and measures just 9.5mm thick. Ideal for power users who have a full sized slot in their laptop. …

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More detailed shots of the 8-port ADATA AE800 emerge

Ahead of its full launch, the stylish little multi-way HD streaming drive and portable 8-station network creator that ADATA calls the AE800  is now being rendered with more pixels than ever. KitGuru hacks a few online image storage repositories and comes back with some new gadget capture goodies. Portable ‘Sky …

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