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Verbatim InSight Portable USB Hard Drive

The world of portable USB hard drives is getting tougher and smaller, and by the looks of things, sleeker. Verbatim has launched its InSight portable hard drive, a sophisticated looking number boasting a built in display that calculates and shows the amount of available free space, even when not connected to a computer.  Read More

Hitachi ships first 2TB 7200rpm desktop HDD

Like death and taxes, larger hard drives are inevitable, and the latest biggest, a two terabyte (2TB), 7200 RPM hard disk drive comes from the usual suspect, Hitachi, which also shipped the first 1TB drive back in 2007. The new, colossal, 2TB Deskstar 7K2000 blends high performance and high capacity with low power and other eco-friendly features designed to enable Energy-Star rated computers and other high performance desktop systems.  Read More

The LG XF1

Those looking for a way to get movies and other digital media stored on a PC from the study onto the TV in the lounge have a few choices open to them. These include burning the content to CD or DVD, sending the content wirelessly to a media streamer or transporting the content on a USB drive. Those looking at the latter option have a new drive from LG to consider in the form of the XF1, which sports HDMI and composite outputs for direct connection to a TV.  Read More

The Brando SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter works with SATA hard drives, SDHC cards, an...

If you like your gadgets to be functional but without all that fussy “styling” or aesthetic design, the Brando SATA HDD Multi-Media Player Adapter may be for you. This no-frills adapter is literally a black box device that lets you play media files from a SATA hard disk, SDHC card or USB storage device on your TV – without the need to use a computer.  Read More

Western Digital has boosted the size of its My Book hard drive to 4TB

It doesn’t seem so long ago we were oohing and ahhing that an external hard drive could hold a terabyte (TB) of data, then a couple... and the march continues unabated. Western Digital (WD) has followed on from its 2TB MyBook with the release of the 4TB dual-drive My Book Studio Edition II.  Read More

Mercury On-The-Go Pro

Billed as the largest capacity, fastest bus-powered portable storage solution on the market, OWC's Mercury On-The-Go Pro series features 500GB, 7200RPM HDD and triple interface (FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and/or USB 2.0) connectivity for data transfer at speeds of up to 100MB/s.  Read More

The XFT toolkit lays the contents of the Xbox hard drive bare

Those who think the Xbox game console may be the perfect place to hide illicit material from prying eyes – principally because it isn't seen as a regular-joe PC – had better think again. Computer scientist David Collins has developed a toolkit that allows police and other law-enforcement agencies to recover criminal data more easily from hard drives like the Xbox  Read More

Seagate Replica

It is no secret that we are increasingly dependent on digital information as hard drives replace cupboards full of photo albums, racks of CD’s and boxes of files. But with this convenience comes a danger - one which an estimated one third of consumers ignore by failing to back up their files according to research cited by Seagate in releasing its new continuous backup solution - Replica.  Read More

The iDrive portable Hard Drive.

In the days of yore people were forced to backup their precious data on floppy disks, CDs or magnetic tape. Nowadays people looking to protect data have a much wider and more convenient range of options. The iDrive gives users that little extra bit of security by combining portable hard drive and online backup in on package.  Read More

WD launche s industry’s first 2 TB hard drive

WD today announced the first 2 terabyte hard drive – the world’s highest capacity drive and the latest addition to the WD Caviar Green hard drive family. The drive is likely to become hot property due to ever increasing need for hard disk space – already in the United States, some ten percent of 3.5-inch hard drive sales are 1 TB or more.  Read More

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