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When Western Digital starts a new line, they usually stick with it for awhile. Just look at the My Book line; it's WD's primarily external hard drive family, and it has been around--mostly unchanged--for years now. It has become a brand itself that consumers know and can relate to, and now the company is looking to... Read more...
Lately, it feels like the good, old, reliable hard disk drive (HDD) doesn't get any respect. When it comes to storage, Solid State Drives (SSDs) are getting all the attention these days--and it's no wonder, considering the speed, durability, low-power, and silent-running attributes of current solid state drives. But SSDs are also very expensive... Read more...
Lately, it feels like the good, old, reliable hard disk drive (HDD) doesn't get any respect. When it comes to storage, Solid State Drives (SSDs) are getting all the attention these days--and it's no wonder, considering the speed, durability, low-power, and silent-running attributes of current solid state drives. But SSDs are also very expensive... Read more...
  With all of the press solid state drives have received over the last year or so, it would be easy to think that few advancements have been made in the hard drive space. After all, hard drive capacities have seemingly hit a plateau at 2TB, performance can't come close to even a mid-range SSD in most scenarios, and it's hard to imagine... Read more...
With all of the press solid state drives have received over the last year or so, it would be easy to think that few advancements have been made in the hard drive space. After all, hard drive capacities have seemingly plateaued at 2TB, performance can't come close to even a mid-range solid state drive in most scenarios, and it's hard to imagine... Read more...
Building a Home Theater PC is often times a much better option for enabling your entertainment center for various forms of digital media playback capability.  Rather than stepping up to additional discrete components, like a stand-alone Blu-ray, DVD or CD player, why not really infuse your living room entertainment center with real intelligence... Read more...
Building a Home Theater PC is often times a much better option for enabling your entertainment center for various forms of digital media playback capability.  Rather than stepping up to additional discrete components, like a stand-alone Blu-ray, DVD or CD player, why not infuse your living room entertainment center with real intelligence... Read more...
To commemorate the Valentine's Day holiday, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Cyberpower PC, in which we planned to give away a custom, fully loaded Intel Core i7-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, and a Kingston SSD--among numerous other goodies. The response we received... Read more...
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we thought it would be fun to give away yet another awesome gaming system! In conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower PC, with support from Thermaltake, Gigabyte, Kingston, XtremeGear, and Sapphire, we’ve put together a killer rig to give away to celebrate Valentine's Day! This time around, you... Read more...
Western Digital has found a pretty safe spot when it comes to external storage, and anyone who has followed the industry for any amount of time will notice that the My Book and My Passport lines haven't changed much over the years. Today, WD is adding a slight twist to the existing My Passport line by introducing the... Read more...
We are back again this week to talk about some more HotHardware with our friends at TechVi. Topics include the new 890GX chipset from AMD, Western Digital's SiliconEdge Blue SSD, some fun with ATI's Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition and 6-screens, and porting Quake II and Quake III to the Motorola Droid...  Show Notes:0:25 - AMD 890GX... Read more...
Solid State Storage products are obviously setting the computing market on fire as of late.  There is little question that the writing is on the wall.  Like the vacuum tube transistors of yesterday, spinning hard drives are bound to go the way of the Dodo bird.  It's only a matter of time; not if, but when.  However, the... Read more...
Solid State Storage products are obviously setting the computing market on fire as of late.  There is little question that the writing is on the wall.  Like the vacuum tube transistors of yesterday, spinning hard drives are bound to go the way of the Dodo bird.  It's only a matter of time; not if, but when.  However, the... Read more...
Western Digital has a good thing going with their "My [insert name here]" line of external storage solutions, and that train keeps rolling today with an all-new My Passport Studio drive. Design wise, it doesn't look all that different than prior versions at first glance, but there's one particular change across that... Read more...
WD (Western Digital) is starting to use a new hard disk drive format that enables 7-11% greater capacity on hard disk drives. The disk expansion technique is known as Advanced Format. This technique takes advantage of changes in the industry in drive sector sizes and consolidates overhead information to free up additional space for data storage.... Read more...
It happens to all of us at some point. We constantly run short of hard drive space, no matter how incredibly cavernous you thought your current drive was when you bought it. Did you really expect Dragon Age: Origins and Borderlands to soak up almost thirty gigabytes between them? Didn't think so. You either shove Office 2007 and Photoshop... Read more...
It happens to all of us at some point. We constantly run short of hard drive space, no matter how incredibly cavernous you thought your current drive was when you bought it. Did you really expect Dragon Age: Origins and Borderlands to soak up almost thirty gigabytes between them? Didn't think so. You either shove Office 2007 and... Read more...
WD® ENTERS TRADITIONAL ENTERPRISE HDD MARKET WITH FIRST SAS PRODUCTWD S25 SAS Hard Drives Provide High-Reliability and Performance for Mission-critical Server and Storage ApplicationsLAKE FOREST, Calif. — November 3, 2009 — WD® (NYSE: WDC), known for its hard disk drive leadership in the desktop, mobile and consumer marketplaces,... Read more...
WD announced its new high-performance My Book Studio desktop external drives. The new drives feature a customizable e-label that is visible even when the unit is unplugged, so users can easily see what's on the drive. The e-label uses e-paper technology similar to that found on the Amazon Kindle. The label shows... Read more...
In addition to the new Ultra-Portable My Passport Essential Drives WD announced recently, the company also redesigned the My Book Essential and My Book for Mac Drives. The smaller and sleeker My Book Essential and My Book for Mac desktop external hard drives now come with the new WD SmartWare software and hardware-based encryption. The new... Read more...
Western Digital unveiled the new (and smaller) My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac ultra-portable external hard drives. The drives feature WD’s new WD SmartWare software. My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac drives also feature user-selected password protection in combination with military-grade... Read more...
It's not unusual for competitors to attempt to keep up and one-up each other, and that's exactly what's going on here with Western Digital's latest hard drive. Shortly after Samsung and Toshiba introduced 640GB mobile hard drives, WD has stepped forward to do likewise.Announced today, the outfit's 9.5mm high 2.5" 640GB HDD has started shipping... Read more...
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