Hardware, VR World

WD Offers Dedicated Drive for Raspberry Pi

Western Digital

Western Digital surprised Raspberry Pi owners on Monday with the launch of a hard drive developed specifically for the DIY board. Called the WD PiDrive 314GB, the drive is based on the company’s WD Blue slim drive model but features changes that were made specifically for Raspberry Pi. It’s priced at a mere $45.81 although the company is currently dishing out a discount for a limited time only, reducing the price to a cheaper $31.42. According to the company, the new WD PiDrive 314GB features changes to its magnetic recording and electrical system operating set-points so that it aligns with the Raspberry Pi’s USB data

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Hardware, VR World

LaCie Announces The Mirror Portable Hard Drive

LaCie Mirror 1

Today LaCie announced the Mirror portable hard drive that is encased in mirrored Corning Gorilla Glass.

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Hardware, VR World

CES 2015: LaCie Announces The New Rugged RAID Mobile Drive

LaCie Rugged RAID 1

Today LaCie announced the Rugged RAID mobile drive featuring user selectable RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration.

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2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, Hardware, VR World

CES 2015: Seagate Launches The New Seven Portable Hard Drive

Seagate Seven 1

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) today announced the launch of a new ultra-slim external hard drive that holds 500GB of data while only being 7mm thick.

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Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, Reviews, Storage Reviews

Samsung D3 Station 4TB Review: Affordable, Fast Storage

Samsung D3 Station - VRWorld - 1000px-2

With so much media available today the need to either backup or store it creates the need for external storage.  Samsung’s D3 Station line is out to provide storage at a good price point while not having much extra “fluff” in the package.   It has some simple functions via software that is for both OSX and Windows like automated backups and password protected partitions.  In testing we hope to see just how fast this thing can be for a 4TB hard disk with USB 3.0.   Samsung D3 Station STSHX-D401TDB 4TB specifications • Windows 8/7/Vista/XP SP2, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later • SuperSpeed

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Audio/Video, Entertainment, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

NZ Police Can't Share Kim Dotcom's Encryption Keys with FBI

Kim Dotcom

During the raid on Kim Dotcom’s property, the NZ Police took countless computers and hard drives from his residence and offices, many of which were fully encrypted. However, there was a lot of data on those drives that the NZ Police had no right in sharing with the FBI or any US authorities. In fact, they had already shared copies of the drives’ encrypted data to the FBI, which by now has probably cracked the encryption without Kim Dotcom’s keys. Kim’s lawyers have been wrangling with the policy negotiating whether or not he would provide the encryption keys to them and under what circumstances. According

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Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

Sony's New 185 TB Tape Drive is Not a Cassette

Sony Tape Drive

Many websites have been talking about the return of the cassette tape with the announcement of Sony’s new storage medium innovation. Yes, Sony has managed to innovate a new standard for magnetic tape drive storage, however these tape drives require a fairly large 5.25″ mounted LTO reader which is usually connected via SAS to a server as a backup to the hard drives on the server. Sony has improved upon the LTO-6 Ultrium standard of magnetic tape drive systems and instead has improved the storage capacity per square inch by 74x. Resulting in a final drive density of 185 TB per tape drive based upon

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Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

SanDisk Launches World's First 2.5" 4TB SSD

SanDisk Optimus MAX SAS SSD

There is no denying that SSD capacities have been steadily increasing with each generation of NAND improvements and with newer and newer controllers. But the holy grail has always been how much capacity can you fit into a 2.5″ drive since that is the most commonly used form factor for more enterprise drives nowadays. As such, it was astonishing to hear that SanDisk was able to cram 4TB of solid state storage into a single 2.5″ drive, which supposedly isn’t the end of SanDisk’s innovation. The SanDisk Optimus MAX SAS SSDs are specifically designed to replace spinning 10k and 15k RPM 2.5″ HDDs and to do

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Hardware, Reviews

Review: Seagate Backup Plus FAST 4 TB Portable Hard Drive

SONY DSC

Today I’m taking a look at the Seagate Backup Plus FAST 4 TB portable hard drive. However, referring to it as a hard drive is a bit misleading, as the Backup Plus FAST is actually two 2 TB 2.5” drives in a RAID 0 array. This contributes to the speeds the drives can provide, as a striped RAID 0 array improves performance to up to double of what a single drive would be capable of. The drive comes in basic packaging, which includes a quick-start guide, an 18” USB 3.0 cable, and a USB 3.0 Y cable, which has two USB connectors: one for power

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