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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VR World

Demand from PC and Big Data Push Seagate Through Quarter

Seagate6TBHDD

The first quarter of Seagate’s 2015 fiscal year was a solid one, as revenues rose from increased demand.

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Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Memory & Storage Space, VR World

SanDisk to buy FusionIO for $1.1 billion, Consolidation Continues

SanDisk FusionIO

SanDisk and FusionIO have entered into an agreement where SanDisk will purchase all of FusionIO and its assets to the tune of $1.1 billion in cash, once again continuing the consolidation of the NAND flash market into fewer bigger companies. This announcement is likely a response to Seagate’s recent acquisition of the NAND flash division of Avago which included the SandForce controller division. However, the real truth is that FusionIO is not anywhere near a consumer flash storage company and most of their customers are professionals or enterprise while most of SandForce’s products are consumer focused. I’m sure SanDisk would have loved to buy both

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2014, Comic-Con, Event, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, VR World

Crucial to Launch SSDs with 16nm Memory Chips

Crucial

As Computex is getting ready to open its doors in and around Taipei, the capital of Taiwan – more products are leaking to the surface. Thanks to a Spanish e-tailer PCComponentes, we learned of one such product coming to the market comes from the States, in the form of Crucial’s Solid State Drive (SSD).   MX100 line of SSDs will mark the beginning of the end for memory chips produced using the 20nm process. While the 128GB drive will carry the 20nm MLC NAND memory chips, 256GB and 512GB models will feature brand new 16nm NAND flash from Micron. According to Micron, “Our 16nm NAND technology

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Business, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, VR World

Seagate Buys LSI Flash Business for $450 Million from Avago

Seagate Logo

So, its starting to get a bit confusing how many times SandForce has changed hands by this point, but the short of it is that they were bought by LSI in 2011 to beef up the company’s flash business, and then LSI as a whole was purchased by Avago last year which included the SandForce division. And now, Avago, a company mostly known for their components (not necessarily entire products) has sold the solid state flash business of LSI to Seagate to the tune of $450 million. This includes both LSI’s own line of PCIe based SSDs as well as their SSD controller business which produces

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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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Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

Seagate Launches 6TB Enterprise Drive, Following Western Digital's Last Year

Seagate6TBHDD

Seagate is finally catching up to their competition with the announcement of their 6TB drive that finally brings the company into the realm of drives over 5TB. Their competition, WDC launched the HGST 6TB enterprise drive with Helium all the way back in November. While I’m not sure what took Seagate so long, it may not bode well for the company that they’re so far behind in terms of capacity. There are a lot of reasons that we could suspect why it took Seagate so long, but nevertheless they are here. Yes, this drive is a 3.5″ drive, which comes as no surprise to anyone

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Business, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space

2TB hard disk drive is good and bad at the same time

Western Digital launched 2TB hard drive. Is that good or bad?

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Memory & Storage Space

Free speedup for owners of Seagate SATA drives…

“There is no such thing as free lunch”, as the old saying goes. Thus, there should be no doubt that there is no way that you can achieve substantial performance boost for free. Or is there? One of my friends works in largest Croatian assembly of computers. In our conversation couple of days ago, he said that worst nag in assembly of computers is removing the jumpers from Seagate hard drives in order to enable SATA-II (aka SATA 3.0 Gbps) support. If you don’t remove the jumper, the drive will stay in SATA-I (1.5 Gbps) mode. Intrigued by this one, we’ve called our friends and

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