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Hitachi intros 500GB 7200RPM notebook drive

Hitachi 500GB notebook HDD

Hitachi has expanded its Travelstar line of 2.5-inch hard drives with the 7K500 series, available in capacities up to 500GB. The new drives represents the company's highest capacity notebook storage without sacrificing the 7200RPM speed and 16MB cache. Media transfer rates...


WD adds 500GB capacity Passport portable drives

WD adds 500GB Passports

Western Digital on Monday introduced a 500GB capacity portable drive in its My Passport Elite and My Passport Essential lines. The small drives are small and light enough at seven ounces to be carried comfortably in users' pockets and connect to computers via a USB 2.0 port....


Portable 500GB FireWire miniXpress drives

500GB portable FW drive

Trans International on Tuesday announced an expansion to its miniXpress line of external hard drives with the introduction of three new 500GB external FireWire devices. The miniXpress 825, 825s and 425s are fully hot swappable, bus-powered drives -- made of durable Aluminium...


LaCie launches 500GB Rugged Hard Disk

LaCie 500GB Rugged HDs

LaCie on Tuesday announced its newest Rugged Hard Disk with a 500GB capacity. To protect the generous amount of mobile data, the drive is encased in a scratch-resistant aluminum shell which is then surrounded by a shock-resistant rubber bumper. That disk is Hitachi's 2.5-inch...


Buffalo ships fast 500GB USB portable drive

Buffalo MiniStation 500GB

Buffalo on Monday slipped out a 500GB version of the MiniStation TurboUSB, its faster series of pocket USB drives. The 2.5-inch disk reaches the new capacity while still using an advanced disk controller that outputs data faster than other rivals. TurboUSB boosts transfers...


Fujitsu joins in with 500GB notebook drive

Fujitsu 500GB Note Drive

Fujitsu today said it would not be left out of the mobile storage race and updated its MH-series drives with the MHZ2 BT, its first 500GB notebook-class disk. The 2.5-inch drive is comparatively slow at 4,200RPM but draws just 1.8 watts of power in peak use, ensuring that it...


G-Technology debuts 500GB, 1TB external drives

G-Tech 500GB, 1TB drives

G-Technology, just absorbed by rival Fabrik, has announced two upcoming external hard drives. The first of these is a new version of the G-RAID mini, raised in capacity from 500GB to 1TB. The Mini is intended to be a portable RAID drive, using a striped (RAID 0) configuration....


Hitachi unveils 500GB 2.5" drives, Asus partnership

Hitachi 500GB laptop drive

Hitachi today unveiled two new large-capacity laptop drives, offering 400GB and 500GB sizes in a 2.5-inch format. The new drives will be slightly larger than a conventional laptop hard disk, rated at 12.5mm thickness versus the typical 9.5mm. The drives make use of a two-platter...


Updated Iomega eGo Mac Edition drive uses revised design

500GB, 1TB options on sale

Storage maker Iomega says it has released an updated Mac Edition of the eGo Portable Hard Drive. 500GB and 1TB capacities are available, and each unit includes two FireWire 800 ports in addition to a USB 2.0 connection. HFS+ formatting is used, along with 256-bit AES encryption.


Hitachi ships first 7mm, 500GB notebook hard drive

Hitachi Z5K500 first 500GB drive at 7mm

Hitachi today claimed a minor record by shipping the TravelStar Z5K500. The 2.5-inch, 5,400RPM disk is the first drive 7mm thick to reach 500GB, bumping up from the earlier 320GB peak. It still uses a single platter but should now cover most people's needs even in a notebook...


PS3 may get 250GB and 500GB drives in Move bundles

PS3 may top 500GB at E3

Sony is planning large refreshes of the PS3 at E3 this week in sync with the launch of the PlayStation Move, last-minute tips confirmed today. Capacities would roughly double from 120GB and 250GB to 250GB and 500GB, and both would be available in Move bundles. Wi-Fi should...


Samsung intros 500GB shock-ready notebook drive

Samsung Spinpoint M7 500GB

Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new mobile hard drive that it believes will add a level of ruggedization to ordinary notebooks without losing storage. The 500GB Spinpoint M7 has the same footprint as a typical 2.5-inch drive but has a shock tolerance of 400G/2ms and a hardened...


Toshiba launches 500GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

500GB External Hard Drive

Toshiba SDD has launched the latest in its personal storage devices with the 500GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive. Designed to be USB powered only, and complete with an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology for drive and data protection, users can store files,...


Toshiba adds quiet 500GB laptop drive to lineup

Toshiba adds 500GB drive

Toshiba on Tuesday unveiled a new 500GB 2.5-inch SATA drive featuring whisper quiet operation. The flagship MK5055GSX offers an 8MB buffer, and a read/write power consumption of 1.4W. Toshiba claims that the improved servo mechanism not only decreases the operational noise,...


LaCie intros stylish, high-capacity Network Space NAS

LaCie intros 500GB NAS

LaCie on Wednesday announced it will soon release the Network Space network attached storage (NAS) and media server, available in 500GB and 1TB capacities. The device, designed by Neil Poulton, is ready to be used with network-connected Windows or Mac PCs right away via its...


Pioneer tests 500GB blue laser disc

Pioneer 500GB Optical Disc

Pioneer today revealed that it has already developed a major improvement on optical technology it created just last month. Having already established a 400GB disc, the company now says it has produced a disc read by blue lasers made up of 20 25GB layers, fitting exactly half...


MCE brings 500GB HD to MacBooks, case for old one

500GB hard drive for MacBo

MCE has released its 500GB MobileStor Performance Hard Drive Upgrade Solution for MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The kit includes a 5400RPM SATA drive, a portable USB 2.0 enclosure for the old drive and everything needed to make the swap. MCE says the MobileStor has a sustained...


Iomega intros 500GB DVR Expander drive

Iomega's 500GB DVR drive

Iomega today announced the release of its DVR Expander drive, made to work with TiVo and Scientific Atlanta DVRs and more than triple their TV program storage capacities. The 500GB DVR Expander interfaces via an eSATA connection, capable of 1.5GBps transfer speeds, and can...


OWC ships portable 500GB FireWire/USB drive

500GB portable drive

Other World Computing on Thursday announced its highest capacity portable, bus-powered storage drive: a 500GB, 5400RPM portable storage drive that offers FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connections. Immediately available and priced at $360, the Mercury On-The-Go 500GB...


Samsung ships 2.5-inch 500GB hard drive

Samsung 2.5-inch 500GB HDD

South Korea's Samsung has announced the release of a new hard drive, what it is calling the world's first 2.5-inch hard drive to reach a 500GB capacity. Although it fits into the standard 0.37-inch vertical space reserved for notebook disks, it nevertheless uses three stacked...


LaCie debuts 500GB "Golden Disk" storage

LaCie 500GB "Golden Disk"

LaCie on Wednesday announced the Golden Disk, a newly designed device created by industrial designer Ora-Īto. Offering up to 500GB of storage, the "liquid-inspired device will become the focal point for any design conscience customer looking to add glitz to their work environment,"...


Western Digital expands DVRs with 500GB drive

WD My Library 500GB

Western Digital this afternoon launched a third external drive beyond its desktop and notebook models: the My Library Video Edition DVR Expander (not shown) is one of the few drives explicitly made to boost the capacity of video recorders for recording more shows or keeping longer...


Alienware, Dell notebooks pack 500GB storage

Dell 500GB Notebooks

Both Dell and its gaming brand Alienware today quietly added a new drive option to their flagship portables. The 20-inch desktop replacement XPS M2010 from the parent company as well as the 17-inch Aurora m9700 now have the option of a 250GB, 5400 RPM notebook hard drive from...


LaCie ships 500GB Porsche hard drive

500GB Porsche drive ships

LaCie today introduced a 500GB Porsche-designed hard drive, and lowered prices on all other capacities of its Porsche drives. The company's Porsche drives feature a sleek metal design by FA Porsche, one-click backup software for Macs as well as Windows systems, and SilverKeeper...


WD upgrades WD NetCenter to 500GB

WD NetCenter offers 500GB

Western Digital today announced that its WD NetCenter network storage system is now available in a half-terabyte capacity and with backup and system recovery software. The 500GB backup solution offers a convenient way to store, share and back up data. WD's EasyLink, an exclusive WD setup wizard, "cuts...


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