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Hitachi Travelstar 7mm gets 7200RPM, PVR ready
Hitachi claimed a lead in mobile hard drives today by rolling out some of the most advanced 7mm (0.28in) drives to date. The Travelstar Z7K320 leads the way and is the first 7,200RPM disk in the ultra-thin size: it can provide near desktop-level performance but opens the door...
Hitachi Travelstar 5K500B
Hitachi is releasing a new family of Travelstar 2.5-inch drives with improved security features, and reduced power use for longer battery life. The Travelstar 5K500.B line will be available in several sizes ranging from 160 to 500GB operating at 5400RPM with an 8MB cache....
Hitachi Travelstar 7K320
Hitachi this morning bolstered its drive lineup through the addition of the Travelstar 7K320. Launching shortly after a similar effort by Fujitsu, the hard disk purports to have both large storage and fast transfers with 320GB for holding data and a 7,200RPM disk speed. Despite...
7K750 and 5K750, 7,200RPM and 5,400RPM options
Hitachi has taken the wraps off two new 2.5-inch 750GB mobile hard drives, the Travelstar 7K750 and Travelstar 5K750 hard drives. The 7K750 spins at 7,200RPM, while the 5K750 spins at 5,400RPM. They are the largest capacity mobile hard drives currently available on the market...
Hitachi: new portable HDDs
A few months after acquiring SimpleTech, Hitachi has begun two portable hard drive lines under its own banner. The rugged
SATA drive upgrades
Trans Intl. today introduced new 2.5-inch Serial-ATA drives designed for Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pros. "With the industry's lowest idle power and enhancements to the mechanical and electrical design, these 5400 and 7200 rpm drives with outstanding shock characteristics, extremely efficient power...
Fujitsu intros green HDDs
Fujitsu on Tuesday announced the upcoming release of its 2.5-inch MJA2 BH- and MJA2 CH-series hard disk drives, both 5400RPM, SATA units with 500GB of capacity. The MJA2 CH drives sport AES hardware-based full disk encryption (FDE) with a 256-bit key size. This hardware-based...
OWC Mercury OTG 320GB 7K
Other World Computing says it has set a newer record with the launch of the Mercury On-the-Go 320GB 7200RPM drive. The disk uses a newer 2.5-inch Hitachi TravelStar drive that makes it the largest-capacity portable drive to spin at the same 7,200RPM speed as desktop models;...
G-Tech revs storage at NAB
G-Technology on Monday added a new G-RAID Pro drive to its product line, increased the performance and quiet operation of its G-RAID drive, and added RAID 1 protection and eSATA connectivity to its G-RAID mini portable drive. The company's triple interface G-RAID Pro solution...
ASUS notebooks in Italy
Four new notebook PCs from ASUS have appeared in Italy, including the 15.6-inch K50AB and K50IJ, the 17.3-inch K70AB and ultrathin 15.6-inch U50VG, some of which were shown at CeBIT in Germany a few months back. The official release of the notebooks for Italy also revealed...
Fujitsu LifeBook A1120
Fujitsu on Wednesday announced the upcoming release of its LifeBook A1120 notebook PC which is due to replace the current LifeBook A1110. Like the predecessor, the new notebook has swappable lids that lets users customize the look of the computer, but the notebook has upgraded...
MSI Wind drops to $350
An online Best Buy listing has been spotted on Wednesday and is offering a version of the 10-inch MSI Wind netbook for just short of $350, which is the least expensive Wind ever by about $50. The specific model is U100-420US, which is powered by Intel's 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU...
ASUS intros B80A notebook
Over the weekend, ASUS introduced a new flagship notebook to its line-up, the 14.1-inch B80A. Buyers will be able to pick from a choice of four Intel Core 2 Duo processors, with clock speeds that include 2GHz, 2.16GHz, 2.4GHz, and 2.5GHz. While 1GB of RAM is standard, it can...
Samsung's new laptops
NotebookItalia.it unveiled five new laptops from Samsung today, with the Q210 and Q310 in the Eclipse range, the value-oriented Aura R510, the fashion-conscious R560, and desktop-replacement R710. All are powered by Intel Core 2 Duo chips, with the R710 sporting a 2.53GHz processor....
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...
BenQ A53 Joybook
BenQ announced the launch of its newest notebook PC, the Joybook A53 on Wednesday. It is the fourth laptop in the company's A-series range, sitting at the top as its flaghsip. The 15.4-inch Joybook sports a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor and BenQ is pushing the A53's "metropolitan...
Fastmac 8x SuperDrive
Fastmac today announced what it says is the first and only 8x SuperDrive upgrade for Apple's 13-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. The new drive provides single-layer DVD burning at up to 8x speeds and dual-layer burning at up to 4X. The 9.5mm ultra slim slot loading...
G-DRIVE mini mobile disks
G-Technology has added three new high-performance units to the company's line of G-DRIVE mini mobile disk drives. These new versions feature 60GB, 80GB and 100GB 7,200 RPM hard drives with 8MB cache and either dual FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces. "Our new...
Hitachi takes the wraps off new Mac hard drives
Hitachi has introduced a slew of new hard drive solutions for Macs ahead of CES 2012. Among the options for Mac users include new internal hard drives as well as desktop and mobile hard drive solutions. The new drives range variously in capacity from 750GB through to 8TB.
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...
HItachi Z7K500 sets speed and thinness records
Hitachi staked out a claim as the top builder of thin hard drives on Wednesday through a 500GB version of the Travelstar Z7K500. The drive is the first to hit a half-terabyte at the slimmer 7mm height while keeping a full 7,200RPM spin speed and just one drive platter. Along...
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...
Hitachi's CinemaStar HDDs
Hitachi on Wednesday unveiled a pair of new hard drives to add to its CinemaStar line, with the C5K320 and the 5K500. The former is a 2.5-inch hard drive with up to 320 GB capacity, while the latter is built around a 500GB, 3.5-inch hard drive. All of Hitachi's CinemaStar hard...
Hitachi first with 4TB internal hard drive
Hitachi confirmed its 4TB drive plans. The Deskstar 5K4000 is billed as the first 4TB internal desktop drive available and provides a third more space than the previous best. To get to the new capacity, Hitachi is spinning the drive at a slower 5,400RPM but saves about 28...
Hitachi GST intros its first 1TB per platter HDDs
Hitachi GST has launched a pair of new hard drive lines that manage to squeeze 1TB per platter. The Deskstar 7K1000.D and CinemaStar series drives sport single-platters and start at 250GB and max out at the 1TB ceiling at this time. They are available either as a high speed...
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