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WD Scorpio Blue now ready in slim form
Western Digital on Wednesday started shipping a new version of its Scorpio Blue hard drive tailored for ultrabooks and otherwise thin notebooks. At 7mm tall, it fits in spaces where regular 9.5mm drives won't but can still have as much as 500GB of space. The design has the simultaneous...
WD's 250GB Scorpio HDD
Western Digital has begun shipping an upgrade to one of its laptop hard drives, the 2.5-inch Scorpio. Though it is available in other capacities ranging from 40 to 160GB, the new flagship model is 250GB, putting it in direct competition with Samsung's Spinpoint M5. Like the...
New standard codifies PCIe, SATA express, other technologies
The industry consortium dedicated to sustaining the quality, integrity and dissemination of Serial ATA (SATA) technology, the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) today announced the ratification of its revision 3.2 specification. The latest specification includes SATA Express, a new specification...
WD Scorpio Blue 640GB ready
Western Digital this morning began shipping the 640GB Scorpio Blue, one of the first drives above 500GB to fit in most notebooks. It uses two 320GB platters to reach its capacity while still measuring 9.5mm thick and thus thin enough to fit in particularly slim portables like...
SATA Revision 3.0 spec out
The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) consortium on Tuesday released the Serial ATA Revision 3.0 specification, which doubles the transfer speeds of the current SATA II interface to 6Gbps and adds multimedia application support. The SATA 3 specification is backwards...
WD Scorpio Blue Ships
Western Digital on Friday began shipping the 500GB Scorpio Blue, the company's largest-capacity notebook drive. Claiming a record in the process, Western Digital says the disk is the only one to make no sacrifices in size or speed to reach its storage goal. The Serial ATA...
SATA 3.0 specs released
Data on the next version of the SATA connection standard has been unveiled, according to its governing body. The SATA-IO group has announced early specifications for SATA Revision 3.0, which it expects to be finalized by the end of this year. The initial specs relate to the...
TDK's micro SATA SSDs
TDK will debut its HS1-series solid-state disk drives at the Computex Taipei 2008 show due to start tomorrow in Taiwan. At 1.8 inches, the drives are the smallest on the market to use a Micro SATA interface, and are meant for notebook computers and industrial devices. The drives...
SATA, eSATA upgrades
IOGEAR on Monday introduced new Serial ATA (SATA) and External SATA (eSATA) products, including PCI and PCI-Express card adapters, enclosures, and cables. The new storage upgrades and accessories offer a faster, cost-effective option for increasing their disk drive speeds,...
New SATA drive enclosure
Storage specialist WiebeTech on Monday announced its newest RTX Single SATA drive enclosure with TrayFree Technology as well as its most economical DriveDock for accessing data on (bare) hard drives. WiebeTech's RTX100-SJ features an eSATA and USB2 connection for maximum compatibility....
WD Scorpio 320GB Drive
Western Digital on Wednesday began selling the Scorpio 320GB, the company's largest-ever portable hard drive. At 9.5mm (0.37 inches) tall, the drive is slim enough to fit into thinner notebooks but spins at 5,400RPM, outperforming previous drives that had to throttle back to...
SATA port multiplier ships
FirmTek today began shipping its SeriTek/2SE4 PCI-X adapter, a Serial ATA (SATA) controller card announced at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco earlier this year that provides connections for up to 20 hard drives. Each drive is capable of transferring at 3Gbps, making total...
Sonnet SATA RAID systems
Sonnet today debuted its desktop Fusion D400Q and 1U rackmount Fusion R400Q SATA storage systems at NAB 2007, as well as its Fusion D500P desktop SATA storage system. Sonnet today also unveiled its Fusion D800RAID 8-drive and Fusion D400RAID 4-drive SATA disk array storage systems. The company's Fusion...
SAS SATA RAID cards debut
ATTO Technology is planning to unveil a new line of SAS/SATA RAID Adapters that offer flexible SAS and SATA II connectivity while delivering fast data transfers of up to 3Gbps per port. The new ExpressSAS RAID adapters are the industry's first and only devices of their kind with a true low-profile form...
Aluminum SATA storage
Granite Digital today released a new line of Aluminum SATA storage systems. The newly redesigned storage systems feature less moving parts and are run cooler than previous designs, according to the company: "These new SATA Aluminum RAID and Backup Drive Systems are faster, cooler,...
Sonnet expands SATA lineup
.Sonnet Technologies (booth 2528) today announced a new line of Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Serial ATA host adapters. The Tempo SATA E4P with four (4) external ports and the Tempo SATA E4i with four (4) internal ports are compatible with the newest PCI Express Power Mac G5s: both...
WiebeTech SATA drive bays
WiebeTech today announced its TrayDock Extreme and TrayDock eSATA, affordable RAID storage solutions with either 2- or 4-bay reloadable drive trays. TrayDock Extreme provides a hardware based "striped" RAID for IDE/SATA drives and attaches to any FireWire host, while TrayDock eSATA offers a software...
New drive line packs 1TB in two-platter, 5400RPM drive series
Toshiba's storage division announced today that it will has commenced providing samples of a new line of 7mm thick, 2.5-inch hard drives to computer and tablet manufacturers. The new ultra slim line will be available in 750GB and 1TB sizes, with retail availability some time in 2014.
First high-capacity SSDs using SATA instead of PCIe
Manufacturer of industrial solid state drives Foremay has released what it claims to be the world's first two-terabyte (2TB) SSD drives with a standard 2.5-inch SATA connection. The two drives, the SC199 for industry and the TC166 for desktop computers, does away with the previous high-capacity SSD requirement...
Dual drive docking station supports PATA, SATA
As a response to user requests, Startech unveiled the new Unidock 3U. The open dual hard drive docking station allows for one Serial ATA (SATA) and one older Parallel ATA (PATA or IDE) drive to be connected simultaneously with a USB 3 high-speed connection to the host computer.
Adds update kits with SATA III SSDs
Verbatim has released new 2.5-inch SSD upgrade kits. The kits include SSD drives plus the hardware and software needed to install the new drive and clone the old drive. The kits are available with either Verbatim's 64GB, 128GB and 256GB SATA II drives or its 120GB or 240GB...
Bypasses SATA 2.0's 3Gb per second limit
Computers with older SATA 2.0 (three gigabits per second) speeds and a PCIe 2.0 expansion slot can now overcome the built-in limitations of their drives and achieve over 4GB per second possible throughput using one of the two new MaxPower RAID mini-SAS card models in RAID 0...
Kingston's first drive with SATA 3.0 interface
Kingston is now shipping its first solid-state drives to use the SATA 3.0 6Gb/s interface, the HyperX SSD. The HyperX SSD drives are available in either 120GB and 240GB capacity and use the SandForce SF-2281 controller. Sequential read/write throughput can reach 555MB/s and...
Western Digital ships 9.5mm tall 1TB drive
Western Digital on Wednesday shipped its first 1TB notebook drive thin enough to fit most portables. An upgraded Scorpio Blue measures 9.5mm tall and is thin enough that a MacBook Pro or most other thinner but regular-sized notebooks can take the capacity. The slimming down...
Corsair to show SATA 3 Force GT SSDs at CeBIT
Corsair on Thursday said it would show off its Force Series GT solid state drives to the CeBIT show in Germany in March. The drives will use a new SandForce memory controller, the SF-2000, that supports SATA 3 (6Gbps) natively. The upgrade allows the SSDs to reach read speeds...
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