Peripherals

First Look: New WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive Cruises Through Speed Tests

Western Digital’s 10,000 rpm, 300GB high-performance hard drive chomps through the competition. Western Digital picked an extremely appropriate name for its new 10,000 rpm (rotations per minute) hard drive. Dubbed the VelociRaptor, this new drive screamed through the PC World Test Center’s performance tests. Velocity is clearly the raison d’etre for this drive: The VelociRaptor …

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Seagate Sues Solid-State Storage Maker STEC For Patent Infringement

SSDs remain significantly more expensive than hard disk storage, and the theoretical performance advantage is still largely unrealized. Seagate Technology, the world’s largest maker of hard disk drives (HDDs), on Monday said it had filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against STEC, a maker of solid-state drives (SSDs) and computer memory products. Seagate CEO Bill Watkins announced …

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Hitachi Readies Monster 500GB Mobile Hard Drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, hitting hard in the days leading up to CES, announcied a hard drive for notebooks and other mobile devices that offers Godzilla-sized storage ” a half-terabyte, or 500GB — capable of holding 178 movies, 500 hours of digital video, 250 games or 125,000 four-minute songs. The Travelstar 5K500, the 2.5-inch mobile …

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