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Seagate issued a general announcement yesterday in an apparent attempt to clarify its SSD plans going forward. Of all the various hard drive vendors, Seagate has been by far the most acrimonious towards SSD development; former CEO Bill Watkins' plans for dealing with the introduction of SSDs was to threaten to sue the companies out of existence.... Read more...
Solid state drives have been making waves in the storage industry since they first entered the consumer market about four years ago, but Western Digital is still dubious about the value of both SSD's and hybrid drives. In a recent company call with investors, Western Digital's CEO, John Coyne, remarked: ""We have taken a look at and in fact... Read more...
Turns out hard drives are useful for all sorts of things -- way more than just backing up your music, photos and other important documents. HDDs are critical in the enterprise space, and they're also vital in the surveillance realm. Seagate is recognizing that this week with the introduction of their 6th-generation of SV35 hard drives. The... Read more...
Got a Mac? Need storage? Look Seagate's way, as they have just introduced a new GoFlex for Mac external drive collection that comes pre-formatted in HFS+ format. Of course, any of these new models can be re-formatted to work with a PC. The GoFlex certification means that you can swap out the connectors to work best with your setup, and they... Read more...
Like it or not, "green" is still a buzzword with a lot of traction, and regardless of your thoughts on the matter, there's no doubt that saving energy and money is a win-win. Particularly if there's no performance hit. Seagate has just shipped a drive that they are calling the "industry's highest performance 'green' desktop hard drive." The... Read more...
The hard drive war continues to wage on, particularly in the 2.5" space. This mobile sector is becoming more and more important as devices shrink and desktop use continues to slowly fade. Today, Seagate is making a big mark on the sector, introducing the first 1TB 2.5" enterprise HDD. The new drive is called te Constellation.2, and it's designed... Read more...
When the likes of WD or Seagate launch a new hard drive, the product is hailed as a more efficient means of storing data. Useful? Very. High class or sexy? Not so much. You've got to admit that hard drives have gotten a bum rap. Granted, they're still the slowest part of the system, but HDD manufacturers deserve a bit more credit than they... Read more...
Of all the components in a typical PC, the hard drive is typically viewed as the least sexy and most scorned. When AMD or Intel launch a new CPU, they fill PR statements with promises of incredibly fast databases and improved 3D rendering. If AMD and NVIDIA launch new GPUs, the Intertubes hum with promises of realistic graphics, higher resolutions,... Read more...
Mac Davis once sang about the difficulties of being humble, but Davis never shipped out 1.5 BILLION hard drives. Seagate has, reaching the milestone on October 20, 2010, and somehow managed to keep mum about it for nearly an entire month. But what's most impressive about the feat is Seagate skyrocketed to the 1.5 billion threshold just 2 and... Read more...
Seagate this week announced what it claims are the industry's highest-capacity, 4-bay and 2-bay NAS boxes (BlackArmor NAS 440 and 220) capable of scaling up to 12TB. Naturally these are aimed at small businesses, but hey, cost considerations aside, there's nothing from stopping you, Joe Consumer, from tucking one of these bad boys in the back... Read more...
Need a portable hard drive, but aren't willing to get two in order to have enough space? Maybe Seagate can help. The company just launched the industry's first 1.5TB portable HDD, a GoFlex-branded product that gets 1.5TB of space onto a single, portable 2.5" HDD. The case itself is somewhat larger than "typical" 2.5" external HDDs, but it... Read more...
Ever since SSDs began to hit the mass market several years ago, analysts have tied themselves in knots attempting to predict when solid state drives would reach price parity with their magnetic counterparts. This isn't expected to occur anytime in the immediate future—SSDs remain some 34x more expensive than HDDs when compared in terms... Read more...
Thanks to Seagate hard drives which have reduced in size from 12.5 mm to 9.5 mm, Eurocom has been able to crack the 3TB 7200rpm barrier in its Mobile Servers and Mobile Workstations. With these smaller drives, Eurocom has been able to put up to four hard drives in its D900F Panther, X8100 Leopard, and the upcoming EUROCOM X7200 Panther... Read more...
Seagate and Samsung are teaming up to develop and cross-license controller technologies for solid state drive (SSD) storage devices. In doing so, the companies hope to satisfy the needs of enterprise storage applications by offering high levels of performance, reliability and endurance. The partnership will combine... Read more...
Seagate is expanding their hard drive line once more, with the latest device fitting into the "at-home backup" category. Yes, it's a new NAS drive, but it's unlike any standard consumer NAS device you've seen before. The new GoFlex Home is a wireless backup device that's highly flexible, and aside from backing up files from home computers,... Read more...
Seagate introduced the new BlackArmor NAS 400 network storage server. Targeting small businesses and households that want data storage protection, performance, and flexibility, the new BlackArmor server has a four-bay storage enclosure that supports a variety of Seagate-certified disk drives. The BlackArmor NAS 400 is... Read more...
Can it ever be big enough? If we're talking about hard drives, the answer is definitely "no!" As multi-media continues to grow larger and larger, and digital photographs do the same as the megapixels swell, having enough storage is becoming more and more difficult. Hard drive makers are cranking out bigger drives as fast as they can, and while... Read more...
A lot has been written and discussed regarding Advanced Format. It's the wave of the future for hard drives, but there's still a lot of mystery surrounding it. Many people have brushed it aside since it's not really causing major changes right away, but the hope of seeing HDDs expand in capacity relies heavily on the... Read more...
Although there has been some noise over the years about hybrid drives that somewhat bridge the gap between hard drives and solid state drives, short of getting installed in a handful of notebooks, they haven’t had a significant impact on the overall market. Hit your favorite on-line retailer and you’ll find a slew of SSDs and hard... Read more...
Solid State Drives are all the rage with PC Enthusiasts these days. Although relatively expensive in comparison to standard hard drives, Solid State Drives have gotten very popular and have earned a reputation as one of the most significant performance upgrades available to enhance general system responsiveness. Capacities are relatively low... Read more...
3TB. It's a milestone that we all knew would be reached at some point, but the same probably could not be said in 1980. Decades ago, the original LBA (logical block addressing) standard was developed, which isn't capable of assigning addresses to capacities in excess of 2.1TB. No one would ever use that much space, anyway. Right? Wrong. But... Read more...
Seagate's FreeAgent external hard drive line has competed with Western Digital's My Book line for several years now, and aside from growing capacities and the occasional feature-add, both lines have remained mostly constant. But now, Seagate is really putting the pressure on everyone else with the introduction of the... Read more...
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