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Western Digital Begins Production of HDDs with 160GB Platters

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Recent news from WD has it that they've pushed the barrier a notch further with current HDD technology, now on the road to producing HDDs with 160GB platters as well as some other added benefits such as "Ramp Load Technology", a proven technique in mobile-class drives that parks the recording heads when the drive is idle, powered off and spinning up. WD utilizes ramp load in its new desktop products to maximize shock robustness and minimize power consumption, enabling continued leadership in quality and long-term reliability.

 

Check out WD's official announcement here for further details.

 


Our high density 160 GB-per-platter design with ramp load is a platform that enables WD to continue serving our customers' growing needs for dependable, high capacity hard drives," said John Coyne, WD's president and chief operating officer.

 

The WD Caviar family of 3.5-inch hard drives delivers high performance with 7,200 RPM spindle speed, 300 MB/s transfer rate, cache sizes up to 16 MB, and Native Command Queuing (NCQ); capacities ranging from 40 GB to 500 GB; and cool operating temperatures and quiet operation, which enable customers to integrate WD products in the most demanding environments.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Western Digital Essential NetCenter 160GB External Hard Drive for $79.98!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: A very nice price on a 160 external drive. Comes with a whole host of features not normally found on external drives, especially at this price. Expires 7/30/06.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Hitachi 400GB 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA-150 OEM Hard Drive for ONLY $64.97!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: HOT price for a hard drive this size! You can't even get a 200GB hard drive at this price most of the time. Rebate expires 8/31/06, but the drives will probably run out of stock very soon. Shipping is $6.99 and there's no tax in most states.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB Hard Drive for ONLY $199.99 After Rebate!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Pick up a 500GB hard drive for just 200 bucks! You can store just about whatever you want on there and never run out of space again!

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10000RPM S-ATA HDD for $180 with FREE Shipping!

By: Array

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Not quite as low priced as early yesterday, but definitely still a very hot deal. This hard drive costs about $250-$350 everywhere else. Dell OEM'd this Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10000 RPM S-ATA hard drive with 16MB buffer, and is selling it for just $180, with FREE shipping. I don't know how long this will last, but I'm guessing not long at all.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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Hitachi Launches Travelstar 5K160 Mobile Hard Drives

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Hitachi have just started production on a new family of 2.5" mobile hard drives, dubbed the Travelstar 5K160 series. Storage options available are 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, 120GB and 160GB, with the larger sizes made possible due to the drives being based on perpendicular recording technology.

 

For further information, the official press release can be located here folks.

 


SAN JOSE, Calif., May 15, 2006 - With concerted and meticulous effort to develop, test and bring to market new perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology that would stand up to or exceed the reliability expectations of current longitudinal recording technology, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi) has achieved its goal by shipping today the most reliable and technically-advanced* 2.5-inch hard drive in the Travelstar 5K160. The 160-gigabyte (GB) Travelstar 5K160 is a 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive designed for notebook and mobile computing.

 

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Transcend Intro Highest Capacity 2GB miniSD Cards / JetFlash V20 Flash Drives

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In two seperate announcements from Transcend, they first unveil their new range of 80X Ultra-Performance miniSD cards, ideally suited to certain high-spec multimedia cell phones. The range is made up of cards beginning in a 256MB capacity, right up to 2GB (the largest capacity miniSD cards produced to date).

 

Another cool thing about these is that Transcend provide an adapter which allows them to be slotted into standard sized SD card slots.

 

The press material can be located here.

 



Transcend Information, Inc. releases 2GB high capacity mini SecureDigital (miniSD) flash memory card. In order to meet the requirements of new high-spec cell phones such as the Nokia 6270, and 6280, the 80X Ultra-Performance high-speed miniSD cards (256MB~2GB) joins the ranks of the highest capacity miniSDTM cards in the world.

 

Transcend miniSD cards have all the features and performance of standard SD cards, but are less than half the size. This makes miniSD cards ideal for the next generation of multimedia cell phones and mobile devices, which are incorporating miniSD card slots into their design. To ensure compatibility with SD devices, Transcend provides an adapter, which converts a miniSD card for use in SD card slots. The adapter works by placing the smaller memory card into its respective case and treating the card plus adapter as an SD card.

 


Transcend have also just fired up their JetFlash V20 series USB flash drives, with storage capacities ranging from 512MB through to a whopping 4GB. More on these here folks.

 



Transcend Information, Inc. today introduced the JetFlash™ V20 USB flash drive to bridge the gap between large capacity and accessibility. If you do not already own a USB flash drive, you soon will. Based on the design of Transcend's best selling JetFlash™ 120, the V20 features the same shapely chassis and semi-transparent colored mid-band that glows during use. The pearl-white JetFlash™ V20 suites any USB enabled desktop or notebook at home, work or school. Store, and transfer data in capacities ranging from 512MB (orange) for personal data, MP3s and photos, all the way up to a massive 4GB (green) for full-sized movies and applications. The accessible range is available at prices that do not spiral upwards with the number of gigabytes.

 

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Seagate Officially Launches Huge 750GB HDDs

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Reaching a new milestone in storage technology, Seagate have just lifted the curtain on their new 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 desktop hard disk drive. This massive amount of storage space was made possible on one drive by means of perpendicular recording technology.

 

For further details, you can read up on Seagate's announcement here folks.

 


SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.-26 April 2006- Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's number one hard drive maker, today surged to new levels of areal density and storage capacity leadership with the introduction of the world's first desktop hard drive to hit the 750GB capacity mark. The monster drive is part of the new Barracuda 7200.10 family built on perpendicular recording technology to meet the growing storage capacity, performance and reliability requirements of desktop computers and low-end servers.

 

The new Barracuda 7200.10 family is now shipping to the worldwide distribution channel. With the introduction of these drives, Seagate now delivers perpendicular recording technology across its desktop, notebook, enterprise, consumer electronics and retail hard drives. The technology stands data bits vertically onto the disc media, rather than horizontal to the surface as with traditional longitudinal recording, to deliver new levels of hard drive data density, capacity and reliability. The new data orientation also increases drive throughput without increasing spin speed by allowing more data bits to pass under the drive head in the same amount of time.

 

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Scythe Unveil Quadruple Structure Fanless HDD Case

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PC cooling mob "Scythe" have just improved upon their "Silent Box" fanless HDD case, announcing the "Quiet Drive" which is not only said to run your HDD even cooler then the previous model, but with noise levels also dropped due to the quad structured casing and anti-vibration rubber mounting design.

 

For more info and images of the unit (aside from Scythe's comments below), check out the product page over here folks.

 



Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces the new and improved version of former "Silent Box", the fanless HDD case. The new version, Quiet Drive, provides the better performance than the former version in both cooling & noise reduction features.

 

Enclosing the HDD into quad structured case allows the HDD spinning noise to be completely shut down yet providing a sufficient cooling performance. Build-in rubber mounting mechanism eliminates the vibration transfer from HDD to PC Case. All in one solution for your Quiet PC System!

 

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