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DEAL OF THE DAY - DellHome - LaCie 1TB 7200 RPM Big Disk Extreme External HDD for $499.45 with Free Shipping!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Yes that's right. One full TERABYTE worth of diskspace for you. This drive can run on USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800, with transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps, 400 Mbps and 800 Mbps respectively. Get this and you will have to worry about having enough room in your computer ever again!

 

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Seagate planning 500GB 2.5" HDDs

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As mentioned the other day, Seagate have recently announced that they plan to have 3.5" desktop hard drives on the market with massive capacities of up to 2.5TB by sometime 2009. In addition to that, HKEPC also make light of Seagate's plans to release notebook hard drives of a whopping 500GBs by this time too.

 


Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) today announced the results of a magnetic recording demonstration, setting a world record of 421 Gbits per square inch (421 Gbit/in2). The demonstration used perpendicular recording heads and media created with currently available production equipment that validates Seagate's ability to scale the technology for the foreseeable future without major technology changes or capital additions. Dr. Mark Kryder of Seagate unveiled the findings during his keynote presentation at the IDEMA DISKCON show in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the hard drive.

 

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TDK Announces Super-Small Solid State Hard Drive

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Solid State hard drives are finally starting to fall within reach in the mainstream market, and TDK have just launched one of their own solid state NAND flash memory variants. The drive is roughly the size of a typical notebook hard drive but does not rely on mechanical rotating platters and read/write heads for operation. Instead, the tiny drive uses high-speed NAND flash memory and can store up to 32GB of data using sixteen 16 gigabit chips.

 

Full details in TDK's press release, and also at the DailyTech.

 


TDK Corp. has developed a compact semiconductor disc featuring NAND flash memory and start providing samples for assessment at drive manufacturers.

 

The development is a 32 GB semiconductor disc embedded with 16 chips of 16 Gb NAND flash memory. It measures 79 x 68.9 mm, about 80% compared to a 2.5-inch HDD. "If this disc goes through assessment at drive manufactures, we will be able to develop the industry's smallest class semiconductor disc," said a TDK spokesperson.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! CompUSA - Seagate 250GB Hard Drive 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive for $59.99 After Rebate with Free Shipping!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Pick up a new 250GB Seagate hard drive for just 60 bucks after rebate! You don't have to worry about running out of space for a long time.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Western Digital 500GB S-ATA300 Hard Drive with 16mb Cache for $159.99!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Hot deal on Western Digital's 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Buffer S-ATA II hard drive! It's just $159.99 plus shipping. Unknown expiration date.

 

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Toshiba Announces 16GB Flash Drive!

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Toshiba have just raised the bar a notch higher in the world of flash storage, announcing today their new TransMemory line of flash drives which range from 512MB up to a massive 16GB!

 



TOKYO-Toshiba Corporation today announced the forthcoming introduction of TransMemoryTM USB Flash Memories that will bring U3TM platform technology into the company's USB lineup and introduce a special-edition high-capacity USB memory. The four models in the TransMemoryTM U3™ series will be launched on the global market at the end of November, while the TransMemoryTM 16GB Limited Edition will be available from the end of December, exclusively through Shop 1048, Toshiba's online shop.

 

USB memories have won support for their combination of capacity, ease-of-use and pocketable portability. The U3TM platform extends that versatility by supporting storage not only of data but of applications and personal computer settings, plus security features. Once configured to suit a user's preferences, a USB Memory supporting U3TM can be used in any PC with a USB slot, delivering the user's familiar computing environment and support for such applications as e-mail and web surfing, and access to files stored in the USB Memory. When the user removes the U3TM USB Memory, all traces of the Memory's presence is also removed. No personal data is left behind.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Plextor Black DVD-RW SATA 12X/4X/16X Drive for $8.95!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: This is a Plextor PX-712SA/BPSBL DVD Writer for just $8.95! Not sure why it's so cheap, but I'm not complaining. This probably will not last long, so if you're looking for a drive, get it now!

 

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SmartDisk Introduces New ByteSize Tiny Hard Drive

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Storage mob "SmartDisk Corporation" have today unveiled a cute little 2" x 2" external USB hard drive dubbed the ByteSize. It comes with storage capacities of either 6GB or 8GB, priced at $119.99 and $149.99 respectively.

 

Grab their PDF formatted announcement for all the details.

 



Fort Myers, Fla., August 7, 2006 -- SmartDisk Corporation, a leading provider of portable, network and multimedia storage products and technologies, today introduced ByteSize, a 2" x 2" external USB hard drive. "Our new ByteSize drive offers the perfect combination of size and storage," says Charles Klinker, Vice President, Marketing for SmartDisk. "It's small enough to slip into your pocket while offering the capacity to store hours of video or music and thousands of photos."

 

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Hitachi-Maxell to Ship Holographic Storage this Year

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According to this news over at the DailyTech, we could be seeing holographic storage technology enter the market as soon as the end of this year. Hitachi-Maxell will be the guns to bring the goods, first said to be offered as 300GB models with plans for 1.6TB offerings by 2010. Yeah bring it on!!

 

Details at the DailyTech, and ExtremeTech folks.

 



High-definition video. Data archiving. Medical imaging. Massive databases. These are just some of the applications driving the need for faster, higher capacity storage. Regulatory compliance requirements have also pushed this need into the forefront for many IT departments. InPhase's holographic storage solutions meet the rapidly growing storage demands of business, government, medical, and educational institutions.

 

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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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