Seagate showed off D.A.V.E. (Digital Audio Video Experience) at CES 2008. The wireless hard drive can add 60GB of storage to a mobile phone, notebook or TV. should see products based on this platform by the end of this year.
Seagate introduced the Maxtor BlackArmor external hard drive, which is the world's first external drive with full disk encryption. Seagate claims it can take up to 30 years to crack the encryption, depending on the strength of your password.
Simple backing up your data isn't enough if your home catches fire or is flooded. Sentry teamed up with Maxtor to develop a hard drive that's fireproof and waterproof. Sentry's also selling a safe that has a USB cable that runs through the door so you can connect your USB drives and keep them connected to your PC.
Hitachi announced the world's highest capacity 2.5-inch mobile hard drive. The Travelstar 5K500 boasts 500GB of capacity but it won't fit in mainstream notebooks.Rather than increasing data density, Hitachi is stacking two 250GB platters into the drive. The drive is 12.5mm thick, rather than the standard 9mm for notebooks.
Fujitsu announced a 320GB laptop drive, the highest capacity 2.5-inch drive on the market. The new drive spins at 5400 RPM and should satisfy most multimedia gluttons, with enough capacity to store about 80,000 songs or 140 hours of DVD-quality video.
SanDisk unveiled the Vaulter Disk, a solid-state storage solution that works in conjunction with a PC's hard drive to store and launch the computer's operating system and software applications. The new SanDisk Vaulter Disk tag-teams with the hard drive to provide enhanced performance over a PC that has only a hard drive. The Vaulter Disk will be available in 8GB and 16GB capicities for OEMs starting in early 2008.
Western Digital announced it's now shipping its new WD Scorpio 320GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drives for notebook computers. That's a 70GB improvement over the 250GB Scorpio the company introduced earlier this year.
Hitachi announced today its developed the worldÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s smallest read-head technology for hard disk drives, which is expected to quadruple current storage capacity limits to one terabyte on a notebook hard drive. Researchers at Hitachi have successfully reduced recording heads to the 30-50 nanometer range, which is up to 2,000 times smaller than the width of an average human hair.
Seagate Technology today announced it will begin shipping hybrid notebook drives in large volumes. Hybrid drives combine the large capacities of hard drives with a small amount of flash memory to deliver faster boot times, improved performance, greater reliability and lower power consumption. Seagate has seen up to 50% lower power consumption in testing.
Toshiba announced it will begin producing the world's highest capacity notebook drives. The MK3252GSX stores 320GB of data and spins at 5,400 RPM. The new Toshiba drives edges out Fujitsu's 300GB model for highest capacity of any 2.5-inch drive.
Western Digital announced a 250GB capacity Passport portable drive today. The USB-powered pocket drive is significantly larger than WD's previous offerings. The new WD Passsport 250GB weighs less than four ounces and is powered by USB.
A hard drive upgrade can revive an aging notebook's performance and provide more space for all of your music, movies and photos. Products like the Hitachi Travelstar Upgrade Kit make it easy for even the most novice computer users to install a faster and bigger drive.
Western Digital today announced it is now shipping its 250 GB WD Scorpio 2.5-inch SATA hard drives. The drives employ perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to achieve the highest capacity 2.5-inch drive to date.