Samsung Achieves 160GB 1.8" Hard Disk Drive, Beats Only Self

This week, Samsung quietly let it slip that it had reached the 160GB mark for its 1.8" HDD, the Spinpoint N2. The previous record for 1.8" HDDs had been 120GB, held by, yep, Samsung. In case you're not an Apple fanboy, this is extra good news because 1.8" is the HDD format required by iPods. They are also making their… » 8/21/07 9:11am 8/21/07 9:11am

OWC 160GB 7200rpm Drive In Pocket-Sized Enclosure Does a Quick Three-Way

Other World Computing (OWC) has taken a Seagate Momentus 7200 160GB 2.5-inch drive and put it into an enclosure that gives you fast throughput with a trio of port choices, including USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and 800. The OWC 160GB Mercury On-The-Go is bus powered, freeing you from wall warts and their associated wires by… » 4/10/07 11:30am 4/10/07 11:30am

Fujitsu's 2.5" HDD Breaks Storage and Speed Records

The world of hard drives isn't that exciting, but Fujitsu broke some records today with its new MHW2 BJ HDD, the first 2.5-inch laptop drive to hit 7,200 rpm and offer 160GB of storage, so not only is it fast, but it's also upping the storage capacity on laptops. Fujitsu claims the drive is super quiet when idle and… » 3/06/07 10:39am 3/06/07 10:39am

Hitachi Travelstar 5K160: Bigger than Mikey, but Groundbreaking Anyway

Hitachi calls the hard drive "the new bling," as exemplified by its Microdrive 3K8 ("Mikey") worn by the sumptuous model here. This post is not about that, but now that we have your attention, get your mind out of the gutter and think about hard drives for a minute. While desktop hard drives have been making steady… » 7/20/06 10:04am 7/20/06 10:04am