Insurance: Hard Drive Maker Western Digital Buys SSD Company…

Traditional hard drives are still wildly cost effective compared to solid state drives, but that doesn't mean SSD isn't the future. Western Digital bought an SSD company SiliconSystems for $65 million today, as a nice little hedge against the day when HDD's are utterly obsolete. Seagate announce SSD plans recently,… » 3/30/09 5:38pm 3/30/09 5:38pm

Lacie d2 External Blu-ray Drive Now Burns at 4x Speeds

Lacie has updated its external d2 Blu-ray burner to write at 4x speeds, twice as fast as its predecessor. The BD drive supports 25 or 50 GB BD-R and BD-RE discs, as well as multiple DVD and CD formats. In addition, the aluminum alloy case has been redesigned by Neil Poulton, giving it a more simple and appealing look.… » 5/29/08 9:30pm 5/29/08 9:30pm