A HDD-Powered Tablet Sounds Like a Very Bad Idea

The world's first 2.5-inch HDD intended for tablets (but also available as a standalone device) has one thing going for it: It allows Archos to release two new G9 tablets that'll each have 250GB of storage. That is a lot of room. But HDDs aren't a good component for tablets, even if they are 7mm thin. With a laptop,… » 6/23/11 2:28pm 6/23/11 2:28pm

Survey Hints That Zune Could Double as Extra Storage For the Xbox

The most recent installment of the Zune newsletter includes a survey question that hints at the possibility of the Zune being used as additional Xbox 360 storage. After selecting "Yes" to the first question, readers are asked "Have you ever connected your Zune to your Xbox to do any of the following?" The first… » 11/13/08 5:30pm 11/13/08 5:30pm

Recycle Years of Broken Hard Drives into a Surprisingly Non-Dorky Clock

Instructables has posted a guide to breaking down 3.5" hard drives and creating a wall clock out of the pieces. The guide calls for a bunch of the washers used to separate hard drive platters as well as the innards of a cheapie clock the builder had lying around. It's a pretty easy project, but what's remarkable is… » 11/01/08 1:00pm 11/01/08 1:00pm

Fabrik Launches Pro Hard Drive Line, Online Backup Service

Today Fabrik announed that they are launching a pro line to accompany their designer line of drives released last year. The Simple, Pro, and Pro Duo all have features such as a stackable design, security locks, eSata (Pro and Dual Pro) and Raid 0 (Pro only) connections. The eSATA connection transfers at 445 Mb/sec… » 10/15/07 5:49pm 10/15/07 5:49pm

640GB Flash Hard Drive For a Paltry $19,000

Sure, it costs $30 a GB, but Fusion-io's new ioDrive flash card promises ridiculous 800MB/sec (Read) and 600MB/sec (Write) sustained data transfer rates. That would mean performance on par with DRAM, which would be about a thousand times faster than any existing disk drive. Basically, it's like packing an enterprise… » 10/08/07 6:40pm 10/08/07 6:40pm

LaCie Golden Disk Looks Like Gold, Feels Like a Disk

The LaCie Golden Disk is made for those of you who went to Ikea, looked around, and decided to decorate your home with a more ancient Aztec motif instead. It holds 500GB for a price of $189, which isn't all too bad when you consider that it's designed by Ora-Ito, a guy who enjoys Legos and tentacular porn. Best of… » 9/11/07 5:30pm 9/11/07 5:30pm