If 256GB just isn't enough for your ultrabook-toting needs, things are set to change. Mushkin has announced what it claims to be the "world's first" 480GB mSTATA SSD—and it will be available in January.
Sammy just took the lid off of a set of new solid state drives that promise a significant speed boost from their already peppy previous line of SSDs. They look good enough to eat.
The new iMacs have the super fast Thunderbolt port and Intel's latest Sandy Bridge Core processors which makes them, well, pretty awesome. What's not awesome? Apple has made upgrading the hard drive on the new iMacs damn near impossible.
If viruses evolved as quickly as USB hard drive docks, mankind would be but a rotted pile of bones littered with the occasional bottle of green NyQuil.
This is so cool: Unitek's new adapter will connect any spare SATA hard drive to a PC using the 5 Gbps USB 3.0 standard. And it only costs $48. There's only one little itty bitty problem:
You've heard of SATA. It's the technology used for the majority of today's hard drives and people generally like it. But SATA wasn't designed for tiny portables. That's why the guys behind SATA are introducing mini-SATA, or mSATA for short.
We reported earlier that it looks like the new MacBook Pros have had their hard drive controllers downgraded. Now, Apple has released a new firmware update to jack those speeds back up.
Over the weekend, we got a number of reports that Apple has downgraded the SATA controller in the latest MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch update, capping potential drive speeds. Going over the evidence, it looks like they were right. UPDATED
Brando, Brando, oh purveyors off all things plastic and electronic in a myriad forms and shapes. If you didn't like the Brando SATA drive horizontal dock with HDMI output, now you can have the vertical model.
Right now, you're probably working on a SATA-based hard drive, with a transfer speed of 150MBps (SATA) or 300MBps (SATA2). Meanwhile, Seagate just demonstrated their tentative SATA3 spec, which reaches speeds of 600Mbps.
The external SATA standard is still a comparatively rare and inconsistent one, but OCZ has designed the Throttle, an eSATA flash drive with a clever compatibility trick up its slee—err, cap.
One look at this conglomeration and you pretty much know it's from Brando. Their latest clunky tech masterpiece is officially named a USB Notebook Cooling Pad + 3-Port Hub + 2.5" HDD.
Most hard drive enclosures aren't winning any beauty contests, but at least the Datamore Porté is putting on some lipstick, tightening the girdle and giving it her all. This USB or eSATA enclosure for SATA drives features that moving while standing still look along with a hot rear gull-wing door. Bonus shot:
We doubt that the LaCie 5big Network storage array will one day spontaneously become self-aware and take over your office, but the visual nod to HAL is unmistakable nevertheless. And on purpose. Designer Neil Poulton said he created the array thanks to inspiration from the supercomputer at the heart of 2001: A Space…
New SATA specs!! The governing body of SATA (known as SATA-IO) has announced their SATA Revision 3.0 specifications, which is important because it will dictate the transfer speeds of internal hard drives (among other things). SATA Rev 3 will hit data transfers up to 6 Gbps (the original maxed at 1.5 Gbps and sequel…
...they might not have been so different from these external drives from Meninos Design Studio. Acrylic cases coated in customizable vinyl, 250-500GB, 7200RPM drives are hidden behind your favorite take on glossy commercialism (from mock Red Bull containers to giant Marlboro packs...or even your own custom skin.) Our…
Fujitsu might have been the first to introduce a 2.5" 7200rpm hard drive with 320GB capacity, but Hitachi is hot on their trail. Today, Hitachi announced that they too have a quick lil'-drive, the Travelstar 7K320. The HDD will support the same SATA 3Gbps interface as the Fujitsu, but will supposedly use less power.…
The Mercury-On-The-Go from OWC is a somewhat tempting three-way connectible 500GB portable HDD. Component-wise there are no surprises, under the hood is a 2.5" 5400 RPM Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 with an 8MB cache. With Firewire 400/800 and USB 2.0 you get three-way connectivity and bus power.
Today, Fujitsu introduced its MHZ2 BJ drives (heh, heh...BJ), the first 2.5" 7200rpm hard drives to reach the 320GB capacity. They'll be available at the end of June, for an as-yet unannounced price, and will support the SATA 3Gbps interface. So now when go trick out your laptop, you're gonna have a full-on headache…