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Toshiba aims to slash ultrabook prices with new hybrid hard drives

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Toshiba said Tuesday it will soon begin mass production of a new line of hybrid disk drives equipped with flash memory, touting them as a low-cost replacement for the solid-state drives used in ultrabook and laptop computers....
Toshiba aims to slash ultrabook prices with new hybrid hard drives
Western Digital and Toshiba trade hard drive tech, clearing the way for WD / Hitachi merger

Western Digital enters the router market, higher-end models include built-in hard drives

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Western Digital is no stranger to media streaming, but until now its specialty has been moving content off a set-top box and onto your television. Now, though, the company is getting into the wireless game as well: it just announced its first networking products, including four dual-band routers and...
Western Digital enters the router market, higher-end models include built-in hard drives

MSI's GT60 and GT70 gaming notebooks feature Ivy Bridge, Nvidia GTX670M graphics

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Expanding upon its initial showing at CeBIT last month, MSI has indicated that its two latest gaming notebooks — the 15.6-inch GT60 and 17.3-inch GT70 — come standard with Intel's Core i7-3610QM and Nvidia's GeForce GTX670M processors. Both will also include 1920 x 1080 displays, Killer Game networking cards,...
MSI's GT60 and GT70 gaming notebooks feature Ivy Bridge, Nvidia GTX670M graphics

QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman

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High-rolling (or just highly nerdy) home theater PC setups often have network-attached storage to hold the reams of video that invariably won't fit on the PC itself. QNAP wonders why we don't just cut to the chase -- both of its TS-x69L and TS-x69 Pro entries in the Turbo...
QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman

RIAA Knows (But Tried To Hide) That Most 'Unpaid' Music Acquisition Comes From Offline Swapping

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Lots of people have discussed this in the past, but the RIAA's focus on going after file sharing sites and online cyber lockers seemed to ignore the fact that so much music is actually shared on a person to person basis -- rather than online. But, there weren't any public...
RIAA Knows (But Tried To Hide) That Most 'Unpaid' Music Acquisition Comes From Offline Swapping

Yes. Another Backup Lecture.

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Daring Fireball: An Ode to DiskWarrior, SuperDuper, and Dropbox Hard drives are fragile. Read as much as you can bear to about how they work, how incredibly precisely they must operate in order to cram so many bits onto such small disks. It’s a miracle to me that they work at...
Yes. Another Backup Lecture.

Top 10 Windows 8 Features No. 8: Storage Spaces

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Your typical hard disk drive today measures its capacity in the half-terabytes.  If you’ve got a 250 GB drive – or maybe a half-dozen of them – you may think they're not good for much anymore. But what if you could use them to build a private cloud just like...
Top 10 Windows 8 Features No. 8: Storage Spaces

Wait Until You Hear The Crazy Story About How John McAfee Founded His Coffee Company

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John McAfee made headlines earlier this year when he fled his home in Belize after being accused of murdering his neighbor. He's now taken up refuge in the US and recently ran this Q&A session on Slashdot. In it, he tells the weirdest story about how New River Coffee, his coffee company,...
Wait Until You Hear The Crazy Story About How John McAfee Founded His Coffee Company
Film preservation and the impermanence of the digital medium

Backup service Backblaze triples its hard drive restore program limit to 3 TB

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Backblaze, a Silicon Valley backup service provider, has announced that it is upgrading its drive restore package. Beginning today, customers can receive large hard drives containing copies of their files should the need arise. For just $189, instead of receiving a 1 TB hard drive, customers now will be shipped...
Backup service Backblaze triples its hard drive restore program limit to 3 TB

Toshiba's new 2.5-inch AL13SE hard drives: up to 900GB of 10,500RPM storage

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A 2.5-inch drive spinning at speeds up to 10,000RPM? Sure, we've seen it before, but only with enough room for 600GB worth of data. Toshiba, however, has trumped its forebears by upping the capacity to 900GB with its new 2.5-inch HDD, dubbed the AL13SE. 300GB, 450GB and 600GB flavors...
Toshiba's new 2.5-inch AL13SE hard drives: up to 900GB of 10,500RPM storage

Apple Stores Are Running Out Of iMacs At The Same Time (AAPL)

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Apple Stores around the country are seeing a shortage of 27-inch iMacs, reports Cult of Mac. Roughly half of the 249 US Apple Stores are out of stock of the computer. Most stores are indicating that it will be available again between September 4 and 7, with some saying it'll...
Apple Stores Are Running Out Of iMacs At The Same Time (AAPL)

Improve performance with a hard drive upgrade

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Alloystory asked the Laptops forum about speeding up a PC by replacing the hard drive with something faster. Hard drives are classic bottlenecks, and they definitely slow down computers. But whether you can significantly open up that bottleneck depends on the speed of your current drive, how many available...
Improve performance with a hard drive upgrade

SSD prices have halved in a year: is it time to get one now?

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Data from US and UK retailers shows that SSD or 'Flash' drive prices for use in laptops or as a boot drive for desktops have halved, so that it's now under $1 or £1 per gigabyte. It might be the fastest way to speed up your PCPrice crash! And for...
SSD prices have halved in a year: is it time to get one now?

Oracle's Ellison Stakes Out Territory in the Cloud

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said he came to talk about cloud computing and he certainly delivered. In an hourlong keynote address from the state of the Oracle OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco, Ellison announced four key initiatives bolstering the company’s bona fides in the business of offering computing resources as...
Oracle's Ellison Stakes Out Territory in the Cloud

Western Digital offers 8TB version of its My Book Live Duo NAS

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Western Digital is mightily proud of its new 4TB hard drives, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see them winding up in the company's range of external storage products. The latest to get the spec bump is the My Book Live Duo, the dual-drive RAID box that promises...
Western Digital offers 8TB version of its My Book Live Duo NAS

HTML5 flaw lets browsers fill hard drives with junk data

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On the heels of more problems with browser plug-ins such as Java and Flash, a newly-discovered flaw in HTML5 -- used throughout the web and a fundamental part of all modern browsers -- can be used maliciously to fill hard drives to capacity with junk data. The exploit can be...
HTML5 flaw lets browsers fill hard drives with junk data

Microsoft, Windows 8, and the Innovator’s Dilemma (or, why you hate Windows 8)

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One thing is obvious from the immediate reaction to Windows 8 Release Preview. Most of those who try it do not like it. It is a contrast to the pre-release days of Windows 7, when there was near-consensus that, whatever you think of Windows overall, the new edition was better...
Microsoft, Windows 8, and the Innovator’s Dilemma (or, why you hate Windows 8)

FTC to require Western Digital to sell off assets in acquisition

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will require Western Digital to sell off assets used to manufacture desktop hard drives to a competitor as a condition of its US$4.5 billion acquisition of rival Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the agency announced....
FTC to require Western Digital to sell off assets in acquisition
Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player take on iTunes Match. Who wins?
Google Opens Up Compute Engine To All Developers Who Buy Its $400/Month Gold Support Package, Drops Instance Prices By 4%

As downloads grow, hard drives shrink -- the average iOS game is now 60MB

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Apple’s decision to increase the cellular data download limit from 20 to 50 megabytes has led to a dramatic and noticeable increase in iOS app size reports ABI Research. According to the latest study from the company’s Mobile Application Markets service, the global average size of an iOS app was...
As downloads grow, hard drives shrink -- the average iOS game is now 60MB
BitTorrent launches SoShare beta, lets users send files up to 1TB in size

PS3 users report 4.45 update locks up systems, may be tied to large HDDs

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Planning on turning on your PS3 for some The Last of Us action tonight? According to a thread on the PlayStation Support forums, if you're prompted to install the latest firmware update version 4.45 then you may want to hold of for now. A number of owners are reporting...
PS3 users report 4.45 update locks up systems, may be tied to large HDDs
Ars Technicast, Episode 22--Tech horror stories

Review: Akitio Neutrino U3+ USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure

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As notebook computers continue to grow in popularity, 2.5-inch hard drives have become one of the most popular upgrades. Most of the drives that are pulled out of a computer end up collecting dust, but Akitio's Neutrino U3+ enclosure promises to give life back to unused drives, or serve as...
Review: Akitio Neutrino U3+ USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

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Megaupload continues its legal battle, both in the US and New Zealand. This week Dotcom and his legal team were at Auckland’s High Court to request a judicial review of the legality of the search warrants that were used to raid his Coatesville mansion in January. During the hearing Dotcom’s...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 go on sale, starting at $459

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Lenovo announced a slew of notebooks back at CES in January, so you'll be forgiven if the ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 don't ring a bell. Those names are about to hit closer to home, though, because both models are finally on sale in the US and Asia with...
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 go on sale, starting at $459

Physicists demonstrate heat-based magnetic recording, could make hard drive data transfer hundreds of times faster

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A international team of scientists has demonstrated a new method of magnetic recording that could allow hard drives to transfer data hundreds of times faster than is possible with current technology — the researchers discovered that they could record information using only heat, which they say wasn't previously thought...
Physicists demonstrate heat-based magnetic recording, could make hard drive data transfer hundreds of times faster
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