Toshiba MQ01ABD HDD series

Posted in Toshiba by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

The new Toshiba MQ01ABD series of 2.5-inch HDDs offers up to 1TB of storage capacity. Standing at 9.5mm tall, the 5,400RPM drives also boast an areal density of 744Gb per square inch, and are designed to maximize energy efficiency, burning just 0.55 watts while in idle mode.

Gamers and entertainment enthusiasts will enjoy the MQ01ABD’s enhanced acoustics, which max out at 19dB in idle, and 24dB while seeking. No info yet on pricing, but they will arrive soon.

Panasonic introduces two new All in One TV, BD and HDD TVs in Japan

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

Panasonic has introduced the RB3 all-in-one LED TV series. It’s available in 37-inch and 32-inch models, which feature Skype, Japanese VOD services, a 500GB hard disk drive and a Blu-ray recorder.

The Panasonic RB3 series also uses the company’s 120fps IPS Panel and a new ECO mode, which is handy to reduce your TV power consumption up to 28%. That will save you some money. Sadly we don’t have any info on pricing right now.

New iMac’s HDD upgrade options are very restricted

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on May 15th, 2011

PC fans will tell you that the PC platform is much more open and upgradable than gadgets in the Mac world. That’s true, however Mac fans can upgrade at least some things on most Mac notebooks and computers like say the hard drive and RAM. Many people buy new Mac computers and then upgrade it with aftermarket parts to save money. Those aftermarket parts are usually cheaper than getting the upgrade from Apple.

Well, it turns out that the new iMac computers have more restrictions on their upgrades than the older version of the iMac. And they may force you to buy Official Apple parts.

Seagate to ship 3TB HDD soon

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2011

HDD barriers are breaking left and right. The latest innovation comes from Seagate, breaking the 1TB density barrier. Seagate will soon be offering the world’s first 3TB hard disk drive. Today, this size is more important than ever, with all of our images and downloads etc.

This 3.5” HDD for desktop PCs will help insure that you have plenty of space. The new HDD uses three platters. For now, Seagate hasn’t mentioned a shipping-date. The price is also unknown, but we should have some more info soon.

Toshiba’s new Blu-Ray and HDD Player comes with VHS Tape deck

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2011

Most of us have moved on to High Definition standards in our devices and our lives, but not everyone. And so Toshiba is not forgetting those of you who are still rocking your VHS tape collections, with the D-BW500. This media playback device will handle both the old and the new in one device.

Feel free to watch your Blu-ray movies right alongside hard drives as well as VHS tapes. Other hardware specifications include an SD/SDHC memory card slot as well as AVCHD/JPEG playback compatibility. Analog fans will say VH-Yes.

Logitec launches new 500GB Slim External HDD

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2011

Logitec has just the thing if you are looking for a new external hard disk drive. You might want to check out the new Logitec LHD-PBG500U2W. This External HDD measures 75.5mm x 115mm x 13mm and has a noise level of only 18db.

This external hard drive will deliver 500GB of storage and is apparently Sony PlayStation 3 compatible. The Logitec LHD-PBG500U2W will be available in Japan starting next month for 9,000 Yen or about $109.

Hitachi ships thin 7mm 500GB HDD

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on December 19th, 2010

Hitachi has announced that it is shipping its new and super thin 500GB HDD, the Travelstar Z5K500. This new HDD is a single platter drive that is just 7mm thick. An average 2.5-inch HDD is 9.5mm thick. This new size allows the Hitachi HDD to be used in standard 9.5mm devices and it can also be used in ultraportable devices that need a thinner HDD.

The drive also has low power needs with 1.8W in operation and 0.55W while idle. The drive is also quiet with 1.9 bels idle and 2.1 bels when in use. No info on pricing just yet.

ASUS and Lamborghini announce a Backpack, Laptop Cases, Mouse, and HDD

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on December 1st, 2010

Looking for the perfect accessory for your Asus Lamborghini laptop? Well Asus has just announced some juicy accessories for your consideration. They include a Lamborghini backpack, laptop case, laptop cover, WX-wireless mouse (with laser precision 10-meter range) and 640GB HDDs with fine gloss scratch-resistant coating available in black and white.

If you love the Asus/Lamborghini branding, then you must be in heaven right now. Broke…but in heaven. The bags will be available in sizes for 12-inch and 17-inch notebooks. Better start saving more money.

Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2010

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 comes in storage capacities of 1.5TB, 2TB and 3TB. That should give you more than enough space for your movies, music or whatever. These 3.5-inch 7200 RPM hard drives feature a 6Gb/s SATA interface and 64MB cache buffer.

They also offer improved performance over previous models. The Desktar 7K3000 has a halogen-free design, making it more eco-friendly, while the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 is perfect for gaming and video editing.

Century’s New External HDD Case with LCD display

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

Century’s latest external HDD case comes in the form of the CWRS2LCD-BK. It’s an external hot-swappable hard drive enclosure with cooling fans, heat sensors and an LCD display that shows the information right on the front of the case. What more do you need?

It measures 149mm x 185mm x 42mm and weighs 700 grams. This enclosure allows for hot-swapping hard drives just by opening the front panel. The Century CWRS2LCD-BK will arrive in early November.

Hitachi outs new 750GB 2.5-inch HDDs

Posted in Hitachi by Shane McGlaun on October 5th, 2010

Hitachi has unveiled a new family of HDDs that are aimed at use in mobile devices like netbooks and notebooks. The new drives have 750GB capacity and they will be offered in 5400-rpm and 7200-rpm versions. Each of the versions has the same platters inside.

Those new platters have 375GB per platter and allow the high capacity HDDs to fit into a standard 9.5mm form factor. The drives are also resistant to shock that mobile devices will encounter. The new drives are also the first from Hitachi to use Advanced Format with larger physical sector sizes to help use the storage area more efficiently.

Brando’s Triple SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2010

This dock is triple the SATA, triple the fun. Not triple the price. This Triple SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock from Brando will let you plug any 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA hard drive into your computer via a USB port at the same time.

The device also serves as a 2-port USB hub and a multi-card reader. The Brando Triple SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock is compatible with both Mac and PC. It’s only $55.

LaCie offers world’s smallest USB 3.0 HDDs

Posted in LaCie by Shane McGlaun on September 9th, 2010

When it comes to tech gear it seems like every maker wants to say they have the smallest this or fastest that. The latest new products in the tech realm to lay claim to a world’s smallest title is LaCie with a pair of new USB 3.0 HDDs.

The new drives are the LaCie Rikiki and the Minimus USB 3.0 HDDs. The USB 3.0 connectivity allows the drives to have transfer speeds up to5Gb/s in small form factors. Both of the HDDs are clad in attractive brushed aluminum cases.

Toshiba StorE TV+ with 2TB HDD and 802.11n

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Toshiba’s StorE TV+ media drive looks forward to connecting to your TV, and filling up its 2TB hard drive with shows for your viewing at your leisure. It features 802.11n as well as 10/100 Ethernet and even has a tiny LCD display on the front to make things easier to view.

A wide range of formats are supported by the StorE TV+ including Ogg and Flac audio and MPEG 1, 2, 4, H.264, VC-1 codecs, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV and MP4 for video playback. Both DivX and XviD are missing from that list for some reason.

Mitsubishi announces Full HD 3D TVs with built-in HDD and Blu-ray Burner

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2010

The 3D TVs just keep on coming and Mitsubishi is introducing some 3D TVs that offer an integrated Blu-ray player/recorder and hard drive. Of course, they’re not cheap. They will cost you $5,900, $4,700, and $3,500 for the 55-inch, 46-inch, and 40-inch models respectively.

At least for those prices they will come bundled with a pair of 3D glasses. They should go on sale on October 21st in Japan. Specifications of all three models are identical and include a Full HD LCD panel, LED backlight, Blu-ray burner that can play 3D Blu-ray discs, 1TB hard drive, DIATONE speaker system, USB and HDMI ports and an SD memory card slot.