Being one of the few remaining mechanical components of the computer system, the hard disk drive is also one of the major power consumers. A spinning hard disk platter effectively turns power into heat, working contrary to user expectation. Not surprisingly, most hard disk drive manufacturers have implemented a number of power saving features, reducing the impact of disk drives … [Read more...] about Western Digital IntelliPark: Feature or Design Flaw?
People like me who bought a 2011 MacBook Pro are eager to explore the new Thunderbolt interface. Although no peripherals are available yet, there was much excitement about the interface at the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas, and many pre-production products were on display. It appears that LaCie will be first to market with a Thunderbolt storage device, but Promise will follow a … [Read more...] about The First Thunderbolt Peripherals On Display At NAB Show
Seagate and Western Digital appear to have locked up the majority of the hard disk drive (HDD) market with their respective acquisitions of Samsung and Hitachi's business. Leaving Toshiba with just a sliver, the American companies will soon become giants, each with more than 40% of the total HDD share and a full line of products. Despite the noise made by solid-state disk (SSD) … [Read more...] about Seagate Versus Western Digital: The Hard Disk Drive Battle Lines Are Drawn
I'm a crazy gadget freak. My prime consideration when buying gifts is electricity: If it buzzes, lights up, or moves I'm all over it! Holiday shopping in the USA traditionally kicks off with "Black Friday", the day after Thanksgiving. Although not quite the bonanza it's rumored to be, many retailers do offer compelling Black Friday deals. Here are my favorites for … [Read more...] about The Best Black Friday Deals For Nerds Like Me (2010 Edition)
Seagate is one of the world's most-successful hard disk drive companies, consistently ranked first in overall sales for a decade. The company is respected for their high-end products, but is aggressively moving into the world of smaller hard disks for laptops and portable storage as well. The company's mainstream "Momentus" portable hard disk family has kept pace with the … [Read more...] about Forecasting Seagate’s Next-Generation Momentus 5400.8 Family