Looking for a hard drive to store your media? This 3 TB drive is the top result on Amazon right now, so let’s see if it’s earned that place. Here’s our review of the Toshiba P300!Looking for a hard drive to store your media? This 3 TB drive is the top result on Amazon right now, so let's see if it's earned that place. Here's our review of the Toshiba P300! Pros Good read / write performance for an HDD Data protection tech (shock sensor) is nice to have Good value for money Cons 2 years is a short warranty period Summary and Score Boasting advanced technology and strong performance, there's little we can say against this 3 TB drive from Toshiba. If [...]
NAS. It stands for network attached storage, and it means a hard drive in a box with a tiny low-power PC, connected to your home network. It’s possible to pick up a NAS box with its own hard drives built in, but it’s often cheaper to pick up the box and add your own drives separately – either using what you have spare or getting something new. That brings us to today’s review item – the Seagate 4TB NAS hard drive. Seagate brag that this is the only 4TB drive optimised for NAS use: loads of storage, minimal noise, vibration resistant and designed for 24×7 use. Ebuyer were kind enough to send a unit our way, so let’s get to testing!
The 8GB basic version of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console requires at least 5GB to be used up in basic setup for account information, save allocation and other miscellaneous files. This means despite the fact that with the Wii U you’ll be able to download full games from the store, it’s only the premium console owners that will be able to do this more than once.
But even with the more expensive retail option, you’ll still fill that drive up pretty damn quickly. Nintendo knows this and has revealed – via Kotaku – that almost everyone is going to want to buy an external drive for their new machine. The Wii U supports up to two Terrabytes and [...]
So I might be eight months late on this one – big apology to Silverstone on that one – but here’s the XSR take on the Silverstone SD01. It’s a stackable HDD pad mount which lets you make your standard hard drive portable. Sort of. It’s a bit of an odd product but here it is.SpecificationsEnclosure material Aluminum/PlasticColor BlackPower requirement 12VdcOperating system support Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS and Linux.HDD size support 2.5” or 3.5” hard driveHDD interface support SATA / SAS hard driveEnclosure interface eSATA interface. (Max. 6Gbits) SAS dual-lane interface. (Max. 6Gbits)HDD capacity [...]
The effects of flooding in Thailand on Hard drive shipments have already begun to be felt by retailers, who are struggling to keep up with demand due to dwindling stock piles and continued manufacturing reductions in the flood hit nation.
TomsHardware has some numbers that suggest the industry is already down some 70 million units, with a total demand of just under 200 million HDDs. Some of Tom’s sources are suggesting that already this shortage has led to a 20-30% price hike as the shortage continues.
Some believe that this will continue well into 2012, with factories set to take months before re-entering full production. Part of the worry is that that by that [...]
Due to flooding in Thailand inundating some of the world’s largest HDD production facilities, there has been an ongoing shortage of the storage medium and unfortunately it looks set to continue.
While the water looks set to subside in the next couple of weeks, the cleanup is going to take far longer. Early estimations of how long it will take to catch up on missed orders and resume normal supply schedules put it at several months.
IDC and iSuppli, have made claims that supply issues could result in anywhere up to 28% market shortage over the coming 6 months. Some claim that this will lead to increased SSD sales as there is less competition from HDDs on the market [...]