We compare nine different Thunderbolt-based storage solutions, delivering scorching sequential throughput. Of the nine, three submissions rise to the top. Although it remains pricey, in the applications where it makes sense, Thunderbolt cannot be beat.
Hard drive manufacturing is apparently exceeding pre-Thailand flood levels and companies such as Seagate are now reaping the benefits from increased HDD pricing.
Buffalo's external drive with the dual Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 interface is now shipping with a starting price of $199.99 USD.
Why is it that an interface that operates at 5 Gb/s never reaches corresponding transfer rates? Our investigation reveals that not all USB 3.0-based solutions are created equal, and we explore two technologies used to bolster the performance of USB 3.0.
SanDisk announced a thorough refresh cycle for its USB flash drives, with one model boasting up to 128 GB capacity.
Western Digital is now officially in the networking business with the launch of four routers and a switch.
Seagate's new Backup Plus line of external storage devices can back up local documents as well as Facebook photos.
A year after its debut on Apple platforms, Thunderbolt is finally available for PCs. Both fast and scalable, the technology’s 10 Gb/s connectivity and potential for external graphics promises to inspire innovation. But is it ready for prime time?
The Thailand floods of 2011 will be impacting HDD prices for some time. In addition to the shortages, a new market environment is favoring higher prices and pre-flood levels will not be reached until 2014, market researchers at IHS said.
Seagate said that it has entered an agreement to purchase a majority share in consumer HDD storage vendor LaCie.
Market research firm IHS predicts a fast increase in HDD storage densities and, as a result, a similarly strong increase in storage capacities.
Both Seagate and Western Digital have improved their HDD shipments following the disastrous Thailand flood last year.
G-Technology announced an external Thunderbolt drive the company claims is capable of reaching sustained throughput of 280 MB/s.
Sony is pushing the industry into ditching the old-school tape storage system with its new Optical Disc Archive Drive.
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