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WD VelociRaptor 1TB and Scorpio Blue 500GB

WD's VelociRaptor 1TB might be the fastest hard drive in the world, but it could also be the loudest. The new Scorpio Blue 500GB is a different kind of drive, a single-platter notebook model with ultra-low acoustics.


Icy Dock 2.5"/3.5" Drive Accessories

Three storage accessories from Icy Dock distinguish themselves from the cheap generic devices flooding the market.


Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB Hard Drive

We were pleasantly surprised by the fast, quiet, and efficient nature of the 5940RPM Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000. Up this time around is the 7200RPM version, the 7K3000.


Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

The Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer is an aftermarket internal hard drive suspension system that is simple but effective and cost efficient.

Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth

The Barracuda 3TB is Seagate's new flagship desktop hard drive with 64MB of cache, a 7200 RPM spindle speed, and huge 1TB platters.


WD Scorpio Black 750GB & Scorpio Blue 1TB

A close look and listen of the Scorpio Black 750GB and Scorpio Blue 1TB, Western Digital's fastest and largest capacity notebook hard drives respectively. Whether they'll be in short supply due to the flooding of WD plants in Thailand is not clear.


Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB 5940RPM Hard Drive

Hitachi's Deskstar 5K3000 series employs a 5940 RPM motor to give it a speed boost over 5400 RPM "green" models. If it can keep noise and power consumption at a reasonable level, it could be the green drive we've all been waiting for.


Icy Dock MB973SP-B SATA Backplane Module

The Icy Dock MB973SP-B is a simple device that converts two 5.25" bays into an external backplane module for three 3.5" SATA hard drives. It also has some nifty features like individual power switches, extra front eSATA and USB connectors, and an adjustable and replaceable 80mm fan.


HP Proliant MicroServer

The MicroServer is a unique SFF server in the HP Proliant line that looks more like a small PC or multi-HDD NAS box. Powered not by Atom but a more powerful dual-core, 12W TDP AMD Athlon II, it is the smallest server we've ever seen. We gave our sample the complete SPCR treatment.

SSD Roundup: Corsair F180 vs. Zalman S Series vs. Kingston SSDNow V+100

In this roundup we examine the performance of three SSDs from Corsair, Zalman, and Kingston. The results should be interesting as they have different controllers, capacities, and prices.


OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI Express SSD

The OCZ RevoDrive 120GB is a high performance solid state drive that utilizes a pair of SandForce controllers in RAID 0. To alleviate any bandwidth limitations, it is housed on a PCI Express 4x card, offering a much fatter pipe than SATA 3/6 Gbps.


Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB

The Barracuda Green 2TB is an attempt by Seagate to crack the low power consumption and excellent acoustics of low power desktop drives from WD and Samsung. The Momentus 750GB on the other hand doesn't have much to prove, coming from the same stock as the surprisingly quiet Momentus 7200.4 and XT.


Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB

The Hitachi Desktar 7K1000.C and WD Caviar Blue 1TB represent the latest evolution in mainstream 7,200 RPM hard disk drives. While not as fast as high performance 7,200/10,000 RPM models or SSDs, they are fast enough, reasonably quiet, and very affordable.


MUKii TransImp USB 3.0 Adapter and Hard Drive Dock

The MUKii TransImp USB 3.0 adapter and hard drive dock are a pair of useful gadgets for anyone who works extensively with PCs and needs the ability to quickly access a hard drive without the bother of hooking it up inside a PC.


New high areal density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

Three Terabyte capacity in a 4-platter drive and 750GB/disc density is excellent, but the 2 TB model in a drive with one less disc might prove to be even better for noise and power. We examine samples of the latest WD Caviar Green models along with an earlier 2 TB 4-platter AV-optimized Green.



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