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Western Digital Shuts Down Hard Drive Factory

Almost every PC you buy now has a solid state drive in it, and basically every device as well. With that the demand for mechanical hard drives has gone down especially when you consider the compact size and speed advantage of solid state drives. It has been reported that Western Digital will close its Hard Drive factory near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Toshiba Reveals the World’s First 14TB HDD with Conventional Magnetic Recording

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation today announced the launch of the MG07ACA Series, the world's first enterprise 14TB Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) HDD. Using a 9-disk, helium-sealed design, the new MG07ACA Series provides the power-efficient capacity and storage density needed by cloud-scale and enterprise storage solution providers to achieve their TCO objectives.

Patriot Hellfire
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Patriot Hellfire PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive Review

Over the past year we've seen a new generation of solid state drives enter the market taking speeds and form factor to the next level. These are of course the PCI-Express M.2 NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) drives. These drives offer 3-4x the speeds of SATA-based solid state drives and are extremely small, plugging right into an M.2 slot in your motherboard. Patriot has presented us with their first ever PCI-Express M.2 solid state drive, the Hellfire. It is based off of Phison's E7 NVMe controller and comes in 240GB and 480GB versions. Today we have the 480GB version which offers sequential read and write speeds of 3000 MB/s and 2400 MB/s respectively. Let's see what this drive can do!

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Portable HDD
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Seagate Announces the Backup Plus 5TB Portable HDD

Consumers are creating more higher-resolution and higher volumes of content than ever before. From action cam enthusiasts to selfie lovers to doting parents who capture every milestone moment on their 4K smartphones, the need for even more space to store photos, movies, music and content-and take it on the go-is growing. While data storage demands are ever-increasing, so is the need to organize, centralize and back up that data.

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Crucial MX300 (525GB & 1050GB) Solid State Drives Review

A few months ago we took a look at Crucial's MX300 Solid State Drive. This was the company's first consumer solid state drive to make use of 3D NAND and make them the second company (behind Samsung) to offer a 3D NAND drive to consumers. By using 3D NAND Crucial is able to keep the costs of the drive lower and enable higher capacity drives. When the MX300 was initially launched Crucial only offered a 750GB version, but now the they have filled out the lineup with 275GB, 525GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. Today we will be testing the 525GB and 1TB (1050GB) versions of the drive. The offer the same 530 MB/s sequential read and 510 MB/s sequential write speeds as the 750GB. Let's jump in!

WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition
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WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

We’ve been fans of WD’s My Passport portable hard drives for years. These drives are a great companion for your Ultrabook where hard drive space is limited and are extremely reliable as well. WD’s latest iteration of the drive is the My Passport Ultra, which is a USB 3.0 portable hard drive. They were nice enough to send us over their Metal Edition, which has a very sexy Aluminum design. Not only is this going to look great, but it will add extra protection to the drive as well. The drive features a very fast USB 3.0 connection so your transfers will take no time at all. The drive comes with the WD SmartWare Pro backup software so you can setup and schedule local as well as cloud backups with no problem at all. Let’s take a look at the My Passport Ultra Metal Edition and see what it can do!

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