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Asus freeware allows 3TB HDDs to work on older PCs

Motherboard manufacturer Asus has released a freeware app to enable older PCs to access the full capacity of new 3000GB hard drives. The problem revolves around technical issues that prevent many current systems from being able to use new 2500 and 3000GB hard drives. At the moment, new hard drives beyond 2.2TB cannot be accessed […]

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WD launches world’s first 3000GB hard drive – but with a catch

Hard drive manufacturer Western Digital has announced the release of the world’s first 3TB (3000GB) hard drive. Coming in under its Caviar Green class, the new drives come in 2500GB and 3000GB models with the 3000GB model uses 750GB-per-platter densities for the first time. However, if you’re thinking of jumping in and grabbing one for […]

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Verbatim launches USB3.0 hard drive – but what about the USB3.0 PCI-E card?

Storage specialist Verbatim today announced it has released two new USB3.0 external hard drives. The new models features 3.5-inch 1TB and 2TB drive capacities and are USB3.0 ready. While it does mean that your PC or notebook has to have a USB3.0 (blue) port available to get maximum speed, desktop PC owners will have the […]

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Kingston launches first USB3.0 flash drive

Memory specialist Kingston has announced the release of its first USB3.0 flash drive. The Kingston DataTraveller Ultimate 3.0 Flash drive claims to deliver read speeds of 80MB/second and can write data at 60MB/second. You’ll be able to pick them up in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. The drive also includes a Y-cable (USB3.0 to two […]

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Western Digital personalises My Passport Essentials portable HDDs

How do you know when a product as hit everyday commodity status? Could it be when vendors have to start resorting to offering it in different colours? Hard drive maker Western Digital is trialing the idea of “styling” up its portable hard drives. The newly-released personalised range of its My Passport Essentials is a “limited […]

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