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WD Black2 Dual Drive Review

The WD Black2 sports both a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD in a single package. Unlike other hybrid configs such as Seagate's Momentus XT which combine ample magnetic storage with a little NAND, the Black2 crams both technologies into one drive too, but it simply does what desktop users have been doing for years by making the flash portion a primary boot drive with the disk serving as bulk storage.

Western Digital hoping for 5x larger hard drives with HAMR

Traditional methods for hard disk data storage are coming very close to reaching physical limits, so manufacturers are looking for alternatives to continue pushing drive capacity upwards. At a Chinese trade show, Western Digital has demostrated its new heat-assisted magnetic…

Western Digital packs helium into new 6 TB hard drive

Western Digital's HGST subsidiary has been hard at work developing a brand new helium-filled hard drive, today announcing that the drive has begun shipping. The 6-terabyte Ultrastar He6 is the first of its kind, which sees the disk platters sealed…

Seagate rethinks tablet storage with 500GB hard drive

Seagate has unveiled a new hard drive designed specifically for tablets that promises to deliver a wealth of storage with the same performance that flash memory delivers. Known as the Ultra Mobile HDD, Seagate’s latest uses software to boost performance…

New particle paves way for 20 times denser hard drives

A groundbreaking new particle has been discovered that could potentially be used in extremely dense hard drives. Known as skyrmions, or microscopic twisted magnetic vortices, the particle could prove extremely useful in the future of storage on magnetic hard drives,…

Seagate reveals the "world's fastest" enterprise hard drive

Seagate is claiming they've created the "world's fastest hard drive" with their new Enterprise Turbo SSHD, the industry's first enterprise-class solid state hybrid drive. The drive combines a high-RPM hard disk with a SSD-like NAND module, increasing the "mission critical"…

Synology DS2413+ NAS Review: For when you're serious about storage

The DS2413+ is Synology's newest twelve-bay DiskStation NAS for small to medium sized businesses who need loads of storage. Along with supporting up to 48TB worth of drives out of the box, the DS2413+ can be paired with the company's DX1211 expansion enclosure that houses an extra 12 drives, doubling the maximum storage capacity of the base unit to a whopping 96TB.

We should also make a quick note before you get to the end and scoff at the price: the DS2413+ isn't for average home users. It's retailing for $1,700 without drives or the 12-bay expansion. With that in mind, let's see what the DS2413+'s upgrades offer.

Tuesday tech deals: 1TB WD USB 3.0 HDD w/ security software $35

TigerDirect offers the Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBPCK0010BBK-NESN, bundled with Total Defense Premium Internet Security for $104.99. This $70 mail-in rebate cuts it to $34.99. With around $4 for shipping, that's $0.04/GB...