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WD My Net Switch – 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Network Switch Review

A low power, simple, unmanaged 8-port Gigabit Ethernet network switch with basic QoS features


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Western Digital WD Black2 Laptop 1TB HD 128GB SSD Combo Drive

The WD Black2 combines both a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD into a 2.5" form factor, all for about $300. Unlike competition the 120GB SSD partition is separate



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2.5″ Drives in 3.5″ Hot-Swap Drive Bays – Two Good and Three Bad Drive Adapter Options

2.5" drives in 3.5" hot swap bays - good and bad drive adapter options reviewed


Western Digital Earnings Blowout. Oligopoly Benefiting

Western Digital released earnings that absolutely blew out analyst estimates this week. Analysts are expecting Seagate to follow suit next week. This makes a ton of sense. With the Western Digital – Hitachi GST merger and...



Solid State Drives Are Now Less Expensive than Hard Drives

I had not thought about this in awhile, but Solid State Drives (SSDs) are now less expensive than their hard drive counterparts. Sure, someone probably just did a bit of research and saw a SanDisk Extreme 240GB is $180 ($0.75/G...


Western Digital WD Red Performance Preview

The Western Digital WD Red is a hot topic in the NAS community at the moment as the small NAS market now has a drive specifically targeted at the market for the first time. Up until now Western Digital have separated their hard...



Western Digital Releases the WD Red Series for NAS

Today Western Digital released a new line of drives, the Western Digital Red series, designed for network attached storage (NAS) applications. In the press release WD highlights a few key points. The new Red series hard drives ...


Seagate one-ups Western Digital, Slashing Warranties

Seagate followed, and in many ways out-did Western Digital in slashing warranties, even on their nearline storage disks. This shouldn’t be a surprise since Western Digital cut its warranties last week and STH noted it is ...



Western Digital Downgrades Warranty on New Drives Starting January 2, 2012

For those that have not seen, The Register is reporting that Western Digital is cutting warranties on its Caviar (desktop 3.5″) and Scorpio (notebook 2.5″) Green and Blue drives from the industry standard (on consum...


Time to buy traditional hard drives for Q4 2011?

I generally tell folks to purchase the hard drive capacity they need for data, redundancy and hot spares taking into account their storage growth over the next 12-18 months. In some situations, such as when one is working with ...