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Data Technology

Each year, computer storage technology advances considerably, allowing for faster access speeds and higher storage capacities. This section of our blog features information about new types of hard drives, solid-state drives, hybrid drives, RAID systems and much more.

WD Slim

Western Digital Offers Up the New WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive

With the storage drive market continuing to embrace the flash technology that makes SSD and SSHD drives fast and increasingly less expensive, the storage device market has become easier to navigate. Now we have the Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 7mm drive. The people at WD have shrunk a huge amount of storage capability into a very small package, making this new Blue 1TB drive compatible with most ultrathin applications and their larger PC brethren.

Death of the Netbook

The Death of the Netbook

Earlier this year, the last two major netbook manufacturers announced that they each would no longer produce netbooks. This is not much of a surprise with the increasing amount of smartphones, tablets, and cheap-throwaway laptops that have flooded the market making the little netbook weak in the very market it was created to fill. What about people who want produce data on the go?

Encrypted File System

Getting to Know Microsoft’s Encrypting File System (EFS)

One of the most important steps a person can take to protect the valuable information stored within their computer is to encrypt their data and use strong passwords. Encrypting File System, or EFS, is an encryption technology that was introduced by Microsoft with version 3.0 of it’s NTSF or New Technology File System.

Solid-State + Hard Disk = Hybrid Drive

Hybrid Hard Drives: What Are They And Why Should You Care?

The acronym SSHD stands for Solid State Hybrid Drive and include drives that attempt to combine the best features of Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Disk Drives (HDD). On the one hand, the HHD style provides massive amounts of accessible storage on single or double stacked platters with access speeds determined by the rotations per minute (RPM) value.

WD SanDisk Hybrid

Western Digital and SanDisk Team Up For New SSHD

In popular culture, the teaming up of two well-known brands often leads to an exciting outcome. On May 7 leaders would be combining their expertise in creating a new line of storage devices. This new series of storage drives will combine Western Digital’s proprietary hybrid technology and industry standard SATA technology with SanDisk’s reliable and low-power Flash technology.

Solid-State vs Solid-State Hybrid

Solid-State Hybrid vs Solid-State. What’s the difference?

In today’s ever expanding PC storage market, the options for replacing aging technology continues to grow. The market is saturated with multiterabyte platter drives, lightning-fast solid-state drives, and an emerging middle ground of the new hybrid drives. How do you decide which drive is best for your system?

Western Digital Black 4TB

Western Digital Black 4TB Hard Drive

In an effort to show the benefits of the newer generation of Hard Disk storage, we will take a look at the Western Digital Black 4TB Hard Drive. Many gamers are resorting to combining a fast SSD with a large HD to maximize the benefits of both technology types while most gamers on a budget continue to stay with a single drive configuration focused on the reliable technology of the HD and its extended sizes.

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