Category Archives: Hard Disk

Toaster Drive for PCs or Macs!

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I must admit I do spend an awful amount of time in front of my computer and there’s always need for some nice toasted bread.

Here’s a Toaster Drive that will fit on any 5.25″ drive bays and you can connect it to your PC power supply for power.

How cool is that?

Now, I have a toaster to make myself breakfast without having to leave my comfy (and cheap) IKEA chair.

We listen to Gamers and what product do they want the most? Turns out Gamers crave toast. Enter the CrazyPC 5.25 Bay Toaster. What better way

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DIY – How to Make a Coffee Roulette!

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No, this isn’t your Russian roulette or Vegas roulette you are more familiar with.  It’s a “techno-geek” coffee roulette machine made from worn-out harddrives to find out who’s making coffee for the day.

This is a gadget made from recycled computer parts to give an absolute, unequivocal and irrefutable answer to that eternal office question – “Whose turn is it to make the coffee?” Each time the power is turned on, this wonderful device will rando

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Original Google Storage Server Made with Legos!

Original Google Storage Server Made with Legos!

It’d be hard to believe but yes, Sergey Brin and Larry Page made their first 40GB Google Storage Server with lego casing.  Perhaps they might have been great lego-designers if they didn’t come up with Google.

The development of the Google algorithms was carried on on a variety of Computers, mainly provided by the NSF-DARPA-NASA-funded Digital Library project at Stanford. Click to see the equipment in its laboratory setting on the basement floor of Gates Information Sciences. Crawling the web to obtain its link structure required an eno

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Eco-Friendly Harddrive Lowers Carbon Footprint!

Eco-Friendly Harddrive Lowers Carbon Footprint!

Here’s a cool eco-friendly harddrive called “[re]drive” by Fabrik made with materials that lessens the carbon footprint.

The [re]drive has 500GB of storage and promises 25% faster data transfer with its Turbo USB 2.0 connectivity compared to standard USB 2.0. Both Mac and Windows users can use the [re]drive and it ships with automate backup software for archiving important data. The SimpleTech [re]drive is available today for $159.99.

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5TeraByte 3.5-inch Hard Drive coming within the Next 2 years!

5TeraByte 3.5-inch Hard Drive coming within the Next 2 years!

5 TB 3.5 inch hard drives maybe coming soon…in the next 2 years or so.

Hitachi has pledged to release a 5TB 3.5in hard drive within two years, and it claims two of the drives will boast enough capacity to store everything in your brain.

According to a report by Nikkei Net, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies will use Current-Perpendicular-to-Plane Giant Magnetoresistance (CPP-GMR) magnetc read heads to achieve the aim. This, the firm claims, will allow its drives to store 1TB of data in every square inch of the recording surface.

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Eco-Mode 3.5″ HDD Sata HardDisk Case saves you up to 71% of Energy!

Eco-Mode 3.5" HDD Sata HardDisk Case saves you up to 71% of Energy!

Marshal’s new case for 3.5″ SATA HDD can save you up to 71% of energy and harddisk operations as it automatically stops disc rotation after 5 minutes of inactivity.

What do we think?

It’s great for the harddisk and the environment, get one when they are available.  Products like this save you both money and help promote eco-friendliness.

Technically speaking, nothing revolutionary, simply an ECO mode that stops disc rotation af

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Samsung Flash SSD – World’s Fastest Storage Device!

Samsung Flash SSD - World's Fastest Storage Device!

Samsung has just announced their new FlashSSD drives.

With a read speed of 200MB/s and write speed of 160MB/s, The 256GB SSD is supposedly 2.4 times faster than you regular ol’ hard drive.

SEOUL, Korea (AVING) — <Visual News> Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed its 2.5-inch, 256 GB multi-level cell(MLC) based SSD using a SATA II interface at the fifth annual Samsung Mobile Solution Forum held at the Westin Taipei Hotel.

With a sequential read speed of 200MB/s and sequential write speed of 160MB

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Western Digital Portable 320GB fits in your pocket!

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It looks like these 320GB passport-size storage beasts are released…in Korea.  Darn it…

Next time your friend goes to Korea, make them get one for you on the black market. (It’s cheaper, you can haggle real low…)

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DIY Hard Disk Drive Drum Machine!

DIY Hard Disk Drive Drum Machine!

Wow, this is awesome! This guy is serious about recycling. The hard disks are connected to his MIDI system and are all coordinated to play drums. Well watch the video after the jump to see it in action!

Fibra from Belgrade has created an interesting drum system. It uses old hard drive read/write arms as drum hammers. The original hard drive voice coils are used to move the arms. The picture above is the new system which doesn’t seem to be documented yet, have a look at the video for a demonstration of the first version. If you need a larger ha

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