We get this question a lot from our readers. Whenever, anyone is about to purchase a laptop computer or upgrade his old notebook, he has this thought of upgrading to a hard disk with larger storage capacity but then wonders how much effect it will have on the laptop’s battery life.
Western Digital (WD) has recently launched its My Book Studio Edition II 6TB external hard drive. It is an upgrade over 2TB and 4TB models offered earlier by WD and the latest upgrade comes with 6 terabytes of storage. WD claims that the 6.54 x 3.87 x 6.06-inch, 5.2 pound (2.63 kg) weighing 6TB drive has thrice the space previously available and will store up to 1.2 million photos, 460 hours of video or 1.5 million songs. WD 6TB drive is available now online for $549.99. Western Digital is targeting creative professionals and businesses that need to store a large number of hi-definition photos and videos and other large files. It has been formatted for Mac and supports Apple’s Time Machine.
Windows users please note that this drive is perfectly compatible with Windows 7 and Vista but Windows XP users beware as you cannot use this drive because Windows XP doesn’t support hard drive capacities beyond 2TB. The drive comes with the necessary instructions from Western Digital to reformat it for Windows.
My Book Studio Edition II 6TB has several options for connectivity. WD provides it with four different ports: USB 2.0, eSata, Firewire 400 and 800. It comes configured for RAID0 which boosts performance by splitting data over two disks and it supports RADI1 which as a form of protection mirrors the data across multiple disks. But the drive does not feature USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt.
It comes equipped with Western Digital’s GreenPower Technology which uses around 33 percent lesser power than other dual-disk storage systems and it cools the hardware without the need for a fan, therefore it makes it a very quiet drive. The drive comes with a capacity gauge which tells the user how much free space is left on the drive. WD also promises that the drive is easy to open if any of the disks inside ever needed to be replaced.
Do let us know if you think this 6TB of external drive will take care of your storage need or you might need more storage? Which company do you prefer while buying external hard disk?
Many of us may not be fond of the Apple iPod Classic, mainly because it’s old, bulky and out of fashion. It’s not the same idea with people who have a huge collection of music and like to carry it around with them. The iPod Touch won’t help you out then, with all that touchscreen magic there is not much storage space. I myself have around a 100gig of music and iPod Touch wouldn’t be my first choice.
That’s where the iPod Classic steps in with it’s marvelous storage capacity of 120GB and 160GB which would surely be very useful for geeks who like to carry a lot more music, videos and other data wherever they go. And even though the iPod Classic is quite old now and hasn’t been updating since a long time, Apple hasn’t stopped it’s production and still sells it.
This could all change with the all new Toshiba hard drives that offer storage capacities of up to 220GB in the same 1.8 inch 5mm form factor the iPod Classic uses. The new Toshiba MK series of hard drives come in 160GB, 200GB and 220GB and according to a report by Hardmac, Apple may soon update the iPod Classic line up with these hard drives.
Imagine the iPod Classic, the big boy of all the iPods, to be packing another 60GB more, that’s like carrying half of a normal home computers storage around in your pocket. If Apple decides to update the current line-up of the Classic with the Toshiba 220GB Hard Drives then I’m definitely all game for getting myself a brand new iPod Classic.
What would you do? There’s the iPhone 4 for the calls and multi-tasking and then there’s the iPod Classic for your storage needs.
Simple Drive is a small iPhone application to turn your iPhone into hard drive. This easy to use application help you to keep and move your files in your iPhone, exactly like a pocket hard drive.
This 99¢ application can be downloaded from App Store. Its interface is easy , self narrating and very clear. Once installed in iPhone you can directly access your iPhone from browser and send images, videos or any other file to iPhone. Very similarly you can also download your files back to our computer directly from iPhone.
Now carry your iPhone with more ease and naturalness.
Do you know any free iPhone applications which turn your iPhone into Hard Disk?
We mentioned external Hard Drives last when we told you about useful gadgets for all the bloggers. An external hard disk has really become a necessity for most of us irrespective of our profession. The necessity arises either out of need for more space or the peace of mind when you have a backed up copy of all your important data and those photos you don’t wish to lose. This post will guide you on the process of choosing an external HDD(hard disk drive) that’s perfect for your needs.