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Coming Western Digital Hard Drives to Offer Twice the Capacity

February 14th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Hardware

Hard drives have just gotten larger and larger over the years and the new line of VelociRaptor drives that are being released now have literally doubled their data storage capacity. The company has designed the massive hard drives to suit business and citizen users who are experiencing a much greater need for storage capacity as media becomes more and more a part of daily computer usage, especially when the web is involved. The new hard drives will work on both Mac and PC machines, as well as 1U and 2U rack servers, designed to be incredibly fast and powerful for large jobs. The company boasts the only 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive available on the market right now and has already done much work over the past years to establish itself as a premiere brand of commercial hard drive. According to Western Digital specs, the hard drives have had their performance capacity increased by a full 15 per cent and will run 40 per cent faster than the previous incarnations of the VelociRaptor drives which ran at 7,200 RPM. The transfer speeds are shooting up from 3 Gbps to 6 Gbps and the amount of data they can hold has shot up from 450 Gbps to past the half terabyte line at 600 Gbps, a shockingly large number considering that less than a decade ago, 10 Gb hard drives were still a thing of wonder to many computer users. Western Digital has sited their 5 year warranty as a major reason consumers may want to consider an upgrade for their business or personal machines.

The drives are 2.5 inch size, but consumers can also purchase a 3.5 inch IcePack mounting frame from Western Digital which has a heat sink and ventilation system already in place to improve hard drive performance.

T Mobile to Give Users $350 to Trade in iPhone

February 10th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in News

In a move that has stunned many in the mobile device crowd, mobile service provider T Mobile recently announced a plan to offer users of the Apple iPhone up to $350 of trade in value for their old device. The iPhone will need to be in working order for the person to be able to receive the full value, but it does give users of mobile devices the choice of owning an HTC HD2, one of the competing smart phones on the market today. Normally, T Mobile sells the HTC HD2 for around $200 if the user opts for a two year contract or $450 if they choose not to opt into a contract for the phone. This means that if the user opted for the two year contract they would have $250 in their pocket, but even if they chose not to go with T Mobile for their service provider, they would be able to walk away with $100 HTC HD2 phone which has majorly impressed many sources disseminating this story across the United States where T Mobile is a major provider.

Reviewers have noted that the Windows Phone 6.5 operating system is not quite as powerful or attractive as the competing OS such as those from Android or Apple, but the HTC HD2 is the only device currently officially sanctioned by Microsoft to receive Windows Phone 7, an upcoming release that has many eagerly awaiting it. The HTC offers a large, impressive screen and its own GUI known as Sense which many have expressed favor for. This aggressive promotion appears to be designed to increase usage of the Windows Phone OS, according to experts in the industry.