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Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
Western Digital To Ship 3 TB Hard Disk - Western Digital To Ship 3 TB Hard Disk
Wed, October 06 2010 | 3:14PM | PermaLink Feedback?
Western Digital launched the industry's first 2 TB hard disk drive back in January of 2009, the 2 TB WD Caviar Green. This was followed up by the Hitachi 7K2000 in August 2009 - the first 2 TB hard disk drive with a spindle speed of 7,200 RPM. Unfortunately, there has been no further progress since then. It was not for a lack of trying though. Every hard disk drive manufacturer in the world has to deal with the problem of the 2.1 TB capacity limit, which was brought about by the LBA addressing limit in 32-bit operating systems. This problem can be solved by switching to 48-bits Long LBA, but this will only work with newer 64-bit operating systems. There was also the issue of updating the GUID Partition Table (GPT) to support Master Boot Record partitions that are larger than 2.1 TB.
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Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive SSD Review - Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive SSD Review
Mon, May 24 2010 | 5:13PM | PermaLink Feedback?
"The Seagate Momentus XT is a very interesting product. If you run your standard hard drive tests on it, it will more than likely not perform as you would expect it to since they are mostly low level benchmarks. In order to test and see the performance improvements in a drive like the Seagate Momentus XT you can only use benchmark applications like PCMark Vantage and SYSmark 07. We showed you that in the PCMark Vantage test suite that the Momentus XT Hybrid drive was able to perform more than twice as fast as the Momentus 7200.4 hard drive..."
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