Thinking about starting the new year with more storage? If we could make a suggestion we would advise you to go SSD this year, but for those of you with limited budgets that are simply craving for more teras, the new line up of 6TB hard drives are quite appealing. But which one should you get, which brand, and why? To help you with this daunting decision – because your data is precious after all – our good friends at Hot Hardware have written a full roundup for three of the top 6TB hard drives, the Western Digital Red, Western Digital Green, and the Seagate Enterprise. Follow this link to read the full report, and good luck!
First, the official jibberish:
Samsung Electronics announced today the beginning of mass production of the first 3-bit multi-level-cell, three-dimensional, Vertical NAND flash memory, to be used in solid state drives.
Check out this newly launched 10-bay USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure from Century Japan, the CRST1035U3IS6G. Measuring W179mm x D385mm x H330mm and weighing about 6kg, the enclosure comes with an independent power supply switch (you can power ON individually by selecting the HDD you want to use), a USB 3.0 connection interface, a built-in 140mm rear cooling fan and can house a total of ten 2.5-/3.5-inch SATA3.0 (6Gbps) HDDs/SSDs. The CRST1035U3IS6G is available now for 39,750 Yen (about $390). [Product Page]
Silicon Power has also released their newest line of USB 3.0 flash drives, the Jewel J06. Coming in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities (black, white & dark blue color options), this super-tiny flash drives feature a high-density plastic housing that offers complete waterproof, vibration-proof and dustproof protections, a USB 3.0 connection interface and are backed by a lifetime warranty. Prices unannounced yet. [Product Page]
EDGE memory is bringing you their newest line of SATA 6.0 Gbps SSDs, the Revolution. Coming 120GB, 240GB and 480GB sizes, these slim 2.5-inch SSDs (7mm thick) are equipped with MLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a SandForce SF-2281 controller, a MTBF of 2 million hours and can deliver read/write speeds of up to 555/525 MB/s (120GB), 560/530 MB/s (240GB) and 540/460 MB/s (480GB), respectively. The Revolution SSDs are available now. [Product Page]