Earlier this week, Seagate announced its third-generation small form factor enterprise drive, the Savvio 10K.3. This new 2.5-inch drive offers 300GB of capacity, a 6Gb/sec data rate and government-grade Full Disk Encryption (FDE) data protection.
To meet the growing demand for higher-capacity, more efficient enterprise storage systems, Seagate (NYSE:STX) today introduced the Savvio 10K.3 hard drive - the world's highest-capacity, small form factor 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive built for the demands of enterprise servers and storage arrays. This latest generation of 2.5-inch drive offers 70% lower power and greater than 60% performance density over traditional 3.5-inch drives. As the only 10K-rpm 2.5-inch enterprise design backed by two prior generations of field-proven reliability, the Savvio 10K.3 drive leads the industry with 300GB of capacity, reliability of 1.6 million hours MTBF, and an advanced SAS 2.0 (6Gb/sec data rate) interface. Seagate's Savvio 10K.3 drive is also the industry's first 2.5-inch self-encrypting enterprise drive with government-grade Full Disk Encryption (FDE) data protection.
No word on price. However, Seagate plans to ship the Savvio 10K.3 during the second half of 2008. If you'd like to read more, Seagate's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Western Digital sent out a press release earlier today, announcing its new line of WD Scorpio Black hard drives. These new 7200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA hard drives are available in capacities up to 320GB and offer exclusive features such as WD's IntelliSeek, SecurePark and WhisperDrive technologies.
Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is now shipping its new line of WD Scorpio Black 7200 RPM 2.5-inch SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives for high-performance notebook computers and portable storage devices. Available in capacities up to 320 GB, WD Scorpio Black hard drives are designed with ruggedness, reliability, and data-protection features that actively monitor and protect valuable data.

The WD Scorpio Black family of hard drives is destined for use in OEM notebook systems as well as by users who want to upgrade the speed and performance of their current notebook system. As one of the fastest and most efficient hard drives on the market, WD Scorpio Black drives combine desktop-class 7200 RPM spin speed with a SATA 3 Gb/s interface and 16 MB cache to deliver maximum notebook performance.
WD Scorpio Black hard drives are available now through select retailers and distributors. If you'd like to read more, WD's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
For a change of pace, CDRLabs has taken a look at one of Western Digital's new portable hard drives, the My Passport Elite. This top of the line drive offers a number of unique features including a soft-touch finish, built in capacity gauge and a collection of backup, synchronization and remote access software.

In this review we'll take a look at some of the features found on the My Passport Elite and see how it performs. Is it the best choice for the person on the go? You'll have to read the review to find out.


Western Digital 320GB My Passport Elite Portable Hard Drive
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Iomega has announced a desktop version of its eGo hard drives. This new "Super eGo" drive offers 1TB of storage and is available in three striking colors: ruby red, midnight blue, and jet black.

Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data protection and security, today announced that stylish data security has reached the 1TB plateau with the worldwide introduction of the Iomega eGo 1TB Desktop Hard Drives.

This new single-drive HDD "Super eGo" is now available worldwide in ruby red, midnight blue, and jet black. Its design is based on the popular Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive, one of Iomega's best-selling line of hard drives. The eGo Portable is currently available in 160GB, 250GB and 320GB capacities, and in several different colors, including new camouflage and leather-wrapped models. The new eGo Desktop model houses a 1TB, 3.5-inch hard drive with USB 2.0 connectivity that holds up to 4,000,000 photos, over 18,500 hours of music or 1,500 hours of video.
The Iomega eGo 1TB Desktop Hard Driveis now available worldwide for a suggested retail price of $269.95. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Western Digital has announced a new series of portable drives, designed specifically for the Mac. The My Passport Studio portable drives come equipped with both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces and are HFS+ formatted for use with Apple's Time Machine backup software.

Expanding on its popular portable storage offerings, WD (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its new Mac-formatted My Passport Studio Portable Drives. The newest members of the My Passport family are designed for Mac users on-the-go and are equipped with both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, a clever capacity gauge, and include a soft drawstring carrying bag for protection from scratches and dirt. Available now at select retailers and at WD's online store (www.shopwd.com), the My Passport Studio portable drives are offered in capacities of 320 GB and 250 GB.

Weighing in at less than 5 ounces, the My Passport Studio portable drives make it easy to securely carry office files, thousands of songs, videos or photos and back up a Macintosh laptop using Apple Time Machine backup software utility. With an elegant silver metallic finish that perfectly complements other Mac products, these portable drives feature a shock-resistant enclosure to provide protection from the bumps and jars of everyday life on-the-go. Ultra portable, these drives are USB-bus powered which eliminates the need for an external power adapter.
WD's My Passport Studio portable drives are available now in 250GB and 320GB capacities and are priced at $159.99 and $219.99, respectively. Full details can be found here. Add a comment