This external hard drive looks very much the same as the USB 2.0 version we reviewed last year: it's slim, well-designed, and very portable. The only difference, and also the most significant one, is the fact that it now uses the USB 3.0 connection, instead of USB 2.0.
USB 3.0 has a top speed of up to 5GBps, and Seagate accommodates … Read more
LAS VEGAS--If you have a FreeAgent Theater+ from Seagate and are a fan of Internet media streaming, I have some good news.
Seagate showcased at CES 2010 plans to collaborate with content and technology providers, including YouTube, vTuner, and Mediafly to deliver access to more user-generated and licensed Internet content directly on the FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player.
Seagate's FreeAgent Theater+ media player is one of the digital content players on the market that allows people to play collections of photos, movies, and music saved on a FreeAgent Go or any other external hard drive, directly on a TV. … Read more
You probably won't be able to get a hold of a motherboard that has a built-in USB 3.0 controller, like the VL810 SuperSpeed from VIA, but if you want the taste of the new USB SuperSpeed, Seagate has something to offer.
The company announced Tuesday at CES 2010 its first USB 3.0 external hard drive all-in-one performance kit for laptops.
The kit comes with both the USB 3.0-based external hard drive, the BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0, and an USB 3.0 add-in controller card. The controller card is a PC card adapter that fits in … Read more
Monday night's big news was that hard drive maker Seagate is dipping its feet into the solid state storage market. The company is limiting its first efforts to the server market with a 200GB drive, which means you won't find one in this year's holiday gift basket. However, if things go well we could see consumer models sometime next year.
We also talk Google's Chrome browser coming to Mac and Linux, a new fast track for green patent applications, and the unveiling of Virgin Galactic's crazy looking spaceship that will take people out of this … Read more
Seagate is making a belated but potentially market-changing entry into the solid-state drive market.
Solid-state drives are generally faster than hard-disk drives, particularly at retrieving data, and have won limited acceptance in the laptop market. Seagate, however, is targeting the more lucrative and potentially larger server market and will compete with likes of Intel, Micron Technology, Samsung, and STEC.
Seagate's first salvo in the market is the new Pulsar drive, which is designed for blade computers and general server applications and offers up to 200 gigabytes of capacity based on the industry-standard Serial ATA interface.
Though pricier than hard-disk … Read more