Last year, Samsung made the rest of the world feel mighy inadequate by announcing a world-record 16TB SSD. Turns out that was more than just talk — Samsung is shipping drives to (very wealthy) customers today.
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Yesterday, Western Digital unveiled its first My Cloud storage solution for Australian consumers. The WD My Cloud is a personal cloud drive that allows users to remotely access and backup content across all of their devices. It's essentially a cross between a traditional NAS and a cloud storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive with nearly unlimited storage potential. All data is stored on your own private device with no monthly fees to worry about.
Just a few months ago we were impressed with Western Digital for cramming an entire terabyte of storage into a mobile hard drive that was just 7mm thick. But now Seagate's come along to steal WD's thunder with the ultra-slim 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T that manages to double that capacity to 2TB inside a drive that's just 9.5mm thick.
My computer takes too long to boot up. Around a minute and 18 seconds, to be precise. Which is why I want a solid state drive. But I don't want to pay ~$US400 for 256GB of storage. Enter Seagate's Momentus X Hybrid drives, which promise near-SSD speeds, but with giant HDD storage — and not-so-giant prices.
This 500 gigabyte Back To The Future Hard Drive is already geekbait on its own, with its 1:18 scale stylings and all. But the thought of combining it with this could potentially cause a spontaneous nerdgasm.