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Seagate kills 5900 rpm desktop drives, all Barracudas now 7200 rpm

Seagate announced that it's bumping the platter rotation speed in all of its Barracuda hard drives from 5900 rpm to 7200 rpm.

Western Digital extends suspension of operations in Thailand

Western Digital said its primary manufacturing facility in Thailand was flooded over the weekend, with its secondary site also at risk, raising the possibility of a global shortage of hard disk drives.

Intel: Thunderbolt not in competition with USB 3.0

Intel will tell you its new high-speed interconnect technology, Thunderbolt, is not in competition with Universal Serial Bus (USB), the ubiquitous standard for connecting computers with other devices.

Apple releases AirPort Utility for iOS

Apple early Wednesday released AirPort Utility for iOS 5, letting you manage your AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express from your iOS device.

Samsung, Micron back new memory type to challenge DDR3

Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology on Thursday announced the creation of a consortium around a new low-power memory called Hybrid Memory Cube, which could...

Verizon files challenge to FCC's net neutrality rules

Verizon Communications has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, the company said Friday.

Speedy Thunderbolt devices slowly coming to market

Months after Thunderbolt made its debut, devices that take advantage of the high-speed technology are making their way to consumers quite slowly.

Intel: Mac Thunderbolt ports will support optical cables

Thunderbolt ports on Apple's current Macintosh computers will be compatible with upcoming fiber optic cables, which should be ready by next year.

Mozy ships hard drives to cloud backup customers

Mozy has begun shipping hard drives to users of its MozyPro online backup service in order to speed up the initial full copy of data to be stored off site...

LaCie's Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now shipping

On Tuesday, LaCie finally made the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hard drive available to the public through the Apple Retail Store and the Apple Online Store. The LaCie drive was originally announced in February.

Intel announces new 710 series enterprise SSDs

Intel on Wednesday announced the new 710 series solid-state drives, which the company is pitching as a replacement to hard drives in enterprise servers.

Intel: Thunderbolt with fiber optics years away

Intel's Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect technology, which shuffles data between PCs and devices like displays and external storage, could be years away from getting optical technology, an Intel executive said this week.

Thunderbolt strikes at 2011 Intel Developer Forum

Several companies are displaying new Thunderbolt-based hardware at the 2011 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week, giving users of Thunderbolt-equipped Macs new hope that they will be able to finally take full advantage of the new high-speed connection technology.