Repurposing an old game cartridge isn't something new, but this is one of the first projects we've seen with a custom label. Imgur user "cheesey24" started with an old hard drive and a Championship Bowling cartridge, but gutting the latter wasn't the easiest of tasks. Since Nintendo uses custom screws, he had to make his own tool - using an old runner from a model kit and a lighter to mold it - before cracking open the case. After some dremeling, a custom label from UnconventionalHacker and securing the hard drive, the rest is history. Continue reading to see the project from start to finish.
Hard drives with massive storage capacities are getting smaller, but back in 1956, it was an entirely different story. Introduced by IBM in 1956, HDDs became the dominant secondary storage device for general-purpose computers by the early 1960s. Assembled with covers, the 350 was 60 inches long, 68 inches high and 29 inches deep. It was configured with 50 magnetic disks containing 50,000 sectors, each of which held 100 alphanumeric characters, for a capacity of 5 million characters.
Disks rotated at 1,200 rpm, tracks (20 to the inch) were recorded at up to 100 bits per inch, and typical head-to-disk spacing was 800 micro-inches. Continue reading for more interesting photos.
WD's My Book 3TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates and provides a complete backup solution to protect your precious memories and your critical system files, all for $86.99 shipped, originally $169.99. Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access with password protection and hardware encryption. Product page.
SanDisk's Ultra 200GB MicroSDXC Card is now the world's highest capacity, previously the 128GB, despite being fingernail-sized. It can store up to 20-hours of full HD video, as well as transfer 1200 photos per minute with an ultra-fast transfer speed of up to 90 MB/s. Built to perform in extreme conditions, SanDisk Ultra micro SDXC cards are water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, X-ray proof and magnet proof. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Toshiba's 5TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Hard Drive ensures that you'll never run out of space, and for just $159.99 shipped, originally $399.99. Read/Write cache for increased performance. Internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to help protect your drive. Get it here now. Continue reading for an unboxing and review video.
WD's Black2 is the world's first 2.5" dual drive storage solution, a fusion of a fully accessible solid-state drive for your operating system and a generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files, all for $139.99 shipped, today only, originally $339.99. Shift_Technology allows you to migrate larger data files to the hard drive and provides your SSD with less system drag, which increases the overall endurance and mileage of the SSD. With less caching involved, there's less time waiting and more time enjoying the things you love to do most. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Lexar's 128GB microSDXC w/USB 3.0 card reader is perfect for smartphones, cameras or other mobile devices, and can be picked up for just $72.99 shipped, today only, originally $159.99. This card makes it easy to quickly capture play back, and transfer 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video, as well as the highest-quality movies, photos, and songs. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview and more information.
Kingston's HyperX 3K 120GB SSD is the perfect upgrade for any computer user looking to speed up their system, and best of all, it's being offered at $64.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $234. This SSD combines premium 3000 program-erase cycle synchronous NAND with the second-generation SandForce controller. Its lower price means more users can experience ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. Get it here now. Continue reading for a video review and more information.
G-Technology's 1TB G-Drive ev ATC HDD with Thunderbolt just might be the most rugged yet. Featuring a watertight drive compartment, your data is further protected from pressure, shock and dust. The ev All-Terrain Case is compatible with the Evolution Series, also fitting the G-DRIVE ev or G-DRIVE ev SSD. Perfect for in the field back-up, editing, transferring and storage, this durable 7200 RPM drive leverages the speed of Thunderbolt while providing you with flexibility and the ease of use of USB. Product page. Continue reading for the ocean test and more information.