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Tag: Hard Drive

Meninos Hard Drives Turn Storage Into Mini Works of Art

Meninos Hard Drives Turn Storage Into Mini Works of Art
When is a hard drive not just a hard drive? When it’s a tiny work of contemporary desktop art, of course. The artists of Brazil’s Meninos design studio first started out making these custom pop art hard drive cases for their friends.

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes
Do you have loads of old hard drives laying around your house? Do you love the sweet tinny tones of wind chimes clinkity clinking on your back porch? If so, this is a great project for you- you can turn your old, unused or crashed hard drives into this set of aluminum wind chimes.

Iomega Hip Flask Storage: Don’T Drink and Hard Drive

Iomega Hip Flask Storage: Don’T Drink and Hard Drive
Hmmm. Would you rather be caught drinking on the job, or sneaking sensitive company data out of the office? Now you don’t have to choose, thanks to this new portable hard drive that looks just like a hip flask.

Xbox 360 Pro 60gb Price and Release Date Announced

Xbox 360 Pro 60gb Price and Release Date Announced
Microsoft today confirmed that it is preparing to release a new Xbox 360 model, the Xbox 360 Pro. The console will hit U.S. and Canadian stores in early August, and will be priced at $349. The new model triples the storage from the current Xbox 360 Premium to a much more usable 60GB, offering plenty of space for downloads from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Best Hard Disk Clock Ever

Best Hard Disk Clock Ever
In my travels, I’ve seen a few clocks made from old hard drives. They’re typically made by stripping out the guts of an old hard drive, slapping a cheap $2 clock mechanism through the platters, then call it a day.

Sony Confirms 80gb PS3

Sony Confirms 80gb PS3
Thanks to some images that were floating around on the FCC website, rumors have floating around for a while that Sony was working on an 80GB version of the PlayStation 3. Well, it turns out the 80GB model is real.

LG Chocolate J10hd Home Theater System

LG Chocolate J10hd Home Theater System
This new media center from LG is being sold under the “Chocolate” moniker which has become synonymous with “sleek, modern design.” The new LG J10HD system is a full-featured home entertainment system complete with DVD player, 2.1 channel sound and an onboard 80GB hard drive for media storage.

Best Way to Destroy a Hard Drive

Best Way to Destroy a Hard Drive
If you’re concerned that someone might find your corporate secrets (or your nasty web surfing habits) on your used computer’s hard drive, check this out. The appropriately named BREAKS-EASY is a device designed to ensure that nobody can find the skeletons in your closet.

Game Crazy Reveals Black Xbox 360?

Game Crazy Reveals Black Xbox 360?
According to a user over in the Cheap Ass Gamer forums, a SKU popped up in Game Crazy store’s point-of-sale system for a new Xbox 360 model, listed as follows: “GM-XBOX 360 (black/ 120GB) $479.99 NEW $439.99 USED.”

Could a 100gb iPod be in the Works?

Could a 100gb iPod be in the Works?
Today Toshiba announced a compact 1.8″ hard disk drive, which would enable media players and other portable devices to store up to 100GB of data. The new Toshiba MK1011GAH is just the right size to fit in an iPod, measuring in at 54x71x8mm and weighing just 59g.

PS3 Faster Load Times Eat Up Hard Disk Space

PS3 Faster Load Times Eat Up Hard Disk Space
While using a small amount of hard disk space to cache a portion of game content is a trick long used by the Xbox 360 and pretty much all PC games, it’s been revealed that some PS3 games would be using a very significant portion of the console’s hard drive to speed performance.

100gb Hard Drive Upgrade Coming for Xbox 360?

100gb Hard Drive Upgrade Coming for Xbox 360?
[UPDATE 10/20/2006: According to this post at Gizmodo, this was either a hoax or an erroneous report. Too bad.] While the photograph below might seem a little shady, there’s a rumor on the street that Microsoft announced a 100GB hard drive for the Xbox 360 during a presentation at their Korean X06 conference.

Reasonably Priced High Definition Media Server

Reasonably Priced High Definition Media Server
There are plenty of devices out there these days that let you store all of your media on a hard disk, but the handful of devices capable of outputting high definition video are usually very expensive.