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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
[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.