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June 05, 2013

Western Digital outs 5mm ultra-thin HDD

Western Digital’s booth here at the Computex primarily showcased their latest ultra-slim HDD primarily made for ultrabooks. The WD 500GB HDD is now just 5mm thin and will be used by upcoming ultrabooks from various brands.

December 29, 2012

Western Digital MyNet N900 Central Wireless Router

I’ve known Western Digital as a storage and HDD company for the longest time so I’m a bit surprised to learn that they have moved into the wireless networking market. The company sent us this WD MyNet N900 Central router to check out.

April 11, 2012

Western Digital outs 500GB, 7mm HDD for ultrabooks

Finally, Western Digital has their own 7mm thin hard disk drives that sits perfectly well with the current crop of ultrabooks. It’s not as fast as the SSDs but you get the benefits of really large and inexpensive storage — like 500GB.

January 04, 2012

Western Digital Around the World Contest

Our friends from Western Digital in the region is holding another contest and I’d like to invite our readers here to join in. Prizes include Western Digital HDDs and tickets to cool destinations like Maldives, Bali or Phuket.

August 11, 2011

1TB Laptop HDD from Western Digital is here!

Had lunch with reps for Western Digital Philippines today and they gave me this laptop HDD to check out and was surprised to see that it’s the new 1TB 2.5″ Scorpion Blue (the largest capacity available).

May 28, 2011

3TB on a Western Digital Caviar Green HDD

Late last year, WD and Seagate announced they will be able to cramp 3TB (that’s terabytes or 1,000GB) on a single disk. Three terabytes is already pretty massive even in this age of torrents and large full HD movies. Imagine if you have at least 2 of these in your desktop PC at home.

March 08, 2011

Western Digital buys Hitachi Storage for $4.3B

Storage company Western Digital has just entered into an agreement to buy competing company Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for $4.3 billion in cash and stocks.

January 04, 2011

Western Digital 500GB My Passport Winner

So this is our 3rd contest winner announcement for the week and we have a lucky winner. I fired up random.org and let it pick the winner of Western Digital’s 500GB My Passport portable hard drive.

September 04, 2010

Western Digital & Real Leaf Contest Winners

We got two sets of winners today — one from our Western Digital Contest and the other one from the Real Leaf Word Master Challenge.

August 09, 2010

YugaTech-Western Digital HDD Giveaway

This is just a heads up to everyone reading here at YugaTech. Western Digital Philippines has partnered with YugaTech to giveaway a couple of terabyte hard drives to our readers and fans.

February 24, 2010

Western Digital My Book Elite 2TB

It’s been close to 3 years since I first bought my first external HDD, a Western Digital My Book with 500GB capacity. I think it was the largest at that time.

September 22, 2009

Western Digital My Passport and My Book for Macs

Western Digital today introduced its new, smaller, sleeker My Book Essential and My Book for Mac desktop external hard drives equipped with the new WD SmartWare software and hardware-based encryption. The new appliances visually present consumers’ data in a software control center, providing them peace of mind that their precious photos, videos and files are […]

September 22, 2009

Western Digital launches smaller My Passport Essential

Western Digital today introduced its smaller, smarter and more secure My Passport Essential and My Passport for Mac ultra-portable external hard drives featuring WD’s new WD SmartWare software and equipped with hardware-based encryption. The new My Passport drives are more than 20 percent smaller than the previous generation My Passport. The new portable drives with […]

February 27, 2008

Western Digital Passport: Portable HDD

Our current poll asks about how much portable storage people carry around nowadays. I didn’t realize I needed more than 4GB USB drive until my old laptop ran out of disk space from all the photos I’ve taken recently.

May 25, 2007

Unboxing: Western Digital My Book 500GB

I have an old external generic drive case which I got at a cheap price of around Php560. Its now handling a 160GB Seagate HDD which I use to transfer media files from one workstation to another or to my laptop (the 54Mbps LAN just wouldn’t cut it). So, when I saw this Western Digital […]

January 13, 2014

What’s inside our Gadget/Blogging Gear?

In our work as a tech blogger, we always travel abroad to cover the biggest product launches, exhibitions and conferences so it’s important that we have a good and complete set of gears to carry along.

January 07, 2014

Convergys to buy Stream Global Services for Php36B

A momentary break from all the CES craze. Convergys Corporation and Stream Global Services, two of the country’s leading BPO companies, stated that they will enter a definitive merger agreement under which Convergys will pay its private equity owners a sum of USD820M to acquire Stream.

July 30, 2013

Apple Online Store remains very expensive for upgrades

About 5 years ago, we wrote about “Why Apple’s Mac are still way expensive” and compared HDD and RAM upgrades on the Mac are way overpriced. We checked again today and it’s still the same.

June 15, 2013

Our complete Computex 2013 coverage

Computex 2013 has finally concluded last week and we’ve been swamped with a lot of stories that we covered in Taipei, Taiwan the whole week. If you missed some of our stories, here’s a complete round-up we’ve made.

June 09, 2013

2013 Acer Aspire S3 gets an Aspire S7 re-fresh

The first time we saw the new Acer Aspire S3 is at the Western Digital booth where they claim it uses the new 5mm WD Slim hard drives with storage of up to 1TB. Acer has re-designed their 1st-generation ultrabook and make look like the Aspire S7.

December 22, 2012

YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway 2012

Every end of the year since 3 years ago, we’d mount a huge giveaway to our readers here in YugaTech as well are our Twitter followers and Facebook Fans. This year is no exception and we’re giving away more than 30 gadgets and accessories.

August 27, 2012

Why international gadgets don’t have local warranty

I often get these types of questions from readers — why are gadgets bought in other countries (HK, SG, US) not supported for warranty repairs and replacement in the Philippines? Well, it turns out this is all about the economics of the distribution system.

January 16, 2012

Drobo FS Network-Attached Storage Review

When we talk about NAS (network-attached storage), we often think of office-type setup where voluminous amount of files are secured in the local network. My first encounter many years back was with Drobo and how it help manage multimedia files in the house.

January 13, 2012

Poll: Which desktop CPU are you using right now?

Was in SM Cyberzone MegaMall yesterday after a meeting, did the rounds and was looking for a desktop processor for my next gaming rig (specifically, the 1st generation Intel Core i7 960) but could not find any store that still carries them (they were all pushing for the Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600).

January 01, 2012

Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2012

The year 2011 was a great year in the field of technology. We’ve seen a lot of new stuff and developments in the last 12 months. I’m sure 2012 will be even better and more exciting. Check out my top 10 tech predictions for 2012.

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