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Gear this week: An insanely large capacity HDD, a stylish smartwatch, and more

By Team HardwareZone - 27 Oct 2018

Gear this week: An insanely large capacity HDD, a stylish smartwatch, and more

Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC620

The new Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC620 mechanical hard disk drive is currently the world's largest HDD in terms of storage capacity. It will offer up to 15TB of storage and is targeted at enterprise customers specifically those looking to cram as much as storage in as little space as possible while keeping total cost of ownership low. The drive will come in SATA and SAS models and will spin at 7,200rpm, offering sustained transfer rates of around 255MB/s. It also employs Western Digital's HelioSeal technology.


Withings Steel HR Sport

The Withings Steel HR Sport smartwatch compasses the elegance of a unisex dress watch. Its distinctive analog watch face comes in two colors, i.e., black or white, housed in its matte black 40mm case. The watch houses a discrete OLED display shows essential health and sports data. It will gently vibrate on smartphone notifications. It has connected GPS and allows for location tracking once paired with a compatible smartphone. Its VO2 Max feature estimates how well the wearer’s body processes oxygen during physical activities, perfect for health nuts!


Creative SXFI Amp

The Creative SXFI Amp is a compact USB amplifier that makes use of the company's Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip and a 32-bit AKM4377 DAC that will support high-resolution audio files of up to 24-bit/96KHz. It's capable of driving headphones of up to 600 ohms despite its diminutive package. The SXFI Amp uses Creative Super X-Fi Headphone Holography, a combination of hardware and software solutions, to replicate the sound of listening to speakers through headphones.


Philips Avance Collection Airfryer XXL

The Philips Avance Collection Airfryer XXL is ideal for cooking up a family-sized meal due to its XXL capacity, making capable of airfrying an entire chicken or up to 1.4kg of French fries at once. It features the new Twin TurboStar technology that combines a powerful heater and motor. This enables the hot air to swirl like a tornado within the Airfryer. The Airfryer is also capable of baking, grilling and roasting; it even has a Keep Warm mode so that your food can be brought to table warm!

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