Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drives: Epic Fail


Hard drives crash from time to time, that’s a fact, but it seems that one particular type of Seagate drive is failing en masse, according to online accounts from annoyed customers.

The Barracuda 7200.11 1TB drive fails at boot time with a firmware error that locks the drive and makes in inoperable. Laughably, when the unit is returned, Seagate replaces it with the same model. The Register also suggests that you could pay Seagate twice by using its i365 company to recover the data before replacing the unit.

Canon announces two new high definition camcorders: HG20 and HG21


Canon has announced two successors to its HG10 camcorder: the HG20 and HG21.

These hard disc based high definition camcorders feature up to 120GB of storage (triple that of the HG10, translating to 45 hours of high-def recording using AVCHD), a dual recording system allowing users to record to removable SDHC memory cards as well as the internal hard drive, plus an improved user interface, 12x optical zoom Canon HD video lens, DIGIC DV II processing, instant autofocus, and lower power consumption…