You Won't Fix My Hard Drive Because I WROTE on the Label?

Almost no one reads the lengthy terms and conditions that come with nearly every piece of technology. But here's a reason you may want to start: Toshiba is charging a customer over $400 to fix his friend's hard drive because he wrote "X Faulty" on the label. » 4/25/11 5:40pm 4/25/11 5:40pm

The Inevitable 256GB Thumb Drive Comes to Pass, Courtesy of Kingston

Here's your cold, bitter, daily dose of hardware obsolescence: Just a month after passing the already-ridiculous 128GB barrier, Kingston has released the 256GB DataTraveler 300. It isn't available in the US, but if/when it is, it'll run around $900. [Kingston] » 7/20/09 9:00am 7/20/09 9:00am

The Only Novelty Flash Drive Benchmark Roundup You Need

To summarize: Santa Claus has the lowest data rates, while the strawberry has the highest. The severed thumb is slower than it deserves to be, and the barbecued chicken beats the hamburger. In other news, I love this test. » 7/06/09 9:00am 7/06/09 9:00am

Insurance: Hard Drive Maker Western Digital Buys SSD Company…

Traditional hard drives are still wildly cost effective compared to solid state drives, but that doesn't mean SSD isn't the future. Western Digital bought an SSD company SiliconSystems for $65 million today, as a nice little hedge against the day when HDD's are utterly obsolete. Seagate announce SSD plans recently,… » 3/30/09 5:38pm 3/30/09 5:38pm

Dell Selling 128GB SSDs in Notebooks for $600

Erica Ogg of CNet informs us that hot on the heels of the $500 price cut for the MacBook Air's 64GB SSD, Dell is offering a 128GB SSD for $600 in their "Latitude, XPS, Alienware and Precision laptop models." I'm glad to see these things moving toward more reasonable prices so quickly, perhaps thanks to recent news of » 7/14/08 4:40pm 7/14/08 4:40pm

Lacie d2 External Blu-ray Drive Now Burns at 4x Speeds

Lacie has updated its external d2 Blu-ray burner to write at 4x speeds, twice as fast as its predecessor. The BD drive supports 25 or 50 GB BD-R and BD-RE discs, as well as multiple DVD and CD formats. In addition, the aluminum alloy case has been redesigned by Neil Poulton, giving it a more simple and appealing look.… » 5/29/08 9:30pm 5/29/08 9:30pm