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Seagate's Got a Batch of Slim New Drives To Back Up Your Phone

Seagate has always offered up big drives that store your stuff reliably, and the newest round of external storage devices—Backup Plus Slim—will now back up content from your phone. » 1/05/14 7:00pm 1/05/14 7:00pm

My Passport Edge: A Half Terabyte of Storage Not Much Bigger Than a…

If your MP3 collection has maxed out your ultrabook's SSD right out of the box, Western Digital's got a pair of new slim external drives designed to complement your laptop's sleek profile—whether you're a Windows or OS X user. » 9/06/12 9:56am 9/06/12 9:56am

Why Are Some iMacs Being Delayed 5-7 Weeks?

AppleInsider noticed something peculiar about some build-to-orders iMacs; they went from a shipping estimate of 1-3 days to 5-7 weeks. Specifically, the delay affects any iMac that is equipped with a 2TB hard drive. What's going on? » 12/02/11 3:28pm 12/02/11 3:28pm

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

A Cacophony of Failing Hard Drives

Lovers of failure, train your ears on this fine list of failing hard drive sounds that Boing Boing discovered this weekend. Hard drive lovers, perhaps you should just move along. [Data Cent via Boing Boing, Image: Flickr] » 2/06/11 4:00pm 2/06/11 4:00pm

MacBook Air's SSDs Will Be Sold to Other Companies by Toshiba

The very same Toshiba SSDs that Apple uses in its MacBook Airs are now being offered to other companies who may or may not be green-eyed with envy at the slinkiness of the Airs. » 11/08/10 6:00am 11/08/10 6:00am

Corsair's Force Series SSDs Are the Fastest in Its Class With 280MB/s…

These Force Series SSDs from Corsair have up to 280MB/s reads and 260MB/s writes, which are supposedly "class-leading". Even if it's not the fastest solid state drives on the market period, it's the fastest Corsair's ever made. » 3/04/10 4:55pm 3/04/10 4:55pm

Western Digital My Passport Studio Drives, Now With E-Paper

Don't expect to read a book on 'em, but Western Digital's latest My Passport Studio hard drives feature a customizable e-paper display that stays on even when the drive is unplugged. » 3/01/10 10:46am 3/01/10 10:46am

Seagate's Momentus Thin Drive is the World's Thinnest 2.5" Netbook Drive

At a mere 7 millimeters in height, Seagate's Momentus Thin drive will be the slimmest 2.5" hard drive on the market. Not only that, but supposedly it will also be one of the lowest-priced storage options for ultra-portables and netbooks. » 12/14/09 12:33am 12/14/09 12:33am

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

Hitachi SimpleTOUGH USB Drive Shrugs Off 10 Foot Freefalls

Another rugged drive. This one good for 10 foot falls, and up to a ton of weight. And it has an integrated USB cable. Well, I'm impressed. Comes in sizes from 250-500GB for $100-$140. [SimpleTech via GizMag] » 7/17/09 2:47am 7/17/09 2:47am

Corsair's New Extreme SSD Line Is Blazingly Fast

Corsair just announced their new Extreme Line of SSDs, coming in 32/64/128GB capacities. So they're not going to win a storage space award, but these little guys are fast—Corsair's claiming read speeds of 240MB/s and 170MB/s write speeds. » 7/16/09 9:45pm 7/16/09 9:45pm

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

Western Digital's SiliconDrive III Lineup Are Their First SSD Offerings

Western Digital just made their first move into the SSD world by announcing that their now shipping the SiliconDrive III lineup (presumably to OEMs), promising storage capacities up to 120 GB and read/write speeds of 100 and 80 MB/sec, respectively. » 6/16/09 6:00pm 6/16/09 6:00pm

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

Toshiba 512GB Solid State Laptop Drive: Come to Papa

256GB SSDs were a possibility in my mind as storage in a fantasy rig. But a 512GB 2.5-inch laptop drive is big enough to dream about from the depths of my storage fanboy heart-of-hearts. » 12/17/08 9:12pm 12/17/08 9:12pm

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