Seagate Chalks Up Thinnest External Hard Drive Yet

Okay, so the previous record-holder in the world's thinnest hard drive category was only 1mm fatter, but still! Records! The Seagate GoFlex Slim portable hard drive—first debuted at CES this January but today a real live shipping USB 3.0, 7200RPM storage accessory—measures up at just 9mm thick. That's 320GB of bonus… » 4/05/11 3:10pm 4/05/11 3:10pm

WD My Book Studio Edition II Goes To a Whopping 6TB Now

Western Digital's My Book Studio Edition II was already at the top of the leader board, with four interfaces (FireWire 800/400, eSATA, USB 2.0) and 4TB of storage. But now that the external hard drive comes in 6TB—for a relatively reasonably $550—and adds Apple Time Machine compatibility—it's a pro-level Mac user's… » 3/17/11 9:15am 3/17/11 9:15am

Seagate Accidentally Shipped 1,800 Trojan-Horse Tainted Drives

Roughly 1,800 external drives manufactured by Seagate were infected with a Trojan horse virus that sent personal information back to China, according to the Taipei Times. The disk drives, sold at retail in Taiwan, were presumably messed with when they were in the possession of one of Seagate's Chinese subcontractors.… » 11/13/07 11:06am 11/13/07 11:06am

Western Digital My Book Hard Drives Make the Jump to 1.5TB

Western Digital is kicking its My Book line of external hard drives to 1.5TB this morning. The drives can be used for anything from back up to additional storage and have various methods of connecting to your PC/Mac ranging from eSATA to USB 2.0 (depending on the model). WD also announced a new 750GB option. Pricing… » 6/11/07 9:22am 6/11/07 9:22am