The World's Thinnest 2TB Hard Drive Is a Mere 9.5mm Thick

Just a few months ago we were impressed with Western Digital for cramming an entire terabyte of storage into a mobile hard drive that was just seven millimeters thick. But now Seagate's come along to steal WD's thunder with the ultra-slim 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T that manages to double that capacity to two-terabytes… » 11/06/13 8:00am 11/06/13 8:00am

A Sapphire Hard Disk Will Last 1 Million Years (But You Can't Afford It)

Though hard disk drive technology has improved in recent times, you'd be a brave soul indeed to use one for more than a couple of years without backing it up. But now a team of scientists has made a hard disk from sapphire which it claims will last 1 million years—just don't expect to be able to afford it. » 7/13/12 5:53am 7/13/12 5:53am

New Hard Drives Have More Bits Per Square Inch Than the Milky Way Has Stars

Seagate's latest hard drive has hit a milestone: it manages to squeeze in a data density of one terabit per square inch. It uses some extremely complex heat-assisted magnetic recording to do that, and in the process doubles the storage capacity of current hard disks. If that's not enough to get your head round, how… » 3/20/12 6:20am 3/20/12 6:20am

Toshiba Beefs Up 5400rpm 1.8-Inch Drives to 160GB

Just a few months ago we reported that Toshiba had turned up the spin-speed on its 1.8-inch hard drives to 5400 rpm. And now Toshiba's squeezed yet more storage onto those tiny spinning platters, beefing the storage capactity up to 160GB. Apparently it's the industry's first such drive with a serial ATA interface and… » 6/11/08 4:48am 6/11/08 4:48am

Leopard Disk Utility Format Issue Screws With Time Machine (But There's An Easy Fix)

Click to viewThe bad news is, we have discovered a Leopard-related issue that may very well throw a monkey wrench into your Time Machine. Anyone trying to use Time Machine with a previously PC-formatted drive could be at risk. The good news is, there is an easy—albeit none-too-obvious—fix. Here's the dilly-o: » 10/30/07 12:00am 10/30/07 12:00am

Brando Adapts eSATA Drives to USB with a Simple Adapter

We've already seen a clever way to conveniently adapt eSATA hard drives to USB, and now here's an even easier and cheaper way to do that from Brando. It's a $15 adapter, and sure, you'll have to add $10 to that ticket to get a power supply to fire up that drive, but the money saved by using a bare drive instead of… » 10/26/07 8:48am 10/26/07 8:48am

How to Add More Storage To Your Sony HDR-SR1 Camcorder

If there's one thing we can say about Sony, it's that they're not entirely against people modding up their gear. That is, if you don't count them forcing Lik-Sang out of business. So if you've been a bad boy present-peeker and know you're getting one of these Sony HDR-SR1 hard drive camcorders for Xmas, you'll be… » 12/22/06 1:15pm 12/22/06 1:15pm