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

Leopard Disk Utility Format Issue Screws With Time Machine (But There's …

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

Toshiba 200GB Portable Is About Capacity, Not Speed

There has been a ridiculous amount of news this past week about portable hard drives of the 2.5-inch variety. OWC introduced a 160GB 7200rpm portable. Samsung did one better announcing a 200GB 7200rpm 2.5-inch drive, but that was a tease: It would initially only be available to enterprise customers. » 4/16/07 11:00am 4/16/07 11:00am

200 Gigabytes of Perpendicular Love, Samsung Style

Seems like just yesterday when the world was all excited about OWC's packaging of a 2.5-in. 160GB 7200rpm drive Seagate Momentus drive with perpendicular recording capability. No time to enjoy that view: Samsung just upped the stakes with a 2.5-inch perpendicular-recording drive of its own. Capacity? 200GB. The company … » 4/11/07 11:46am 4/11/07 11:46am