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

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

A HDD-Powered Tablet Sounds Like a Very Bad Idea

The world's first 2.5-inch HDD intended for tablets (but also available as a standalone device) has one thing going for it: It allows Archos to release two new G9 tablets that'll each have 250GB of storage. That is a lot of room. But HDDs aren't a good component for tablets, even if they are 7mm thin. With a laptop,… » 6/23/11 2:28pm 6/23/11 2:28pm