How to Take Care of the Hard Drive in Your Windows Machine

The hard drive isn't the most spectacular bit of hardware, but it's essential to keep your PC running smoothly. If it goes kaput, it takes all of your precious data and your applications with it. So to keep your hard drive happy, healthy and running smoothly by following these straightforward tips. » 9/15/14 10:28am Monday 10:28am

What's the Most Massive File on Your Hard Drive Right Now?

Cloud storage is great and all, but sometimes you've just gotta download. Sometimes, you've just gotta download something huge. Back in the days of dial-up, a couple hundred MB would take eons to bring down, but now we can play with way bigger files. What's the most massive one you have sitting on your hard drive… » 9/14/13 3:00pm 9/14/13 3:00pm

SanDisk Connect: Share and Stream Your Mobile Media Anywhere (For Less)

When was the last time you held a roll of 35mm film in your hands? For a vast majority of folks, it's been a while seeing as how most cell phones now pull triple duty as our comms, our cameras, and our pocket computers. But getting photos and files off your phone has always been a sticking point—you either have to run… » 7/22/13 9:00am 7/22/13 9:00am

Your Old Hard Drives Are DIY Cotton Candy Machines Just Waiting to…

What with cloud storage becoming more and more affordable, chances are you've got a stack of old hard drives just laying around somewhere. At least one. You could just throw them away, or leave them to languish, or you could throw caution to the wind and make one into a cotton candy machine. Just in time for Easter. » 3/30/13 5:00pm 3/30/13 5:00pm

Thanks To HTML5 This Website Can Fill Your Whole Hard Drive with Cats

Sometimes a browser needs to leave a little data on your computer, just a little 5-10KB nibblit, a cookie. HTML5 is a hungrier beast than that which came before it though, and sometimes wants a little more. Maybe 5MB or so. But that's where it should end. Thanks to a little HTML5 vulnerability, however, this site can… » 2/28/13 5:20pm 2/28/13 5:20pm

At Just 5 Millimeters Thick This Hybrid Drive Is Impossibly Thin

Until SSDs get big and cheap, hybrid disk drives—which combine a traditional high-capacity hard drive with speedy solid state memory—are a great compromise. Particularly now that Singapore's Data Storage Institute has created a 2.5-inch one terabyte hybrid drive that's just 4.98 millimeters thick. » 11/07/12 3:36pm 11/07/12 3:36pm