Sadly This 10TB Hard Drive Is Designed For Servers, Not Your Laptop

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies—aka HGST, aka a subsidiary of Western Digital—was recently showing off its gigantic new 10TB hard drive at the Linux Foundation Vault tradeshow in Boston. But unfortunately you won't be packing 10,000 gigabytes into your laptop anytime soon because the drive is designed for use in… » 3/13/15 9:23am 3/13/15 9:23am

G-Technology's New Rugged Hard Drives Float in Water

G-Technology is and it's hoping to carve out a rugged niche to take on Lacie's iconic orange hard drives with blue-jacketed competitors that are even tougher. The toughest drives in its new rugged family can survive brutal falls and shrug off water like it ain't a thing. » 1/06/15 1:21pm 1/06/15 1:21pm

LaCie's Rugged RAID Offers Extra Data Protection With Two Drives Inside

With their now-iconic rubber orange armor, LaCie's rugged external drives have become the go-to choice for professionals in the field looking for a reliable place to store and transport photos and footage. And while LaCie's new Rugged RAID might be a little larger than its predecessors, it provides even more… » 1/04/15 3:01am 1/04/15 3:01am

A Tiny Old Hard Drive Makes a Sweet Nerdy Watch

As the world becomes increasingly (and justifiably) dominated by flash storage, old fashioned hard disk drives are becoming increasingly (and justifiably) useless. But slap a set of hands and a quartz movement on one, and boom! You've got yourself a pretty awesome-looking watch. » 12/03/14 2:45pm 12/03/14 2:45pm

MyPassport Wireless Review: A Hard Drive After Photographers' Hearts

In the age of the smartphone, it's becoming less important to be near a Mac or PC to get work done. But if you're a serious photographer or videographer, you still need a hard drive to back up your copious amounts of data. Western Digital's My Passport Wireless gives you that drive without requiring a computer. Not… » 12/02/14 3:21pm 12/02/14 3:21pm

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 9/15/14 10:28am

The World's Biggest Hard Drive Is Now Ten TB, Not Eight

If you thought 8 TB was plenty, think again. Western Digital just announced that it has added a 10 TB hard drive to its HelioSeal product line. » 9/10/14 3:03am 9/10/14 3:03am

This New Wireless Hard Drive Cuts Out Cords and Adds an SD Card Slot

External hard drives are essential; the cords they come with are a pain. And finally, after watching its competitors go wireless one by one, Western Digital has joined the party. My Passport Wireless does away with cords, and adds a nifty built-in SD card slot as a nice little bonus. » 9/03/14 3:23pm 9/03/14 3:23pm

This Is the World's First 8 TB Hard Drive

Bigger is better. Seagate just shipped the world's first 8 TB hard drives to "select customers", a new milestone for fitting gobs of data on a single 3.5-inch platter. » 8/27/14 4:22am 8/27/14 4:22am

LaCie's New Rugged Thunderbolt Drive Has an Integrated Cord

If you were a filmmaker who spent a lot of time on the road, LaCie's new rugged Thunderbolt drive would be on your wishlist. It's wrapped up in a neat little IP-54-rated water- and drop-resistant package, with the cord already attached. And it's about as fast as they come. » 6/05/14 11:32am 6/05/14 11:32am

Western Digital Crams Two-Disk RAID Into Portable Thunderbolt Drive

The new MyPassport Pro from Western Digital is the world's first bus-powered portable hard drive to offer two disks with RAID capability for blazing fast, grab-and-go storage. » 3/27/14 12:20pm 3/27/14 12:20pm

There's No Excuse for Not Backing Up Your Computer. Do It Now.

At least once a month, some friend or family member asks me how to recover data from a failed hard drive. I help them as best I can, but in my head, my answer is always the same: “go back in time and back up your computer like you know you should’ve.” » 3/21/14 12:18pm 3/21/14 12:18pm

Seagate's Got a Batch of Slim New Drives To Back Up Your Phone

Seagate has always offered up big drives that store your stuff reliably, and the newest round of external storage devices—Backup Plus Slim—will now back up content from your phone. » 1/05/14 7:00pm 1/05/14 7:00pm

LaCie has doubled the storage capacity of its extra-resilient Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series external hard drives. They now offer two terabytes of storage that you can drop or carelessly toss about for $300. » 11/21/13 9:19am 11/21/13 9:19am

Western Digital's New Hard Drives Are Filled With Helium

Digital storage is always getting cheaper and more capacious—but Western Digital has a plan to fill it with helium to make hard drives way more efficient than ever before. » 11/04/13 3:45am 11/04/13 3:45am

Adding a Little Heat Could Give Us a 40 TB Hard Drive in a Few Years

When it comes to cramming as much data as possible on a platter, hard drive manufacturers will use every trick in the book to maximize capacity. Including turning up the heat as TDK plans to do with a new technique that could deliver 40 terabyte hard drives by 2020. » 10/10/13 11:20am 10/10/13 11:20am

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

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only squeeze particles so close together before they start bumping into each other and screwing up the data. That's all about to change. » 8/08/13 5:21pm 8/08/13 5:21pm

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