Seagate is completely discontinuing its entire range of 7200rpm 2.5-inch drives later this year. Blame SSDs.
The cloud's great, but sometimes you still need fast, humongous local storage. How fast and humongous? How about, say, 2TB at 10,000RPM with TWO Thunderbolt ports.
Do you need gigabytes or performance? Laptop upgrades or a screaming new gaming PC? We walk you through what you need to know to pick the right storage solution for your PC.
Once formed from plastic, Western Digital's My Book Studio line of hard drives are now made of brushed aluminum. The Firewire/USB-equipped drives come in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB sizes for $150, $200 and $250, respectively. [Western Digital]
A weird quirk of LaCie drives: The desktop models feel like cheap crap, from the materials to the electronics (I'm particularly thinking of Neil Poulton's drive), but their portable drives are solid. This Porsche-designed drive feels like it just might stop bullets.
IBM's Centennial anniversary is fast approaching (as in TODAY), and their 100 years of hard work shouldn't go unnoticed. Behind every major technological advance, you're likely to find IBM's name floating around somewhere. Here are 9 of our favorite IBM-aided innovations.
But as one of our interns put it, "what kind of jerk would put a HDD in an ultraportable though?" That pair of 500GB platters will be a nice upgrade though, if you fork out $129 for it. [Engadget]
Uranium that's been depleted isn't necessarily waste, according to researchers at Nottingham University. They think—besides making ammo and tank armor—it could be used as the basis for future hard drives thousands of times larger than current ones.
Current hard disk drives are up against their ceiling: a few hundred GB per inch. But a combination of two unique writing methods could lead to new HDDs that pack ten times as much data in the same space.
Toshiba's got a new automotive HDD out today that's packing 200GB of storage. Consider that your typical Ford today has just 40GB, and start planning all the music and movies and media that'll be housed in your next car's dashboard.
When Amazon switched over to "frustration free" packaging last year—using minimal materials to ease the strain on the environment—they unwittingly became the prime suspect in a string of hard disk drive deaths. Behold the trail of sorrow:
If you take the guts of a Blu-ray or DVD player, blow it up, and spread it across a work bench, it looks like this. So you might be surprised to know that you're looking at the future of storage.
Considering the fact that Windows XP is still the most-used OS worldwide, anyone considering swapping out their old hard drives for a new one should heed this advice: be careful. You may want to even consider not doing it.
So, the HDDBOOST may be ridiculously brilliant. It's a hard drive bay that offers SATA connections to both a normal hard drive and a solid state drive. Ultimately, it promises the speeds of SSD with the storage capacity of HDD.
iPod docks can already be found on speakers, alarm clocks, kitchen scales, space heaters, lamps, cars, bikes and I'm sure in a bunch of other wacky things. Leaving no stone unturned, Buffalo is releasing the Dualie, a hard drive/dock combo.
Thank God for USB 3.0. I was getting really tired of staring at the progress bar for seconds (seconds!) while my shit transfers. WD just announced their first MyBook external drive with 3.0, and it looks great.
It'd be easy to get knotted up in jargon describing v.Clone, so let's stick with the concept for now: It's a syncable, complete image of your PC, which you can boot run from basically any other PC. And it's free.
At a mere 7 millimeters in height, Seagate's Momentus Thin drive will be the slimmest 2.5" hard drive on the market. Not only that, but supposedly it will also be one of the lowest-priced storage options for ultra-portables and netbooks.
It's been about a year since Intel's quick-but-pricey Intel's X-series SSDs started the market, so it's about time for refresh. And hey, look: It's a fresh pair of 34nm X25-M drives! (Spoiler: They're almost exactly like the last ones.)