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  • Terabytes per second writing on hard drives with heat

    Posted February 8, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    Using a laser to heat magnetic bits on a hard drive may boost write speed hundreds of times.
  • Samsung to sell HDD unit to Seagate in $1.4B deal

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 5:18 am

    Samsung Electronics will sell its hard-disk drive operations to Seagate Technology in a US$1.375 billion deal that will create strong links between the two companies, they said Tuesday.
  • Hard disk drive shipments to soar through 2014

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    Over the next four years, storage vendors are expected to ship 300,000 petabytes of hard disk drive capacity, this in spite of the fact that last year that industry saw unprecedented sales declines, a report from IDC states.
  • Review

    DiskAnalyzer Pro

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 12:09 pm

    A long time ago, disk storage seemed stuck at a dollar per megabyte. Now it's much less than a dollar per gigabyte, and that means most of us have nearly--or over--a terabyte of storage. It sounds wonderful, until you realize that can translate to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of files, many buried deep in obscure directories where no sane person would ever venture. DiskAnalyzer Pro ($30, 14-day free trial) will not necessarily clean up your disk for you, but it will give you some powerful tools to help you in the process.
  • Toshiba squeezes 160GB onto 1.8-in. drive for handhelds

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 8:54 am

    Toshiba's storage division announced its highest capacity 1.8-inch hard disk drive that can store up to 160GB of data and is positioned to show up in next-generation handheld devices.

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