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  • Moving from a hard drive to an SSD

    Posted March 4, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    You can easily clone a small hard drive to a large one. It's not so easy to clone a large hard drive to an SSD.
  • The Weekly Hash - April 26, 2013

    Posted April 26, 2013 - 11:19 am

    Having a few laughs at the expense of this week’s top tech newsmakers, this week including Apple, Facebook and Pizza Hut
  • Should I update my BIOS?

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Rohkai asked the Answer Line forum if a PC's BIOS, like an operating system or an antivirus, should be kept up to date.
  • Review: Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt external hard drive

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    The scoop: MiniStation Thunderbolt (HD-PATU3), by Buffalo Technology, about $240 (500GB version; 1TB also available, price TBD)
  • Partition your hard drive with data still on it

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 10:50 am

    Reader Kevin Riley has a 1TB FireWire hard drive that is about a quarter full. He’d like to partition the drive but doesn’t want to have to back up all his data to another drive, partition this drive, and then move his data back. Luckily, there's a way to safely partition it with his data still on it.
  • Review

    Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Personal storage tech treasures

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:05 am

    There’s a lot of shiny and flashy gadgets and home entertainment devices that will entice most of the population during the holidays – cameras, music players, camcorders and tablets are sure to be this season’s top sellers once again. But once gift recipients start to create content, listen to music, download apps or record videos, they will eventually need a good, safe and reliable digital place to store their stuff. That’s where storage comes in – it’s not always the sexiest product category, but there’s a lot of new innovations in storage that we think will make good gifts as well:
  • Can you put an SSD and HDD in a laptop?

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:16 am

    Whether or not you can upgrade a laptop this way depends on the compromises you're willing to make. Here are some possible approaches
  • Q&A: Hitachi GST CEO says hard drive future hangs in cloud

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    Before the proposed buyout by Western Digital is complete, Hitachi GSTs CEO said the future of its hard drive business rests squarely in the cloud and mobile market.
  • Review

    Hands-on: Seagate's GoFlex Slim drive makes your data more portable

    Posted April 6, 2011 - 6:03 am

    Seagate's new 320GB GoFlex Slim external hard drive offers USB 3.0 performance in a nicely thin case; however, you will pay for the privilege.
  • Seagate ships 3TB desktop drive, breaking 2.1TB barrier

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Seagate today announced its first 3TB internal hard disk drive, the 3.5-in Barracuda XT, which uses free software driver in order to allow legacy OSes, such as Windows XP, to access its full capacity.
  • LaCie unveils Thunderbolt-compatible Little Big Disk

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    If you're planning on getting a new MacBook Pro complete with Thunderbolt technology you'll be pleased to know that you'll only have to wait until summer to get hold of a Thunderbolt-compatible external hard drive.
  • Hitachi aims 3TB drives at business market

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Hitachi is not the first storage vendor to bring a 3TB drive to market. However, it is the first to introduce an internal 3TB drive reliable enough for hardcore business use.
  • Hitachi ships first 3TB enterprise-class SATA hard drive

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 10:38 am

    Hitachi announced its highest density enterprise-class 3.5-in drive, the Ultrastar 7K3000, which comes with SATA or SAS interfaces and can store up to 3TB of data.
  • Video

    CES 2011: ioSafe invites journalists to destroy a drive (video)

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 10:44 am

    To prove how rugged their new portable hard drive is, the folks at ioSafe host a bunch of journalists at a Las Vegas shooting range for the chance to fire a shotgun at the hard drive. Keith Shaw takes his best shot at destroying the drive.
  • Rocstor embraces USB 3.0 for new hard drives

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 11:35 am

    Storage company Rocstor has added two new USB 3.0 devices to their product line up, just in time for CES 2011.
  • Seagate debuts fast green drive

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Seagate has introduced a new high-speed, eco-friendly hard drive for low-power personal computers. The 3.5-inch desktop drive spins at 5900 RPM and includes the company's SmartAlign technology.
  • Playboy releases back issues on hard disk

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Nothing conjures up images of smoking jackets, pipe aroma, and silicone implants quite like Playboy--which, like every other print magazine, is struggling to stay relevant in the Internet era. Well, Hef and Co. have come up with a revenue booster just in time for the stocking-stuffer season: 56 years of Playboy on a 250GB hard drive.
  • Macbook Air could foretell death of hard drives

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    Apple's decision to use SSD technology rather than a hard drive in the new Macbook Air -- and Steve Jobs' pronouncement that it represents the future of notebooks -- could hasten the replacement of traditional drives with NAND flash technology.
  • Beautiful laptop; stupid idea

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    It's time to admit the all-surprise product planning, quick and quirky 86ing of even popular technology and poor reverse compatibility make the Mac a poor choice for corporate IT.
  • Iomega, Seagate release ultra-thin drives

    Posted October 27, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Seagate and Iomega have announced new high-capacity portable drives; both support the USB SuperSpeed protocol.
  • Hard drive manufacturers embrace new storage tech

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    In a reflection of the hard-fought battle among hard drive makers to get ahead of rivals, Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital this week talked up storage innovations, including a Hitachi drive that combines an optical platter with Micron's densest NAND flash memory and advanced hard drives from Western Digital and Seagate that hold up to 3TB of data.
  • Expand your iPad's storage capacity with HyperDrive

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 11:29 am

    The 64GB of storage space on the top-of-the-line iPad might be enough to appease most casual users, but those of us who routinely watch high-definition videos, or other disk-hogging media can blaze through that 64GB limit before lunchtime. Sanho's new HyperDrive, a hard drive specifically designed for the iPad, can help you get around the iPad's storage limits by letting you access video and photo files directly from the drive without the need of a computer.
  • Seagate releases first 3TB external desktop hard drive

    Posted June 29, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Seagate today unveiled its highest capacity external hard disk drive for desktops, a 3.5-inch-wide 3TB model that can connect using USB 2.0, USB 3.0 or FireWire 800.
  • Samsung touts Spinpoint F4 hard drive

    Posted June 15, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    Samsung today said it will begin selling three new drives next month, each representing higher performance or the smallest form factor for a product.
  • Review

    Hard Drives: Best Places to Buy

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    The key factors in buying a hard drive are drive type (internal, external, portable, network-attached, or solid-state) and capacity. Beyond that, most shoppers look at price, not at extra features.
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