• WD's Black2 SSD/HDD combo drive promises to solve the capacity-versus-speed storage conundrum

    Posted November 25, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    When it comes to storage, many of us struggle with the decision of whether to buy speed or capacity. An SSD delivers speed aplenty, but you need a mechanical hard drive for capacity. Buy the SSD and rely on the cloud, or opt for the hard disk and just turtle along? Western Digital's Black2 combo SSD/HDD promises to deliver speed and capacity.
  • WD combines 120GB SSD with 1TB HDD in a laptop drive

    Posted November 25, 2013 - 12:38 pm

    Western Digital has unveiled its WD Black Dual Drive, which allows users to access ether a 120GB SSD for performance or a 1TB hard drive for archiving massive amounts of data.
  • SSD vs HDD hard drives: the best storage to have in a Mac

    Posted August 13, 2013 - 4:33 pm

    Speed vs space: what's the fastest and best-value hard drive to buy.
  • Review

    Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

    Posted June 5, 2013 - 10:00 am

    While it's easy to make a thin SSD for low-profile laptops and other mobile computing devices, NAND memory isn't cheap. Designers are constantly faced with a choice between capacity and affordability. While 2.5-inch hard drives are about one-fifth the cost of SSDs,their 7- or 9mm profiles rendered them difficult to implement in ultraportables and other smaller laptops. That's why the Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD is big... err small news.
  • Apple now selling iPads, iMacs and friction-stir welding

    Posted October 24, 2012 - 11:46 am

    Based on yesterday’s announcement, Apple has a new marketing strategy: uber-nerdly geek speak
  • Live tweeting the Apple iPad mini announcement

    Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Apple announced a whole bunch of new (some of it smaller) stuff for you to spend your hard earned money on today. I tweeted about it as it happened. Here's how it went.
  • How to partition your hard drive to optimize performance

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Solid-state drives are all the rage lately, thanks to their high transfer speeds and ultrafast access times, but most people still use cheap, spacious mechanical hard drives. Unfortunately, mechanical hard drives also constitute one of the most significant performance bottlenecks in modern computer systems. Even when paired with the fastest processors and lots of memory, a slow hard drive will drag down the a system's overall performance and responsiveness, which is why upgrading to an SSD usually yields such significant performance gains.
  • Non-geeks prefer solid-state drives to cloud

    Posted May 15, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    High cost and a reputation for flakiness limited sales of SSD flash drives as alternatives to hard drives. Cost and flakiness are still a little high, but both are dropping, making SSDs waaaay sexier to consumers than cloud or virtual storage, no matter what geeks think about it.
  • 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
  • The best of both worlds: An SSD and a HDD

    Posted August 15, 2011 - 10:08 am

    Using both a solid state drive (SSD) and a hard disk drive (HDD) in the same computer gives you most of the speed advantages of an SSD without the constricted space.
  • 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.
  • Seagate launches 1.5TB portable hard drive

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Seagate today unveiled what it calls the world's first 2.5-in, 1.5TB portable hard disk drive.
  • Apple announces replacement program for some Time Capsules

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 10:50 am

    Apple says it will repair or replace Time Capsule models that either shut down unexpectedly or don't power on at all, according to a Knowledge Base article the company posted late last week.
  • Seagate claims first 6Gbit/sec, 2TB SATA hard drive

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    Seagate today announced the availability of what it called the industry's first SATA 3.0, 6Gbit/sec hard disk drive in its Barracuda XT 2TB drive.
  • Review

    Hard disk vs. solid-state drive

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    SSDs have the speed, but HDDs have the capacity.
  • Western Digital releases monster 4TB hard drive

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 10:25 am

    Western Digital Corp. today released its biggest consumer external hard-disk drive targeted at Mac users with a whopping 4TB of capacity.
  • Toshiba to acquire Fujitsu's hard-disk drive business

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    Toshiba and Fujitsu have signed a provisional agreement under which Toshiba will acquire Fujitsu's loss-making hard-disk drive business.
  • Coming soon: Full-disk encryption for all computer drives

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    The world's six largest computer drive makers Tuesday published the final specifications for a single, full-disk encryption standard that can be used across all hard disk drives, solid state drives (SSD) and encryption key management applications.
  • Fujitsu to end hard-disk head production

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 10:20 am

    Fujitsu plans to end production of read/write heads for hard-disk drives as part of a wider review of its HDD business, it said Tuesday.
  • Seagate releases new firmware for broken hard drives

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 10:33 am

    Seagate has now released new firmware for all models of hard drives affected by a software flaw, the company said Thursday.
  • Seagate offers free data recovery for faulty drives

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 6:18 pm

    Seagate Technology Tuesday is offering free data recovery services for customers who purchased the company's flagship Barracuda 7200.11 desktop hard drive through December 2008. A firmware bug in those drives has produced a high number of failures.
  • Complaints flood Seagate over hard drive problems

    Posted January 18, 2009 - 9:18 pm

    Seagate's online support forum has been riddled this week with complaints from owners of the 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive, which in recent months has already drawn complaints that the drive has been freezing up during data transfers.
  • Seagate squeezes data closer in new 1TB drive

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 5:33 pm

    Seagate has begun volume shipments of a new desktop hard-disk drive that offers 1TB of storage space across two disks.
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