Articles about hard drive

Samsung Announces 16TB Hard Drive
Just a few days ago, we brought you word that Samsung had announced a new slew of V-NAND SSDs, that ought to change the way we use SSDs, and this time around, it would be the long standing champion of massive storage space that will gain a leader. Yes sir, the world of hard drives will be on the receiving end of a massive 16TB worth of storage space, thanks […]

New Buffalo Ruggedized Portable Hard Drive
When it comes to data storage, just how much of a premium do you happen to place on what you have in binary terms? Is your data considered to be invaluable, so much so that you would do all that is in your power to ensure that whatever data you have stashed away will be stored in a tough device that can take its fair amount of punishment? This is […]

How To Wipe A Hard Drive (Permanently)
Wipe data from your hard drive completely, making it impossible to recover data from it.

G-Technology Delivers Rugged Portable Storage
[CES 2015] G-Technology knows the importance of making sure that data remains safe and sound – after all, that bunch of wedding photos are priceless, which means a backup of your backup should be essential. This time around, G-Technology has introduced the new G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt, the G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0, and the G-DRIVE ev RaW solutions that will offer a rugged form factor without sacrificing […]


Seagate Seven Is Seagate’s Slimmest Hard Drive Ever
[CES 2015] It goes without saying that the competition for the slimmest device has been going on for quite some time already, with smartphones coming under the spotlight most of the time. Having said that, how about hard drives? While we have seen LaCie roll out a couple of Rugged and Mirror hard drives today, Seagate decided to take a slightly different route – with the revealing of its Seagate […]

LaCie Rugged RAID Hard Drives Are Tough
[CES 2015] While we have seen the softer side of LaCie with the LaCie Mirror portable hard drive, here is the other end of the spectrum with the announcement of the LaCie Rugged RAID hard drive which will boast double the speed and capacity of a standard mobile hard drive, without compromising on its durability and ruggedness. In fact, the LaCie Rugged RAID also happens to be the only product […]

LaCie Mirror Portable Hard Drive Is A Thing Of Beauty
[CES 2015] When it comes to form and function, finding the right balance between both is always a good thing – and this is why we were pleased to have crossed paths with the LaCie Mirror portable hard drive. In fact, we think that if Cinderella were to live in the 21st century, this is the perfect tech accessory to go along with her glass slippers. But I digress – […]

Scientists Create A Disk Able To Store Data For A Million Years
Being able to store terabytes of data on a hard drive is pretty easy as nowadays, all you need to do is hook up a hard drive to your computer and you can start storing content immediately. But being able to keep that data lasting for longer than several years can be quite a challenge, especially if you regularly use the hard drive. It looks like that will be a […]

Seagate Offers External Drive Protection Plans Called Rescue And Replace
We know one of the main reasons why most people purchase an external hard drive is in order to keep those files that are most precious to them off of their computer. The last thing you want to happen is for your computer to completely shut down, leaving your memorable photos, music and any other important documents completely inaccessible. But sometimes, backup storage solutions could fail as well, which is […]

WD Blue Is World's Thinnest 1TB Hard Drive Measuring 7mm Thick
Western Digital announced its 7mm 1TB hard drive, the WD Blue, which is the world's thinnest 1TB drive.

HGST 1.5TB Hard Drive For Notebooks
While we are moving into a world with products that prefer to rely on flash based storage instead of traditional storage devices such as hard drives, this does not mean that hard drive solutions are being abandoned altogether. No sir, there is still a healthy budget conscious notebook market that would fall back on hard drives as the storage devices of choice, as they are cheaper and easier to produce. […]

Toshiba Canvio Connect Announced
Toshiba has just announced their Toshiba Canvio Connect portable external hard drive which will be very different from past Canvio releases, in the sense that this external hard drive will also let you access as well as share files straight from the device itself. This would clearly make it the first of its kind in the market, where you can carry up to 2TB of external storage space in a […]

Western Digital Ships 5mm Thin Drives
When it comes to storage and backup drives, Western Digital would be a name that many people are familiar with, although some might have run into unpleasant experiences in the past where their backup hard drive just died even before making it past the 1 year mark, which is rather unfortunate. Still, we are not here to start an Aunt Agony channel for failed hard drives, but rather, talk about […]

Chinese Engineer Makes Cotton Candy Machine From Old Hard Drives
For the computer builder enthusiast, we’re sure that some of you guys probably have old and unused, maybe even spoilt hard drives lying around, but what can we do with them? Having them sit in the corner and collect dust is one option, but what about turning them into a cotton candy machine? Wait, what? It seems that a rather enterprising engineer in China who runs a hard drive repair […]

Seagate Does 4TB Hard Drive With Four 1TB Platters
In our culture and society these days, it seems that there is a growing obsession with being first. First in class, first on the grid, first in line to get the new iPhone…the list is practically endless when you think about it. Well, Seagate, a company that is well known in churning out storage solutions and manufactures hard drives as their bread and butter, has achieved another industry’s first with […]

HTML5 Exploit Can Allow Websites To Fill Up Your Hard Drive
Browsing websites on the Internet could be a great experience, depending on what kind of content you’re searching for. Conducting research for a term paper may not be as rewarding as browsing Reddit, but the process is still the same: input a website address, get to said website. But a recently revealed HTML5 exploit shows some websites can fill your computer’s hard drive with junk data. A lot of junk […]

Toshiba Outs 2TB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
Toshiba has taken the wraps off its latest portable hard drive that offers around 2 terabytes of storage space. The Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 portable hard drive is powered by USB 3.0 and it is capable of storing up to 571,000 digital photos, or 526,000 digital music files, or around 1,640 downloaded digital movies. Apart from its fast storing capabilities via USB 3.0, the Canvio Basics 3.0 also features an […]

A-DATA DashDrive Elite HE720: World’s thinnest external hard drive?
A-DATA claims that their recently introduced DashDrive Elite HE720 is also the world’s thinnest external hard drive, and I leave the commenting floor open to the rest of our dear readers to counter that claim or to further strengthen it. Well, one thing’s for sure though, the DashDrive Elite HE720 is definitely a thing of beauty from the moment you lay your eyes on it, where this USB 3.0 compatible […]

Data Killer erases data on the spot
Have you ever sat at the edge of your seat in the movies, as the protagonist is busy trying to erase all sensitive data on the hard drive right before the authorities or enemies make an entrance? The Data Killer from Platform of Japan is one such device that would definitely make life a whole lot easier – as well as less stressful, as the Data Killer is presented as […]

Star Wars hard drive recycles VHS tapes
Remember the days a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, where you relied on this thing called the VHS tape to watch your favorite home movies? Ah, that was also the heyday of the Sony Walkman – when it still relied on cassettes instead of CDs or even later, MP3 files, to dispense music wherever you went. Well, here is a blast from the past with […]