How To Format A Hard Drive (Windows)

Formatting a hard drive is a quick way to erasing all content and cleaning a disk up before a sale, or a system installation. It’s not something people do everyday, so it’s OK to have forgotten the steps, or to be a little queezy about doing it. Here’s how to simply format a Windows disk, but let’s look at a few definitions first:


How To Wipe A Hard Drive (Permanently)

Wipe data from your hard drive completely, making it impossible to recover data from it.


Toshiba Canvio Aerocast Wireless HDD Revealed

Toshiba has just announced their most recent solution which would enable customers to play back personal digital content without having to remain tethered to anything. This is made possible thanks to the Toshiba Canvio Aerocast Wireless HDD that intends to let you experience digital content on a TV in a different way. This unique device would deliver the benefits of high-capacity external storage alongside wireless freedom, where you can hook […]


Toshiba Announces 5TB Hard Drive That Targets Surveillance Industry

Toshiba has certainly been involved in the world of storage systems in the past, where they do cater to home based solutions as well as enterprise ones. This time around, Toshiba’s latest MD04ABA-V Series was launched, where it will bring along with it the company’s very first 5TB 3.5”, low RPM hard disk drive (HDD) that was specially developed for those who would want something reliable in the world of […]


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iStarUSA BPN-DE Drive Cage Review

Those building their own PC have to go through a sea of PC components that is often not easy to navigate, not because the specs are hard to read, but because it is virtually impossible to form an opinion on the build quality of PC accessories based on what’s available online. When I started shopping for a drive cage for a new PC I’m building I wanted to have a […]


Seagate 5mm HDD To Boost Ultrabook Storage

Seagate has just announced the launch of a new 5mm HDD (hard disk drive) which represents an important height reduction (30%) from the previous 7mm and 9mm versions. Seagate built this to enable ultra-thin computers to reach a storage capacity of 500GB (today) to 650GB (by 2016) at a price point that SSDs (solid state drive) simply won’t allow in the same timeframe.


Seagate Slim Offers Storage Without The Bulk

Seagate is no stranger to the portable hard drive market, having come up with some hits of theirs in the past. Remember the Seagate GoFlex Slim Drive, which was touted to be the slimmest portable external hard drive in the world when it was revealed a couple of years back? Well, Seagate is still in the game of delivering quality storage on the go for the masses, and their latest […]


Seagate Momentus XT Review

Seagate has just launched the Seagate Momentus XT, a 2.5” HDD (hard disk drive) that comes with a twist: Seagate claims that it can be as fast as an SSD (solid state drive) “in the real world”. First, why would it be so fast, and how did they manage to do that? You may have guessed: the Seagate Momentus XT does come with a small amount of Flash memory, so […]


Seagate Barracuda Drives Updated, Streamlined

Seagate is overhauling its legendary barracuda line of hard drives by using the same technology on every barracuda drives, notably a 7200 rpm of rotational speed, 6Gb/sec SATA and the same DicsWizard driver for 2TB drives. This effectively leads to a single family of products that will only scale in capacity: from 250GB to 3TB. With this streamlined line-up, Seagate also makes it easier for PC manufacturers to qualify its hard […]


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 […]


Rumor: 5TB Seagate hard drives on their way

How large is your most spacious hard drive in your desktop at the moment? 1TB? Well, it seems that the ante is about to be upped by another level as boffins continue their unrelentless march towards improving current technology by walking towards tomorrow. It seems that a Seagate Middle East salesperson was reported to suffer from a case of the “slip of the tongue”, letting out Seagate’s future plans of […]


Toshiba MK01GRRB/R series small form factor hard drive

Toshiba steps to the forefront of news-making headlines yet again by introducing the industry’s highest capacity enterprise small form factor 15k RPM hard drive – in the form of the MK01GRRB/R series. This essentially sees a doubling of capacity where high performance enterprise drives are concerned, in addition to throwing in a self encrypting model that ought to keep a wide spectrum of users happy.


Akitio hard drive enclosure plays nice with many inputs

I don’t know about you, but the Akitio hard drive enclosure that you see above here is certainly quite the character, being extremely pleasing to the eyes while boasting a charisma that enables it to “talk” to all forms of devices regardless of what they are thanks to its amazing range of connectivity options. We’re talking about eSATA, USB 3.0 and a couple of FireWire 800 ports – so speedy […]


LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series now available

If you’ve been waiting for a Thunderbolt-capable external hard disk for your Mac – good news, because LaCie has announced that its Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series is now available for purchase. The first in the series of portable hard disks that take full advantage of your Thunderbolt connection, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series are designed for demanding tasks such as video editing, making quick full system backups and […]