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Sony Crams 3700 Blu-Rays' Worth Of Storage In A Single Cassette Tape

Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don’t get much love. That’s a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per square inch, meaning a cassette could hold 185 TB of data. Prepare for the mixtape to end all mixtapes.


Western Digital Crams Two-Disk RAID Into Portable Thunderbolt Drive

The new MyPassport Pro from Western Digital is the world’s first bus-powered portable hard drive to offer two disks with RAID capability for blazing fast, grab-and-go storage.


Where Do You Actually Store All Your Online Stuff?

With Google dropping the cost for its Drive service to just $10 a month for an absurdly mammoth 1TB of storage, it’s a great time to think: “Wow, well I maybe I should cram all my digital crap into the same place for simplicity!” But it’s never that easy.


Have You Been Able To Back Up Your iPhone 5 Since Updating To iOS 6.0.1?

So something very peculiar is going on with my iPhone 5 — I haven’t been able to successfully back up since updating to 6.0.1. A couple others on staff have encountered it too.


LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Review: The Best Thunderbolt Hard Drive

If your computer has a Thunderbolt drive, odds are it has been neglected. Some external storage options are good, but there isn’t any particular one that is a no-brainer. Until now, that is. LaCie’s vivid orange drive is the best way to back up files, superfast.


LaCie Puts Thunderbolt On Its Portable, Rugged External SSD

Now this is what we were hoping for from Thunderbolt. LaCie just stuck a Thunderbolt port on its USB 3.0 Rugged series of external drives, meaning it’s now a tiny, indestructible speed monster.


Western Digital's My Passport Edge Fits 500GB Of Storage In Your Pocket

If your MP3 collection has maxed out your ultrabook’s SSD right out of the box, Western Digital has a pair of new slim external drives designed to complement your laptop’s sleek profile. There’s one for Mac and one for PC.


What Service Do You Use To Upload And Store Your Photos On The Internet?

I know. For most people it’s Facebook. Go out, get drunk, snap pics, upload, tag friends, Like. Repeat. Everybody does this. But I don’t want this. Flickr was a solution once upon a time but Flickr is, um, not what it used to be. How about Picasa? Something else?


Would You Pay Less For Backup Storage You Can't Access Immediately?

Amazon Glacier has arrived in the form of super-cheap storage for data that is “infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable”. That’s quite different from the online storage solutions we’re come to know.


This Floppy Autoloader Will Archive All Those Floppy Disks You Almost Certainly Don't Have Any More

I’m something of a retro technology hoarder myself, so I’ve got plenty of appreciation for hacks that enable you to sort through your old stuff. There probably aren’t too many Giz readers out there with five thousand floppies any more… but if you do, have we got a gadget for you!