hard drives

Seagate's Backup Plus FAST Packs Two Hard Disks in a USB 3.0-Powered Drive

It’s a great time to be a travelling photographer or video editor — portable hard drives are the fastest and most capacious they have ever been, and will only continue to get faster. Seagate’s new Backup Plus FAST, just released in Australia, squeezes two thin laptop hard drives into a compact aluminium case, hooks them up with high-speed RAID 0, and runs the whole deal off the power of a single USB port.


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.


Listen To Tainted Love, Performed By A Bunch Of Floppy Drives (And A HDD)

Sure, you could toss your old magnetic drives into the bin, where they’ll eventually end up in a landfill (and become strange artefacts for future archaeologists to ponder over centuries from now). Or you could take Gigawipf’s lead and string them together into their own little band, ready to bang out marvellous renditions of famous songs, such as “Tainted Love” in the video here.


The Most (And Least) Reliable Hard Drive Brands

Backblaze uses 25,000 hard drives for its online backup service. This has provided some interesting information, such as how long hard drives are likely to last and the difference in reliability between enterprise and consumer drives. Today, Backblaze has spilled the beans on which drive manufacturers are the most reliable.


Western Digital's New Hard Drives Are Filled With Helium

Digital storage is always getting cheaper and more capacious — but Western Digital has a plan to fill it with helium to make hard drives way more efficient than ever before.


Adding A Little Heat Could Give Us 40TB Hard Drives In A Few Years

When it comes to cramming as much data as possible on a platter, hard drive manufacturers will use every trick in the book to maximise capacity. Including turning up the heat as TDK plans to do with a new technique that could deliver 40TB hard drives by 2020.


What's The Most Massive File On Your Hard Drive Right Now?

Cloud storage is great and all, but sometimes you’ve just gotta download. Sometimes, you’ve just gotta download something huge. Back in the days of dial-up, a couple hundred MB would take eons to bring down, but now we can play with way bigger files. What’s the most massive one you have sitting on your hard drive right now?


Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only squeeze particles so close together before they start bumping into each other and screwing up the data. That’s all about to change.


SanDisk Connect: Share And Stream Your Mobile Media Anywhere (For Less)

When was the last time you held a roll of 35mm film in your hands? For a vast majority of folks, it’s been a while seeing as how most mobile phones now pull triple duty as our comms, our cameras and our pocket computers). But getting photos and files off your phone has always been a sticking point — you either have to run cables to your computer, email yourself the files or entrust your sensitive data to some company’s insecure cloud. With SanDisk’s new Connect line, you’ll never have to deal with cables or clouds again. And they won’t anchor down your wallet either.


This 1.5TB Laptop Drive Is The Most Memory-Dense You Can Buy

While SSDs are blisteringly fast, they still can’t offer the capacities that the humble hard disk provides. Especially this one, because with 1.5 TB squeezed into its tiny little frame, it’s the most memory-dense drive you can buy right now.