hard drives

Which Consumer SSDs Survived Two Petabytes Of Writes Over A Year?

The last time we read anything about SSD longevity, it was courtesy of the Tech Report’s ambitious project to punish a variety of SSDs over the course of many months. That was at 500TB of constant writes, where all the drives were still in the race. At two petabytes however… some losers have appeared.


A Tiny Old Hard Drive Makes A Sweet Nerdy Watch

As the world becomes increasingly (and justifiably) dominated by flash storage, old fashioned hard disk drives are becoming increasingly (and justifiably) useless. But slap a set of hands and a quartz movement on one, and boom! You’ve got yourself a pretty awesome-looking watch.


WD MyPassport Wireless Review: A Hard Drive After Photographers' Hearts

In the age of the smartphone, it’s becoming less important to be near a Mac or PC to get work done. But if you’re a serious photographer or videographer, you still need a hard drive to back up your copious amounts of data. Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless gives you that drive without requiring a computer. Not only does it ditch the cords, it’s got a built-in SD card slot that can automatically offload your work.


Samsung Releases Speed 'Restoration' Tool For EVO 840 SSDs

In September, Samsung acknowledged widespread user reports of performance issues with its 840 EVO range of solid state drives and that it was working on a fix. Now it’s come good on its word, releasing a utility to address the problem, but only for specific setups.


WD's 6TB Red Hard Drives Make A Perfect NAS Upgrade

Storage is one of those things that you always need more of. Especially if you have a network storage drive at home or at work, you’ve probably run into a situation where you’re faced with either deleting old files to make space or finding a more drastic solution. Up until a few days ago, I was juggling files around and deleting old backups just to make everything fit, and was in desperate need of salvation. So, I took a direct route, and ditched the old hard drives entirely for two massive improvements.


Own A Samsung 840 EVO? It's Almost Certainly Running Slower Than It Should

Compared to tried-and-true magnetic storage, SSDs are still finding their feet. And like all technologies, it can be hard to predict the issues that might pop up after long-term use without, you know, using them long-term. Take for instance Samsung, which is discovering just now that its 840 EVO series of SSDs have a bug that cripples read performance, but requires at least one-month old data on the drive before the problem appears.


How To Take Care Of The Hard Drive In Your Windows Machine

The hard drive isn’t the most spectacular bit of hardware, but it’s essential to keep your PC running smoothly. If it goes kaput, it takes all of your precious data and your applications with it. So to keep your hard drive happy, healthy and running smoothly by following these straightforward tips.


The World's Biggest Hard Drive Is Now 10TB, Not 8TB

Look who just knocked Seagate and its 8TB hard drive out of the spotlight. Western Digital just announced that it has added a 10TB hard drive to its HelioSeal product line.


This New Wireless Hard Drive Cuts Out Cords And Adds An SD Card Slot

External hard drives are essential; the cords they come with are a pain. And finally, after watching its competitors go wireless one by one, Western Digital has joined the party. My Passport Wireless does away with cords and adds a nifty built-in SD card slot as a nice little bonus.


This Is The World's First 8TB Hard Drive

Bigger is better. Seagate just shipped the world’s first 8TB hard drives to “select customers”, a new milestone for fitting gobs of data on a single 3.5-inch platter. Between all the videos I’ve shot and all the pictures I’ve taken and all the high-quality music and movies I’ve downloaded for years, I could easily fill this baby up.