hard drives

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.


Someone Built A 1KB Hard Drive In Minecraft

I’ll be honest with you. I don’t understand Minecraft. I can mine rocks and craft a sword, but start to talk about redstone and switches and my eyes glaze over. One very gifted individual has gone above and beyond anything else I’ve seen created in the open-world crafting sim, though, and put together a fully functional hard drive with a storage capacity of 1KB.


Seagate Business Storage NAS: Australian Review

Buying a NAS is tricky. You want one with lots of storage space, room to expand, a good feature-set and excellent performance. Seagate’s Business Storage NAS fulfills most of these goals, but falls short on speed and the versatility of its management software.


Samsung 850 Pro SSD: Australian Review

Buying an SSD can massively increase the speed of your PC, improving boot times, program loading speed and slashing power consumption. But what makes one solid-state drive different to another? All the changes you can’t see. Samsung’s new 850 Pro makes some significant behind-the-scenes upgrades to become the SSD you should buy today.


Seagate Desktop SSHD Hard Drive: Australian Review

Solid-state hard drives are great, but if you want a lot of storage space they’re extremely expensive. Traditional spinning-platter hard drives have plenty of storage space, but they’re relatively slow. If you need a capacious disk for storing media or for long-term archiving, that can also zip along with everday duties, Seagate’s Desktop SSHD hits the right note.


A Software Update Could Make Existing SSDs 300% Faster

Solid-state drives (SSDs) are already fast, in fact, a little too fast. That doesn’t mean we’re going to say no to even more performance, even if data transport protocols need to catch up. While flash memory itself continues to improve in durability, speed and density, there’s also work ongoing on the software side, with a team of researchers in Japan reportedly boosting existing drive speeds with a simple middleware change.


Seagate Backup Plus FAST Portable Hard Drive: Australian Review

If you’re buying a portable hard drive, chances are you’re looking for extra storage space for your desktop PC or laptop. It makes sense to find a drive with the maximum capacity possible, without trading off too much portability. The Seagate Backup Plus FAST boasts 4TB of storage, but runs off a single USB 3.0 cable — no extra power required.


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