hard drives

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.


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.