storage

This 8TB Seagate Hard Drive Only Costs $US260

If you’re running out of digital storage and are on a tight budget, you could do a lot worse than consider Seagate’s latest hard drive. Part of its Archive HDD line, you can pick up an 8TB model for just $US260.


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.


Scientists Built Flash Storage In A Single Molecule

When a lot of us think about storage, we still think about that archaic method of encoding data by etching patterns into a disk. That’s so 20th century. In the era of flash storage, researchers are now doing amazing things with chemical bonds — things like storing data on a single molecule.


Turn Your Unused MicroSD Cards Into Invisible Extra MacBook Storage

Sticking an SSD drive inside the MacBook Air helped Apple create one of the sleekest laptops you can buy. The tradeoff was limited storage, since SSDs don’t boast the same capacity as regular hard drives at any sort of sane price. Thankfully, there’s also an SD card slot you can use to boost your MBA’s storage, but instead of grabbing one of those expensive trimmed SD cards to sit flush inside, consider Brando’s cheap microSD adaptor instead.


Compact SSDs That Outperform The Fastest USB Flash Drives

You might wonder why anyone would actually spend money on a USB flash drive when companies hand them out for free at trade shows. The answer is speed — a free flash drive copies files slower than a tired snail. You can always spend hundreds on a fast USB 3.0 flash drive to speed up file copies, but even the most expensive option can’t compare to the speeds you’ll get from VisionTek’s new compact SSD drives.


Why iOS Updates Require So Much Space

Every iOS update is a small deception. 117MB, well that’s not so bad! Then you look at the fine print, and a few gigabytes are required make to actually install the damn thing. So what’s really going on here?


Dropbox Delete Your Files? You Might Get Free Pro Upgrade For One Year

Earlier today, news came that Dropbox had deleted user files from the cloud. While it’s going to restore some of them, it can’t bring them all back to life. But it can, according to an email published at Engadget, offer those who lost digital detritus a year’s worth of Dropbox Pro to make up for it.


Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them A Code Word

Losing a laptop full of personal files like family photos is upsetting, but losing a laptop full of private corporate info and trade secrets is instead downright terrifying. So when you absolutely can’t risk misplaced data falling into the wrong hands, a GSM-equipped SSD drive that can remotely physically self-destruct guarantees the utmost of security and privacy.


LaCie's D2 Thunderbolt 2 Can Be Upgraded With Extra SSD Storage

Speed, size, and even aesthetics all come into play when it comes to choosing an external drive for a computer, but storage capacity is always the most important factor influencing a purchase decision. And with LaCie’s new d2 Thunderbolt 2 external drive, you can actually boost both the storage and transfer speeds with an optional SSD upgrade that’s easy to install.


Apple's New iCloud Pricing Plan Gives You A Terabyte For $25

Apple just made its new iCloud pricing plans official. Here’s what extra storage in Apple’s walled garden is going to cost you in Australia.