Hard drives

The home for your data.

The InfoWorld guide to disaster recovery done right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

WD leapfrogs Seagate with world's highest capacity 10TB helium drive, new flash drives

WD announces 8TB and 10TB helium-filled hard drive line


Keeping your drives cool won't make them last longer

A study by Backblaze of hard drive failures shows they don't fail any more often if allowed to run hotter than their recommended operating temperature

Seagate releases 6TB hard drive, its fastest yet

Company disses the need for helium in high-capacity drives, as used by rival Western Digital

Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before

With no paperwork to fall back on, the techie must unravel a system problem with only one basic tidbit: the vendor name

Watch the utter destruction of hard drives holding Snowden's data

In newly released footage, computer equipment belonging to the Guardian is destroyed by order of the U.K. government

Buying a hard drive? Stats say get Hitachi, avoid Seagate

Cloud backup outfit Backblaze crunched data on low-cost hard drives in its data centers to figure out failure profiles for consumer brands

Western Digital's HAMR technology could increase disk capacity five-fold

Its demo of the heat-assisted magnetic recording technology follows earlier ones by Seagate and TDK

Study shines a light on how long hard drives actually last

After tracking 25,000 hard drives for four years, BackBlaze has some answers about the lifespan of hard drives -- answers that involve bathtubs

Helium-filled hard drives take flight, bump capacity to 6TB

Finding ways to use helium gas also let Western Digital to decrease power use by 23 percent

Seagate hybrid drive promises speed boost below the cost of flash

The Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD, being dubbed 'the world's first enterprise hybrid drive,' is offered as an option for IBM System x servers

Is full-disk encryption worth it?

New study -- sponsored by drive makers -- argues the data security benefits of hardware-based encryption outweigh hassle, cost

Western Digital claims HDD capacity doubled with nanotech breakthrough

The nanotech discovery may lead to denser and denser HDDs

Even road warriors can spin out and crash

Failed hard drives, sputtering laptops -- it's anyone's guess how some users will handle tech problems when on their own

Hard drive prices still not back to pre-flood levels

Analysts blame Seagate's low profits on depressed hard drive prices, but those of us who pay retail know that just ain't so

Not sci-fi: A world where storage devices never fail

Free your mind from the shackles of the now, and picture how storage will look in the year 2023

Good-bye -- and good riddance -- to spinning disk

Life will be much improved after we've cast off the shackles of ancient storage technology

LaCie releases 20TB Thunderbolt RAID array

The 5big, unveiled at CES, sports I/O speeds of up to 785MBps

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