Hard Drives

The home for your data.

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Self-encrypting drives are hardly any better than software-based encryption

Two researchers demonstrated attacks against self-encrypting drives used in enterprise environments at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam

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Seagate ships 8TB drive for video

The HDD can support up to 64 high-definition video streams simultaneously while running 24/7

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Storage giants are getting bigger, but prices will stay small

Even with big buyouts like Western Digital and SanDisk, hard drives and flash remain cutthroat businesses

Western Digital rolls out ultra-slim 5mm Ultrabook

Western Digital to buy Sandisk for $19 billion

The deal will give WD a way forward as buyers switch from hard disks to solid state drives

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Western Digital self-encrypting external hard disk drives can expose data

The hardware-based encryption built into popular Western Digital external hard disk drives has flaws that could allow attackers to recover data without knowing the user password.

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Seagate breaks through the 1TB-per-platter barrier for laptop drives

Seagate today announced its first laptop drive that can store 2TB of data using only two platters, allowing the company to manufacture them in a 7mm-high form factor

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Tech time bombs: The components just waiting to wear out

Your computer's next point of failure might be further up the stack than you think

Debunking SSD myths

Despite the huge gains that solid-state drives are making, some myths persist -- all unjustified

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Western Digital, HGST top the list of most reliable hard drives

Hard drive failure data from cloud backup service Backblaze has Western Digital and Hitachi coming out on top -- and Seagate upping its game

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Seagate's new 500GB portable drive is about a quarter-inch thick

Seagate's thinnest portable backup hard disk drive, the Seven Portable Drive, comes in a stylish stainless-steel enclosure

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Seagate preps for 30TB laser-assisted hard drives

Seagate has just invested $55 million into its largest wafer development facility to prep for manufacturing HAMR drives.

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

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