Hard Drives - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2126 en Seagate releases 6TB hard drive, its fastest yet http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/seagate-releases-6tb-hard-drive-its-fastest-yet-239972?source=rss_hard_drives <p>Seagate <a href="http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-hard-drives/hdd/enterprise-capacity-3-5-hdd/?cmpid=friendly-_-pr-enterprise-capacity-3_5-us">has released</a> its first 6TB, enterprise-class hard disk drive, which is 28 percent faster than its earlier 4TB drive and doesn't use helium.</p> <p>Western Digital became the first company to release a 6TB drive; that drive was also its first helium-filled model -- something the company sees as crucial for the future of high-capacity drives.</p> Storage Hard Drives Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:35:39 +0000 admin 239972 at http://www.infoworld.com Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/backup-documentation-we-never-needed-it-236592?source=rss_hard_drives <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/puzzle.jpg" alt="Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Data Center Storage your IT tales Backup and Recovery IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Hard Drives Data Center Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 236592 at http://www.infoworld.com Watch the utter destruction of hard drives holding Snowden's data http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/watch-the-utter-destruction-of-hard-drives-holding-snowdens-data-235482?source=rss_hard_drives <p>In July 2013, U.K. newspaper the Guardian was ordered to destroy computers storing top-secret information that had been leaked by Edward Snowden. The command followed weeks of charged negotiations between the Guardian and the British government, and the duties were carried out under observation of government officials.</p> <p><iframe src="http://embedded-video.guardianapps.co.uk/?a=false&amp;u=/world/video/2014/jan/31/snowden-files-computer-destroyed-guardian-gchq-basement-video" width="460" height="397" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> Computer Hardware Security Storage Hard Drives Computer Hardware Government Security Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoTube 235482 at http://www.infoworld.com Buying a hard drive? Stats say get Hitachi, avoid Seagate http://www.infoworld.com/t/hard-drives/buying-hard-drive-stats-say-get-hitachi-avoid-seagate-234686?source=rss_hard_drives <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/storeinside_generic6_hp.jpg" alt="Buying a hard drive? Stats say get Hitachi, avoid Seagate" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>What better way to find out which hard drives hold up the best than to ask a company that uses lots of them?</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Storage Hard Drives Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:09:52 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 234686 at http://www.infoworld.com Western Digital's HAMR technology could increase disk capacity five-fold http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/western-digitals-hamr-technology-could-increase-disk-capacity-five-fold-230886?source=rss_hard_drives <p>Western Digital yesterday said it has demonstrated heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology at a Chinese trade show.</p> <p>The technology has the potential to increase the density through which data is stored on hard disk drives by more than five times.</p> Storage Hard Drives Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:56:31 +0000 admin 230886 at http://www.infoworld.com Study shines a light on how long hard drives actually last http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/study-shines-light-how-long-hard-drives-actually-last-230739?source=rss_hard_drives <p>Few things in computing are as vital as the lowly hard drive. If your memory goes bad or your processor blows, it's easy enough to switch out; when a hard drive gives up the ghost, your precious files expire along with it.</p><p>All of which begs the question: Just how long do hard drives last?</p><p><strong>[ Managing backup infrastructure right is not so simple. InfoWorld's expert contributors show you how to get it right in this "<a href="http://infoworld.com/backup-infra-deep-dive?idglg=ifwelg_fssr">Backup Infrastructure Deep Dive</a>" PDF guide. ]</strong></p> Storage Hard Drives Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:51:51 +0000 ccraig 230739 at http://www.infoworld.com Helium-filled hard drives take flight, bump capacity to 6TB http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/helium-filled-hard-drives-take-flight-bump-capacity-6tb-230112?source=rss_hard_drives <p>It took Western Digital's HGST subsidiary more than a decade to develop a way to reliably seal helium gas inside of a hard drive. It was worth the wait.</p> <p>HGST Monday announced that it's now shipping a helium-filled, 3.5-inch hard disk drive with 50 percent more capacity than the current industry leading 4TB drives. The new drive uses 23 percent less power and is 38 percent lighter than the 4TB drives.</p> Storage Hard Drives Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:33:30 +0000 admin 230112 at http://www.infoworld.com Seagate hybrid drive promises speed boost below the cost of flash http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/seagate-hybrid-drive-promises-speed-boost-below-the-cost-of-flash-223337?source=rss_hard_drives <p>SSDs are encroaching on hard disk drives with the promise of faster access to data, but HDDs are fighting back -- in some cases, with built-in solid-state storage of their own.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Seagate Technology took the fight to the enterprise market, introducing its Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD, which it calls the world's first enterprise hybrid drive. Shipping now to server and storage vendors and resellers, the new drive is also available as an option in IBM System x servers.</p> Storage Hard Drives Storage Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:04:34 +0000 admin 223337 at http://www.infoworld.com Is full-disk encryption worth it? http://www.infoworld.com/t/storage/full-disk-encryption-worth-it-216995?source=rss_hard_drives <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Security_lock_2_hp.jpg" alt="Is full-disk encryption worth it?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Lost devices and data theft remain a major worry for enterprise IT firms. Computer Hardware Security Storage Hard Drives Encryption Computer Hardware Security Storage Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:19:48 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 216995 at http://www.infoworld.com Western Digital claims HDD capacity doubled with nanotech breakthrough http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/western-digital-claims-hdd-capacity-doubled-nanotech-breakthrough-213753?source=rss_hard_drives <p>Western Digital <a href="http://m.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hgst-reaches-10-nanometer-patterned-bit-milestone-nanotechnology-process-will-double-todays-disk-drive-data-density-193862431.html" target="_blank">has announced</a> what it said is a nanotechnology breakthrough that will allow the company to double data <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/19/Storage" target="_blank">storage</a> capacity on hard disk drives (HDD).</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Storage Hard Drives Data Center Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:31:34 +0000 admin 213753 at http://www.infoworld.com Even road warriors can spin out and crash http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/even-road-warriors-can-spin-out-and-crash-213534?source=rss_hard_drives <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 190px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/laptop_blues.jpg" alt="Even road warriors can spin out and crash" width="243" height="182" align="right" /> <br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Computer Hardware Storage your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Misadventures Hard Drives Laptop PCs Tech Support Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 213534 at http://www.infoworld.com Hard drive prices still not back to pre-flood levels http://www.infoworld.com/t/hard-drives/hard-drive-prices-still-not-back-pre-flood-levels-211843?source=rss_hard_drives <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/storeinside_generic7_hp.jpg" alt="Hard drive prices still not back to pre-flood levels" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I've been watching hard drive prices ever since the devastating floods wiped out much of <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/hard-drives/the-impending-hard-drive-shortage-and-possible-price-hikes-176453">Thailand's hard drive manufa Storage Hard Drives Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:39:34 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 211843 at http://www.infoworld.com Not sci-fi: A world where storage devices never fail http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/not-sci-fi-world-where-storage-devices-never-fail-211063?source=rss_hard_drives <p>Last week, I wrote <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/good-bye-and-good-riddance-spinning-disk-210631" target="_blank">a piece on the future of storage</a>. My original title was "The post-storage world," though that was changed in edit and I did not see the change before the piece ran. The headline of "Good-bye -- and good riddance -- to spinning disk" didn't necessarily match the content, which was explicitly discussing what I termed the post-storage world: that is, a world without the constraints of today's storage mechanisms.</p> Data Center Storage Hard Drives Network Storage Data Center Storage Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 211063 at http://www.infoworld.com Good-bye -- and good riddance -- to spinning disk http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/good-bye-and-good-riddance-spinning-disk-210631?source=rss_hard_drives <p>A few weeks back I wrote about <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/why-we-need-win-the-battle-ultrafast-internet-208771">the need for widespread, ultra-high-speed broadband Internet</a> and how unforeseen technologies, companies, and entire industries would exist if only we had a critical mass of 100Mbps or gigabit Internet connections. Sadly, many people don't understand this. It's the same shortsightedness that led to the thinking that 640K of RAM was enough for anyone or that the world needed only four or five computers.</p> Data Center Storage Hard Drives Solid State Drives Data Center Storage Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 210631 at http://www.infoworld.com LaCie releases 20TB Thunderbolt RAID array http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/lacie-releases-20tb-thunderbolt-raid-array-210326?source=rss_hard_drives <p>LaCie <a href="http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10604" target="_blank">announced Monday at CES</a> the 5big storage box, a RAID array with Thunderbolt that comes in 10TB and 20TB capacities. The LaCie 5big array comes with dual-core 2.13GHz Intel processors. The dual Thunderbolt ports, enabling users to daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals together.</p> Storage Hard Drives Network-attached Storage Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:44:43 +0000 admin 210326 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple quietly extends 1TB iMac Seagate replacement program http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/apple-quietly-extends-1tb-imac-seagate-replacement-program-205091?source=rss_hard_drives <p>Apple has quietly extended its iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program through April 12, 2013. <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/1161313/seagate_1tb_hard_drive_imac_replacement.html" target="_blank">Last year</a>, Apple acknowledged that certain Seagate drives in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs could fail, for 1TB models sold between May 2011 and July 2011.</p> Computer Hardware Apple Desktop Macs Hard Drives Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:34:47 +0000 admin 205091 at http://www.infoworld.com Disk drive shipments rebound from Thai floods http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/disk-drive-shipments-rebound-thai-floods-203540?source=rss_hard_drives <p>A year after a <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221717/PC_makers_should_brace_for_drive_shortages" target="_blank">flooding disaster</a> in Thailand took out a large portion of hard disk drive production, the industry has fully recovered with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year.</p> <p>According to market research firm IHS iSuppli, hard drive sales have rebounded, driven by demand in the enterprise market as well as the upcoming arrival of the Windows 8 operating system next month.</p> Storage Hard Drives Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:50:58 +0000 admin 203540 at http://www.infoworld.com Toshiba aims to slash Ultrabook prices with new hybrid hard drives http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/toshiba-aims-slash-ultrabook-prices-new-hybrid-hard-drives-203208?source=rss_hard_drives <p>Toshiba said Tuesday it will soon begin mass production of a new line of hybrid disk drives equipped with flash memory, touting them as a low-cost replacement for the solid-state drives used in Ultrabook and laptop computers.</p> <p>Hybrid drives are touted as a way to achieve the high boot and start-up speeds of SSD while keeping costs down, but have been slow to catch on. With manufacturers eager to slash prices on Ultrabooks they could finally take off: the SSD in such devices currently accounts for about 25 percent of the total price, according to market estimates.</p> Computer Hardware Storage Hard Drives Laptop PCs Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:51:19 +0000 admin 203208 at http://www.infoworld.com Western Digital announces its smallest external drive with USB 3.0 http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/western-digital-announces-its-smallest-external-drive-usb-30-201772?source=rss_hard_drives <p>Western Digital today announced what it is calling its smallest external hard disk drive, the 500GB My Passport Edge, for both Macs and PCs. The new drives are 4.34 inches long by 3.2-inches wide and .5-inches thick.</p> <p>The drives are also an upgrade from the USB 2.0 (480Mbps) to the USB 3.0 (5Gbps) USB I/O interface.</p> Storage Backup and Recovery Hard Drives Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:28:54 +0000 admin 201772 at http://www.infoworld.com Extreme tech: 22 devices that go all out http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/63063/extreme-tech-22-devices-go-all-out-201393?source=rss_hard_drives <!--paging_filter-->These 22 devices push the limits of technology in almost every way<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These 22 devices push the limits of technology in almost every way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> pcworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/63063 </div> </div> </div> Consumer Electronics Hard Drives Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 admin 201393 at http://www.infoworld.com