Facebook has announced it is developing a new data storage system design that uses 10,000 Blu-ray discs, instead of traditional hard drives, that can store up to a petabyte of data.
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A team member from Western Digital and his family members recently created a model Formula 1 RC car that was made from the parts of 250 WD hard drives. The project took 400 hours to complete.
Seagate has announced that it will no longer make 7200rpm mobile 2.5 hard drives after the end of 2013, which may be a sign that notebooks may slowly do away with hard drives in favor of SSDs.
A group of researchers, including one from Microsoft Research, believe that solid state drives will have performance issues in the future as the circuitry inside those drives continues to decrease.
Two of the major hard drive makers, Western Digital and Seagate, will be cutting back, sometimes drastically, on the time periods of their warranties for their products starting in late 2011 and 2012.
While the current PC hard drive shortage will start to get better early in 2012, an analyst at IDC says that the supply of hard drives won't fully recover to pre-Thailand flood levels until 2013.
Windows 8 will ship at a time were 2 TB hard disk drives could be the norm for PC desktops. In the new Windows 8 blog entry, Microsoft talks about how the upcoming OS will handle large hard drives.
The maker of one of the most popular solid state drives, Kingston, predicts that prices for SSDs will finally cause the average consumer to pick them before regular hard drives by the end of 2012.
The continuing floods in Thailand are officially affecting PC hard drive supplies and have sent prices for those products soaring as much as 40 percent higher in the past week.
Massive flooding in Thailand, the worst in 50 years in that country, could cause shortages in hard drive supplies for the next several months as some hard drive makers shut down operations.
Seagate and Paramount have partnered up to preload 20 Paramount movies on Seagate's FreeAgent Go drives, according to The Inquirer. Each movie will cost $9.99 - $14.99 to unlock. They will also include Star Trek...