IBM and Swiss scientists have created a remarkable bit of matter: a single atom magnet that stable and holds its polarity. This can be used to store data, orders of magnitude more efficiently.
WD says it's working with its customers "to identify and replace" some of its enterprise-class HGST Ultrastar hard drives, after seeing unusually high failure rates under specific circumstances.
Western Digital has announced it's expanding its portfolio of hard drives, with the addition of two new models, currently in testing. Both use Shingled Magnetic Recording and offer 12 or 14TB.
HDD health monitoring utility. Get HDD information, monitor S.M.A.R.T. values and disk temperature. Displays the S.M.A.R.T data as a list so you can see the specific issue that a hard drive may have.
Western Digital has built a neat custom hard drive specifically for the Raspberry Pi, which features 314 GB of energy-efficient storage in a slim form factor, and a 10 Pi-dollars price.
Some FCC documentation strongly hints that Sony is ready to unveil a new model of the PlayStation 4, one coming with a bigger and faster hard drive. It's very likely the company will unveil it at E3.
HDD Guardian provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.AR.T.
Cloud storage is becoming more popular, but hard drives remain in demand - and Seagate's new 8TB drive offers huge storage for a small price tag, thanks to new Shingled Magnetic Recording technology.
Seagate announces new, cheaper options to give smartphone users with small amounts of storage the ability to access and store files wirelessly using their Wireless Plus external hard drives.
Western Digital is launching a new type of hard drive, that's sealed and filled with helium. The new drive will offer more storage for less energy and it might be a great fit in datacenters.
Proving you can still get more gigabytes per dollar, Seagate has made available the worlds first 4TB hard drive utilizing four 1TB platters, and the cost won't burn a hole in your pocket either.
Seagate has announced they have managed to sell a total of two billion hard disk drives. Half of the sales happened in the last four years alone while the first half took almost 29 years.
Being assaulted by tablets, smartphones and SSDs the global hard disk drive market revenue is expected to decline by nearly 12% in 2013 as the price for storage will continue to come down.
Recently WD expanded its flagship Black series with a 4TB model, meant to deliver a balance between speed, capacity and price. At $350, a Black 4TB drive is slightly cheaper than a pair of Black 2TB..
The Japanese company announced a new laser-based technology capable of doubling storage density of magnetic hard disks. Expect ginormous HDDs within a two-year time frame
Researchers designed a special “hard disk” made of sapphire with miniaturized information on the surface. The challenge is a hard one: warning the future generations about nuclear waste beneath.
Wait, your SSD wasn't fast enough? You'll be pleased to know a group of Japanese researchers agree, so they've managed to find a way to squeeze some more performance from available technologies.
A new technology uses a nano-laser to “pulse” the data bits directly into the HDD platter, with no need for harnessing a magnetic field. In this way, data throughput could be hundreds of time higher
The recent flooding in Thailand has had some impacts upon the availability of hard drives for all computer manufacturers, except Apple, it seemed. Now, even the Cupertino company cannot source drives.
Thinq has confirmed after speaking to Seagate's senior product manager Barbara Craig a 3TB hard drive will be announced later in the year. There are however a number of major issues beyond raising the areal...
A new study has found that if magnetic-based hard disk drives (HDDs) continue to progress at their current rate then by 2020 we'll see a 2.5" HDD with a capacity of more than 14TB at...
Its fun to think that ten years ago the biggest hard drive available was 73 gigabytes. However with the constant and near unstoppable push to solid state drives, hard disk manufacturers must continue to press...
The OCZ Apex Series of Solid State Drives (referred to as SSDs from now on) has been out for a few months now, and thanks to the kind people at OCZ, I've been able to...
After long complaints about the petty size of the Xbox 360 (20GB) hard drive, Microsoft will finally offer a 100GB version on the shelves. Right now there is no price set, but we're looking at...