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IBM invented a way to store data on a single atom

March 8th, 2017

Electronics get faster, smaller, and (hopefully) more reliable as time passes, but the march towards the miniature only has one logical place to end, and that’s at the atomic level. IBM Research is apparently already there, and the company announced today that it has successfully managed to store data on a single atom, and it’s …

10TB Hard Drive

Finally, you can put a 10TB hard drive inside your home PC

July 20th, 2016

I know, I know. That pathetic 4TB hard drive just isn’t cutting it for storing your collection of rare memes. You’ve had to use an external drive, or *shudder* Dropbox to handle the overflow. But never fear! For the surprisingly low price of $535, Seagate will sell you a 10TB drive with a five year …

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD Review

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD review: Finicky mechanical HDDs are dead to me

April 28th, 2014

First, a story. I loathe mechanical hard drives. They’re painfully slow, annoyingly finicky, and prone to failure — the consumer ones, anyway. Toss one in a cheap USB 3.0 enclosure, however, and you’ve got a bona fide recipe for disaster. I’m sure I could find millions who’d comment that their [insert external HDD here] is …

Seagate says hard drive shortage will continue through this year

February 1st, 2012

Seagate said in its recent fiscal second-quarter earnings report that it expects the flooding in Thailand to result in a continued hard drive shortage throughout 2012. The company originally reported issues after flooding affected its factories in October, 2011. In addition, analysts have suggested that the floods could increase laptop and desktop PC prices, and …

Seagate GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage hands-on

May 16th, 2011

We met up with Seagate last week to get a sneak peak at its brand new wireless mobile storage drive, the GoFlex Satellite. It’s a battery-powered external hard drive, though it’s not just a traditional drive — it can also stream any and all content wirelessly over Wi-Fi to any iOS or Android device, or …

Apple’s new iMac gets torn open; same LG display spotted

May 4th, 2011

The crew over at iFixit — torx screw drivers in hand – just stripped down one of Apple’s brand new 21.5 inch Sandy Bridge iMacs to give us a look at its guts. There aren’t too many surprises in store: the computer uses the same LG display found in the last generation of iMacs, and …

Seagate unveils 3 TB external HD

June 29th, 2010

Hard drive company Seagate has upped the external storage ante with its 3 terabyte external hard disk offering. The external drive, officially known as the 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive, offers connectivity via USB 2.0, Firewire 800 or USB 3.0 and carries a price tag of $249.99; that’s just north of $0.08 per gigabyte. …

Seagate packs 600GB of enterprise storage into a 2.5 inch drive

February 9th, 2010

Say hello to the Seagate Savvio, a 600GB enterprise HDD that doubles the capacity of current enterprise drives and sports a rocking 10,000 RPM and a 2 million hour MTBF. All this raw, reliable spinning power is packed into a diminutive 2.5 inch frame which lowers rack space requirements and, when combined with the drive’s …

Toshiba Announces 256GB SSD for your Netbook

September 27th, 2008

Netbooks are neat little computers and are making internet tablets obsolete. The only problem with these little laptops is that, well, they’re little and that doesn’t allow for much in terms of power, memory, and hard drive space. Well, Toshiba has answered the call for the latter and will be making 256GB solid state drives. …