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Cloud service provider Backblaze has been busily releasing data over the past several months from a massive study of more than 27,000 hard drives it uses in its data centers.
If you're looking to upgrade your PC's hard drive in the next few months, you might want to take a look at an interesting blog post from online backup provider Backblaze. After shining a general light on how long hard drives actually last late last year, the company took to its blog on Tuesday to provide a detailed look at how consumer-grade hard drives from Hitachi, Seagate, and Western Digital performed in Backblaze's storage pods.
Lenovo is returning to the home storage market for the first time since it launched its IdeaCentre D400 back in 2009. The Lenovo Beacon Home Cloud Center is a two-drive NAS (network-attached storage) device that can be accessed locally or via the Internet.
Germany's Der Spiegel reports that the NSA has compromised a wide range of hardware for years to enable its spying
Western Digital has unveiled its WD Black Dual Drive, which allows users to access ether a 120GB SSD for performance or a 1TB hard drive for archiving massive amounts of data.
Western Digital demonstrated a 2.5-in laptop drive using HAMR recording technology that has the potential to increase areal density on disk platters five-fold.
Western Digital has started shipping a 6TB, helium-filled hard drive that represents a 50 per cent increase in drive capacity over today's largest hard drives.
Toshiba has unveiled its first 7mm (9/32-in) hard drive with two disk platters that offers up to 1TB of storage capacity.
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In March, Western Digital agreed to buy Hitachi Global Storage Technologies> (HGST), the disk drive subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., in a stock and cash transaction valued at $US4.3 billion. HGST CEO Steve Milligan will join WD as president at the closing of the deal, expected in the fourth quarter.
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It's rare that a company would release internal data on drive failure rates -- even more so when that company, Backblaze, earns its living storing consumer data in the cloud. That makes the hard drive data released this week even more valuable.
It's time for a storage upgrade, but your budget won't bear the burden of both a blazing new VelociRaptor hard drive and an extra injection of Kingston RAM. Decision time: if you're looking to improve general performance on the cheap, do you shell out for more RAM or a high-performance hard disk?
The Western Digital My Book 3.0 desktop external drive will be one of the first to market with the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. Announced today, the 1TB version is available for sale today; the 2TB is due later this week. So does USB 3.0 deliver on its promises? We got the 1TB My Book 3.0 into the PC World Lab, and our early results look very promising.
It's pretty much a given that solid state drives (SSDs) are the future of PC storage, and that hard drives are on the way out. But if you're buying a laptop today, which option is best?
Capitalizing on the buzz around green IT, Seagate and Western Digital have released new "green" hard drives designed to use less power (in part by spinning more slowly than the latest generation of drives) and produce less heat (thus requiring less cooling).
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