Stories by Rex Farrance

  • Iomega USB 2.0 70GB Rev Drive

    The handiest and most affordable desktop backup device is currently an external hard drive. But to back up critical workstations and servers, you need high-capacity removable media that you can rotate and secure off-site. Iomega's next-generation Rev Drive fills that need.

  • Tape Backup Giant Quantum Adds Muscle by Acquiring Certance

    Although backup behemoth Quantum has retained a hefty market share with its highly regarded DLT-based tape backup products since its 2001 hard-drive business sale to Maxtor, the company has been challenged to deliver a consistent profit to its shareholders--a problem fairly common in the tech industry post-Internet bubble.

  • Coming soon: External SATA hard drives

    External hard drives offer easy and practical storage, but they aren't as speedy as the internal models--yet. Vendors working on a new technical specification say that the first fast, new models of external drives could ship by midyear.