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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

Seagate kills 5900 rpm desktop drives, all Barracudas now 7200 rpm

Seagate announced that it's bumping the platter rotation speed in all of its Barracuda hard drives from 5900 rpm to 7200 rpm.

Dropbox adds new file-sharing service for work groups

Dropbox for Teams starts at $795 annually for five users and offers 1TB of storage.

Intel: Thunderbolt not in competition with USB 3.0

Intel will tell you its new high-speed interconnect technology, Thunderbolt, is not in competition with Universal Serial Bus (USB), the ubiquitous standard for connecting computers with other devices.

Mozy ships hard drives to cloud backup customers

Mozy has begun shipping hard drives to users of its MozyPro online backup service in order to speed up the initial full copy of data to be stored off site...

Seagate to offer 4TB external drive for $250

Seagate is preparing to ship the industry's first 4TB external drive.

Hitachi announces 1TB-per platter drives

Hitachi today announced that is has achieved yet another milestone by squeezing 1TB capacity onto a single disk.

GE pushes ahead with 500GB holographic disc storage

GE is about to begin distribution of holographic optical disc technology and plans to license it to manufacturing partners in the next few months.