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Disk drive shipments rebound from Thai floods

A year after a flooding disaster in Thailand took out a large portion of hard disk drive production, the industry has fully recovered with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year.

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Toshiba's tiny and mighty 500GB hard drive is no bigger than an index card

Toshiba shrinks its' Canvio portable external hard drive down to the size of an index card that's .35-inches thick.

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Hard disk drives vs. solid-state drives: Are SSDs finally worth the money?

Should you replace your hard drive with an SSD or a hybrid drive? Will you get your money's worth?

Seagate signals growing interest in SSDs with stake in DensBits

Seagate Technology, known mainly for its hard-disk drives, continued to build its solid-state storage portfolio by announcing Monday that it will take a stake in DensBits Technologies.

OWC unveils 960GB solid-state drive

OWC last week unveiled its OWC Mercury Electra MAX, a 960GB external solid-state drive compatible with Macs and other PCs; it’s the highest-capacity drive ever offered by the company. And that big storage capacity comes with a hefty price tag: $1,300.

Drobo embraces Thunderbolt, releases Drobo Mini

Drobo today announced two new storage arrays, including its first portable unit, the Drobo Mini, and a larger array with as much as six times the performance.

Seagate to acquire storage company LaCie

On Wednesday, hard drive manufacturer Seagate announced that it will acquire a controlling interest in LaCie.

Intel aims for 100 Thunderbolt devices by year end

About 100 peripherals based on the Thunderbolt connector technology will become available by the end of the year, a big jump from a fraction of the devices...

Hitachi releases first enterprise-class 4TB hard drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced its first enterprise-class 4TB desktop hard drive.

Seagate promises 60TB drives this decade

Seagate said it is the first hard-drive maker to achieve the milestone storage density of 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch on a disk platter.

Western Digital's new Thunderbolt hard drive now available

Western Digital on Thursday revealed that its new My Book Thunderbolt Duo, a two-drive desktop RAID array equipped with Thunderbolt connectivity, is now available for purchase for $600 (4TB capacity) and $700 (6TB capacity).

Western Digital closes Hitachi GST acquisition

Western Digital completed Thursday the acquisition of the hard drive business of Hitachi, and set up two subsidiaries with separate brands and products...

Thai floods catapult Seagate into hard drive market lead

Seagate technology for the first time in two years, Seagate technology reclaimed the throne as the leading hard disk drive suppler, usurping Western Digital's lead after devastating floods in Thailand last year.