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Thai floods hit Q4 hard drive production

The devastating floods in Thailand will cause a 28 percent quarter-on-quarter drop in hard disk drive (HDD) production in the fourth quarter.

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.

Western Digital extends suspension of operations in Thailand

Western Digital said its primary manufacturing facility in Thailand was flooded over the weekend, with its secondary site also at risk, raising the possibility of a global shortage of hard disk drives.

LaCie's Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now shipping

On Tuesday, LaCie finally made the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hard drive available to the public through the Apple Retail Store and the Apple Online Store. The LaCie drive was originally announced in February.

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.

Remains of the Day: Starz struck

U2's frontman puts in a good word for Steve Jobs, Apple lets a hard drive of confidential information slip through its fingers, and details on what exactly the crazy folks at Starz turned down.

iFixit's Mac Mini kit lets you add a second hard drive

If you just purchased a brand new Mac Mini and want to add an additional drive without paying $750 for a solid-state drive addition or $999 for a Mini with Lion Server, iFixit has the $70 kit for you.

Inside Prosoft’s Data Rescue Center

Prosoft recently opened its new Data Rescue Center, a service for recovering data from dead hard drives.

Corsair reveals new 90GB SATA-3 SSDs

On Thursday Corsair revealed two new 90GB solid-state drives (SSDs). Both drives have a SATA-3 6Gbps interface.

Iomega hard drive includes iOS device charging port

Available in 2TB and 3TB capacities, the Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive features a port for charging your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Iomega announced the external hard drive on Tuesday.

Apple to replace faulty Seagate 1TB iMac hard drives

On Friday, Apple announced that it would replace some Seagate 1TB hard drives included in recent iMacs that could "fail under certain conditions."

More Thunderbolt speed results

In our ongoing look at Thunderbolt performance, we tested two more configurations, as requested by Macworld readers. The first involves the new Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt array configured as a RAID 0; the second is with Target Disk Mode using Thunderbolt.