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LaCie offers hybrid cloud storage service

LaCie announced a hybrid storage product that combines a network-attached storage box with an online backup service.

Drive docks to help re-use old hard drives

What do you do with those used but still useable hard drives? You can get a drive dock. Here are 11 drive docks for your consideration

Apple ups Time Capsule capacity to 3TB

Apple on Tuesday quietly upgraded the Time Capsule, its wireless backup drive and base station, introducing a new 3TB drive alongside the 2TB model.

Samsung ships 1TB internal hard drive for laptops

Samsung this week announced the Spinpoint M8 internal hard drive with 1TB capacity, which could raise the bar in storage available on laptops.

Seagate, Western Digital merger deals face EC probe

Moves by Seagate and Western Digital to acquire hard-drive companies are being probed by European regulators because of competition concerns.

Difficulties abound when upgrading a 2011 iMac's hard drive

If you've never been under the hood of the aluminum iMac, it's not for the casual user. Here's a quick rundown of the steps involved and how a new hurdle in the 2011 models may further dampen your enthusiasm for DIY upgrades.

OWC offers 480GB solid state drive for 2010 MacBook Air

Other World Computing now offers a pricey but powerful 480GB solid state drive upgrade for the 2010 MacBook Airs.

Apple's iMac, MacBook Pro lines are SSD friendly

Like the MacBook Pro before it, Apple's latest iMac line-up is optimized to squeeze more performance from solid-state drives.

Seagate breaks 1TB per platter barrier

Seagate said it has broken a previous areal density benchmark with a drive line that can hold up to 1TB of data per platter.

Researchers use disk fragmentation to hide data

Researchers from two universities have developed an algorithm that uses disk fragmentation to hide data on a clustered file system.

Google crushes, shreds old hard drives to prevent data leakage

A new look into Google's data centers shows extensive security measures and the destruction of old hard drives to prevent leakage of customer data.

Seagate-Samsung deal to spur next-gen storage development

Seagate's proposed purchase of Samsung's hard disk drive operations will likely lead to faster development of new hard disk drive technology and improved solid state drive and hybrid drive output, according to industry observers.

Hitachi GST expands portable storage drives to cloud

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies on Tuesday introduced new Touro storage offerings that package local and online storage.

Samsung to sell HDD unit to Seagate in $1.4B deal

Samsung Electronics will sell its hard-disk drive operations to Seagate Technology in a $1.375 billion deal that will create strong links between the two companies.

New Toshiba hard drive erases its data if removed from computer

Toshiba has come up with a type of self-encrypting hard drive (SED) that can automatically wipe data if it is removed from a paired computer.