Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories

Protect your privacy: keep your data safe

In the old days, you probably kept all of your private data on your Mac. Today, your information is most likely stored across multiple Macs, iOS devices, and cloud-based storage services. Fortunately, there are tools that can keep your data safe, no matter where it lies.

Users frustrated with Seagate's next-gen hybrid drive

Users complained that Seagate's Momentus XT hybrid drive, which combines SSD with a hard drive, has major problems with its spindown feature.

Expo Notes: Up close with Seagate's GoFlex Mac drives

Seagate made news at Macworld 2011 by introducing a new family of hard drives geared specifically for the Mac. McKinley Noble stops by the Seagate booth on the show floor for a closer look at the new GoFlex drives.

Expo Notes: Dolly Drive marries Time Machine to the cloud

Time Machine, as it ships in Mac OS X, works only with external hard drives. When you use the Dolly Drive software, it shows Dolly Drive-provided cloud storage as available drives. When it’s time for Time Machine to run, encrypted files are saved to the Dolly Drive cloud storage.

Hitachi ships first 3TB enterprise-class SATA hard drive

Hitachi announced its highest density enterprise-class 3.5-in drive, the Ultrastar 7K3000.

ioSafe releases disaster-proof Rugged Portable SSD, HDD

ioSafe's Rugged Portable is an ultra-durable portable hard drive that sports the kind of multifaceted protection that would make James Bond proud.

Western Digital announces Scorpio Black Notebook Drive

On Wednesday, Western Digital announced that the latest hard drive in its Black series is ready and shipping. The WD Scorpio Black is a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive that the company boasts will improve a notebook's performance so dramatically, it will be competitive with desktop computers.

The evolution of hard drives

The history of the hard drive, through pictures.

A brief history of the hard drive

Hard disk drives sure have come a long way, baby. In the 1950s, storage hardware was measured in feet—and in tons. Today, we have flash drives, microdrives, and onboard solid-state drives that weigh almost nothing, hold gigabytes of data and cost (compared to the 1950s) very little.

Hitachi unveils 500GB, razor-thin laptop hard drive

Hitachi has announced its highest capacity 2.5-in laptop drive, which comes with up to 500GB of capacity and exceeds competitor's products in areal density by...

OWC offers DIY SSD upgrade kits for MacBooks, Mac mini

OWC on Tuesday announced its new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) SSD Storage Upgrade Kit. The kit allows owners of the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini to upgrade the hard drive and replace it with a solid-state drive (SSD) from OWC.

Seagate releases first 1TB 2.5-in enterprise hard drive

Seagate today announced the second generation of its Constellation drive, the industry's first 2.5-in enterprise-class drive with 1TB of capacity.

Toshiba laptop drive embraces new security features

Toshiba has become the latest storage vendor to build Opal Security Subsystem Class (Opal SSC) specification into its self-encrypting drive (SED).