Don't-Miss Storage Stories

Carbonite launches flat-rate online backup for small biz

Carbonite's small business solutions charges a flat rate of $229 per year for 250GB of storage.

Intego launches Backup Express tool

Mac security software firm Intego has released Backup Express, a backup and synchronization tool, in the Mac App Store.

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.

SSD gives new 21.5-inch iMac signifcant speed boost

In our ongoing effort to provide benchmark data to help you choose the right iMac, we now present test results from a 21.5-inch 2.7GHz Core i5 iMac with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). You can use these results to compare with the standard-configuration iMacs and two build-to-order (BTO) models with Core i7 processors.

Move over flash: Here comes phase-change memory

University of California, San Diego researchers next week plan to demonstrate a solid state storage device that uses phase-change memory.

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.

Enterprise SSD testing spec released

The SNIA has developed a specification that allows users to test solid-state drives from any vendor for their performance.

Weekly Wrap: Macworld's top stories for the week of May 22, 2011

Sometimes, it's hard to keep up with all the great content Macworld publishes. So in case you missed a story or three, here's a roundup of some of our best stories from the past week.

University's new SSDs boost video production speeds by 16X

When Brigham Young University-Hawaii's digital media lab needed to turbo-charge its high-def video processing system, it plopped a solid state drive into its MacBook Pro laptop. It chose the latter and its drive performance immediately improved by 16 times, which allows the lab to process the 4K video resolution being recorded by its cutting-edge, $25,000 Red One video camera.

Intel: We own Thunderbolt trademark, not Apple

Intel has responded to speculation that Apple was the owner of the trademark for Thunderbolt, a super-fast connection technology used in the new MacBook Pro and iMac.

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.

SanDisk to buy SSD maker Pliant for $327 million

SanDisk today announced an agreement to purchase enterprise-class SSD-maker Pliant for $327 million.

Consumer SSD sales to break out in 2012

Consumer solid-state drives will have a break-out year in 2012 due to falling prices, which will make SSDs a primary storage option for mainstream users, Gartner...

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.