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QNAP network-attached storage adds USB 3.0, SATA 6GBps

Network-attached storage specialist QNAP has pre-announced an important revison to its flagship standalone NAS series.

Can data stored on an SSD be secured?

Following a recent report that data on most SSDs is very difficult to completely erase, researchers and analysts say there are really only two methods to...

Seagate ships 3TB desktop drive, breaking 2.1TB barrier

Seagate today announced its first 3TB internal hard disk drive, the 3.5-inch Barracuda XT.

Intel unveils next gen SSDs with 6Gbps throughput

Intel on Monday announced its next line of new solid-state drives. The new Intel SSD 510 features fast SATA 6Gbps performance.

Peripheral makers get ready for Thunderbolt

If MacBook Pro users are to reap the benefits of Thunderbolt's faster data transfer speeds, they'll need peripherals that take advantage of the connectivity technology. Macworld spoke to several device makers about their plans for Thunderbolt.

Seagate still looking into Momentus XT drive problems

Seagate has played down technical problems experienced in recent weeks by users of the company's Momentus XT hybrid hard drive.

LaCie unveils Thunderbolt-compatible Little Big Disk

LaCie has announced a new version of the Little Big Disk external hard drive that features support for Intel's new Thunderbolt technology.

MacBook Pro updates, Thunderbolt, and Lion

Thursday's product announcements from Apple prompt this special edition of the Macworld Podcast, in which Roman Loyola reports the latest MacBook Pro updates and Mac OS X Lion.

What you need to know about Thunderbolt

The arrival of Apple’s latest MacBook Pro models brings with it a brand-new connection technology called Thunderbolt. And by brand-new, we mean “just announced this morning,” which raises lots of questions about what, exactly, Thunderbolt is and why Apple has chosen to make it a flagship feature of the company’s newest notebooks. Here’s what you need to know about the industry’s latest connection standard.

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.

SSDs difficult to wipe securely, researchers find

Current methods for securely wiping data from magnetic hard disks simply aren't reliable enough to use on solid state drives (SSDs), a detailed study by...

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.

Scientists calculate total data stored to date: 295+ exabytes

Scientists at the University of California released a report showing that as of 2007, the world had stored 295 exabytes of data.