Don't-Miss Storage Stories

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.

Cisco adds Mozy cloud service to desktop Smart Storage box

Cisco announced that it has added a hosted backup service to its entry-level, desktop disk storage arrays.

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.

Intel: Light Peak interconnect technology is ready

An Intel executive on Friday said that its Light Peak interconnect technology, designed to link computers to devices like displays and external storage, is ready for implementation.

Iomega reveals SuperHero Charger and Iomega TV with Boxee

On Thursday, the digital storage and content management manufacturer announced the release of two new products: the SuperHero Backup & Charger and the Iomega TV with Boxee.

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.

Samsung announces first DDR4 DRAM module

Samsung has completed development of the industry's first DDR4 DRAM module that has twice the performance of today's DDR3 DRAM.

Micron releases half-terabyte laptop SSDs

Micron Technology today announced a new line of solid-state drives (SSDs) with up to 512GB of capacity.

Lexar doubles SD storage capacity with 128GB SDXC card

Lexar Media on Monday announced the first 128GB SDXC secure digital memory card, which could help products like digital cameras store more video and images.

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.