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Apple extends iCloud storage upgrades

The complimentary storage extension for old MobileMe customers, which was supposed to end in September, has been extended by one year.

Exploring iCloud Backup

Lex Friedman joins podcast host Chris Breen to discuss Apple's iCloud Backup service.

Helium gas shortage risks popping WD's drive plans

With worldwide demand and prices at an all-time high, Western Digital's plans to use helium in its drives may be ill-timed as the world's reserves are quickly drawing down.

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Disk drive shipments rebound from Thai floods

A year after a flooding disaster in Thailand took out a large portion of hard disk drive production, the industry has fully recovered with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year.

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Review: My Book VelociRaptor Duo pricey but fast and feature-rich

Macworld Lab tests Western Digital's new Thunderbolt drive and comes away impressed with its speed and feature set.

Toshiba's tiny and mighty 500GB hard drive is no bigger than an index card

Toshiba shrinks its' Canvio portable external hard drive down to the size of an index card that's .35-inches thick.

MobileMe users to see bonus iCloud storage end Sunday

Former MobileMe users got a pretty sweet deal with Apple closed down that cloud storage service and replaced it with iCloud: Three months of free data storage that costs other users up to $40 a year. But that deal (as expected) is now coming to an end.

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Hard disk drives vs. solid-state drives: Are SSDs finally worth the money?

Should you replace your hard drive with an SSD or a hybrid drive? Will you get your money's worth?

Review: SpiderOak 4.7 a strong candidate for online storage, backup, and sync

If you're looking for the highest level of privacy and a service that has all the pieces in one place for backup, sync, and read-only folder sharing, SpiderOak offers the strongest solution.

Backup Plus automates photo and video backups from Facebook, Flickr, YouTube

With the release of the Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac, Seagate has reinvented its line of portable hard drives, incorporating a number of desirable features into its new design.