Apple's newest computers feature a Thunderbolt port, which allows you to transfer data at blazing fast speeds. That's great, except for the fact that almost no Thunderbolt peripherals exist. But now the first Thunderbolt HDD is out, and it looks pretty great.
Hard drives are getting bigger and faster every year, but they're just barely keeping pace with the rate at which our data are expanding. A new service called Bitcasa wants to be the last hard drive you ever need, by offering seamless and infinite (infinite!) cloud-based storage for all of your data.
Chances are, you don't need anywhere near 4TB of hard drive space. But hey, maybe you do. And if you do, Seagate's gonna be the first one to offer it to you.
Backing up your data is always a compromise between resiliency and accessibility. LaCie's new CloudBox manages to seamlessly do both, which would be awesome if only it wasn't so ridiculously expensive.
Personally, I don't have a porn folder. I've never looked at porn. I don't even know what porn is. Some sort of snack food, I imagine. But from what I hear, people seem to keep a lot of pictures and video of it on their computers, and thanks to these new concepts, you'll be able to feel just exactly how heavy and bloated all those files are.
The GoFlex Satellite from Seagate is the first portable hard drive to include an integrated battery pack plus Wi-Fi that lets you stream 500 gigs of whatever you want directly to your iPad or any other mobile device without plugging in any wires at all.
Single molecules made up of two uranium atoms are able to store a magnetic charge. The reason to care about this little physical quirk is that we might be able to use depleted uranium to create hard drives that are hundreds, or even thousands of times more dense than drives we have today.
There's a physical limit to the number of magnetic bits that you can stuff onto a given area on a traditional hard drive, and we're pretty close to it right now. For hard drives to get bigger without getting, you know, bigger, we're going to have to get creative, and one research team has done this by taking hard drives into the third dimension.
Seagate has been working on some itty bitty 7 millimeter HDs that are among the thinnest consumer magnetic platter drives in the known universe, and they've stuffed them into some slick new cases including a portable USB-powered dual-drive RAID system.
That cardboard Mac Pro with its paltry 1TB hard drive? It's nothing compared to this homemade computer chassis that houses 70 terabytes — yes, that's 70TB worth of hard drives.