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.
Looking for more storage space inside your computer? Like, an excessive amount of storage space? Say hello to Western Digital's new 3TB Caviar Green drive, the biggest SATA drive in the world. You don't need this much space.
Have you partaken in the goodness that is wireless data storage? There's quite a few ways to get it going these days — setting up a separate computer as a server being the most common — but LaCie just made it super small and surprisingly cheap.
You know you should backup your digital photos — your hard dive is a devastating crash waiting to happen with much misery to follow. But you don't because you're just too damn lazy. Well, Memorex has removed the last major obstacle: the tedium of actually having to do anything.
We've been waiting a long time for solid-state drives to replace standard hard drives, what with their durability and speed being so much better. But they're still just so expensive! The solution? Both a platter drive and a solid-state drive crammed into the same hard drive.
With gadgets and laptops getting smaller and thinner by the day, manufacturers need hard drives that are moving in the same direction. And Hitachi's newest 7mm HDDs do just that, shrinking down the size while ratcheting up the speed to 7200rpm.
My data isn't that precious. I mean, sure, I like my photos and my music, but if someone else accesses them it's no big deal. Other people aren't so easygoing. For them, there's the Aegis Padlock Secure Hard Drive. This...
Our jaws are still agape over that lightning fast ioDrive Duo solid-state drive we showed you last month, but now here's one that can beat it, the DDRdrive X1. It combines the blazing speed of 4GB of RAM with the...