Take a look at this unique "online but offline" hard drive.
Kingston's going above and beyond with flash drives in 512GB and 1TB capacities, and prices that will make your wallet explode.
That's right. The cassette tape. It's back. IBM and Fujifilm are actively developing prototype data storage cassettes that can hold up to 35 terabytes apiece and are up to 200 times more efficient than traditional hard drives.
We've talked before about how tough it can be to find the perfect data storage solution. You want something safe and accessible, but those two factors tend to be mutually exclusive. ioSafe thinks it has the solution, with an external hard drive with cloud connectivity that's just about as indestructible as it gets.
Evan Ackerman contributed to this post. Traditional platter-based hard drives and solid state flash drives might dominate the storage landscape today, but in the future, you'll be storing more data than you could possibly sift through within your very own DNA.
A report shows that solid state drive (SSD) prices have been in consistent and strong decline. The data shows that prices have moved inversely to HDDs since the tragic flooding of Thailand last year. Your takeaway: SSDs are cheaper than ever.
Holographic storage systems have been around for years, but haven't taken off due to the cost and lack of a clear advantage over competing storage mediums. A company called AON now claims to have developed a one centimeter cube that can store a terabyte of data in holographic, optically-encoded pages.
Every time it seems like we're starting to run out of hard drive space, some genius comes along and invents a way to cram more data onto those spinning magnetic platters. But as far as we know, this is the first time that it's also involved making said platters even tastier than they already are.
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.
Back in the day a 2GB flash drive was huge. It stored all your word documents and spreadsheets, with enough room for a bunch of photos. These days, our digital lives need to be high capacity and portable. Transcend's got a solution: 2TB USB 3.0 flash drives. Yes, please!