Take a look at this unique "online but offline" hard drive.
The designer behind Steve Jobs' super yacht, sleek headphones and upscale hotel interiors (among others) strikes again with a bold new hard drive for LaCie.
Seagate has just released a completely new version of its wireless hard drive that works almost exactly like we'd fantasized that a wireless hard drive should.
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.
Most of today's non-solid state hard drives run on air. The read/write heads "surf" above the frantically spinning magnetic platters on a cushion of that breathable stuff, but the downside is that the heads bumble around a lot in all the turbulence. Western Digital is about to replace all that air with helium, massively increasing drive performance.
The average computer user's storage concerns are pretty moot, but professionals who deal with photos and video live and die by it. Cue Drobo, a company that doesn't make hard drives, but rather intelligent multi-drive storage solutions. We got to see the Mini, Drobo's first portable device aimed at everyday users.
You know how we keep saying that everything works better with lasers? It looks like our trusty old magnetic platter hard drives are no exception, since blasting them with laser pulses instead of magnetic fields can apparently make them perform about a thousand times better.
You've probably heard about the flooding in Thailand. You may not have heard about all the hard drive factories that are underwater and non-operational and will probably stay that way for at least the next six weeks. The next three months are looking really, really bad for hard drives — especially for anyone who's buyin'.
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.
A while back, we posted about how physical media is on the way out, with cloud storage enabling us to access all of our stuff anywhere, anytime. One major concern that about a hundred of you brought up was the issue of security: someone else owns the cloud, with your data in it. Western Digital's My Book Live offers an effective compromise, letting you keep control of all your data while still making it available wherever and whenever you want it.