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Get Your System Back From Petya Without Paying a Penny!

When it comes to security threats and risks, the community as a whole is at its best when it has a common goal. An example of this was two weeks ago when a new ransomware was…

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Western Digital’s Acquisition of SanDisk Finally Approved

In a deal that has been months in the making, Western Digital today announced that their shareholders had voted to approve the $19 billion purchase of SanDisk.  It was revealed that over 90% of WD’s shareholders…

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Western Digital Release New 314GB PiDrive for $31

When it comes to using the Raspberry Pi, one of the key issues is storage. Micro SD cards are limited in size and become more expensive for the larger capacity cards, and while Western Digital have…

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Seagate Sends Employees’ Payroll Information After Phishing Scam

Seagate is known for many things, but most of all they are known for their hard drives. I would recommend you look elsewhere if you are looking for something a little more secure I would say…

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Samsung Start Shipping 15.36TB SSD Drives

Samsung is one of the key companies when it comes to providing memory to everything from your phone to your PC. With their latest revelation being the creation of a 256GB flash memory chip, it was only…

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Western Digital Introduces Consumer Helium Hard Drives

As always with most technology, helium hard drives arrived first to the enterprise segment. Over 3 years since HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary, first announced their helium-filled HDD, Western Digital is coming out with their first…

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Flash Memory Density Surpasses Traditional Hard Drives

SSDs are most definitely on the rise, being the go-to source of faster boots and the best loading experience for software and games. Traditional disk-based hard drives have always continued to rule the domain of mass…

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Seagate Launches Their Own Helium HDD

Even as rival HGST started shipping helium based drives several years back, Seagate had managed to keep up in terms of capacity with less exotic technology. That’s all set to change as Seagate has finally launched…

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Seagate Revamps Hard Drive Line-up @ CES 2016

CES 2016: Seagate is one of the leading hard drive manufacturers and renowned for creating high-capacity products at very competitive prices. Their LaCie range targets customers who desire a more luxury finish and prepared to pay extra for…

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Seagate CFO Claims HDDs to Remain Relevant for 15-20 more years

With each passing day, SSDs are growing in capacity and speed while their cost/GB continues to go down. Not surprisingly, HDD shipments have been falling steadily over the last few years as SSDs encroach their territory in storage.…

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SSDs Could Approach Cost Parity With HDDs by 2017

While the cost of solid state drives (SSDs) has been falling incrementally for the last three years, it still costs 18 cents per gigabyte more to buy an SSD than a hard disk drive (HDD). However,…

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Light Based Memory Could Replace Your Hard Drive

Mechanical or SSD? This argument has gone on many times in my own and many of my friends minds, the added speed of the SSD or the capacity of an mechanical drive. Both of these drives…

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Intel 750 Series SSD Firmware Update Improves Boot Times

Intel’s 750 series SSD incorporates astonishingly high read/write speeds but encountered slow boot times compared to traditional SATA storage devices. Thankfully, Intel has released a firmware update today which addresses the prolonged boot problems. To upgrade your…

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Western Digital Drops ‘Green’ Drives in Favor of ‘Blue’

Western Digital has had several lines of hard drives for the past few years. Today, the lineup shrinks a bit as the WD Green brand gets folded into the WD Blue lineup. This move is apparently…

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Tech Furniture With a Twist

If it sounds as if we have turned into popular but dull television show QVC, we haven’t, you won’t find any of the following sublime pieces of furniture on that or any other mass-produced channel. As…

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First Prototype Seagate HAMR HDDs limited to 4TB

Even as we transition more and more to speedy SSDs, developments are still occurring in HDD land. Having explored the limits of what is practical with Helium filled Shingled Magnetic Recording drives, Seagate is moving onto…

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SP Introduced the Next Generation Portable Armor A85 HDDs

You might remember the pretty amazing Silicon Power Armor A65 that we reviewed not long ago and just that drive has just been upgraded in the form of the new SP Armor A85 and A85M portable and…

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Samsung Reveals 2.5-Inch 16TB SSD

Samsung has unveiled the world’s largest hard drive and, surprisingly, there’s no disc to be found. Revealed at the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has developed a 16TB solid state drive, beating its nearest size-rival,…

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Drive Destroying Malware Discovered

Cisco Systems’ Talos Group have discovered a new malware that takes ninja operation to a whole new level. It has been dubbed Rombertik and it basically monitors everything you do on the web, including all of…

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Check Out This HDD and Floppy Rendition of Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nothing says epic waste of time like a plethora of old hard drives and floppy drives playing a cover of a classic Nirvana song. I’ve always loved these crazy projects, not only because they’re fun, but…

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Has the NSA Been Hiding Viruses in Hard Drive Firmware?

A new report from Kaspersky Lab suggests that the NSA might just have developed quite an interesting way to hide viruses. They say that they may well be hiding malicious software inside the firmware of Hard…

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3TB Seagate Hard Drives Have 43% Failure Rate, According to Backblaze

Cloud storage provider Backblaze, in its 2014 ‘Hard Drive Annual Failure Rate’ graph, reports that the 3TB Seagate Barracuda drives it used for its storage service had a 43.1% failure rate over 2014. Other Seagate models also performed…

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Synology DiskStation DS115 Launched

Synology’s DiskStation DS115, the latest in its series of network storage devices, was released on Tuesday. The DS115 1-bay network-attached server (NAS) sports a dual-core processor and boasts such features as centralized data storage, borderless file…

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Samsung’s New Super-Fast SSD Consumes Nearly Zero Power in Standby

Samsung has revealed its new solid state drive, the SM951, designed to be a high-performance, low-powered PCIe for notebooks and workstations. The small SM951 – its dimensions of 80mm x 22mm are around 1/7 the size…

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Nyko Databank Connects 3.5-Inch Drives to Your PS4

  Peripheral specialist Nyko has produced a custom dock for the PlayStation 4 that allows a 3.5-inch hard drive to be connected to the console. The internal drive in the PS4 can be replaced, but only…

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Samsung Reveals Tiny External 1TB SSD

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, Samsung launched a new external solid state hard drive called the T1. Weighing little more than an ounce, and with dimensions the size of a credit…

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Toshiba Introduces Canvio AeroCast Wireless HDD and Adapter

Toshiba has introduced the Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive (HDTU110XKWC1), a device that blends the benefits of 1TB external storage with the wireless freedom as well as having a built-in SD card reader. The AeroCast drive…