Articles By Lucas Mearian

New tech lets you store a trillion bits of data for a billion years

Researchers have demonstrated a form of archive memory, using carbon nanotubes, that can theoretically store a trillion bits of data per square inch for a billion years. The technology could easily be incorporated

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Layoffs leave countless desktops, laptops lying around unused

A huge amount of office productivity devices – including desktops, laptops, servers and handhelds – many with sensitive data on them, are gathering dust in vacant employee cubicles, stockrooms or desks. Pat Beemer,

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Full encryption drives to become standard on all PCs

The world's six largest computer drive makers today published the final specifications(download PDF) for a single, full-disk encryption standard that can be used across all hard disk drives, solid state drives (SSD) and

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Lucas Mearian

A “solid” way to turbo-charge your PC for around $200

A lot of solid-state disk (SSD) drive reviews and features have been circulating around the Internet lately, and I've noticed that the speeds of those products are increasing remarkably, even as manufacturers use

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Lucas Mearian

The fastest Flash Drive on the planet

Corsair claims its new 16GB high-performance "GT" Flash Voyager is the fastest USB flash drive made. Although this is a bold claim, my tests showed it's not marketing hype. But there are caveats,

Published on: April 29th, 2008 Lucas Mearian

Digital bits now surpass number of stars in the universe

A white paper released Tuesday from International Data Corp. revised earlier estimates by the research firm to show that by 2011, the amount of electronic data created and stored will grow 10 times

Published on: March 12th, 2008 Lucas Mearian

MozyHome online service offers unlimited backup on the cheap

Know someone who needs a little help keeping up with their backups, or who needs to access files from multiple locations? Why not treat them to an online backup service like MozyHome? The

Published on: December 18th, 2007 Lucas Mearian