Crucial Adrenaline SSD cache drive boosts PC speed

If you want to speed up your PC but don't want to deal with a new hybrid hard drive, one way is to simply add an SSD cache drive to your PC. These

Published on: May 10th, 2012

Western Digital pushes laptop storage to 1 TB

Whether you have a Windows- or OS X-based laptop, one glaring flaw in either genre (and in laptops in general) is the capacity of the hard drive. A year ago, it became possible

Published on: October 17th, 2011

Self-wiping hard drive from Toshiba boosts security

Toshiba has come up with a type of self-encrypting hard drive (SED) that can automatically wipe data if it is removed from a paired computer by an attacker.Available in capacities up to 640GB,

Published on: April 14th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Video Rewind: The hard drive crusher

What do you do with your old PCs? You can donate it to a charitable group, or sell it or you can turn it into a lampshade. Whatever you decide, security experts advise

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Western’s new 2TB external drive ideal for casual storage needs

Compact and light enough to easily fit in a backpack or briefcase, Western Digital's My Book Studio external hard drive is a cute little bugger. Designed to resemble a book, the 6.5-inch tall

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Lynn La

How to swap your laptop’s hard drive for a fast solid state drive

Solid-state drives are all the rage. Since SSDs have no moving parts, they're more rugged and shock-resistant than standard hard drives--which makes them perfect for laptops that get bumped around a bit. They

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Loyd Case

How to fix a feeble hard drive

Sooner or later, nearly every Mac user encounters a hard disk problem. Because the hard drive stores the data that enables your Mac to run, such problems can cause your Mac to misbehave

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Joe Kissell

Low-power, low-heat 2TB drives save on power costs

Capitalizing on the buzz around green IT, Seagate and Western Digital have released new "green" hard drives designed to use less power (in part by spinning more slowly than the latest generation of

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Rich Ericson

Hard drives bought on e-Bay contain sensitive personal, corporate data

A New York computer forensics firm has found that 40 per cent of the hard disk drives it recently purchased in bulk orders on eBay contained personal, private and sensitive information – everything

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Lucas Mearian and Sharon Fisher

Alliance pushes hybrid hard drive technology

A number of hard drive manufacturers have banded together to promote the use of hybrid technology.Hitachi, Seagate, Samsung, Toshiba, Fujitsu and Western Digital have formed the Hybrid Storage Alliance to illustrate how hybrid

Published on: February 8th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach