Seagate announces consumer SSD drive

On May 9, 2013, in Storage News, by Nick Parsons

Seagate have announced their first consumer SSD drives. They are now the producers of HDDs, hybrid drives and SSDs. The new range, labelled the 600 SSD, will be available in capacities of up to 480GB.

Hard drive capacity to double in 10 years

On March 5, 2013, in Storage News, by Nick Parsons

In ten years time we should see hard drive capacity double, says Hitachi. More specifically, the density of storage platters. A new technology, nanotechnology, will be used to manufacture hard drive platters with roughly double the current density, which is 1TB per platter for new 3.5″ hard drives. The new technology uses various new methods […]

SSD – Not as safe as you think

On February 11, 2013, in Storage News, by Nick Parsons

We are hearing more and more talk of SSD drives, how their performance makes a normal spinning hard drive feel sluggish and hopelessly slow. This is no lie, as upgrading your OS drive to an SSD will be the biggest performance enhancing factor you can get your hands on for relatively little money. As with […]

6TB hard drives are coming

On December 7, 2012, in Storage News, by Nick Parsons

TDK are in the proccess of creating a new read/write head that uses thermal assisted recording. What this means for areal density is that the current density of 1Tbit/square inch will increase to 1.5Tbit/square inch. The price of SSDs is still coming down and their performance is unbeatable when compared to normal hard disk drives. […]

Western Digital announces 5mm hard drive

On October 12, 2012, in Storage News, by Nick Parsons

With ultrabooks becoming increasingly popular, hard drive maanufacturers have started to focus more on thinner form factor drives, as well as hybrid.  Seagate have the Momentus XT which pairs a spinning hard drive with a few 8GB of NAND flash, but we widespread OEM use has yet to come. Western Digital have lagged behind in this […]

Why You Should Use an External Hard Drive

On September 13, 2012, in Storage News, by Nick Parsons

Gone are the days of slow computers, large emails and too small flash drives; external hard drives have come to the rescue, equipping us with all the storage space we could dream of – allowing us to back up files, be more organised, share files and lock away important or confidential information. It’s hard to […]

SSD vs HDD pricing

On July 2, 2012, in Storage News, by Nick Parsons

In days gone by, the best way to speed up your PC was to upgrade the processor, install some extra RAM or buy a high-end graphics card it you focused on gaming or multimedia. Hardware has evolved so quickly in recent times that today’s processors, such as Intel’s i-series, are powerful enough to handle even […]