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Surveillance Hard Drive Shoot-Out: WD And Seagate Square Off
Jun 19, 2014 - in Reviews
Video surveillance has been around for years. Grainy gas station cameras are giving way to higher-end 1080p-capable IP cameras, and storage is evolving to meet the needs of these ever-expanding solutions. Today we look at two new entries into the market.
Disaster Strikes: How Is Data Recovered From A Dead Hard Drive?
Nov 7, 2013 - in Picture Story
With enough time and use, all drives fail. Some fail at the worse time while holding irreplaceable data. When the unthinkable hits and you're staring at your precious bits trapped in a paperweight, here is how the experts go about retrieving your sanity.
Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD Review: 500 GB In 5 mm Of Space
Jul 31, 2013 - in Reviews
When you look at it from the side, Seagate's Laptop Ultrathin HDD is almost easy to miss. Measuring just 5 mm tall, it’s one of the thinnest hard drives in existence. We got our hands on the 500 GB model to see if it can keep up with larger disks.
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 Review: A 1 TB Notebook Drive At 7200 RPM
Jul 29, 2013 - in Reviews
HGST's Travelstar 7K1000 is the first 1000 GB notebook drive we've tested with a 7200 RPM spindle speed. Is this hard disk a performance crown winner? We run our standard suite of benchmarks on it and compare the repository to 13 competitors.
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB Review: Big Capacity At 5900 RPM
Jul 8, 2013 - in Reviews
First, Seagate renamed its Barracuda hard drive family to Desktop HDD.15. Then, it introduced the first model in the new line-up—the Desktop HDD.15 ST4000DM000. Does Seagate's first massive 4 TB desktop disk deliver the performance we want or disappoint?
Western Digital's 4 TB WD4001FAEX Review: Back In Black
Jan 8, 2013 - in Reviews
Western Digital has a new 4 TB flagship. Its WD4001FAEX is part of the company’s Black family of performance-oriented drives. Spinning at 7,200 RPM, it might seem at home in a high-end desktop, but our numbers suggest it might fare better in a server.
Four 2.5" Hard Drives From 500 GB To 1 TB, Benchmarked
Oct 3, 2012 - in Reviews
Thanks to advances in manufacturing and 4 KB sectors, we finally have 2.5" hard drives with 500 GB per platter and a notebook-friendly 9.5 mm Z-height. Thanks to their high data density, even power-friendly 5400 RPM drives offer impressive transfer rates.
Chris Angelini On Tom's Hardware In 2012
Jan 16, 2012 - in Reviews
I just got back from CES 2012. And although I’ve attended a great many Consumer Electronics Shows, Computexes, and Comdexes (never a CeBIT), this year’s show was by far the most intense. It wasn’t that there were tons of really awesome products. In fact,
SPONSORED BY Intel - Intel Inside, Including the Motherboard?
Jun 13, 2011 - in Reviews
The market is brimming with motherboard options, and businesses of all sizes face the unenviable task of trying to decide which vendor to place at the heart of their productivity desktops.
Sponsored Article: Verizon Cloud-Based Online Backup and Sharing
Dec 9, 2010 - in Reviews
Online backup is a booming industry, with dozens of vendors providing storage in the cloud. The idea is a compelling one: for a few dollars a year, you have immediate and automatic offsite storage of your most critical files. No messing with tapes, making