With several connecting technologies, storage technologies, and a constantly changing warranty landscape, it can be difficult to find the external storage device that meets your needs for speed, reliability, and budget. That's why we provide thorough reviews to help.
Samsung Intros ''World's Thinnest'' Optical Disc Drive
Apr 25, 2012 - in News
Here's the world's slimmest optical disc drive, ideal for ultrabooks without an optical drive, and tablets for watching movies on the go.
Samsung Spins Off Display Unit; Spends $7B on Chip Plant
Apr 3, 2012 - in News
Samsung said that it is building a new factory to manufacture NAND flash chips to meet the growing demand that is especially created by mobile computing devices.
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,
Round-Up: 15 microSDHC Cards, Benchmarked And Reviewed
Nov 9, 2011 - in Reviews
With rated write performance as high as 10 MB/s and capacities as high as 32 GB, there's plenty of choice in the microSDHC marketplace. Do the contenders actually hit their performance targets? Interestingly, some of them are actually quite a bit better!
10 SDXC/SDHC Memory Cards, Rounded Up And Benchmarked
May 23, 2011 - in Reviews
The latest flash-based SD memory cards with UHS-I deliver up to 63 MB/s throughput. Users who want to exploit that performance need to pay attention to a few details, like making sure they upgrade to a USB 3.0 card reader. Which card is the fastest?
Seagate Takes Over Samsung's HDD for $1.375bn
Apr 19, 2011 - in News
Samsung and Seagate this morning announced a “broad strategic alignment” that will see Seagate take over Samsung’s hard drive disk division.
Seagate May Buy Samsung HDD Unit
Apr 18, 2011 - in News
Seagate has come under substantial pressure when Western Digital announced that it would buy Hitachi's HDD unit for $4.3 billion, making it the leading HDD maker worldwide.
WD Acquires Hitachi GST for $4.3 Billion
Mar 7, 2011 - in News
WD has acquired Hitachi GST for $3.5 billion in cash and $750 million in stock.
64 GB Coming to SD Cards, USB Drives
Oct 13, 2010 - in News
Portable storage and SSDs will soon get bigger.
Three More External USB 3.0 Drives Benchmarked
Sep 15, 2010 - in Reviews
Another trio of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 drives landed in our German lab recently. As some of the contenders we've benchmarked underperform compared to our expectations, it’s quite clear that hard drive speed matters again, now that we've moved beyond USB 2.0.
Eight Portable Hard Drives Compared: USB 2.0 Lives On
Apr 2, 2010 - in Reviews
Eight different portable hard drives, spanning everything from 250GB to 1TB and centering on 2.5” and 1.8” form factors, compete against each other based on design and functionality. Similar though they seem, they're far from equal under the hood.
A Lesson In Backup: Taking Care Of Your Data
Jul 2, 2009 - in Reviews
If you aren't regularly backing up your data, now's a good time to start. In this piece we cover some of the basic backup strategies, a handful of available tools, and backup performance over USB 2.0 using Samsung's newest Story Station external drive.
Roundup: Hand-Held Hard Drives With Up To 500 GB
May 15, 2009 - in Reviews
Big hard drive capacities aren't just for immobile desktops any more. We round up the latest portable disks from Fujitsu, Samsung, Seagate, and Western Digital in order to gauge the performance you can expect from hand-held drives with up to 500 GB.