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.
Google Drive is Now Live
Apr 24, 2012 - in News
Google Drive is finally here!
Microsoft Upgrades SkyDrive Too Before Google Drive Storm
Apr 24, 2012 - in News
Microsoft has also updated SkyDrive with three paid capacities and a free 25 GB upgrade for current users.
Absorb and Protect Your Data With the Tampon Flashdrive
Apr 22, 2012 - in News
Not even James Bond would dare to steal the data on these drives.
G-Technology Ships 8 TB Thunderbolt RAID Drive
Apr 18, 2012 - in News
G-Technology announced an external Thunderbolt drive the company claims is capable of reaching sustained throughput of 280 MB/s.
Sony Replacing Tape With Optical Disc Archive System
Apr 17, 2012 - in News
Sony is pushing the industry into ditching the old-school tape storage system with its new Optical Disc Archive Drive.
CloudFTP Turns USB Drives Into Wireless Cloud Storage
Apr 11, 2012 - in News
CloudFTP has made it from Kickstarter into a real-world product.
In Pictures: External Data Storage Through The Ages
Apr 5, 2012 - in Picture Story
Although we sometimes have a hard time acknowledging hardware more than a few years old, external PC storage has been evolving since the early 1900s. Let's take a walk down memory lane and remember back to how various technologies rose and fell.
HDD Industry Set for Return to Growth This Year
Apr 3, 2012 - in News
Market researchers believe that the HDD industry will be able to recover this year and grow unit shipments again.
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.
WD Ships "World's First" Portable 2TB HDD
Mar 20, 2012 - in News
Now you can cram 2 TB into your pants and honestly brag about it.
Seagate Reaches Terabit Areal Density Milestone
Mar 19, 2012 - in News
This new areal density milestone could pave the way to 3.5-inch drives with 60 TB capacities.
WD Dishes Out Pricey My Book Thunderbolt Drive
Mar 16, 2012 - in News
WD is shipping the My Book Thunderbolt Duo external storage system, but it doesn't come cheap.
Marvell Unveils New SSD 6Gb/s SATA Controller
Mar 15, 2012 - in News
Marvell announced mass market availability of its new 88SS9187 SATA controller that will find its way into SSDs for ultrabooks.
Promise Debuts 4X Thunderbolt RAID Box
Mar 11, 2012 - in News
Promise Technology announced a smaller version of its Pegasus RAID storage box that integrates 2.5-inch hard drives as well as Thunderbolt connectivity.
Western Digital Sells HDD Manufacturing to Toshiba
Mar 2, 2012 - in News
Western Digital (WD) and Toshiba announced that the two companies have reached an agreement under which WD will sell certain 3.5-inch manufacturing and distribution assets.
Hard Drive Prices to Remain Inflated Throughout 2012
Feb 12, 2012 - in News
Based on first quarter earnings reports, IHS has updated its hard disk drive (HDD) supply forecast. The company does not expect annual growth to return until the third quarter of this year. "A full recovery of production is still months away," IHS said.
Laser Heat Used to Make HDD Write Transfers Faster
Feb 9, 2012 - in News
Researchers have discovered that recording data on a HDD platter using a quick laser burst is much faster than the traditional use of a magnetic field.
Seagate Quietly Intros GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter
Feb 2, 2012 - in News
This adapter provides a Thunderbolt connection to Seagate's portable GoFlex external drives.
Seagate Believes HDD Supply Disruption to Continue in 2012
Feb 1, 2012 - in News
Seagate estimates 2012 HDD shortage at 150 million units
Cleversafe Announces 10 Exabyte Storage System Configuration
Jan 28, 2012 - in News
Cleversafe, a cloud storage software vendor which offers its customers "limitless storage space", says that it has designed a dispersed storage system that exceeds a storage capability of 10 Exabytes (EB), or 1,000 Petabytes (PB).
Western Digital Intros My Book Thunderbolt Duo Drive
Jan 26, 2012 - in News
Western Digital has introduced an external drive using Thunderbolt connectivity.
Nvidia & AMD Say HDD Shortage is Impacting GPU Sales
Jan 25, 2012 - in News
Hardware manufacturers continue to feel the effects of the 2011 Thai floods.
1TB SSD Crammed Into Swiss Army Knife, Costs $3000
Jan 21, 2012 - in News
Pack all that you need to survive for an entire weekend in your pocket.
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,
ioSafe Jolts Thunderbolt SSD RAID With 1,000,000 Volts
Jan 16, 2012 - in News
Easily the most hair-raising demonstration in Las Vegas at CES 2012.
Rocstor's Amphibious HDD Kicks Data Security Up a Notch
Jan 12, 2012 - in News
These guys don't mess around when it comes to protecting your data.
Verizon, Seagate Announce 4G LTE Mobile Wireless Storage
Jan 10, 2012 - in News
Verizon and Seagate are showcasing a portable storage device for smartphones and tablets that connects to Verizon's 4G LTE network.
HDD Makers Want Long-Term Contracts With PC Vendors
Dec 28, 2011 - in News
Hard drive manufacturers reportedly want PC vendors to sign a one-year contract, locking them at the current inflated price and volume.
SSD Prices Falling Faster Than HDD Prices
Dec 21, 2011 - in News
Pingdom has posted a chart comparing the price decline of hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state disk drives (SSDs).