Hard drive articles
Western Digital unveils a 44TB external HDD with a flagship graphics card price
Smaller capacity hard drives are more susceptible to failure as they age, study finds
Seagate: 30TB second-generation HAMR hard disks are almost here
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Hard drive shipments nearly halved in 2022
Why it matters: A recent report from Trendfocus shows SSD sales continue to rise dramatically, while HDD manufacturers are noticing record-breaking declines in overall shipments. Analysts estimate that shipments declined by more than 40 percent compared to 2021.
Hard drives are expected to reach a penny per gigabyte by mid-2025
Liquid cooling makes high density storage more reliable, study shows
The Best SSDs and PC Storage - Holidays 2022
Fast storage is now a commodity, and hopefully it will only get bigger and faster. Our best storage picks are split into six categories covering SSDs, HDDs, portable and external drives.
Seagate claims Mach.2-enabled Exos 2X18 is the world's fastest hard disk
Forward-looking: The new Exos 2X18 hard drives improve on the already impressive specs of the Exos 2X14 units. Using the Mach.2 multi-actuator solution, the 2X18 brings the humble magnetic storage technology closer to sequential data rates only seen in SATA SSD drives.
Tech companies destroy millions of reusable storage devices every year
Backblaze data shows SSDs have lower failure rates than HDDs
The big picture: A key selling point of solid state drives is that they are less failure-prone than HDDs. However, data from recent years began to cast doubt on that assumption, but at least one new long-term analysis shows this might prove correct as time marches on.
New optical disc tech could make $5 per TB possible
SSDs might cause double the CO2 emissions of HDDs
Hard drive shipments drop by a third year over year
Microsoft wants to get rid of HDD boot drives by 2023
Before changing its name to Seagate, the storage giant was known by what name?
The Best SSDs and PC Storage - 2022 Update
Fast storage has become a true commodity, and hopefully it will only get bigger and faster. From latest-gen NVMe SSDs to traditional HDDs, our best storage picks are divided into six categories.
Western Digital's upcoming 26TB HDD can store a whopping 2.6TB per platter
Check your storage drive's health with CrystalDiskInfo
5 Signs Your Storage Drive is About to Fail
#ThrowBackThursday Like all electronic devices, PCs don't last forever, and the parts inside them will eventually fail. While it's easy to replace a broken device, the same can't be said for the data stored in your machine.
Explainer: What is a File System?
There are many different ways to organize files and directories in a computer, but in the abstract of how that happens at the hardware and OS level is typically assigned to the file system. This is how it works.
Western Digital talks about the road to 30TB hard drives
5 Ways to Connect Your Old Storage Devices to a New PC
If you're upgrading to a new computer, laptop or desktop, a modern PC may not support your old storage devices. This guide will give you options to connect your old storage drives to a new computer.