Employing a hella lot of advanced recording technologies to keep the HDD business going
In a nutshell: Seagate has started shipping its first HAMR hard disks for data center solutions, bringing the novel storage technology a step closer to mass production and consumer sales. However, traditional PMR and SMR-based recording technologies are not completely obsolete yet.
A 50 TB WD Blue could be coming soon
Company plans to release 28TB and 32TB HDDs later this year
Do all the latest big budget games need 100+ GB of drive space? What exactly is the average size of a triple-A game today? We've investigated the figures in search of the truth.
Recommended game storage over the last 15 years
HDDs don't have long lives
Refurbishing and reusing drives contributes less to emissions than recycling them
Its direct rival is Western Digital's Red Pro 22TB drive
WizTree scans your storage drives in real time and lets you visualize how your files and folders are structured and which files are taking the most space. WizTree is great for identifying big apps or files you can delete to recover space on your storage drive.
Nab a deal on World Backup Day
In context: While the popularity of SSDs continues to increase, some users still prefer to have a trusted hard drive for their affordable costs and high storage capacities. However, a recent study shows buyers may not always pick the most reliable HDDs.
When 22TB simply isn't enough
Backblaze tested 230,921 HDDs consisting of 29 models from manufacturers like Seagate, Toshiba, and others
Mass production for larger-than-life HDDs is expected to start this year
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.
A penny for your thoughts, or a gigabyte of storage?
Fully submersing hard drives cools better and puts less strain on the drive's moving parts
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.
Companies fear data leakage, but experts say wiping data is safe
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.
A new era for data hoarders and archivers?
The consumer market saw the highest decline