Our Top Picks of Internal and External Hard Drives for Video Games

In recent years, especially with the current game systems on the market, video games are demanding higher performance from storage. Being the storage industry leader, we’re often asked whether it’s possible to use our internal hard drives on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Wii U to ...

Will Windows 8 be deja vu for hard drive sales?

. Much has been said about the launch of Windows 8, and its optimistic impact on PC sales, and thus hard disk drive shipments for the upcoming year, so I thought I would look at the historical impact of Windows launches on client (desktop + notebook) storage. Going back to the second quarter of ...

SSD, HDD, SSHD…it’s an acronymic love fest when it comes to storage

. When it comes to hard drives, SSDs, or Solid State Hybrid Drives for consumer data storage, it’s all good. If you haven’t already, check out this post on Forbes by Tom Coughlin titled “Digital Storage Needs the Right Stuff.” “…Although there are some ...

FreeAgent Xtreme: two terabyte bliss

In case you hadn’t noticed, the new “big” in disk drives is two terabytes. Doug Goldring at GearDiary took a close look at the new Seagate 2TB FreeAgent Xtreme drive. I’ll let Doug speak for himself: “In the end, I was well beyond impressed.  The Seagate FreeAgent ...

Barracuda LP reduces carbon footprint with less loss of performance

Overclocker recommended the Seagate Barracuda LP 2 TB disk drive in a recent review: “The performance is good, the price is good, and anything that costs less to operate has to be good.” The great thing about the Barracuda LP drive is its unique 5900 rpm spin speed, which reduces ...

Maximum PC: Seagate Barracuda shreds the competition

Maximum PC gave the 2-platter 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 drive a score of 9/10 – “Kick ass” in their ratings system.  It blew away the competition in performance.  What’s the big deal about two platters? More data per disk means higher areal density, which means ...

Seagate Barracuda wins terabyte cage match

Hardware Secrets brought twelve one-terabyte disk drives into the lab for a head-to-head competition.  At the end of their series of benchmark matchups, HS declared Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.12 the hands-down winner.  Excerpts from the conclusions: “The big winner from our 1 TB hard ...