Over 2.4 Billion Served and counting…any guesses?

Not McDonalds…the Internet.  Given Seagate just shipped its 2 Billionth hard drive this year, this begs the question: is there a direct correlation between the number of internet users and the number of hard disk drives shipped?  If you remember, Seagate became the first hard drive ...

Notebook shopping is about how much storage you can afford

Kim Komando answers some pressing consumer tech questions on USA Today.com.  Take for instance the first one out of the gate: “I’m shopping for a laptop. It seems like the amount of hard drive storage goes up with the price. How much do I really need?” Kim’s answer: ...

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 ...

5 reasons Ultrabooks should include hybrid drives

Acer recently announced their new Aspire S3 Ultrabook that has an option for SSD or HDD.  Gloria Sin of ZDNet summed it up by saying, “Acer’s Aspire S3 brings an optional HHD with embedded SSD to the Ultrabook category for a 2-second boot up and hopefully a more consumer-friendly price ...

What’s really exciting about Razer’s “true gaming laptop”

Who said the PC was dead? Not a company called Razer that’s for sure. Just last week they announced what they are calling “the world’s first true gaming laptop”.  Now some like Aleinware, Asus, etc. might disagree with this statement, but when you look at how Razer is ...

USB 3.0 to get 20x more “powerful”

Finally, I will be able to ditch the bulky proprietary power supplies that come with my notebooks. According to a press release by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, a new and improved USB 3.0 will  “enable higher voltage and current in order to deliver power up to 100W”. What does this ...

Laptop performance doesn’t have to cost an arm or a leg – or battery life

  I asked Seagate’s Joni Clark what to think about when choosing a laptop hard drive.  It’s more than just the obvious capacity choice.  Things like performance, encryption and drop protection. Check out Joni’s response in the video.  Sometimes you can get something for ...

A tech fable: Flash and the Three SSD Applications

  Once upon a time there was a technology named Flash.  Flash was shiny and very exciting. Everyone had high hopes for her.  Flash wanted to Make a Difference, so she went to the Wizard of Applications for advice. “You are very fast and sparkly,” said the Wizard.  “I’m ...

Size matters – in more ways than you think

Bigger is better in the disk drive world.  But you might be surprised at how much better. Robin Harris wrote a great piece on why high capacity drives offer much more than just more space for your stuff.  The bigger the drive, the faster it works.  Significantly faster. So much so that Robin ...

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