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HAMR technology could lead to 80TB hard drives (with 20TB HDDs coming this year)

SSDs may be faster and more durable than hard drives with spinning platters. But HDDs still have a few things going for them — they’re cheaper on a cost-per-gigabyte basis and the highest-capacity hard drives can store way more data than an SSD. And it looks like that’s going to remain the case for a […]

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Seagate Duet is a portable hard drive that syncs with Amazon Cloud Drive

Backing up your data is always a good idea. But you know what’s even better? Making two backups including one that’s stored remotely so that if your house or office burns down with your computer and backup drive in it, you won’t lose all your data. Now Amazon and Seagate have introduced a new portable hard […]

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Lenovo unveils 48TB SSD, Seagate shoots for 60 terabytes, making Samsung’s 32TB SSD seem small(ish)

Remember last summer when Samsung introduced a 16TB solid state drive? That’s nothing. This week Seagate announced that it’s working on a 60 terabyte SSD, and Lenovo is also working on a 48TB SSD. Sadly, neither of these storage devices is likely to show up in your next laptop. Both Lenovo and Seagate are positioning their […]

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Lilbits (7-21-2014): Are you ready for 8TB hard drives?

My first desktop computer didn’t have a hard drive. My first system that did came with a whopping 40MB of storage. We’ve come a long way since then. You can buy terabytes of storage for under a hundred bucks. Still, it’s kind of mind-boggling that Seagate has announced it’s begun shipping samples of its first 8TB […]

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Seagate drops 7200rpm laptop hard drives to focus on SSD/HDD hybrids

One of the world’s largest producers of hard drives is giving up on 7200rpm hard drives for notebooks. Seagate will end production of 2.5 inch drives which spin at 7200 revolutions per minute. The move isn’t surprising — while 7200rpm disks are faster than the 5400rpm drives that you tend to find in cheaper laptops […]

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Seagate GoFlex Satellite offers 500GB of wireless storage

Seagate promised it would launch an iPad companion this month, and the company followed through today with the introduction of the GoFlex Satellite. It’s a 500GB hard drive with a built-in WiFi transmitter that lets you stream media to an iPad using a free iOS app. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is available for pre-order for […]

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Seagate inroduces pencil-thin portable hard drive

Seagate has introduced a new line of 2.5 inch portable hard drives which are just 9mm thick — or about as thick as a pencil (or an iPad 2). The Seagate GoFlex Slim is the thinnest portable hard drive of its type offered by Seagate, and it also weighs less than 0.4 pounds. The new […]