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Seagate will cut 6,500 staff despite uptick in hard disk demand

Seagate Technology will cut about 6,500 jobs worldwide, or 14 percent of its workforce, it said Monday.

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Used hard drives on eBay, Craigslist are often still ripe with leftover data

Before you throw away that old hard drive, make sure you purge the memory clean. A new study has found that most users are accidentally giving up photos, social security numbers and financial data, by failing to properly delete the files on their recycled hard drives.

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Western Digital's 8TB hard drives mix helium with mammoth storage

Western Digital's bringing big-time storage to NAS boxes and external drives with new helium-filled 8TB hard drives.

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Marvell, Carnegie Mellon settle patent dispute over hard drive chips

Chip company Marvell Technology Group has settled with Carnegie Mellon University to end a long-standing patent dispute over chips used in hard disk drives.

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Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rates

Seagate faces a lawsuit over allegedly high failure rates in 3 TB consumer hard drives.

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Notebook hard drives are dead: How SSDs will dominate mobile PC storage by 2018

Trends in SSD pricing and laptop sales could kill the mobile hard drive in three years. But don't write off traditional drives entirely just yet.

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Self-encrypting drives are hardly any better than software-based encryption

Two researchers demonstrated attacks against self-encrypting drives used in enterprise environments at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam.

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Storage shake-up: Western Digital is buying Sandisk for $19 billion

Hard disk drive specialist Western Digital has agreed to buy flash memory vendor Sandisk for $19 billion.

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Western Digital encrypted external hard drives have flaws that can expose data

The hardware-based encryption built into popular Western Digital external hard disk drives has flaws that could allow attackers to recover data without knowing the user password.

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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.