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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.

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U2 tours with all-flash array to rock latest video effects

A ruggedized EMC VNXe3200 drives giant transparent LED screens

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Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

Intel is looking to cram four bits per cell in an effort to cram more storage into SSDs.


Want a reliable hard drive? Splurge for 4TB, study of 40,000-plus HDDs finds

Cloud backup firm Backblaze finds remarkably low failure rates in 4TB HDDs from Seagate and HGST.

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External hard drives? Pfah! Samsung just launched external SSDs

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 offers storage from 250GB to 1TB, and starts at $199

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Seagate aims to make common hard drives uncommonly artistic

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest hard drive of all? Seagate thinks its new drives are the answer, with mirror-like sheens and expensive wooden stands to complement more prosaic wirelessly connected drives.

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Are PC hard drives destined to die at the hand of the cloud? Maybe, analysts say

Are hard drives in PCs and consumer devices on their way out? Analysts had mixed opinions, leaving open the option that it could happen.