Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories

Samsung Lays Claim to World’s Fastest Blu-ray Drive

New 12X Blu-ray drive sets speed standard, external DVD writer slims down and new hard disk squeezes more data into less space.


OCZ Releases Super Speedy Vertex Solid State Hard Drives

Vertex 2 Pro, Vertex 2 EX have max throughput of 285 MB/sec.

Deals of the Week

This week we show you where to save on home and office essentials such as Windows 7 Professional, a 46-inch HDTV, and a laser printer.


Iomega Shows off Large USB 3.0 Drives

Iomega has become the latest vendor to add SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to its external hard drives, announcing a swathe of portable and desktop products.


Hitachi LG Develops Blu-ray Drive With Built-in SSD

Hitachi LG Data Storage Korea is presenting a first-of-its-kind product at Computex this week, an Blu-ray Disc optical drive that combines a solid-state drive.


SanDisk, OCZ Push Size, Speed Limits With New SSDs

At the Computex 2010 show on Tuesday, SanDisk Corp. and OCZ Technology Inc. both introduced their latest solid-state drives (SSDs), setting new performance and size records for the companies.

Seagate Momentus XT Pairs SSD and HDD with Impressive Results

Seagate delivers performance at a low price with hybrid SSD/HDD combo drive.

Seagate Reinvents the Hybrid Laptop Hard Drive

The 2.5-inch Momentus XT is a hybrid HDD and flash design intended to speed past conventional hard drives.

Tech Store Product Search and Test Q&A

We shopped for 24 products and asked tech store sales reps some challenging (but reasonable) questions in trying to figure out how the sellers rated for product availability, price, and recommendations.


The Best and Worst of Our More Than 200 Research Calls

After calling branches of six chain stores about dozens of electronics products, we recount some of our most memorable experiences with the sales associates.


Future 3TB Seagate Drive Won't Support 32-bit Operating Systems

3TB of storage coming at you this year--as long as you don't have XP.


Deals of the Week

We'll show you where to find bargain prices on a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive, a Logitech gaming mouse, an Epson printer, and more.

WiGig Group Steps Closer to Making 7 Gbps Wireless a Reality

The Wireless GigaBit Alliance officially releases its specifications Monday, paving the way for wireless gadgets capable of data speeds 10 times what's currently available.