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Five Thunderbolt Devices for Lightning-Fast Data Transfers

Looking to add some speed to your rig's storage gear? Thunderbolt is ready to take you to new heights.

Hybrid Drives Already Passe, as SSD Sales Skyrocket

Hybrid drives, which combine NAND flash with spinning disk, are selling like molasses compared to SSDs and SSDs with cache, according to IHS iSuppli.

Microsoft Touts Win8's Ability to Detect, Fix Hard Disk Problems

Microsoft has revamped the way Windows 8 monitors hard disk operations and detects problems in an effort to make the diagnostic and repair process less intrusive...

Struggling With Tablet Repair Complications

A reader in Italy asks On Your Side for assistance in getting his U.S.-purchased Asus tablet fixed. Plus: a quick guide to changes in the hard-drive industry, and whom to contact for support.


Google Drive vs. Microsoft SkyDrive: 4 Reasons Google Wins Out

Comparing the two services, Google Drive emerged as the winner. Here are four reasons why.

Intel Aims for 100 Thunderbolt Devices by Year End

About 100 peripherals based on the Thunderbolt connector technology will become available by the end of the year, a big jump from a fraction of the devices...

Cisco 'Jawbreaker': Refocused or Retired?

Cisco has never publicly acknowledged the existence of the Jawbreaker project, which came to light 13 months ago.

Western Digital Puts 2TB of Storage in Palm of Your Hand for $250

New external Passport drives offer plenty of room for space-hogging media or PC backup.

Seagate Promises 60TB Drives This Decade

Seagate says it is the first hard-drive maker to achieve the milestone storage density of 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch on a disk platter.

FTC to Require Western Digital to Sell off Assets in Acquisition

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will require Western Digital to sell off assets used to manufacture desktop hard drives to a competitor as a condition of its...

Select the Right Storage for Your Custom-Made PC

Every computer needs a hard drive to store programs and data, and maybe an optical drive for playing movies. And solid-state drives are a great addition that will improve performance. Here are our choices for the best drives.

Hard-Drive Shortage Hit Servers in Q4

The growth in worldwide server shipments was slower than expected during the fourth quarter due to a shortage in the supply of hard drives, and the trend will continue into the first quarter this year, Gartner said in a study released on Thursday.

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB Drive, $100

Get a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB portable drive for only $100 from, with free shipping.