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WD Black

WD's Black2 SSD/HDD combo drive promises to solve the capacity-versus-speed storage conundrum

Laptop users can now have SSD speed and HDD capacity in a single 9mm package

The absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC

Wherein we conceptualize the need and walk you through the deed.

25,000-drive study shines a light on how long hard drives actually last

After tracking 25,000 hard drives for 4 years, BackBlaze has some answers about the lifespan of hard drives—answers that involve bathtubs.

Western Digital's HGST fills hard drives with helium to inflate storage capabilities

Hermetically sealed helium helps hard drives run cooler, sip less power, and fit more storage into the same space.

Recover files from a dead external drive

Xolelwa Mzili's PC no longer sees her external hard drive. Can she recover the files?

Transporter Sync with hard drive

Transporter network storage device cuts cost with bring-your-own-drive option

The new Transporter Sync provides all the features of the original, but you bring your own hard drive.

Storage 101: Secure, Accessible Options at Home and in the Cloud

A breakdown of storage types and how to make them work for you.