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The surprise power hog for mobile storage: software

Most of the power consumed by phone and tablet storage is from software, according to a UCSD-Microsoft paper

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HP starts charging for server firmware updates

Hewlett-Packard says its firware updates for servers are valuable intellectual property, and soon the company will charge for access.

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If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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Facebook uses 10,000 Blu-ray discs to store 'cold' data

Who says optical discs are dead?

It's official: Toshiba owns OCZ's SSD business

The Silicon Valley SSD maker is now part of Toshiba but will continue to operate independently

Three-year, 27,000 drive study reveals the most reliable hard drive makers

Who makes the most reliable hard drives? Backblaze's vast server farms may hold the answer.

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SSD prices face uncertain future in 2014

Technology advances fail to budge SSD buyers from trying to paying as little as they can for the most storage possible. But SSD pricing for 2014 is uncertain. Here's why.

Dropbox works to resolve service hiccups, says files safe

A change due to be pushed out on Sunday should fix syncing problems and issue with Dropbox's mobile applications

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CES 2014 Picks: Gear, oddities, and attitudes we really liked

The standouts of CES include Google Glass apps, saucy booth signs, 4K projectors, 3D printers, digital entertainment gear that only Brad Pitt could afford, and more.

Turbo-charged mobile storage coming soon from Toshiba

Toshiba's drive is based on the UFS 2.0 specification, with data transfers as fast as 1.2GBps