Hard Disks

Western Digital completes Hitachi deal
Deal
Server & storage

Western Digital completes Hitachi deal

The acquisition of Hitachi’s Global Storage Technologies completes for a mixture of cash and shares.
9 Mar 2012
ioSafe unveils ‘disaster-proof hardware’ for UK market
Data centre
Server & storage

ioSafe unveils ‘disaster-proof hardware’ for UK market

The US firm crosses the ocean to release its hardy storage portfolio.
24 Feb 2012
SMART launches new company for SSDs
SSD
Server & storage

SMART launches new company for SSDs

The storage firm decides a whole new business needs to be formed to give the focus and attention to solid state technology.
23 Feb 2012
York researchers heat storage to speed up data
Hard disk
Server & storage

York researchers heat storage to speed up data

Magnetic recording of data is set to be revolutionised, thanks to new research from the University of York.
8 Feb 2012
IBM makes magnetic data storage breakthrough
IBM
Server & storage

IBM makes magnetic data storage breakthrough

Tiny drives holding decent amounts of data may soon be available thanks to IBM's breakthrough.
13 Jan 2012
Western Europe IT spending 'to shrink 0.7 per cent' in 2012
Europe
Business strategy

Western Europe IT spending 'to shrink 0.7 per cent' in 2012

The European IT market looks set for a depressing 2012 amidst financial turmoil.
5 Jan 2012
Seagate completes Samsung HDD acquisition
Deal
Server & storage

Seagate completes Samsung HDD acquisition

The partners close their $1.4 billion deal in the midst of the HDD shortage crisis.
20 Dec 2011
Technology: out of stock
An empty warehouse
Business strategy

Technology: out of stock

Inside the enterprise: Manufacturers are only now starting to feel the impact of the Thai floods and Japanese earthquakes. IT costs could rise as a re…
15 Dec 2011
EC clears Western Digital Hitachi deal
future path road sign
mergers and acquisitions

EC clears Western Digital Hitachi deal

Merger approved as good for competition in storage market under the EU merger regulation.
24 Nov 2011
Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB review
The Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB
Server & storage

Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB review

The world's first 4TB external hard disk – a milestone or a tombstone? Alan Lu finds out in our review.
27 Sep 2011
Promise Pegasus R6 review
The Promise Pegasus R6
Server & storage

Promise Pegasus R6 review

The first Thunderbolt storage array is finally here and it blitzes through our benchmarks at astonishing speeds.
15 Aug 2011
How to recover and restore deleted or damaged files
A hard disk
data controller

How to recover and restore deleted or damaged files

If you've accidentally deleted a file or you have an office full of corrupted hard disks, there's no need to panic. It may still be possible to recove…
5 Jul 2011
Miracle Workers: rescuing data from the jaws of disaster
A fire damaged server from the University of Southampton
Server & storage

Miracle Workers: rescuing data from the jaws of disaster

Even if you've dropped your laptop or your server has been set on fire, all hope is not lost. Data recovery companies such as Kroll Ontrack could stil…
24 Jun 2011
Thecus N16000 review
The Thecus N16000
Server & storage

Thecus N16000 review

Thecus' latest N16000 NAS appliance combines support for 6Gbit/s SAS drives and high performance networking. Dave Mitchell plugs it into his 10-Gigabi…
13 Jun 2011
Boston Green Power 2200-T review
The Boston Green Power 2200-T
Server & storage

Boston Green Power 2200-T review

If you thought Intel's Atom was only good for netbooks and NAS appliances then think again. Dave Mitchell reviews Boston's Green Power 2200-T to see h…
31 May 2011
EU investigates hardware takeovers
EU flag
Server & storage

EU investigates hardware takeovers

Both Seagate and Western Digital are put under scrutiny by the EU for antitrust purposes.
31 May 2011
Toshiba launches self-encrypting hard drives
Toshiba
Security

Toshiba launches self-encrypting hard drives

The Japanese tech giant introduces the world’s first series of self-encrypting drives.
13 Apr 2011
Seagate launches ‘world’s slimmest’ hard drive
GoFlex Slim
Server & storage

Seagate launches ‘world’s slimmest’ hard drive

The company claims its GoFlex Slim Drive is the slimmest external storage on the market.
5 Apr 2011
IBM Storwize V7000
The IBM Storwize V7000
Server & storage

IBM Storwize V7000

The new Storwize V7000 is IBM’s first mid-range storage virtualisation platform that’s entirely its own creation. It brings together the best bits fro…
18 Mar 2011
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB review
The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB
Server & storage

Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB review

The Deskstar 7K3000 is the first 7,200rpm hard disk we've seen with a massive 3TB capacity. However, there are several technical issues which make it …
14 Mar 2011
Synology RackStation RS411 review
The Synology RackStation RS411
Server & storage

Synology RackStation RS411 review

Synology’s new RackStation RS411 is one of the lowest cost rack mounted NAS appliances on the market. It’s fast and feature packed, but there are some…
10 Mar 2011
Fujitsu Primergy MX130 S1 review
The Fujitsu Primergy MX130 S1
Server & storage

Fujitsu Primergy MX130 S1 review

Fujitsu claims its new Primergy MX130 S1 is a microserver aimed at small businesses, but we think it’s just a PC in a thinly-veiled disguise. Read thi…
1 Mar 2011