• Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Progress January 20, 2017

    While advances in PMR and SMR techniques will see a steady increase in drive capacity over the next year, HAMR is the next hard disk drive technology which needs to complete development to safeguard the future of hard disk drive manufacturers. The original prediction for the release of HAMR drives was for 2015, but as of 2017 there have no products released, despite the first demonstrations by Western Digital being made in 2013. Read more

  • Seagate 10TB IronWolf Pro Released January 5, 2017

    Earlier last year Seagate released the first enterprise level 10TB hard disk drives onto the market which do not use techniques that reduce data transfer throughput. The drives as is now industry standard are helium filled and hermetically sealed, allowing for lower vibration and power requirements. Read more

  • Seagate Revive Maxtor External Drives December 7, 2016

    From the time, Seagate acquired Maxtor hard disk technology in 2006, they slowly discontinued Maxtor branded internal hard disk drives and later external hard disk enclosures. Seagate have recently reintroduced Maxtor branded external hard disk enclosures in some countries selling value products. Read more

  • Latest Seagate 15k Hard Disk November 23, 2016

    The launch of Seagate’s latest 15,000 rpm 2.5” form factor hard disk drive has set several new records in its class. At 900GB it is the highest capacity available for that market sector, as well as the fastest data throughput. Read more

  • Storing Data on Diamonds November 9, 2016

    Research into new methods of storing data has been ongoing for several decades covering many different techniques. The use of diamonds was first mooted a few years back, allowing data bits to be stored in a 3D structure. Read more

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