Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” Can Crash Some Hard Drives

Great music can change the world — and, apparently, crash some hard drives. A recent report published by Microsoft showcases a novel issue with older laptop hard drives. Here’s the full text of the report from the National Vulnerability Database...
August 23, 2022

Are Solid-State Drives Worse for the Environment Than Hard Drives? 

Solid-state drives (SSDs) have a number of advantages over hard disk drives (HDDs): They’re faster, they consume less electricity, and they’re a more practical option in a wide range of operating conditions. Recently, Microsoft reportedly pressured manufacturers to avoid using...
August 11, 2022

Crypto Bridge Nomad Loses $200 Million in Alleged Hack

Nomad, a startup that allows users to trade cryptocurrency tokens between different blockchains, has acknowledged losses of nearly $200 million in crypto due to an apparent security vulnerability.  Crypto hacks certainly aren’t new, and blockchain bridges are frequent targets. In...
August 4, 2022

Man Who Lost $191 Million in Bitcoin Wants to Use a Robot Dog to Find It

James Howells, who lost 8,000 bitcoins when he accidentally threw out his hard drive, wants to use two robotic dogs to find his data.
July 29, 2022

Historic Rainfall Hits St. Louis: How to Protect Data from Flood Damage

St. Louis, Missouri experienced historic rainfall this morning, with some areas receiving more rain than on any other day in over a century. From July 25th to July 26th, some St. Louis suburbs were pelted with more than nine inches...
July 26, 2022

Microsoft Pushing Manufacturers to Drop HDDs as Boot Devices

Microsoft is pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to prioritize solid state drives (SSDs) as boot devices, according to an executive brief published by data storage analyst TrendFocus. Microsoft’s flagship OS, Windows 11, does not specifically require a solid-state drive as...
July 11, 2022

The Horizon Crypto Hack: How Blockchain Bridges Become Targets

Hackers have stolen approximately $100 million in various cryptocurrencies from Horizon, according to public statements from Horizon’s developers.1/ The Harmony team has identified a theft occurring this morning on the Horizon bridge amounting to approx. $100MM. We have begun...
June 27, 2022

U.S. Senate Eyes Cryptocurrency Bill. Here’s What That Means for Investors.

The 2022 cryptocurrency market is a mixed bag — and depending on your perspective (or more likely, the size of your investments), the news hasn’t been positive through the first six months of the year. That may change soon. The...
June 10, 2022

Hard Drive Storage Capacities May Increase to 30TB in 2023

Japanese manufacturer Showa Denko has announced the shipment of 3.5-inch hard disk media with a storage capacity of 2.6 terabytes (TB) per platter — potentially allowing for hard drive capacities of 30TB or more by late 2023.  The Showa Denko...
June 2, 2022

The Problem With Flat-Rate Hard Drive Data Recovery

Imagine taking your car to a mechanic that charges a flat rate for every service. Whether you’re getting a routine tune-up or a new transmission, you’ll pay a few hundred dollars. Most consumers wouldn’t trust the mechanic — especially with...
December 15, 2021