Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording: The Future of Hard Drive Technology?

Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HMAR) has been touted as the next great technology for increasing hard drive capacities without reducing other key performance metrics. How does HAMR work — and does it offer clear advantages over current tech? First, a quick...
May 19, 2022

Data Migration to the Cloud: Best Practices

Cloud migration enables enterprises to distribute workloads and improve scalability. For many modern organizations, the cloud is an essential tool for creating robust IT systems.  Even so, cloud systems aren’t ideal for every application or every type of workload. Some...
May 16, 2022

The 2TB Flash Drive Scam: Why “High-Capacity” Flash Drives Are Fakes

You’re browsing Amazon or eBay, and you see a great deal: A 2-terabyte (TB) USB thumb drive for about $40. Is it a great bargain — or a dangerous scam? If you’ve read the headline of this article, you know...
March 29, 2022

What Is An Advanced Format Hard Drive?

What is an advanced format hard drive? Here’s an explanation, along with guides for determining whether your hard drive uses an AF format.
January 14, 2022

How Do Solid State Drives Store Data?

Solid state drives (SSDs) store files electronically using non-volatile memory. Here’s an overview of how they provide reliable data storage.
December 3, 2021

Chinese Cryptocurrency Miners Selling Used SSDs, But There’s A Catch

The plunging price of the cryptocurrency Chia has flooded the international market with used hard drives and solid state drives, according to a recent report from VNExpress International. The article cites a Facebook group with more than 5,000 Chia traders....
October 4, 2021

The Pros and Cons of SSDs as External Hard Drives

As our lives become increasingly mobile, it’s only natural for people to seek portable storage options that can function on the go, as well. For years now, this need for portable storage has manifested itself in the form of floppy...
July 7, 2021

DNA Digital Data Storage Explained

As the world continues to grow more and more connected with each passing day, it only makes sense that the innovators of the tech world make it their mission to find the next great storage solution. From tapes to discs...
June 28, 2021

Will Magnetic Storage Ever Become Completely Obsolete?

07/17/2020 While computer technology continues to develop at a blistering pace, magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs) remain the primary technology for storing data in both computers and servers. In recent years, though, SSD storage has become cheaper and more widespread,...
July 19, 2020

Samsung’s 4TB SSD Is A Breakthrough, But There’s A Problem

Solid-state drives (SSDs) provide better performance than hard-disk drives (HDDs), but with several significant caveats, including one big one: For the last decade or so, one of the major problems with SSD technology has been affordability.  That might change soon....
August 8, 2018