Not many people use bare drives anymore, but for those who do, having a solid drive dock is crucial. Check out our review of the OWC USB-C Drive Dock, a dual-bay high performance drive dock for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SSDs and HDDs.
Before you recycle or give away an external drive, you have to securely erase it to be certain that your data is truly gone. In this article, we’ll discuss how you’ll do so to keep your info safe!
Millions of Windows 10 users still have mechanical hard drives in their PCs. To keep them healthy and to help investigate any unusual behavior, try the venerable CHKDSK command. Here’s how to use it in Microsoft’s latest operating system.
Microsoft may be focused on the Xbox One, but it hasn’t forgotten about the Xbox 360. The company today released a system update that brings long-awaited support for larger external hard drives (up to 2TB), along with some minor UI and account management improvements.
The new 4TB WD My Passport Pro offers huge capacity, RAID options, and cool and quiet operation all in a small bus-powered Thunderbolt enclosure. Read on for our full review, pictures, and benchmarks.
Storage firm LaCie kicked CES 2014 off with the introduction of three very interesting external drives: the updated Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2, the unique LaCie Sphere, and the wireless LaCie Fuel. All three offer features or designs new to LaCie, and will be available in the coming weeks.
Hard drive maker Western Digital is warning customers about a reported data loss issue related to OS X Mavericks and the company’s external hard drives. Western Digital recommends that users uninstall all of the company’s proprietary drive management software until the issue is solved.
Update [2013-05-23]: The sale is over, and Amazon has raised the price back to approximately $175. Better luck next time! As notebook hard drives break density records, and the market eagerly awaits 5TB desktop drives, the price on 4TB drives is starting to fall. Amazon today listed the relatively well-reviewed Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB hard drive for $149.99, more than $60 less than MSRP and about $30 less than its average street price. Newegg quickly moved to match the offer. At about $0.037…
Consumer hard drive density took another step forward this week with the announcement of a 2.5-inch 1.5TB drive from Western Digital subsidiary Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST). The Travelstar 5K1500 is a 9.5mm high notebook drive with only two platters and a density of 694Gb per square inch. Other features include 32MB of cache, SATA III support, and a 1.8 watt power draw. The drive spins at only 5,400 RPM, but with its high density will still outperform other notebook…
Microsoft’s hard disk scanning and repair utility, CHKDSK (“check disk”), was introduced over 30 years ago but still has a useful place today. Users running even the latest Microsoft operating system can still use the command to examine their hard drives for errors and repair them if necessary. Here’s how to run CHKDSK in Windows 8. Related: Running Windows 10? Find instructions for CHKDSK here. First, launch the Start Screen by pressing the Windows key or clicking the lower left…