Iron-platinum alloys could be new-generation hard drives

Meeting the demand for more data storage in smaller volumes means using materials made up of ever-smaller magnets, or nanomagnets.

SSD sales set to soar

Solid state drives (SSDs) will account for more than one third of the computer storage market in 2017.

Seagate brings a kind of 4TB hush

Seagate has announced its Video 3.5 HDD, which it boasts is the industry's first 4TB 3.5 inch HDD with digital video recorders, set top boxes and surveillance systems specifically in mind.

Storage market continues to boom

IDC's worldwide storage tracker has noted that the personal and entry level storage market has shot up 73.4 percent year on year - reaching 20.2 million units shipped in Q1 2013, with shipment value growing 54.1 percent at $1.8 billion.

WD enters hybrid hard drive market

Western Digital is entering the hybrid hard drive market in style, with an ultraslim 2.5-inch SSHD designed for Ultrabooks and other anorexic devices. 

Towards terahertz-speed hard drives and RAM

An international team of researchers has found a new way to switch magnetism that is at least 1,000 times faster than currently used in magnetic memory technologies.

Hard days ahead for hard drives

Outfits don’t seem to be gobbling up nearly as many hard drives as they should. According to consultancy firm Futuresource, shipments have gone from bad to worse over the past two years.

Hard drives could be built using magnetic bacteria

Researchers at the University of Leeds say that a type of bacterium which 'eats' iron to create tiny magnets could be used to make larger hard drives and faster connections.