Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon

Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon

Seagate, after hinting in May that it would release 8TB and 10TB hard drives in the next 12 months, has started delivering early samples of its 8TB hard drive to “major customers”. Curiously, while Western Digital hit 6TB last year by filling its drives with helium, Seagate appears to be pushing the 3.5-inch spinning disk […]

Hard drive failure rates point to clear winners and losers in 2014

Hard drive failure rates point to clear winners and losers in 2014

One of the most common questions we’re asked about hardware reliability is whether there’s a real difference between the various storage manufacturers. This information is typically locked up like Fort Knox, which is one reason why Backblaze’s ongoing storage reports have garnered widespread attention. Most drive reliability studies are either small scale, take place over […]

The top laptops for photographers, engineers, students, and everyone else

The top laptops for photographers, engineers, students, and everyone else

Shopping for a laptop can be extremely frustrating at times. Even when you already know the ins and outs of personal computers, there are so many different aspects to consider with laptops. Weight, battery life, and cost come into play right off the bat, and when you factor in specific work requirements, the number of […]

Amplicity is a tiny desktop PC you can rent for $17 per month

Amplicity is a tiny desktop PC you can rent for $17 per month

The mainstream PC market has changed dramatically over the years, from the beige desktop boxes of the late 90s to the modern day when super-thin laptops are competing with Chromebooks and tablets. A startup called The Hive thinks there’s still room for a desktop PC in the consumer space, but not as device that you […]