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SecureDrives SSD self-destructs when you text it the command

SecureDrives SSD self-destructs when you text it the command

By 10 October 2014

Self-destructing gadgets were once reserved for the confines of the movie screen in films like Mission Impossible and James Bond. That’s changed as SecureDrives has unveiled its Autothysis line of Solid State Drives which, it says, can be set to self-destruct... >>

A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

By 7 December 2013

As we roll into December there’s a sense of looming Christmas cheer. Awards season is over, next-gen consoles are on the shelves - well, sort of, their stock has been emptied and they’re hard to get hold of - and we’ve spent the week tying up various... >>

Western Digital My Passport Ultra review
4.5 out of 5

Western Digital My Passport Ultra review

By 2 December 2013

Portable hard drives aren't that glamorous, but when Western Digital offered to send over a USB 3.0 hard drive, it mentioned something interesting - that it was aimed at students going back to school. A TV-style flashback then commenced as we remembered... >>

Western Digital 'Black2' drive combines 120GB SSD and 1TB spinning disk into one

Western Digital 'Black2' drive combines 120GB SSD and 1TB spinning disk into one

By 25 November 2013

Western Digital is out with a new hybrid storage solution that combines an old-school 5400rpm spinning disk with an SSD into one enclosure, dubbed the WD Black2. It combines a 120GB SSD and a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive into one 2.5-inch 9.5mm solution, for... >>

This time next year you could be pre-ordering a 60TB HAMR hard drive

This time next year you could be pre-ordering a 60TB HAMR hard drive

By 15 November 2013

Western Digital has discovered a way to improve its hard drive capacity by up to five times the amount. In truth Seagate discovered the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology, but it’s Western Digital which believes it can actually build... >>

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

By 2 October 2013

Cloud storage is expensive, especially when you're talking about using it for 4TB of data. So Western Digital wants to sell you a cloud all of your own, for a one-off price and no monthly subscription. It's a NAS drive, like Western Digital's other devices,... >>

WD MyBook AV-TV external drive will turn your telly into a PVR

WD MyBook AV-TV external drive will turn your telly into a PVR

By 12 February 2013

Western Digital has introduced a version of its MyBook external storage solutions that is specifically designed to work with your flatscreen TV's video recording functionality. Many TVs these days have programme recording options, but lot of people don't... >>

LaCie Blade Runner: Philippe Starck hard drive to keep Deckard happy

LaCie Blade Runner: Philippe Starck hard drive to keep Deckard happy

By 7 January 2013

LaCie has teamed up with designer Philippe Starck to launch the limited-edition Blade Runner hard drive. With only 9,999 produced, the LaCie Blade Runner is custom built and designed to be an artistic piece rather than a bland box hidden under a desk. ... >>

LaCie 5big: 20TB Thunderbolt RAID is super quick

LaCie 5big: 20TB Thunderbolt RAID is super quick

By 6 January 2013

LaCie has announced a RAID system that can hold up-to 20TB of hard drive space and run at speeds of up-to 785 MB/s thanks to Thunderbolt support.  Called the LaCie 5big, it certainly isn't something for casual users. Starting at $1,200 (£746) for the... >>

LaCie updates its Porsche Design hard drive for Macs, now 10 times faster

LaCie updates its Porsche Design hard drive for Macs, now 10 times faster

By 25 October 2012

Sexy is not an adjective often associated with hard drives, but then it’s not often hard drives are created by Porsche Design. The LaCie P’9223 Slim SSD is the latest collaboration between LaCie and Porsche Design and is its fastest hard drive yet.... >>


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