What Comes After Hard Drives?
TDK sees hard drive breakthrough in areal density
Million-year storage solution is set in stone
Honeycombs of magnets could lead to new type of computer processing
Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater capacity than is currently ...
Research team finds disk encryption foils law enforcement efforts
Beating the back-up blues
That sinking feeling when your hard disk starts screeching and you haven't backed up your holiday photos is a step closer to becoming a thing of the past thanks to research into a new kind of computer memory.
US court deals blow to digital music resales
A US federal court has dealt a blow to a music website offering sales of "pre-owned" digital music, ruling that it violates copyright law by making illegal reproductions.
Physicists create new 3D microchip
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions. Currently, microchips can only pass digital information ...
Computer memory could increase fivefold from advances in self-assembling polymers
The storage capacity of hard disk drives could increase by a factor of five thanks to processes developed by chemists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Reducing information stored in magnetic thin films to the size of single grains could improve computer hard drives
Despite the increasing competition from alternative technologies such as solid-state drives, magnetic disks remain an important data-storage technology. They are not only reliable and inexpensive, but their ...
Toshiba launches two hybrid drives
Toshiba today announced that it will launch two 2.5-inch form factor Hybrid Drives that bring new levels of high speed read and write performance to notebook and desktop PCs. The new drives, which integrate ...
All-flash enterprise storage startup ready (and funded) for battle
Storing quantum information permanently
Quantum memory is one of the basic building blocks needed for realizing a quantum computer one day. Atac Imamoglu, a professor of quantum electronics, and Renato Renner, a professor of theoretical physics, ...
Seagate to buy Samsung's hard disk drive business
Seagate is buying the hard disk drive business of Samsung in a $1.38 billion deal that also gives the South Korean electronics manufacturer a nearly 10 percent stake in Seagate.