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ioSafe SoloPro Disaster-proof External Hard Drive

For those who need to ensure that their data will survive disasters, the IoSafe SoloPro is one of a few, if not the only, worthwhile options on the market. General users, however, won't find much appeal in it.

August 17, 2010

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 17, 2010

MSRP: $419.00


Western Digital ships 6TB WD Red NAS hard drive and all-new WD Red Pro lineup

The 5TB and 6TB WD Red hard drives are designed for home NAS servers, while a new WD Red Pro drive, available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB, is for serious business.

By July 21, 2014


How to monitor hard-drive health with DiskCheckup for Windows

Hard drives can fail at any time, but clues can help you avoid data loss. DiskCheckup for Windows monitors hard-drive health to help you predict failures.

By August 23, 2012


Backblaze: Our bet on consumer hard drives looks good so far

After measuring failure rates for four years, the online backup service is optimistic that buying cheaper consumer-grade hard drives was the right choice.

By November 12, 2013


WD ships low-cost high-grade 4TB hard drive

The drive uses enterprise-class components and technologies to offer 24-7 reliability for the storage needs of both data centers and consumer NAS servers.

By May 28, 2013


Ep. 1124: Alexandria: The greatest hard-drive crash

So Apple bought LaLa and Ars Technica thinks they have a source who knows what they're going to do with it. They're going to make a website that sells music and stores it in the cloud. Kind of like what LaLa already is. But it's going to be all iTunes-ified. And that has Rafe worrying about cloud failure again. We also kvetch about Facebook, a Mozilla employee complains about Google and the New Moon taper is set free.

By December 15, 2009


Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1124: Alexandria, the greatest hard-drive crash

We worry about the cloud as rumors of what exactly Apple is going to do with Lala start spinning. We also kvetch about Facebook, a Mozilla employee complains about Google, and the "New Moon" videotaper is set free.

By December 11, 2009


G-Tech soups up external storage with 7,200rpm hard drives

G-Technology announces at CES 2013 that it now uses high-speed 7,200rpm 2.5-inch hard drives for its G-Drive and G-RAID external storage products.

By January 8, 2013


Buying a new hard drive? Expect it to die

The best way to treat a hard drive is as something that's built to fail.

By March 11, 2012


Get a 2TB external hard drive for $69.99 shipped

That's after mailing in three rebate forms and...kidding! That's actually your out-the-door price.

By October 20, 2011