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Six criteria to consider when buying an external hard drive

In these times of increasing cyber-attacks, data protection and data security become increasingly important not only for businesses but also for private users. That is why regular backups of critical data from PCs or notebooks are essential. Although SSDs are very popular, for cost reasons external HDDs are still the best choice for the majority of users. However, which hard drive is the correct one? Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH can help.

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World Backup Day: Toshiba provides five backup recommendations

The loss of important personal data on your home desktop PC or notebook is quite annoying. And the risks are increasing, especially due to the growing number of ransomware attacks. This makes regular backups even more important. Toshiba Electronics Europe explains what to consider on the occasion of the World Backup Day on March 31.

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Storage Trends 2020

What’s the outlook for HDDs in 2020? Rainer W. Kaese, Senior Manager, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH is looking at the year ahead. What device will win the storage race?

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Surveillance data storage: What you need to know

Video surveillance is becoming smarter and more effective than ever as a way to fight crime, discover the causes of accidents for better prevention and to help find missing people. All those cameras mean a lot of video data being sent to storage devices. 

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Case Study – How Toshiba HDDs have helped CERN keep track of their generated data

Since 2014, Toshiba has been a key storage partner of CERN. Learn how three generations of Toshiba Hard Disk Drives have helped the world’s largest physics lab keep track of the hundreds of terabytes of data that are generated by the LHC experiments every second.

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HAMR vs. MAMR – Microwave technology delivers higher storage densities in hard disks

We are generating more and more data which needs to be stored safely and effectively. Hard disk drives (HDDs) continue to be central to solving this challenge, requiring them to be available with increased storage capacities. In order to provide the necessary technical solutions, engineers are now looking to incorporate microwave-based technologies into HDDs.

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MTTF – What hard drive reliability really means

In terms of efficiency, security and costs, it is essential to use the right drives for the different use cases. A decisive criteria is the reliability of an HDD. But how can the reliability of an HDD be measured? Especially the aspects operating time, manufacturer warranty, Mean time to failure (MTTF) and annualized failure rate (AFR) must be considered in-depth.

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How to set up a NAS

When creating a NAS (Network-Attached Storage), be it for the home or a small or home office environment, it is the initial choices made during its conception that are most crucial. Specifically, the choices regarding the RAID implementation and the drives used will have a lasting impact on the NAS that, once chosen, require a complete reconfiguration and loss of data to change.

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Does the annual spring clean reach into our digital devices?

Photography and videography is now in the pockets of almost everyone. But where do all those files end up? And do we ever take time to delete photos and videos that we no longer want? With the 31st March designated as World Backup Day, Toshiba decided to reach out the world’s social-media-savvy via Facebook to ask how we are securing our precious memories and whether we are taking time out to spring clean our smartphones, laptops and PCs.

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Storage Trends 2019

Where on earth are we going to put all this data? Thanks to engineers and programmers, disk drives are becoming more voluminous and combining them into efficient storage systems is getting easier. But with ever more data predicted to be generated, will we be able create enough storage for the coming decade’s needs?

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