Colin Barker

Colin Barker is based in London and is Senior Reporter for ZDNet. He has been writing about the IT business for some 30-plus years. He still enjoys it.

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Seagate issues second fix for disk issue

Seagate on Thursday issued a firmware update which the company said should solve a problem it has been having with some disk drives.The problem came to light on Tuesday when users began reporting they were having problems with the disk which would freeze or stop working completely.

January 22, 2009 by


SanDisk speeds up SSDs

The latest SanDisk 120GB solid-state drive (SSD) costs less than $250, SanDisk says which makes it look like a neat replacement SSD for hard disk storage. Good for solving the problem when you may start running out of space on your internal hard disk, that sort of thing.

January 9, 2009 by


Sony sees 90 percent of its world online

The world is going online in a big way and Sony believes it can see just how much. According to the company's chief executive, Sir Howard Stringer, 90 percent of the products made by Sony, including cameras, video players, televisions, will be accessible online by 2011.

January 9, 2009 by


Sony could be preparing new laptop, maybe

The Consumer Electronics Show is almost upon us (January 8 to 11, Las Vegas) and as it draws closer so the pre-publicity machines of the computer manufacturers start to grind up to full power, while blowing off excess steam.Dell and Lenovo reportedly have new laptops on the blocks and it appears that Sony may be about to join them.

December 23, 2008 by