Storage

Expert coverages of storage, memory, network-attached storage, hard drives, backup, and more.

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Intel Optane Memory has a mission: Make hard drives faster than SSDs

Intel debuts Optane Memory as a "revolutionary" technology that could make hard drives feel like SSDs, but enthusiasts were hoping for more.

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CW@50: Data storage goes from $1M to 2 cents per gigabyte (+video)

Over the past 50 years, data storage development has blown past barrier after barrier to give us denser, higher-capacity hard drives (and flash storage) at ever-cheaper costs.

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CW@50: 50 years of storage

By the time Computerworld was born in 1967, IBM was well established as the kingpin for computer storage. But over the next five decades, that changed dramatically as new companies rose and fell, storage capacities soared and costs...

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HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

Two months after acquiring SimpliVity for US$650 million, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is beginning to reshape the company's converged infrastructure offering in its own image.

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Best Buy is selling a 256GB SanDisk thumb drive for $55

This SanDisk Ultra 256GB flash drive is about $13 less than the going street price.

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Huawei sees switch to flash as right time to rethink whole storage infrastructure

Huawei Technologies is going all flash with its latest enterprise storage system, the OceanStor Dorado V3. It's part of the new storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering the company unveiled at Cebit.

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How to add an external HDD to your Sony PS4

Sony's latest PS4 System Software now supports external hard drive support for the game console, letting you expand the storage from its original 500GB. Network World editor Keith Shaw shows you how to add the storage without needing...

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Coders and librarians team up to save scientific data

A group of students, computer programmers and other volunteers gathered on a snowy night at a former mill in Dover, N.H., to participate in a nationwide data rescue effort to archive scientific data that could be lost.

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Cebit showcases security after Snowden

It's almost four years since Edward Snowden leaked U.S. National Security Agency documents revealing the extent of the organization's surveillance of global internet traffic, but he's still making the headlines in Germany.

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Intel claims storage speed record with first large-capacity Optane SSD

Intel says large-capacity Optane drives with up to 1.5TB of storage are on their way.

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StarTech Dual-Bay SATA Hard Drive Adapter Enclosure with RAID review: Great for hard drives, not for SSDs

With all the appearance of a 3.5-inch hard drive, this RAID enclosure lets you increase hard drive performance using RAID 0. But SSDs proved problematic.

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7 tips for developing a powerful data disaster plan

Commvault has provided the following tips that will help enterprises develop simple yet powerful holistic data protection plans that enable enterprises to quickly recovery the data they need if there is a data disaster, in an...

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Why laptops won’t come with larger SSDs this year

Laptop makers are expected to continue using 128GB and 256GB SSDs for now as prices for the storage technology are expected to rise this year.

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Disaster recovery: How is your business set up to survive an outage?

Can your business get by with an asynchronous backup or must that offsite server be updated by the second to keep the business up and running at all times.

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IBM fits a bit on an atom, eyeing ever-smaller devices

While many IT departments grapple with big data, IBM says it has the smallest data in the world: one bit on one atom. Researchers at IBM have written and read a bit of data on a single atom using magnetism, a feat they say is a world...

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ADATA XPG SX8000 M.2 NVMe SSD review: A more affordable NVMe option

ADATA has undercut the field by offering the joy-inducing XPG SX8000 NVMe SSD for a joy-inducing price.

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HPE to pay $1 billion for Nimble Storage after cutting EMC ties

Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to acquire Nimble Storage, a vendor of all-flash and hybrid flash storage products, for US$1 billion in an effort to pump up its offerings in those areas.

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Review: The TarDisk doubles a MacBook’s storage in about 30 seconds (+video)

The TarDisk is a half-length SD card that fits flush with the body of an older MacBook or MacBook Pro and seamlessly doubles storage capacity via pairing software that creates a single virtual volume.

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