Storage

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

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Online backup: We test the best services—from Backblaze to Carbonite, iDrive, Mozy and more

We review the best cloud backup services so you can find the right solution for keeping a safe, offsite copy of your data should disaster strike.

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How to manage IT risk without killing innovation

Success in managing the hidden risks of new initiatives will buy you credibility to invest further in innovation.

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Samsung 970 Pro SSD review: The fastest M.2 NVMe drive yet

There's no faster NVMe SSD available to the mass market than Samsung's 970 Pro, but its extra 10 percent of performance costs quite a bit.

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Samsung 970 EVO review: Strong competition for the best budget NVMe SSD

A great NVMe SSD unless you regularly copy very large files, then look into WD's Black NVMe.

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CloudBerry Backup review: Back up anything to just about anywhere

With backups to, from, and between numerous online storage vendors as well as to your local network and direct attached storage, CloudBerry Backup is the Swiss Army knife of data safety. There's a free version for those that just want...

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Honeypots and the evolution of botnets | Salted Hash Ep 23

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, talking with guest Israel Barak, CISO at Cybereason, about his firm's recent honeypot research, which gathered information showing how the bot landscape is evolving.

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Augment your hard drive with a speedy 120GB SSD for just $44 today

The 120GB SanDisk SSD Plus is just $44 today at Amazon.

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WD Gold Enterprise Class Hard Drive review: 12TB of vast storage goodness

WD's Gold Enterprise 12TB is as fast and feature-filled as Seagate's best, yet costs only as much as that competitor's least expensive model. A great deal in high-capacity hard drives.

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Why did Dropbox get valued at four times more than Box?

Ever since Dropbox entered the enterprise space with Dropbox for Business in 2013 it has gone head to head with its cloud storage rival Box, pitting the two 30-something founders Drew Houston and Aaron Levie, respectively, directly...

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Amazon is selling a 2TB WD external hard drive for just $58.49

Pick up the dependable WD Elements external hard drive for 22 percent off the retail price.

Five servers that exist thanks to the Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project shares specifications for servers designed to be cost effective, and here are five that are commercially available.

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Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD: High-end performance at near entry-level prices

WD's Black 3D NVMe drive sets a new standard for NVMe drives in the mass market. It's fast and affordable. That's a win-win.

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B&H has a 4TB external hard drive for $20 cheaper than anywhere else today

For $80 you can get a 4TB WD external desktop hard drive from B&H Photo.

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Intel ushers responsive Optane memory into laptops with Core i5+, i7+, and i9+ brands

Intel is showing off "Optane Inside" notebooks and desktops with a new "plus" brand, such as "Core i7+".

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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10 hot storage companies to watch

Innovations such as software-defined storage (SDS), hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI), and blockchain have investors flocking to enterprise storage startups, and this market shows no signs of slowing down. Collectively, the 10...

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How we chose 10 hot storage startups to watch

Innovation, founders and funding all helped us winnow down the initial 58 contenders for our list to the final 10 hot storage startups.

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What is composable infrastructure?

In a composable infrastructure world, physical compute, storage and network devices are treated as services. The composable aspect refers to the ability to make those resources available on the fly, depending on the needs of different...

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