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Seagate unveils hard drives with up to 10TB capacity

Seagate today announced its new Guardian line of hard disk drives, which comes as three new brands for PCs, NAS devices or surveillance systems.

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Atomic-scale memory can store 500 times more than today’s best hard drive

Scientists at Delft University in the Netherlands have developed an atomic-scale “hard drive” that can store the entire U.S. Library of Congress on a 0.1mm wide cube.

Microsoft downsizes OneDrive accounts, enforces restrictions

OneDrive users have begun receiving notifications from Microsoft that their storage allotments have already, or will soon be, reduced to 5GB.

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Micro thumb drive for Android and Apple devices has USB 3 speed

An Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign is offering up a wafer-thin USB 3.0 thumb drive that on one end can connect to computers and on the other end to Apple iPhones or Android devices via a Lightening or MicroUSB plug.

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IBM and Samsung achieve breakthrough on flash killer for wearables, mobile devices

IBM and Samsung said they've developed a process to manufacture a type of non-volatile RAM that is up to 100,000 times faster than NAND flash and never wears out.

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Seagate will cut 6,500 staff despite uptick in hard disk demand

Seagate Technology will cut about 6,500 jobs worldwide, or 14 percent of its workforce, it said Monday.

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Samsung unveils the world’s highest capacity consumer SSD

Samsung announced what it said is the world’s highest capacity SSD – the 4TB 850 EVO, which is double the capacity of Samsung’s previous highest capacity drive.

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Microsoft, university researchers break DNA data storage record

University of Washington and Microsoft researchers believe they have broken the record for storing and retrieving data in DNA molecules.

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Samsung's blazing fast UFS storage cards could replace micro-SD media

Samsung has announced super-fast removable data storage cards that could one day replace the slower micro-SD cards in devices.

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Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Latest Ubuntu Server lays the foundation for higher speeds and greater density with Snap packages, LXD containers and ZFS storage.

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Amazon's Elastic File System is now open for business

Following an extended preview period, Amazon's Elastic File System is now generally available in three geographical regions, with more on the way.

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Backblaze wants to eliminate tape-based storage

Backblaze's B2 public cloud storage service has left beta, and the company has set its sights on getting businesses to replace their old tape-based storage systems.

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54% off Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Deal Alert

The Toshiba Canvio Connect II is your all-in-one portable storage solution. The 1TB model is currently discounted dramatically from $119 down to just $55.

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A Raspberry Pi 3 competitor will boast an SSD storage slot

You can't put SSDs on Raspberry Pi 3, but a competitive board coming soon will have that option.

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Seagate targets storage for drones and robots

Seagate is targeting drones and robots as it looks to add its storage technologies to new devices.

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External Seagate hub adds 8TB storage to Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi 3

Seagate's packing an 8TB hard drive in its new external Backup Plus Hub, which can be hooked up to a Raspberry Pi 3 or Chromebooks for expanded storage.

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Pure Storage now offers a novel way to upgrade flash arrays

Pure Storage already lets enterprises buy new controllers for their flash arrays by subscription. Now it’s offering a way to trade in old flash media when new and improved versions come out.

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52% off HooToo USB 3.0 Flash drive with Lightning Connector for iPhone and iPad devices - Deal Alert

This fast drive plugs directly in your lighning or USB port allowing you to add 64 GB of storage to your iPhone, and iPod and allows you to transfer files to and from a computer/laptop without the using a cable.

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