Data Storage

Data storage news, trends, analysis and practical advice

WD's HGST UltraStar He 12 hard drive
seagate expansion 1.5tb

3d xpoint die optane

Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

There's a lot of excitement about Intel's superfast Optane SSDs, but products won't be on shelves this year as the chipmaker had earlier promised.

usb stick

40% off Corsair Waterproof Shockproof 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Deal Alert

This USB 3.0 flash drive is designed to keep your files safe. The anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum housing is waterproof to 200 meters, vibration-resistant, and shock-resistant. USB 3.0 means read speeds up to four times faster than...

wd labs raspberry pidrive foundation

Western Digital releases series of Raspberry Pi disk drives

Western Digital today released two hard drives and an SSD specifically developed for the Raspberry Pi micro PC.

aws snowmobile reinvent 2016

Amazon will literally truck your data into its cloud

Amazon is aiming to speed up large data transfer jobs with a truck. The Snowmobile is a big, white semi trailer that can hold 100PB of data that will then get driven to an Amazon endpoint and loaded into public cloud storage.

seagate 4tb drive

33% off Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance.

Apple MacBook Pro PCIe/NMVe SSD

SSD adoption in laptops exceeds expectations

The use of solid state drives in notebooks and laptops has surpassed analyst expectations and is expected to reach 50% within the next few years.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive, after Trump win, looks to create alternate site in Canada

The nonprofit Internet Archive, a U.S.-based online library of content that spans decades, wants to open a second backup site in Canada to ensure the data is kept safe in the aftermath of the presidential election.

screen shot 2016 11 28 at 10.07.10 am

29% off Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance.

multicard reader

34% off Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 USB 3.0 Reader - Deal Alert

This extremely versatile device reads 25 popular memory card formats and leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with a USB interface speed up to 500MB/s. Currently discounted by a generous 34%.

turkishbride elgan

How lifelogging will become easy and automatic

Before, only academic supergeeks tracked and recorded everything to achieve a photographic memory. But now you can, too.

data center

The risk of data theft -- here, there and everywhere

Today, the challenge of protecting sensitive data has increased exponentially, due to the fact that data has been leaking into the cloud, and individual PCs and mobile devices. This is how to address the challenges of this data...

deals of week thumbnail

Best Deals of the Week, November 7th - November 11th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of November 7th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

microsoft office 365 logo

Microsoft to add Access database to Office 365 Business

The company plans to add major data source connectors early next year.

Computerworld Podcast: Mingis on Tech

Mingis on Tech: From superfast SSDs to Bluetooth locks and solar shingles

It looks like Apple may have the fastest laptop on the market, solar shingles will be THE hottest thing of 2017 and there's lots of holiday shopping options for gadget geeks.

brocade headquarters

Broadcom bids billions for Brocade in order to break it up

Chip maker Broadcom wants to buy storage vendor Brocade Communications Systems, stripping out its Fibre Channel business and selling the rest.

20161101 cisco s3260 storage server

Cisco pits modular storage servers against public clouds

Cisco Systems is finding its way into storage through its successful server business. On Tuesday, it’s introducing modular systems that can be deployed with many different combinations of computing and storage capacity.

pipeline 160547201

5 lessons learned from building a data pipeline

Considering building a data pipeline in-house? Consider these five lessons first.

MacBook Pro Retina

Apple’s new MacBook Pro may be the world’s fastest stock laptop

Apple has been a leader in using PCIe-based flash storage, which offers far greater bandwidth than SATA-based SSDs. The new 2016 MacBook Pro's specs blow away the performance of its predecessor by nearly double.

Load More