Data Storage

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AMD gets back into SSDs with value Radeon R3 drives

AMD is jumping into the SSD market with Radeon drives for laptops and desktops.

C'mon, what good is all this automation anyway?

This big company is in the process of moving its data center -- and the new CIO has his own ideas about the best way to keep business data available for generating reports.

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Users describe pros and cons of hyperconverged storage products

Enterprise users weigh in on their favorite features and offer suggestions for improvement.

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EMC's latest VCE nodes aim to make clouds easy

One way to get enterprises and service providers to adopt cloud infrastructure is to make it easier to set up and use. That’s what EMC is doing with Neutrino, a new type of hardware-software node for the VCE VxRack platform.

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Dell plus EMC has new name: Dell Technologies

Dell’s planned $67 billion acquisition of EMC will create a broad collection of businesses called Dell Technologies.

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EMC World kicks off with cloud backup and cheaper flash arrays

EMC is kicking off its EMC World user conference with a new backup offering and a storage array priced for mid-sized enterprises.

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Microsoft is making big data really small using DNA

Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.

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IBM lines up all-flash storage to help power cognitive computing

IBM is expanding its flash storage lineup to power cloud data centers that carry out so-called cognitive computing.

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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing.

Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage

Microsoft has given users of its OneDrive cloud storage service a 90-day notice that their free allowance will be scaled back from 15GB to 5GB in late July, according to emails and reports from customers.

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Here's a handheld server with a 13TB SSD

Fixstars' Olive is like the Raspberry Pi of servers, but with a twist -- it packs 13TB of solid-state drive storage in a system that could be held in one hand.

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Akitio's combines two speedy technologies in blazing external SSD

If you have $1,299 to spend, Akitio's external Thunder3 PCIe SSD storage system will deliver blazing speed and more.

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Sony cranks up optical disc storage to 3.3TB

Optical discs like Blu-ray are losing favor, but Sony and Panasonic don't seem to care. The companies have cranked up the storage capacity on optical media to a stunning 3.3TB.

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How to upgrade your MacBook Pro Retina to a 1TB PCIe SSD (+video)

OWC earlier this month began offering the industry’s only PCIe SSD for upgrading MacBook Pro Retina laptops built since late 2012. The new drive gives you up to eight times what the factory SSD offered in capacity.

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Intel claims storage supremacy with 3D XPoint Optane drives, 1PB 3D NAND

Intel, in addition to showing off its blazing-fast 3C XPoint Optane drives, also said its 3D NAND will be able to squeeze 1TB of storage into a 1.5mm thick drive by next year.

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Everspin ships high-density MRAM to safeguard data in flight

Everspin is shipping 256Mbit and 1Gbit MRAM chips to commercial customers, which will allow hot data on servers to be stored safely even in a power failure.

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Scientists could use DNA to shrink a data center into a sugar cube

Microsoft and University of Washington researchers have successfully converted long strings of ones and zeroes into four basic DNA blocks, which would allow a data center as large as a Walmart to shrink to the size of the sugar cube....

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SSD shootout: PCI Express blows away SATA and M.2 in throughput testing

For the better part of a decade now, the traditional interface for hard drives has been Serial ATA (SATA). With the advent of the solid state drive (SSD), new interfaces have come into play designed to speed up throughput, because the...

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