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Intel releases its most reliable pro SSD

Intel today unveiled its Pro 2500 series of flash drives, which include 2.5-in. drives and M.2 flash cards for mobile devices.
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Crossbar's new RRAM tech challenges flash storage

The hunt for memory technology to replace NAND flash storage within the next 10 years is under way, and startup Crossbar is planning to bringing its version of RRAM (resistive random-access memory) technology to market next year.

Dell Storage branches out with midsize arrays, software-defined systems

Dell plans to expand its storage lineup with a series of midsized SAN arrays and a portfolio of software-defined storage systems, furthering two prominent industry trends.

NetApp unveils all-flash shared storage array

Growing demand for flash continues to rock enterprise storage, with NetApp becoming the latest big vendor to shape a new product around the high-speed media.

Hacked Synology NAS systems used in big-profit cryptocurrency mining scheme

A hacker exploited publicly known vulnerabilities to install malware on NAS systems made by Synology and used their computing power to generate Dogecoins, a type of cryptocurrency.

Intel revs up enterprise flash drives with PCIe

Intel took its flash storage for data centers into the fast lane on Tuesday with SSDs that use PCI Express and an emerging host controller interface that could make such components easier to adopt.

Judge orders chip maker Marvell to pay Carnegie Mellon $1.54B in patent case

Chip maker Marvell Technology has been ordered to pay Carnegie Mellon University $1.54 billion for infringing on two hard drive chip patents the school applied for in 1997.

Sony magnetic tape tech could create 185TB cartridges

Sony has developed a magnetic tape material that can store data at 148 gigabits per square inch, roughly 74 times the density of standard tapes.

Hynix reveals world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module

SK Hynix said it has developed the world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module, with twice the capacity of the company's current 64GB module.

Seagate releases 6TB hard drive, its fastest yet

Seagate has released its first 6TB hard drive, saying that it was able to reach that capacity without using helium like rival Western Digital.

Storage Hardware In Depth

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Does HP have a development pipeline or a pipe dream?

HP claims that its light-based, next-generation Machine will do everything except scrub the kitchen sink. But given HP's recent innovation track record, why should we believe any of it?

Software-based NAS offers free/low-cost storage

Earlier this year we tested Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Now we're reviewing software-based NAS that you can load onto your own equipment -- whether it's a PC, server, virtual machine, or in the cloud.

3 wireless media hubs: Extra storage for mobile devices

Wireless media hubs let you take along as much storage as you need and power your mobile devices besides. We look at three of the latest.

7 mobile hard drives: More portable and more powerful

Mobile hard drives have become lighter and smaller while offering higher capacities at lower prices. We look at 7 of the latest models to help you choose.

Review: SanDisk's wireless mobile flash drives -- one of them's a winner

SanDisk this week released its first wireless external flash drives, offering mobile device users up to 64GB of capacity for streaming movies or storing photos. But only one of the two drives is a clear winner.

3 new SSDs to boost your laptop's speed

Seagate, Samsung and OCZ have launched new consumer-class SSDs. We benchmarked all three to find which one has the best performance.

A NAS box for all seasons

We tested five Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances, ranging from 4T to 18TB in capacity and targeted for small offices and businesses with up to 20 to 25 users. All are more-or-less in the same price range: about $700 to $2,000 with drives.

Seagate Wireless Plus review: A terabyte of mobile wireless storage

Seagate's Wireless Plus drive offers a terabyte of storage and a way to stash your videos, photos, music and documents or wirelessly stream them to your mobile devices.

New storage technologies to deal with the data deluge

Enterprise storage demands are reaching a critical point, and vendors are scrambling to develop new products to deal with the data deluge. We look at how these technologies will help manage the major pain points for storage administrators.

How big is the sound of music?

Music fans and major recording artists are adopting lossless audio file formats to keep copies of their music that are as close to master recordings as possible, leading to multi-terabyte-sized home music storage systems.