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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.
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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.

WD releases Thunderbolt drive with selectable RAID settings

The My Passport Pro comes in 2TB and 4TB models and can be set to RAID 0 or 1.

Samsung achieves DDR3 size, calls it an efficiency breakthrough

Samsung's new DDR3 memory has shrunk transistor size from 25nm to 20nm, and uses 25% less power, meaning your next laptop or tablet could have longer battery life.

LaCie ships world's fastest external drive

The new LaCie Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2 delivers speeds up to 1,375 MB/s.

Disk storage sales gets year-end boost

The market for external disk storage systems has recovered from a slump, with factory revenues up 2.4% to $6.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to an IDC study.

Seagate plans high-capacity storage for tablets

Seagate Technology thinks the storage capacity could be larger in tablets, most of which come with a relatively small amount of native storage.

SanDisk unleashes world's first 128GB microSD card

SanDisk today released what itsaid is the world's first 128GB microSD card, capable of storing up to 24 hours of high-definition video on an object smaller than your fingernail.

Read this before you buy another hard drive

It's rare that a company would release internal data on drive failure rates -- even more so when that company, Backblaze, earns its living storing consumer data in the cloud. That makes the hard drive data released this week even more valuable.

Toshiba has bought OCZ Storage

Toshiba has completed its acquisition of OCZ Storage Solutions, a failed Silicon Valley maker of solid-state drives, the company said Tuesday.

Storage Hardware In Depth

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.

Transcend ESD200 review: A fast little external SSD

Transcend's ESD200 external SSD is fast and very portable. Unfortunately, the backup software doesn't impress.