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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.

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.

SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD review: Fast and inexpensive

The SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD, which sports data speeds of up to 530MB/s, is aimed squarely at replacing aging hard drives in existing desktops and laptops.

Storage systems get supersized

Old storage architectures with general-purpose controllers that service all the new functions along with the normal I/O workload won't be able to scale. Here's why storage systems will need to become full-scale storage computers. Insider (registration required)

Seagate Backup Plus review: Save your social media data

Seagates new line of Backup Plus drives is a convenient way to ensure data from your computer and from social networking sites is backed up.

Bye-bye, tapes: How to get the right disk backup appliance

Deduplicating backup appliances have become very popular, but choosing the right one means looking beyond deduplication. Insider (registration required)

What to ask when choosing a new storage platform

If you want to know what to buy, talk to people who've adopted the technology you're eyeing. Here are key questions to ask. Insider (registration required)

The Cloud, Day 25: The Cloud Is Becoming Mandatory

30 Days With the Cloud: Day 25

Image gallery: 5 online backup services keep your data safe

Backing up can be easier if you send your data to the cloud. We look at 5 of the most well-known online backup services to see how they compare.

Sanitize your hard drives with Drive eRazer Ultra

Drive eRazer Ultra can wipe your hard drives in a variety of ways to make sure that any data that resided on it is completely and unalterably gone.

Need More Storage? Reach for the Cloud

When you start out with a fresh new hard drive, it may seem like it has virtually unlimited capacity. The reality, though, is that it won't take nearly as long to max out that drive as you might think, and you will need to find some way to expand your storage.