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Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

At least one model of Samsung's most advanced Pro-series SSD became available on Newegg on Thursday, and the website said it's taking pre-orders for other models that will be available by the end of the month.
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SSD prices for hybrids, ultrathin laptops will flatten next year

A shortage of solid-state drives for ultrathin laptops and hybrids will cause prices to flatten next year after dropping for the last several years, with lower prices coming again in 2016, according to a market analysis.

IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand.

Seagate wireless drive can now stream to Roku set-top box

Seagate announced today that Roku set-top boxes will now have a channel to connect to Wireless Plus hard drives for streaming movies, music and photos stored on the drives.

Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

Dropbox will continue beefing up the business version of its cloud storage and file sharing service, adding security features to shared links, full-text search capabilities and new tools for enterprise developers.

Should EMC sell off 80% stake in VMware?

Breaking up is hard to do, but could a split be in store soon for EMC and VMware?

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.

Western Digital jumps to 6TB in budget hard drives with $299 Red

Western Digital is shipping two new 6TB hard drives as it tries to make its highest-capacity storage products affordable.

Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage to free terabyte

Microsoft has begun boosting the free allowance of its OneDrive cloud-based storage service to one terabyte for subscribers to consumer and college student Office 365 plans.

NetApp Private Storage adds an Azure cloud option

Microsoft Azure just became the next cloud connection for NetApp Private Storage, which can already link enterprise storage to Amazon Web Services.

Data Storage In Depth

Quick guide: 25 tips and tricks for Google Drive power users

Google Drive is an important tool that can deliver even more value with these 25 tips, tools, and tweaks

Evan Schuman: What if you can't trust your inbox?

Goldman Sachs is taking Google to court to force the cloud vendor to delete an email accidentally sent to a Gmail user. The consequences of a ruling for Goldman would be devastating.

Review: Samsung's new 3D NAND SSD for 'Pros' is a superfast drive at a good price

Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD series has up to 1TB of capacity and is designed for workstations and high-end PCs.

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

Marios Papadopoulos stores media files on a 1TB external hard drive. He asked about using the same drive for backup.

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?

Sync, store and share data with Transporter Sync

The scoop: Transporter Sync, by Connected Data, about $100 (plus cost of external storage drive)

Thornton May: The time is now for information governance. But do you even know what it is?

Information governance covers the entire spectrum of information management, but most people have a fuzzy notion of what it is. This must change, because the real value of information can't be fully realized unless it is properly governed.

Google Drive leads in features, lags in ease-of-use

This is the third in a series of three reviews covering the major online office productivity apps: Microsoft Office Online (Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online), Apple iWork for iCloud (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud), and in this article, Google Drive (with Docs, Sheets, and Slides) aka Google Docs and Google Apps.

Review: Exablox OneBlox is a storage admin's dream

Smoothly scalable, automatically redundant, set-it-and-forget-it NAS rewrites the network storage playbook

Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center

Riverbed Granite 2.5 eliminates remote office server administration and backup pains by delivering iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage over the WAN