Storage

Expert coverages of storage, memory, network-attached storage, hard drives, backup, and more.

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What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades

The distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain, has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, save money and disrupt IT in ways not seen since the internet arrived.

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25% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert

This handy gadget from SanDisk automatically backs up your iPhone’s photos, videos contacts and more, every time you charge. And its currently discounted 25% on Amazon.

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2017

Whether they developed programming languages, carbon nanotubes, data classification systems, video games, or the Internet itself, these 12 men and women are among the tech luminaries we lost in 2017. Their legacies, however, live on.

Beep...beep...beep...

It's two days before Christmas shutdown, and this IT pilot fish happens to step into a lab -- where she notices an orange fault light blinking on a server's disk array.

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30% off APC 1500VA Compact UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector

The Back-UPS Pro uninterruptible power supply provides power to your critical devices during an outage, allowing you to continue working or gaming, and stay connected to your network. Ideal for PCs, home office electronics, networking...

So THAT'S who needs a DBA on the payroll!

This company manages to get by without a database admin for more than five years with hardly anyone seeing that as a problem -- until things start going very wrong.

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How to fix a hard disk in Windows using the command prompt

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla walks you through the steps needed to easily repair a corrupted hard disk using the command line or PowerShell.

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25% off SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I card with Adapter - Deal Alert

At its currently discounted price of $11.19, the 32GB capacity card is actually $0.61 cheaper than the 16GB model. SanDisk has discounts running today on higher capacity cards as well.

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New SanDisk microSD card enables an app speed boost for Android users

While the highlight of SanDisk's latest microSD card is it's world-record 400GB capacity, what's overlooked is its improved ability to load and run apps.

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40% off Lexar microSD To Lightning Reader - Deal Alert

With its Lightning connector, this reader makes it easy to move all your favorite content to & from your iOS device on the go. So whether you’re offloading stunning action photos or epic adventure video, it’s got you covered.

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31% off WD 4TB My Passport Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Deal Alert

Safely store massive amounts of photos, videos and music with this 4TB external drive from WD. Currently priced just $10 higher than its 3TB counterpart with this deal.

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48% off Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure External Case - Deal Alert

This 3 port USB 3.0 hub converts any 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5-Inch SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience. setup is tool free and easy to install and disassemble. The built-in foam pad protect hard...

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28% off SanDisk Ultra CZ48 32GB USB 3.0 100MB/s Flash Drive - Deal Alert

The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive takes the wait out of moving, sharing or backing up big files. Transfer a full-length movie in seconds with speeds up to 100MB/s.

To be fair, he DID get it in 20

New IT boss at this telecom company isn't a technical guy, and he's shocked at the cost of the new SAN hardware that the company is about to purchase. Fortunately (or not), he's ready to float an alternative.

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30% off Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader - Deal Alert

Leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with a USB interface speed up to 500MB/s. Supports the latest UDMA CompactFlash (including UDMA 7), SDXCTM, and SD UHS-I/UHS-II (SD 3.0) card formats.

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25% off SanDisk Ultra 256GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter - Deal Alert

Enough capacity to hold up to 24 hours of Full HD video. And transfer up to 1,200 photos a minute when you’re ready to archive. Built to perform in harsh conditions, SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Cards are waterproof,...

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50% off SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speeds Up To 260MB/s - Deal Alert

The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 Flash Drive features a sizable 128GB of storage, and read speeds of up to 260MB/s lets you easily transfer a full-length movie in seconds.

How the old pro does it

IT pilot fish at a manufacturing plant has suddenly had server administration added to his job without any formal training -- and now, because he hasn't set user storage quotas, two servers are nearly out of space.

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