Data Storage

Data storage news, trends, analysis and practical advice

Ultrastar SS300 SSD
32gb drive

lexar microsd

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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81% off Centon 4 GB DataStick Pro USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Deal Alert

This 4GB USB drive is just a little over $3 right now -- so cheap that Amazon won't ship it on its own. But if your cart totals $25 or more, toss in some of these sticks right now for dirt cheap.

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FAQ: 3D XPoint memory – NAND flash killer or DRAM replacement?

3D XPoint is a new class of non-volatile memory that can boost server and PC performance for real-time data processing. In the future, it will likely take on the data center DRAM’s role.

seagate drive

13% off Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 - Deal Alert

The Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life. At 12.1millimeters thin and a generous 2TB of storage, it’s ready to take with you and go.

sandisk

54% 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.

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Discounted CleanMyMac 3 with Gemini 2 Space Saving Bundle - Deal Alert

CleanMyMac 3 with Gemini 2 in tow is like a professional cleaning team for Mac: CleanMyMac 3 cleans your system, and Gemini 2 removes your duplicate files. The result is gigabytes of newly recovered space on your Mac. Right now you'll...

micron 3d nand

3D NAND to make up half of all flash memory production

3D NAND, which stacks layer upon layer of flash cells atop one another like a microscopic skyscraper, will become the prominent technology for all flash memory this year, according to a new report.

blockchain ecosystem

FAQ: What is blockchain and how can it help business?

The distributed ledger technology better known as blockchain has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, which can get confusing when multiple parties are involved in a transaction. But for many companies it, and...

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Blockchain: Overhyped buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?

While blockchain technology may be a hotspot in data privacy, experts disagree about whether it’s a good fit for enterprises that have traditionally relied on centralized data control.

New Fab2 at Toshiba Yokkaichi Operations

Toshiba’s memory biz sale attracts many, including Apple

Apple may be considering partnering with its China-based supplier Foxconn to purchase a major stake in Toshiba’s semiconductor unit. That could prompt national security concerns for Japan, which would lose control of an important...

sandisk storage

30% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...

data center storage

Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco took the wraps off several products aimed at helping fibre channel customers increase the speed, capacity and management of their storage environments.

floppy disk and SD card storage

CW@50: A half-century of data storage (PDF)

A free download that explains how storage went from $1 million to 2 cents per megabyte -- and how it evolved from punch cards to data storage, the internet and smartphones.

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Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba's memory chip business

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer best known as the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple, is said to be preparing a $27 billion bid to acquire Toshiba's computer chip assets.

Intel Optane

What Aerospike learned from testing Intel's superfast Optane SSDs

Before release, Intel gave Optane SSDs to a select few who had a chance to get their hands dirty with the new technology for over a year.

WD My Passport SSD

WD unveils its first portable SSD with internal drive speeds

Featuring speeds of up to 515MBps, WD's new palm-sized My Passport drive is by far the company's fastest portable drive

And that's why we can't have visitors anymore

Flashback to 1993, when this manufacturing company buys its first RAID 5 storage system, and that takes some special preparation -- and some practice that will turn out to be a very bad idea.

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Expert tips for managing your cloud data

Yes, security is important, but so are networking, governance, data formatting and other technical issues.

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