Computing Center Sitemap - Page 145 2013-07-16

CalDigit VR Mini Compact RAID Debuts
CalDigit on Monday introduced its VR mini, a compact, bus-powered two-drive RAID system. It's coming this summer, but pricing...

CalDigit VR Mini
CalDigit's VR Mini is one of the more uniquely designed external storage devices on the market. Its orange LCD screen gives it a distinctive look, and its...

CalDigit VR RAID Drive Sports Four Interfaces
CalDigit on Monday introduced the CalDigit VR, a new external two-drive RAID system. It's priced starting at US$499 for a 1.2...

Clearpace Turns Storage System Into Virtual Appliance
Offering it should be mandatory for all software companies, CEO says

Cloud Engines Updates Pogoplug Media Sharing Device


Context of Collapse
Lehman Brothers senior VP misses Computerworld Honors ceremony, so the award travels to her.

Corsair Pushes Flash Drive Speed


Create a SD Card Startup Disk for New MacBook Pros
Apple recently released new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros that come with a feature never seen in an Apple laptop: a Secure Digital (SD) memory card reader. The...

Crucial SSD's Improve Read and Write Speeds
Lexar Media on Monday announced the release of new Crucial-branded Solid State Disk (SSD) drives in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The new drives are...

Data Domain Accepts New NetApp Offer
NetApp's revised acquisition offer approved by Data Domain; but EMC claims its offer is superior

Data Domain Tells Shareholders to Reject EMC
Data Domain shareholders should reject EMC's unsolicited takeover bid or risk being left without a suitor, Data Domain's board of directors said Monday.

Data Robotics Rolls out Newest Drobo Storage Device
Data Robotics' Drobo "storage robot" has proven to be a hit among consumers, with the company selling more than 60,000 of the...

DataSentinel -- a Backup Service With Issues
It's not a service with an interface I quickly understood.

Dealing With a Full Hard Drive
Reader Matthew Mitchell feels the walls closing in. He writes:

Dell Adds SSDs in Updated EqualLogic Line
Part of a broad data-center rollout, the PS6000 Series adds higher performance and deep support for Microsoft's Hyper-V

Dell Aims Management Software, 10G Ethernet at Data Centers
Dell added 10-Gigabit Ethernet to its EqualLogic storage line and introduced infrastructure management software.

Dell, EMC Extend Storage Partnership to 2013
Dell and EMC reaffirmed their commitment to continue working together on Tuesday, extending their partnership to 2013.

Dell Finds a Rare Bright Spot in Demand for ISCSI Storage
Virtualization is helping to fuel demand for iSCSI storage products, Dell said.

Demand for Flash Memory Drops
A decreased demand for NAND flash-related applications has led DRAMeXchange Technology and others to lower their outlook for 2009.

Demand for Online Backup Services Will Grow, EMC Chief Says
EMC sees plenty of room for its Mozy online backup and recovery service to grow, despite the downturn.

Despite the Cost, SSDs Are a Great Value


Diversify Your Backups to Prepare for a Data Disaster
If a natural disaster wipes out your hard drive, it will probably destroy your local backups, too. Here's a backup plan that will get you through even the worst-case scenario.

Drobo Expands Line With Drobo S and Drobo Elite
Data Robotics, makers of the popular Drobo ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ) "storage robot," is expanding its product line with two devices, the Drobo S and...

EMC Acquires Majority Stake in Data Domain
EMC acquires a majority stake in Data Domain.

EMC Brings Avamar Backup to PCs, Macs
EMC is extending its Avamar backup software to desktop and laptop PCs and Macs.

EMC Extends Deadline for Its Data Domain Bid
EMC has extended its $1.8 billion offer to buy Data Domain until July 10.

EMC Investing US$1.5 Billion in India
EMC plans to invest US$1.5 billion in India to expand its research and development and services from the country.

EMC Looks to Build Strength Through Acquisitions
EMC is looking to acquire companies that will improve its competitive position in the market.

EMC Posts Sales Gain, but Offers No Forecast
EMC posted higher revenue in the fourth quarter of 2008, though its profit was hit by a restructuring charge.

EMC Readies Solid-State Drives to Replace Disk Storage
The new single-cell flash memory drives will be available in 73GB and 146GB capacities.

EMC Wins Bidding War for Data Domain
Data Domain has agreed to be acquired by EMC for $33.50 per share, ending a bidding war with NetApp.

EMC profit propelled by VMware's growth, IPO
Storage maker EMC Corp.'s profit increased dramatically compared to last year's third quarter, lifted again by continued growth of its VMware Inc. subsidiary and EMC's recent sale of a slice of the company.

EMC's Hauck: $2.1B Bet on Data Domain Will Pay off
Earlier this month, EMC signed a US$2.1 billion agreement to acquire data deduplication specialist Data Domain, declaring victory over rival Network Appliance in...

EMC tackles growing SMB storage needs
As small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) save more data and rely on it more, they are turning to networked storage even under the burden of limited budgets and IT expertise.

EMC to Acquire Legal Discovery Vendor Kazeon
EMC said it plans to buy eDiscovery technology developer Kazeon.

EZQuest Thunder Pro A/V Quad Interface 1TB
EZQuest designs external drives for the audio/visual professional. The 1TB Thunder Pro A/V is equipped with a quad interface that makes it a flexible solution...

Expand Your DVR; Clean up Your Laptop
The scoop: My DVR Expander, by Western Digital, about US$150.

External Hard Drive Secured with RFID


Eye-Fi Pro
The Eye-Fi Pro is an SD memory card with built-in Wi-Fi for digital cameras. The card provides photographers the option of transferring pictures without cables...

FastMac External USB 2.0 Optical Drive
The External Slimline USB 2.0 BD-R 4X Optical Drive from FastMac is an external disc burner capable of writing to high-capacity Blu-ray media as well as to most...

Faster SD Cards Could Reach Devices Next Year
Storage on devices like smartphones and digital cameras could rocket next year, when new SD cards reach consumer electronics.

Find the Right Online Backup Service


First Look: LaCie Starck Hard Drives
Yesterday, LaCie announced its new external hard drives developed in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck. The Starck Desktop Hard Drive and the Starck...

Five Reasons to Partition a Disk
When you get a new Mac, it comes with one startup drive (a hard disk or, in a few cases, a solid-state disk) named "Macintosh HD." This arrangement is perfectly...

Flash Reality Sinks in at Diskcon
Some attendees at the Diskcon storage conference criticized hype about flash technology while confirming its potential.

Formatting a Flash Drive
Reader Dan Coates believes in recycling (or, at least, reformatting). He writes:

Foundry Shareholders OK Merger With Brocade
Foundry shareholders approved a merger with Brocade.

Freecom to Sell Early USB 3.0 Portable Drive
Freecom has released one of the earliest devices based on the USB 3.0 standard.

G-Tech Offers G-SPEED ES PRO XL Rack-mount Storage
G-Technology on Monday introduced its new G-SPEED eS PRO XL, a rack-mountable RAID storage system with support for Serial...

G-Technolgy G-RAID Mini2 SSD
The market has remained relatively thin when it comes to solid-state drives (SSDs), but there is certainly a consumer interest...

G-Technology Announces Support for Hitachi 2TB Hard Drives
Earlier this year, we reported that Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST) acquired Fabrik, the parent company of G-Technology and SimpleTech, manufactures of...

Good-Bye, Hard Drives
In 2009, expect to see hard disks make way for solid-state drives.

HP Aims at Flexible, Unified Storage
HP says it wants to use its system expertise to build combined computing and storage platforms in which functions can be changed.

HP Expands Virtual Storage Offerings
HP introduced new virtual storage arrays and software aimed at helping enterprises cut costs.

HP MediaSmart EX495
HP's MediaSmart EX495 proved to be the one of the fastest network-attached storage boxes we've ever tested. The EX495 offers a nice array of services, including...

HP MediaSmart Server LX195
There was a buzz earlier this year about HP's MediaSmart Server LX195, a network-attached storage (NAS) device you can use to store music, videos, and more on...

HP Serves up Product News
Hewlett-Packard is making some noise at Macworld Expo with a large booth on the show floor and even larger product news.

HP Shuts Down Upline Online Storage Service
Hewlett-Packard Co. Monday said it has closed down its online backup service after less than a year of operation.

HSM Enterprise Archive Platform Comes to Mac
QStar Technologies has announced that its HSM archive platform is now available for Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard." HSM is an archiving and storage management system...

Hammer Offers 'morespace' USB Hard Drives
Hammer Storage on Tuesday introduced the morespace Portable hard disk drive. Equipped with USB 2.0, the drive is available in...

Hard Drive Shipments Drop
Fourth-quarter forecasts are for flat sales or even a drop of as much as 10%, iSuppli reports.

Hitachi Data Systems Upgrades Its Midrange Storage Offering
Hitachi Data Systems has added three new models to its Adaptable Modular Storage range.

Hitachi Helps Storage Shops Reclaim Capacity
Hitachi Data Systems enhanced its storage management software with a feature to reclaim unused capacity.

Hitachi Punts 2TB Desktop Hard Drive
Hitachi on Wednesday announced a new 2TB hard drive for desktops, and is considering bringing drives with that capacity to laptops.

How To Choose an Online Backup Provider


How to Equip Your PC With SSD for About $200
You'll find some pretty great rebates on SSD online.

How to Switch to a Solid-State Drive


IBM Hikes Virtualized Storage Performance With SSDs
IBM will add support for SSDs to version 5.0 of its SAN Volume Controller and is promising a big boost in performance with or without flash storage.

IBM Hosts Applications in Cloud for Chinese Vendors
An IBM product that lets data centers host online applications for software vendors has been deployed in a Chinese technology park and could go overseas later.

IBM SSDs Spread Across Product Lines
IBM on Thursday announced flash drives for server and storage platforms as well as new software for allocating data among different types of drives.

IBM buys Israeli storage startup XIV
IBM has bought XIV, an Israeli manufacturer of SAN (storage area network) equipment. XIV's main product is Nextra, a storage system based on a grid of standard hardware components.

IBM revamps high-end storage products
IBM has added features and simplified management of its storage portfolio, ranging from the DS8000 down to the DS3000 drive arrays and including tape products.

IBM to Buy FilesX for Data Protection Software
IBM has signed an agreement to buy FilesX, a storage software company in Haifa, Israel, and Newton, Massachusetts, it...

IBM turns server sideways for Web 2.0 build-out
IBM has designed a new type of rack-mount server specifically for companies running heavily trafficked "Web 2.0" sites.

IDC: Disk storage capacity sales soared in Q3
The capacity of disk storage systems shipped worldwide in the third quarter grew by nearly 50 percent from a year earlier, and EMC maintained its lead in most types of disk storage systems, research company IDC reported Thursday.

IDC: Recession Driving Down Storage Spending
Enterprise disk storage revenue fell 18.2 percent in the first quarter, largely due to customer caution, according to research company IDC.

IDrive Online Backup Service Improves Mac, IPhone Support
Pro Softnet has announced improvements to its IDriveIDrive online backup service. IDrive is available in a free basic...

Infortrend Takes Aim at Enterprise Storage Market
Infortrend Technology will show prototypes of new storage products for the enterprise at the Cebit trade show in Hanover this...

Intel Pulls Firmware for SSDs Just a Day After Release
Intel has pulled the firmware upgrade for its X25-M SSDs after users complained that the software crashed systems.

Intel Resumes Shipping Consumer SSDs After Fixing Bug
Intel on Tuesday resumed shipping its latest consumers SSDs after resolving a password bug that made drives inoperable and data inaccessible.

Intel Says Its New SSDs Are Faster, Cheaper


Intel Ships 160GB Solid State Disk Drives
Intel announced it is expanding its X25-M 2.5-inch and X18-M 1.8-inch SATA solid-state drive (SSD) family with a 160GB drive in a 2.5-inch form factor.

Intel and Micron Team Up To Squeeze More Data into Flash Drives


IoSafe Solo
Imagine confronting a disaster in your home. A house fire. A flood. Or even something as common as a leaky roof. When surveying the damage, you notice your...

Iomega EGo Mac Edition 500GB
Well-detailed, shiny, and compact, Iomega's eGo line of portable hard drives injects some style into a sea of grey brick-shaped external drives. Known for its...

Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive
Home media servers like Iomega's Home Media Network Hard Drive are network-attached storage (NAS) devices that provide a centralized location on a network to...

Iomega Intros Four-bay NAS
Iomega on Thursday introduced the StorCenter ix4-200d, a new four-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for small to medium businesses that works with Mac OS...

Iomega Intros New EGo Portable Hard Drives


Iomega Offers New Triple-interface Portable Hard Drives
Iomega has announced the release of new eGo portable hard disk drive models aimed specifically at Mac users. The new drives feature three interfaces--one...

Iomega Releases 'green' StorCenter Ix2-200 NAS Device
Iomega Thursday launched its latest network-attached storage unit, the StorCenter ix2-200. Small business owners will want to pay particular attention to this...

Justice Dept. Intervenes in EMC Pricing Suit


Kanguru Flash Drive Provides Speed
Two more companies have announced first USB flash drives that also offer External Serial ATA (eSATA) connectivity.

Kanguru Releases Thumb Drive With ESATA/USB Connectivity
Kanguru Solutions on Friday announced the first USB flash drive that also External Serial ATA (eSATA) connectivity. By using...

Kingston Flash Drive Hits 64GB
Kingston has started shipping its highest-capacity USB flash drive, the 64GB DataTraveler.

Kroll Unveils Data Recovery for Apple Xsan
Kroll Ontrack has announced data recovery services for Apple's Xsan 2. The service offered for businesses using Xsan servers that have experienced volume...

LSI Offers Mac-compatible Drivers for 3ware RAID Cards
LSI has released a Mac OS X-compatible driver for its 3ware 9690SA and 9650SE series RAID controller cards for Intel-based Macs.

LaCie Acquires Online Storage Provider Wuala
Caleido AG, parent company of online storage service Wuala, announced Thursday it has merged with computer peripheral maker...

LaCie D2 Blu-ray Professional Drive
Lacie's d2 Blu-ray Professional BD-R, BD-RE Drive is an external optical drive that can burn data to Blu-ray discs, as well as single and dual-layer DVD and CD...

LaCie D2 Network
LaCie has offered network-attached storage (NAS) for years, and the most feature-rich and home focused of LaCie's current NAS lineup is the d2 Network drive...

LaCie Introduces Two New Network Storage Systems
Following last week's launch of the d2 Network and Big Disk Network, LaCie on Monday has introduced the 2big Network and the 5big Network, two new Network...

LaCie Intros Rugged HD Multimedia Drive
LaCie has introduced the Rugged HD, a hard disk drive operating as a "High-Definition Multimedia Player." It's priced at $350.

LaCie Intros the Rugged XL 1TB Hard Disk
Hard drive-maker LaCie introduced a new version of its Rugged line of hard drives. The Rugged XL doubles the capacity of the...

LaCie Offers New Network Storage Servers
LaCie has introduced the Big Disk Network and d2 Network -- network-attached servers for workgroups. The d2 Network is available starting at $190 while the Big...

LaCie Pushing Storage to the Max
Two terabytes of storage await purchasers of LaCie's Hard Disk Max, announced at this week's Macworld Expo.

LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive
Open an application by using a button from your desktop...hard drive. That's the promise of the new LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive, a creatively-designed USB...

LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive
LaCie's Starck Mobile Hard Drive is a stylish, Mac-friendly aluminum USB drive that features a sturdy aluminum exterior, unconventionally slick curves, and a...

Look Before Leaping ... and Formatting Hard Drives
In the immortal words (to a golf fan, anyway) of Roberto de Vicenzo, "What a stupid I am to be wrong here!" In my case, the...

MCE 8X Blu-ray Disc External Recordable Drive
The MCE 8X Blu-ray Disc External Recordable Drive is a desktop optical drive that connects to your Mac via USB 2.0 or eSATA. It can burn Blu-ray discs as well as...

MCE Offers Second Internal Hard Drive for New MacBooks
MCE Technologies announced Monday that it is shipping its OptiBay hard drive for "unibody" MacBook and MacBook Pro systems...

MCE Ships 8x Blu-ray Drive for Mac
MCE Technologies has announced that it's shipping its 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for the Mac. It costs $429.

Mac News Briefs: CalDigit Ships 1TB RAID System
CalDigit VR mini, a compact, bus-powered two-drive RAID system from CalDigit, began shipping Tuesday. The 1TB storage device costs $699.

Mac News Briefs: OWC Intros 500GB, 7,200-rpm Portable Drives
Other World Computing unveiled a faster, higher-capacity line of Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus-powered portable hard drives Wednesday. The trio of 500GB, 7,200-rpm...

Mac News Briefs
Apricorn has released a new external hard drive in its Aegis line, the Aegis Desktop. Equipped with two eSATA (external SATA) ports and two USB 2.0 ports, the...

Mac News: Synology Intros NAS Device for Laptop Drives
Synology rolled out a Network Attached Storage Device for 2.5-inch hard drives that the company says offers lower power consumption than devices using larger...

Macworld Buying Guides: External Desktop Hard Drives
A hard disk drive (or HDD, commonly called a hard drive) contains spinning platters with magnetic surfaces, and mechanical...

Macworld Buying Guides: Optical Drives
Optical storage consists of a drive that uses a laser to read and write (or burn) data onto optical discs; CDs and DVDs are...

Macworld Buying Guides: Portable Hard Drives
Portable hard drives are smaller and easier to tote around than typical external desktop drives. Some feature case designs...

Maxtor's Central Axis
Add a centralized, always-available terabyte of storage to your local network.

Mercury RAID Features Four Bays, Four Interfaces
Other World Computing (OWC) on Tuesday announced their Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2, a new desktop RAID system compatible with...

MicroNet Offers 16TB Genesis V RAID
MicroNet Technology has announced its Genesis V RAID rackmount system. The system can accommodate up to 16 terabytes (TB) of...

MobileMe IDisk App Update Brings Faster Downloads, Bug Fixes
Apple updated its MobileMe iDisk application for the iPhone to version 1.1 on Tuesday, adding some new features and resolving existing issues.

NEC Reaches out With ISCSI Midrange Storage
NEC is expanding its midrange storage line with a new iSCSI array as it aims at midsized companies with fast-growing storage needs.

NetApp CEO: Virtualization Driving Sluggish Storage Market
Storage companies are feeling the pain as companies cutting IT costs and overall spending, but the move to server...

NetApp to Acquire Data Domain for $1.5 Billion
NetApp has agreed to acquire backup technology vendor Data Domain for about US$1.5 billion.

NetApp to buy Onaro to boost storage management
Storage vendor Network Appliance said Thursday it plans to buy Onaro, a Boston company that develops storage management software.

NetGear Offers New Four-bay Network Storage Appliance
NetGear has announced the ReadyNAS NVX, a new network attached storage (NAS) device aimed at the Small to Medium Business...

Netbook Flash Storage Gets a Standard Connector
The mSATA storage interface standard for small netbook and laptop flash modules is being announced on Monday.

Netgear Launches First-ever Six-bay Desktop NAS for SMBs
Netgear has announced the worldwide availability of a six-bay desktop network-attached storage solution (NAS) for small- and...

New Digital Archives Await Bush Records
The National Archives prepare to sift, sort, and store the presidential records for researchers and historians.

New Verbatim Drives Feature Built-in Status Display
Verbatim on Monday introduced its line of InSight portable USB hard disk drives. They're Mac and Windows-compatible and come in 320GB and 500GB capacities...

Newer Ministack Ups Storage to 1.5TB
Newer Technology has released a new version of its MiniStack, a hub storage system. It's available in the 1.5TB capacity from...

OWC Expands 'Superdrive' Upgrades for MacBooks, MacBook Pros
Other World Computing (OWC) on Tuesday announced new "Mercury" internal "Superdrive" upgrades for older, pre-Unibody MacBook...

OWC Intros Mercury Elite-AL Pro Mini Portable Hard Drive
OWC has announced a new line of portable hard drives. The new Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini line features aluminum cases, bus powered drives, and quad interfaces.

OWC Mercury Pro 8X Blu-ray External
Just because Apple hasn't embraced Blu-ray doesn't mean that we Mac users are left out in the cold. OWC, along with other companies, have decided to start...

OWC Offers SuperDrive Upgrades for MacBook, MacBook Pro
Other World Computing (OWC) on Thursday announced new Mercury internal SuperDrives for Apple's "non-Unibody" 13-inch MacBook...

OWC Rolls out Quad-interface RAID Offerings
Other World Computing unveiled a pair of RAID offerings at Macworld Expo this week-the Mercury Elite-AL Pro and Mercury Rack...

OWC Unveils New Quad-interface 12X Blu-ray Burner
Since Apple has yet to release an internal Blu-ray option for its Macs, Mac users who want Blu-ray have to turn to an external drive--and there are no solid...

Oracle Looks to Utah for Green Data Center
Oracle is building a power-efficient data center in Utah to consolidate many facilities from its acquisitions.

Oracle Pushes Compression as Cheaper Database Scale-up Method
At OpenWorld, Oracle puts spotlight on 11g database's Advanced Compression feature.

Padlock Hard Drive Encrypts Data via Keypad
Apricorn has announced the availability of its Padlock Secure Hard Drive, a portable external hard drive equipped with a built-in keypad that prevents...

Pillar Brings 2TB SATA Drives to Enterprise
Pillar Data Systems on Thursday introduced what it called the first 2TB SATA hard drive for enterprise storage.

Proavio Offers New RAID 5 Storage Systems
Proavio has announced its new FR line of hardware-based RAID 5 storage systems with multiple interfaces, for the Mac. They're...

Promise Technology SmartStor NS4600
Home media servers are an emerging market, combining the utility of network-attached storage (NAS) with the consumer-focus of external hard drives. Designers...

Put Spare Hard Drives to Work
Reader Bill Robertson, like a lot of us, has accumulated quite a collection of hard drives. He writes:

QNAP Intros 8-bay Desktop NAS
QNAP Systems has introduced the SS-839 Pro Turbo Network Attached Storage (NAS) system, an eight-bay system that accommodates 2.5-inch hard disk drives, small...

QNAP Launches 1, 2-bay NAS With ISCSI
QNAP Systems on Monday introduced the TS-119 and TS-219, one- and two-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems equipped with...

QNAP Offers 8-bay Network Attached Storage System
QNAP Systems on Friday announced the TS-809, an eight-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. It's compatible with Mac OS...

QNAP Offers Two Network Storage Devices for Small Business
QNAP on Wednesday announced two new Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices aimed at small businesses: the desktop TS-419P and the rack-mount TS-419U, for $599...

QNAP TS-239 Pro Turbo NAS
If you're an audio or video professional, IT consultant, or have prosumer level storage and security needs, QNAP's TS-239 Pro Turbo NAS might be on your wish...

Raidon Stardom DeckRAID DR4
When was the last time you saw a hard drive designed with the iMac (or even the Mac mini) aesthetic in mind? Raidon addresses this by offering a RAID 5 solution...

Reclaim Some Drive Space From ITunes
If you're in need of every byte of drive space you can find--perhaps you're using a first-generation MacBook Air with a 64GB...

Researchers Create Graphite Memory Only 10 Atoms Thick
Researchers at Rice University have demonstrated a new data storage medium made out of a layer of graphite only 10 atoms...

Rocstor Airhawk A9
If the hard drive market is nothing but a sea of similarly priced gray boxes, then Rocstor's Airhawk A9 is something of an anomaly. The portable storage device...

Rocstor Rocpro 850 500GB
You'd struggle to find a more generic-looking desktop hard drive than the Rocpro 850. But while other drives seem more fashionable, the Rocpro 850 has speed on...

SNIA to Push Enterprise Use of Solid-State Storage
Initiative aims to educate users, foster adoption of standards.

Samsung, Dell Provide Data Encryption for SSDs
Dell said it would offer the self-encrypting Samsung SSDs with its Latitude line of laptops in the upcoming months

Samsung Invests in Flash Startup Fusion-io
Samsung has made a strategic investment in Fusion-io, deepening the relationship between two significant players in the fast-growing flash storage business.

Samsung Ships First 32GB NAND Memory Card


Samsung Shows 256GB SSD, Plans Launch This Year
Samsung Electronics plans to launch this year a flash memory-based solid-state disk that has a 256GB capacity and high-speed interface.

Samsung Shrinks SSDs for Netbooks
Samsung introduced solid-state drives for netbooks that are smaller and lighter than traditional SSDs.

Samsung to target enterprise servers with new SSDs
Samsung Electronics is moving towards commercialization of solid-state disk drives (SSDs) that use the high-speed SATA II interface, it on Monday.

Scientists Claim Big Leap in Nanoscale Storage
Scientists say they have achieved a breakthrough that could fit the contents of 250 DVDs on a coin-sized surface.

Seagate, AMD Showcase Super Fast SATA Drive


Seagate Discovers Hard Drives and Ice Don't Mix
After 100 days buried in an ice rink the company's YouTube experiment comes to an end

Seagate Goes Solid State with Pulsar Drive


Seagate Introduces BlackArmor NAS 440 and 420
Seagate on Tuesday introduced its BlackArmor NAS 440 and 420, two Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances aimed at the small...

Seagate Momentus Thin Paves the Way For Thinner Notebooks
Seagate Momentus Thin drives are the thinnest 2.5-inch drives yet at only 7mm and may signal a new era of affordable ultrathin notebooks.

Seagate Offers New BlackArmor NAS for Small Business
Seagate announced Monday a new Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for small businesses - the BlackArmor NAS 220. The system will be released in July in 2...

Seagate Refreshes Encryption Drives


Seagate Rolls out New FreeAgent Mac Storage Products
Seagate on Wednesday introduced a new line-up of mobile and desktop FreeAgent for Mac storage devices. The new products include the FreeAgent Go Drive for Mac...

Seagate's Pulsar Drives Bring SSD to Enterprise Primetime
Seagate is the first of the established enterprise storage vendors to enter the SSD market with its new Pulsar SSD drives.

Seagate to Launch Slimmer Laptop Hard Disk at CES
Seagate is planning to launch at CES a new 2.5-inch drive that's 25 percent thinner than current models.

Securely Wipe Your Hard Drive
Reader Jim Bradley seeks a way to securely wipe the data from his hard drive. He writes:

Setting up an AirPort Disk
Reader Art Hall would like to take advantage of the USB port on his AirPort Extreme Base Station. He writes:

Shifting Large Media Libraries
Reader Remo seeks a way to store media files in a location other than a user's Home folder. He writes:

Six Ways to Botch Your Backups


Small USB Flash Drives
USB flash drives are handy storage devices, and there are a wide ranges of choices, from practical to fashionable. I like flash drives that are small and easy to...

SoftRAID 4.0 Fast Mirror Rebuilds Feature Previewed
SoftRAID announced an upgrade to its RAID management software that promises to drastically reduce the time it takes for a...

Sonnet Offers Eight-drive RAID SATA System
Sonnet Technologies has introduced the DX800RAID, a new eight-drive external RAID system for Macs and PCs. It's priced...

Sonnet Offers New RAID 5 Storage Systems
Sonnet Technologies has announced the release of its Fusion D400QR5 desktop and R400QR5 rackmount four-drive hardware-based RAID 5 storage systems. They're...

Sony Optical Disc Drive Unit Being Investigated by DOJ
The US DOJ has requested information from Sony regarding its optical disc drive business in what could be the start of an investigation into the industry.

Spring Cleaning -- but How?
Now this was something I never thought I'd need again, ever. A floppy disk drive.

Stardom Announces Safe Capsule Storage Device
Stardom Storage Solutions announced on Monday the new Safe Capsule, a two-drive RAID 1 solution designed to work with Time Capsule. Easily connected via USB, the...

Startup Ctera Will Offer Cloud Storage Through Carriers
Storage startup Ctera introduced a combined local and cloud storage system for service providers to sell as a service.

Steve Wozniak Joins Storage Startup as Chief Scientist
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's involvement in the computer industry has been largely tangential for the past couple decades...

StorCenter Ix2 Network Drive Gains Remote Access, AFP
Iomega on Tuesday announced new features for its StorCenter ix2 Network Drive, a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that...

Storage Is for the Little People
One of the more popular booths I visited this week at Macworld Expo belonged to Bone@Fruitshop, a Taiwanese accessories maker...

Storage Options for Your Business
Just when you were getting used to gigabytes, now there are even bigger ways to store and manage your data.

Storage Sales Drop, but Capacity Climbs


Sun Rolls out Its Own Storage Appliances
Sun is introducing a line of storage appliances with solid-state drives and advanced analytics software.

Sun Tussles With De-duplication Startup
Sun Microsystems is suing startup GreenBytes for allegedly claiming that Sun stole its data de-duplication technology.

Symantec, Microsoft Resolve Storage Spat
Microsoft and Symantec have asked a court to dismiss their ongoing lawsuit over storage management technology.

Synology Disk Station DS409slim
The extensive features offered by network-attached storage (NAS) devices are garnering more interest from consumers, but the difficulty in setting up the devices...

TDK Develops 320GB Optical Disc
TDK has developed a prototype optical disc that can hold up to 320GBs of information -- that's more than six times the current highest capacity media available.

The Cloud, Brought to You by Flash Storage
Cloud computing and flash-based storage, two of the fastest-growing technologies in IT, may drive each other forward as Internet-based service providers demand...

The Missing Piece of the Virtualization Puzzle
If storage is the last thing you consider in a virtualization deployment, it could be the first thing to go wrong.

The Planet Bundles Hosted NAS, Cloud Storage
A partnership with Nirvanix is designed to combine high-speed access with worldwide availability

The Woz Becomes Chief Scientist at Storage Company
Fusion-io announced Thursday that Steve Wozniak, Apple's co-founder, has joined the company as chief scientist. Fusion-io...

Three Deals Symbolized Storage Trends in 2008
Developments in the storage industry in 2008 were shaped by growing amounts of data and demand for efficiency.

Three NAS Devices For Efficient Small-Office Backup


Throw Your Stuff in Dropbox
Syncing files between different computers, Macs and PCs alike, isn't a new idea. But Dropbox does it better than any service...

Tips for Safe Cloud Storage
Entrusting enterprise data to a storage provider's online cloud may be no more risky than putting it in a proprietary storage...

Toshiba Planning Blu-ray Disc Players, Laptops


Toshiba Sets High Storage Capacity for Small Drives
Toshiba Storage Division  announced a breakthrough half-terabyte hard disk drive in a 2.5-inch form factor on Wednesday.

Toshiba to Partially Acquire SanDisk Flash Venture Stake
Toshiba will partially buy-out SanDisk's stake in two flash memory production ventures the two are running in Japan under a...

Troubleshoot an Ailing Hard Drive
Sooner or later, nearly every Mac user encounters a hard disk problem. Because the hard drive stores the data that enables your Mac to run, such problems can...

US trade body launches hard-disk drive probe
The United States International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into five companies after allegations of patent infringement in hard-disk drives.

USB 3 Chip Will Bring RAID to External Drives


Upgrading a MacBook Pro's Hard Drive
Reader Tim Phillips faces a common upgrade dilemma. He writes:

Verbatim 1TB Professional Hard Drive
Verbatim's 1TB Professional Quad-Interface Desktop Hard Drive is a speedy, chic, high-end desktop drive with an affordable price tag. The versatile Verbatim...

Verbatim Offers New USB/FireWire 800 Drives
Verbatim on Wednesday announced its line of SureFire portable "combo" hard disk drives, equipped with USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 interfaces. They're available in...

Verbatim SureFire FireWire 800/USB
Though other hard drive companies have built extensive and frequently updated product lines, Verbatim quietly has entered the fray and proved it can compete with...

Virtualization Revs Up Small Business


WD Announces New My Book Studio Desktop Hard Drives
Western Digital on Tuesday announced a new, updated version of its Mac-centric external desktop hard drive, the My Book Studio. Available in capacities up to...

WD Offers 4TB My Book Studio Edition II Hard Drive
Western Digital (WD) on Tuesday announced the new My Book Studio Edition II external hard drive in a four terabyte (TB) capacity. It's available now for $650.

WD Offers 8TB Version of ShareSpace Network Storage
Western Digital (WD) has announced an 8 terabyte (TB) version of its ShareSpace network storage appliance. It's priced at...

WD Offers My Book World Edition Network Storage Drive
Western Digital (WD) on Wednesday introduced the My Book World Edition, a new network storage drive that's Mac and...

WD Offers New Solid State Disk Drives
Western Digital (WD) has announced new SiliconDrive III Solid State Disk (SSD) drives. It's the first SSD product announcement from WD, which in March, 2009...

WD Ups My Book World Edition II NAS to 4TB
Western Digital (WD) on Wednesday announced the My Book World Edition II in a 4 terabyte (TB) capacity. It costs $700.

Wal-Mart to Offer Low-cost Digital Health Records Package
Wal-Mart has joined Google, Microsoft, and other companies angling to get a piece of the digital health records market.

Western Digital My Book Mac Edition 1TB
For some, a roomy amount of storage space at an affordable price is top priority in a hard drive-you don't care if a hard drive looks functional but not stylish...

Western Digital My Book World Edition
You and your family have a lot of media files; digital photo albums, thousands of MP3s, and hundreds of video clips are stored on your many hard drives. What if...

Western Digital My Passport for Mac 500GB
Western Digital's My Passport For Mac is a solid, compact, comparatively speedy little USB-only portable hard drive that also...

Western Digital Offers 2TB Hard Drive
Western Digital released the newest hard drive in its My Book like of external hard drives. The 2 terabyte drive is the...

Western Digital Releases 2TB Power-saving Drive
Western Digital on Tuesday released a 2TB (terabyte) version of its cool-running, low-power WD AV-GP line of SATA hard drives.

Western Digital Ships 1TB Laptop Hard Drive


Western Digital's Home NAS Array
If it were a lot faster it would be great. As is, it's just pretty good.

Whoop de Doop for De-Dupe
Data de-duplication is spreading from backups to online storage. So when can we stop buying disks?

Xsan Update Fixes Serious Screen Sharing Security Problem
Apple has updated Xsan to 2.2. The software is used to manage a Storage Area Network (SAN) -- a cluster of high-speed hard drives connected using Fibre Channel...

Yahoo's Briefcase to Close March 30
Yahoo's Briefcase online storage service is set to shut down March 30.

Zetta Opens Its Storage Cloud to All
The Zetta Enterprise Storage Cloud is set to enter general availability on Wednesday.

iSCSI Gets Dirt Cheap With DroboPro


Backups for Business: Storage Media
Tips on choosing the best storage media for your business needs, rotating your data backups, and storing them off-site.

Dell targets small business with simple storage array
Hoping to gain customers among fast-growing small businesses, Dell Inc. on Monday launched a storage array optimized for simple operation and low price.

Dell to offer networked SCSI array
Dell is set to launch its first networked serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drive array. It will offer up to 6TB of capacity to small and medium enterprise customers and be a SAS alternative to its EMC-supplied AX150i.

Desktop on a USB drive ready for enterprises
Software that lets you carry your data, applications and personal desktop around on a USB-attached device is expanding into enterprises.

EqualLogic adds to storage array product line
Storage appliance maker EqualLogic Inc. says its newest product improves performance by doing a better job of balancing the data load between storage arrays in a network.

First Look: LG Drive Offers Up Blu-ray and HD DVD
The first PC drive to burn Blu-ray Disc media and play HD DVD discs costs a bundle.

HP Media Vault mv2120 Network-Attached Storage Drive
Well-designed graphical interface makes network-attached storage accessible to anyone.

More secure storage coming
The Trusted Computing Group has announced a draft specification aimed at helping unauthorized access to sensitive data on hard drives, flash drives, tape cartridges and optical disks. These devices won't release data unless the access request is validated by their own on-drive security function.

NetApp offers new arrays for smaller businesses
NetApp has, as predicted, announced its new FAS 2020 and FAS 2050 storage arrays. They use serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drives, a first for NetApp, but only internally. Expansion shelves can only use Fibre Channel or Serial ATA (SATA) drives.

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PG&E extends rebate program to storage
Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a California-based energy utility, is extending an energy-savings rebate program, already available for servers, to disk storage equipment.

Panasonic releases 16GB P2 card
Panasonic has began selling a 16GB version of its P2 card for camcorders such as the HVX200, which offers double the storage (and recording time) of its previous P2 solid-state memory card.

Samsung Plans 256GB Solid-State Drive
The company expects to deliver a 256GB SSD by 2009--quadrupling its current drive capacity.

Seagate joins the terabyte disk club
Seagate is a launching a pair of 1TB capacity disks with advanced power-saving technology. This could save up to a quarter of the power consumed by normal drives. It has also announced a ruggedized 2.5-inch drive holding 80G bytes. Hitachi was first to market with a 1T byte drive a month or so ago.

Simple Solutions for USB Storage Problems
Remove drives safely, speed up thumb drives, and force Windows to recognize troublesome disks. Our expert answers your most pressing USB storage questions.

Sony asks small fortune for flash-based Vaio
Sony has introduced a flash memory-based Vaio notebook that, compared to a hard-drive model, costs US$700 extra and delivers 68GB less storage.

Storage monster does it over Ethernet
Coraid has introduced a free-standing tower of shared Ethernet storage, using a low-level protocol that avoids the need for Fibre Channel or iSCSI.

Storage trade group gets green makeover
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has suddenly sprouted green leaves with a task force, working party, and tutorial all directed to making storage more environmentally friendly. It recommends storing less data on fewer disks and archiving to tape.

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The floppy rises again
We all thought that the floppy disk had joined punched cards in the IT graveyard. But Lindy Electronics has used a USB port to resurrect this traditional device.

Western Digital puts storage on VPN
Western Digital has introduced a new dual-drive shared network storage product for small business.

Dealing With Hard Drive Problems
Tips to help if your drive bails on you, plus fabulous and weird time wasters.

Easy, Low-Cost Network Storage for Everyday Use
Share files on a LAN via a NAS box.

Eight Tips for a Faster Hard Drive
Defrag your hard drive the right way; remove big, useless files; find duplicates.

External Laptop Storage
Buying tips for adding to your notebook's on-the-go storage capacity.

How to Install a New Hard Drive
Running out of room? Installing a new Serial ATA disk will end your storage blues, at least temporarily.