Storage

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

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Seagate will cut 6,500 staff despite uptick in hard disk demand

The company had said in June that it would cut 1,600 jobs, but instead is laying off 14 percent of its workforce to reduce costs further

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Samsung unveils the world’s highest capacity consumer SSD

The 4TB SSD represents a doubling of capacity over Samsung’s previous flash drive

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Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Latest Ubuntu Server lays the foundation for higher speeds and greater density with Snap packages, LXD containers, and ZFS storage

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Amazon's Elastic File System is now open for business

Users of the cloud storage service can create file systems that grow or shrink as needed

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54% off Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Deal Alert

The Toshiba Canvio Connect II is your all-in-one portable storage solution. The 1TB model is currently discounted dramatically from $119 down to just $55.

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With Android apps coming, Google preps Chrome OS storage manager

The current methods for managing local storage on a Chromebook suck; Google is fixing that

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HDFS: Big data analytics' weakest link

Hadoop's distributed file system isn't as fast, efficient, or easy to operate as it should be

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Software-defined storage: Users reveal the best (and worst) features

Enterprise IT managers identify the most valuable features -- and areas needing improvement -- in four leading products for software-defined storage

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Pure Storage offers a novel way to upgrade flash arrays

The all-flash array maker introduces a trade-in program to ease the pain of storage upgrades and migrations

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52% off HooToo USB 3.0 Flash drive with Lightning Connector for iPhone and iPad devices - Deal Alert

This fast drive plugs directly in your lighning or USB port allowing you to add 64 GB of storage to your iPhone, and iPod and allows you to transfer files to and from a computer/laptop without the using a cable.

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58% off RAVPower FileHub Wireless Hard Drive, WiFi Bridge & Sharing Media Streamer - Deal Alert

This action packed file hub is highly rated, and dramatically discounted now on Amazon.

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26% off Patriot 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive With 150MB/Sec Speed - Deal Alert

This flash drive support USB 3.0, transfers data at speeds up to 150MB/Sec, and is housed in a rugged shock and water resistent housing so your data stays safe on the go.

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Apple previews Apple File System to replace HFS+ in 2017

The current file system, HFS+, is starting to show its age. At WWDC 2016, its successor was finally revealed

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Intel lets slip roadmap for Optane SSDs with 1,000X performance

Intel let slips the timeline for its upcoming Optane line of SSDs that will blur the line between storage and memory by offering performance that has 1,000 times the endurance of NAND flash and is in some cases up to 1,000 times...

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How Intel plans to change servers as it breaks away from PCs

Intel is changing the way it approaches server installations with new chip, storage, memory, and interconnect technologies

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NetApp's new SolidFire software option is buy once, use anywhere

The company will let enterprises buy perpetual licenses that aren't tied to specific storage arrays

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Samsung now producing world's smallest 512GB SSD; it's half the weight of a dime

The new PM971 can transfer a 5GB-equivalent HD movie in about 3 seconds

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Apple expected to double base storage on iPhone 7 to 32GB

Apple is planning to finally catch up with other smartphone makers by upping the base storage on its next iPhone to 32GB, according to an IHS analyst

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