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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

Apple's iMac, MacBook Pro Lines Are SSD Friendly

Apple's latest iMac and MacBook Pro line-ups are optimized to squeeze more performance from solid-state drives.


EMC's Iomega Launches NAS Storage Line for Smaller Businesses

Iomega launched a new series of desktop and rack mountable NAS devices aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses and remote offices, with a price tag for the...

Seagate Breaks 1TB per Platter Barrier

Seagate said it has broken a previous areal density benchmark with a drive line that can hold up to 1TB of data per platter.

Intel Said Set to Ship Five New SSDs, Hybrid Drive

According to a leaked roadmap, Intel plans five new SSDs by year's end, including a new chipset that will allow it to produce a hybrid drive.

What Happens to Data When Cloud Providers Evaporate?

Over the past year, four cloud storage service providers have said they're shutting down and Amazon's cloud services have been problematic since Thursday.

Banks Go Social to Collaborate, Reach Customers

Financial services firms are now using social media to get customers involved in online discussion forums, advertise services and monitor what's being said about their businesses.

SanDisk and Toshiba One-Up Intel, Intro 19nm Flash Memory

SanDisk and its partner Toshiba announced this week a 64Gbit NAND flash memory chip using 19-nanometer technology

Consumers Remain Wary of Personal Health Records

Adoption of electronic personal health record systems, such as Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault and Dossia, remains relatively stagnant, mainly because...

Seagate-Samsung Deal to Spur HDD, SSD, Hybrid Drives

Seagate's deal to buy Samsung's HDD business leaves only three main players in the industry, which will spur development of next-generation technology.

20nm Flash Chip Means More Mobile-device Features, Smaller SSDs

Intel and Micron announced they have almost halved the size of their NAND flash circuitry, which will open up space in end products.

Toshiba Releases Self-Wiping Hard Drives

In an effort to keep sensitive data from prying eye, Toshiba today announced a new family of hard disk drives that can erase data when connected to an unknown host.

IBM's Watson Not as Smart as You Think

While IBM's supercomputer may have demonstrated the latest in artificial intelligence, it's not self-aware or capable of intelligent conversation.


Report: Iron Mountain to Shutter Cloud Storage Service

After only two years, Iron Mountain said it will close its public cloud storage service due in part to profitability pressures.

DVR Box Dying, Woz' Wisdom, and Other Cool Things Learned at SNW

Every time I attend an SNW show, which equates to 20 in the past 10 years, I tend to learn something new because I get to speak with many cool tech people from many interesting industries.

Most IT Managers Plan to Adopt Cloud Storage

Fifty-seven percent of CIOs and storage administrators plan to adopt cloud storage -- first for email, then front office applications and finally for backup data.