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Will Hard Drives Become Obsolete?

Analysts say Apple's decision to yank the Macbook Air's hard drive plus the declining prices of SSDs could foretell the death of hard drives.

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Researchers One Step Closer to 'Bootless' Computer

Physicists at the University of California have taken a giant leap closer to creating a new computer chip that gives memory the brains of a CPU.

Companies Overwhelmed With Data Turn to Cloud Services

A new report finds that SMBs are largely underserved by suppliers of data protection products and many are turning to cloud services.

Survey Points to Simple Steps to Avoid IT Outages

A poll of IT managers finds that the typical causes of unplanned network downtime are ones that could be easily addressed.

Cisco, VMware, NetApp Claim First End-to-end FCoE Configuration

Cisco, NetApp and VMware said they have certified their products to create a single, end-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet storage network for VMWare server environments.

Verizon Creates Medical Information Exchange Cloud

Verizon has announced it is getting into the business of health information exchange by using its cloud storage service offering as the platform for sharing...

EMC Shuts Down Cloud Storage Service

EMC today announced it is shuttering its Atmos Online storage service and it will not offer any guarantees that anyone who has already stored data through the...

OCZ Releases Updated 1.8-in SSD Line for Netbooks, Tablets

New Vertex 2 drives have the same performance as their 2.5-in predecessors.

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Samsung's Fastest 512GB Notebook SSD to Arrive in July

Company claims the drive boots nine times faster than hard disk drives.

Israeli Start-Up Claims Huge Boost to SSD Reliability

Higher-endurance NAND will make SSDs more attractive for data center use.

Seagate's Momentus XT Hybrid Solid State Hard Drive Worth the Money

The SSD/HDD combo has good read rates, excellent data write performance.

OCZ Releases Super Speedy Vertex Solid State Hard Drives

Vertex 2 Pro, Vertex 2 EX have max throughput of 285 MB/sec.

SanDisk, OCZ Push Size, Speed Limits With New SSDs

At the Computex 2010 show on Tuesday, SanDisk Corp. and OCZ Technology Inc. both introduced their latest solid-state drives (SSDs), setting new performance and size records for the companies.

Sharp Stock Market Drop Likely Human, Computer Error

Human error combined with market volatility due to high-speed trades and automatic sale orders appears to have caused a precipitous drop in the Dow today.

Iomega Releases Lower-cost Storage Array for SMBs

EMC's Iomega Corp. today unveiled a rack-mountable storage array, the StorCenter ix12-300r, aimed at small to mid-sized businesses with a starting price of...