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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...

Imation Debuts Line of Secure Removable Storage Devices

Imation announced a flurry of new removable storage products from hard drives and flash drives to encrypted optical media.

Why Aren't SSDs Getting Cheaper?

Solid-state drives have been among the hottest hardware products for more than two years, with a good deal of uptake within the consumer PC, notebook, and netbook markets.

Blu-ray Disc to Hit 128GB

The Blu-ray Disc Association announced two new formats for the high-definition media platter, one of which is a commercial version with 128GB capacity.


Western Digital Releases Its Fastest VelociRaptor Hard Drive

Western Digital announced today that it is shipping its fastest-ever VelociRaptor hard-disk drive, which uses a 6Gbit/sec. serial ATA interface and comes in 45GB...

Western Digital Unveils Consumer SSD

The new serial ATA SiliconEdge Blue is available in capacities up to 256GB.

Seagate Doubles Capacity of Data Center Hard Drive

Seagate released a 2.5-in SAS drive today that doubles the amount of capacity over previous drives and offers lower power consumption while increasing drive...

Is NAND Flash About to Hit a Dead End?

As the technology used to create NAND flash memory continues to shrink, bit error rates and production costs are going up. That's forcing solid-state memory...


Haitian Tech Firms Rush to Rebuild

Satellite phones, crowd-sourcing sites, and tech-based fundraising are helping relief effort in Haiti.

WD Releases Its Fastest External Hard Drive

Western Digital has announced its first external hard drive that uses the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface..

Will Technology Change How Doctors Treat You in 2010?

With the federal government aggressively pushing for electronic health records (EHR), 2010 could be the year technology finally allows doctors to to monitor their patients' health wirelessly in real time.

Ex-Seagate Employee Says Company Destroyed Evidence

A former Seagate engineer claims in an affidavit that Seagate deliberately destroyed the source code pertaining to a disk driving using engineering company Convolve's intellectual property.