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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.

Seagate unleashes first consumer SSD

Seagate Technology today announced its new portfolio of flash-memory devices, taking the wraps off its first consumer SSD and its next generation of enterprise models.

Samsung builds chips to supercharge your smartphone

Samsung began production of the industry's first ultra-high-speed, 4Gbit, LPDDR3 mobile memory, which it says has performance levels comparable to the standard DRAM used in personal computers.

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Next-gen USB SuperSpeed to eliminate power cords

USB SuperSpeed will move from 5Gbps bandwidth to 10Gbps in the coming year, but it's also leaping from 10 watts to 100 watts for charging, which could power monitors and even HDTVs.

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Most companies approve of personal devices at work, survey says

Sixty-four percent of companies polled either allow or mandate the use of employee-owned devices.

Project stores 3D images of world historic sites in limestone mine

The nonprofit organization CyArk creates 3D digital images of the world's historic sites, but stores them on disk drives dropped each week into a bank security box. As the data is expected to grow to two petabytes over the next five years, the group chose a new archival strategy that includes stashing tape drives in a limestone mine storage facility owned by Iron Mountain.

on techhive.com

The computing muscle that DreamWorks needs to create 'The Croods'

"The Croods" is the most sophisticated 3D film to date from DreamWorks, having taken 15 million more compute hours to render and 250TB of storage to make

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Apple leads consumer cloud storage wars

Apple is dominating the cloud storage wars, followed by Dropbox, Amazon, and Google according to Strategy Analytics "Cloud Media Services" survey.

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How big is the sound of music?

Music fans and major recording artists are adopting lossless audio file formats to keep copies of their music thats as close to a master recording as possible, leading to multi-terabyte-sized home music storage systems.

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Western Digital claims HDD capacity doubled with nanotech breakthrough

Western Digital's HGST Labs announced a breakthrough in the ability to double HDD capacity through two innovative nantechnologies—self-assembling molecules and nanoimprinting.

Survey: U.S. falls behind on user-centered BYOD

Singapore leads the way in allowing users to own an untethered mobile device, according to a survey of 1,500 users in 10 countries by Dell; U.S. corporations lead on using VDI to control data on those devices.

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Microsoft's SkyDrive users store 1 billion docs in its cloud

Microsoft said its cloud storage service now has one billion documents stored and added features to quickly save documents and get a link to share with others.

SSD onslaught: Hard drives poised for double-digit revenue drop

Optical drives could eventually be abandoned by PC makers, IHS iSuppli says

IronKey Workspace, a Windows 8 PC on a stick: Hands-on

This new IronKey USB drive lets you boot up an encryption-secured Windows 8 PC on any computer.

Hitachi unveils first 10K rpm 1.2TB hard drive

Hitachi today announced the industrys highest-capacity 10,000rpm enterprise-class hard drive, the Ultrastar C10K1200.

Speedy 8Gbit, 16Gbit SATA Express systems coming this year

The new SATA Express specification will define new device connectors and motherboard connectors that will support both PCIe drives and existing SATA devices, offering a low-cost solution to fully utilize the performance of SSDs and hybrid drives