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Red Hat continues to burnish Storage Server

Nearly two years after the purchase of Gluster, Red Hat continues to polish the scale-out storage software for enterprises, making it more compatible with cloud services and Microsoft enterprise software.

SSDs still maturing, new memory tech still 10 years away

Solid-state drive adoption will continue to grow and it will be more than 10 years before it is ultimately replaced by a new memory technology, experts said.

Samsung sees vertical NAND boosting flash acceptance

3D V-NAND, a new technology for packing more data into flash chips, will dramatically increase the number of PCs and enterprise storage systems that use flash in the next decade, a Samsung Electronics executive said Tuesday.

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Business flash arrays pack in more storage with denser media

New NAND flash components fit more data into the same space, which reduces power consumption and per-gigabyte cost. The catch: Flash gets slower and more error-prone when it gets that dense

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Seagate hybrid drive promises speed boost below the cost of flash

Seagate introduced the Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD, which it calls the world’s first enterprise hybrid drive.

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Samsung unveils super duper high-speed 1TB SSDs

Samsung Electronics will offer a range of faster SSD drives for consumers from next month, including a zippy new 1TB drive meant for everyday use.

The Hard Drive Buying Guide for Students

When you’re putting big projects together, megabytes can turn into gigabytes and even terabytes before you know it, especially if you’re studying a visual arts field like filmmaking, animation, or photography. The solution? An external hard drive. These affordable devices are becoming an increasingly popular way to keep your work safely stored and available anytime you need it.

EMC bets on flash storage with ScaleIO buy

Boosting its portfolio of solid state storage technologies, EMC is acquiring ScaleIO, a purveyor of storage management software, for an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Hitachi brings high-end flash to midrange HUS VM storage line

Enterprises are gaining the ability to turn existing storage platforms over to flash even as solid-state media remains mostly a tool for caching and for applications with special requirements.

Western Digital to acquire sTec to expand in enterprise SSDs

Western Digital plans to acquire sTec to boost its presence in the market for enterprise solid-state drives.

HP adds purpose-built all-flash array to 3Par lineup

Hewlett-Packard will extend its 3Par enterprise storage line into flash-only territory this week, promising to combine higher speed with familiar software.

Intel shows 'world's fastest thumb drive'

Intel is showing off what it called the "world's fastest thumb drive," which uses Thunderbolt technology to provide breakthrough data transfer speeds compared to flash drives that plug into USB ports.

Dell combines faster and cheaper SSDs in one box, with automatic tiering

Many enterprise storage systems include two or more types of hard disk drives, with data automatically moved between those two tiers of storage. The same concept has now been applied to two types of SSDs.

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Toshiba external hard drive doubles as an online file server

Toshiba is set to launch a portable USB hard drive that comes with PC or Mac software that can turn it into an Internet-accessible file server.

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Seagate to halt production of 7200-rpm laptop hard drives

Seagate has tasted the need for high-performance speed and now plans to discontinue 7200-rpm laptop hard drives in favor of faster hybrid and solid state drives.