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Intel shrinks its SSDs, aims for tablets, smartphones

Intel's new Solid-State Drive 525 packs performance identical to a standard 2.5-inch SSD into a device one eighth of the size, the company announced.

Western Digital acquires Arkeia to boost SMB storage offering

Western Digital has acquired data protection company Arkeia Software as it looks to address growing storage demands among small and medium-size companies.

Seagate launches Wireless Plus and Central networked drives

Seagate launches Wireless Plus and Central networked drives.

on techhive.com

Imation buys solid-state storage vendor Nexsan

Imation, a storage and data security company, has acquired Nexsan, a vendor of disk-based storage systems, in a deal worth about US$120 million, the company announced.

SSD prices continue to plunge

Solid-state drive pricing has dropped about 30% this year, reaching what researchers call the magic price point of $1-per-gigabyte of capacity, according to information from IHS iSupply and Dynamite Data

Samsung buys SSD caching vendor Nvelo

Nvelo's Dataplex software is designed for caching data in SSDs to improve the speed of retrieval in devices that use either HDDs or SSDs for their main storage.

Western Digital boosts Black hard drive capacity to 4TB

WD announced that with its new 4TB Black drive, consumers can now get a 4TB performance-based internal hard drive for desktop computers.

Hard drive recovery tips for disaster-damaged storage

Even hard drives damaged by salt water can be saved. We give you the right way to proceed with data recovery.

10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC

To get the most out of Windows 8, you need hardware designed to take full advantage of the unique capabilities the new OS has to offer.

Apple quietly extends 1TB iMac Seagate replacement program

If you have a 1TB iMac with a built-in Seagate drive, it may be eligible for replacement by Apple.

on macworld.com

Helium gas shortage risks popping WD's drive plans

With worldwide demand and prices at an all-time high, Western Digital's plans to use helium in its drives may be ill-timed as the world's reserves are quickly drawing down.

Disk drive shipments rebound from Thai floods

A year after a flooding disaster in Thailand took out a large portion of hard disk drive production, the industry has fully recovered with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year.

Toshiba's tiny and mighty 500GB hard drive is no bigger than an index card

Toshiba shrinks its' Canvio portable external hard drive down to the size of an index card that's .35-inches thick.