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OneDrive dumps unlimited storage, slashes free storage amount by two-thirds

It was nice while it lasted, but Microsoft is dropping the unlimited storage limit for Office 365 subscribers to 1TB.

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Storage giants get bigger, but prices will stay small as Western Digital buys SanDisk

Western Digital's planned US$19 billion acquisition of SanDisk won't impede the competition that has made storage a good deal for buyers.

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Europe fines optical drive cartel $132 million for colluding against Dell and HP

Buyers of Dell and Hewlett-Packard PCs may have paid over the odds for their optical drives between 2004 and 2008 as a result of a cartel arrangement between eight component manufacturers

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Storage shake-up: Western Digital is buying Sandisk for $19 billion

Hard disk drive specialist Western Digital has agreed to buy flash memory vendor Sandisk for $19 billion.

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Dell will buy EMC for $67 billion in record tech takeover

Dell has agreed to acquire EMC in a cash-and-shares deal valuing the company at $67 billion, the companies announced Monday.

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HP and SanDisk join forces to create storage 1000x faster than NAND flash

New storage tech from HP and SanDisk aims to be 1,000 times faster than flash.

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IBM zeroes in on unstructured data with Cleversafe buy

IBM will acquire object-based storage vendor Cleversafe in a move to bolster its cloud business unit with more flexibility and simplified management options in the hybrid cloud, it announced on Monday.

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SanDisk builds tougher flash storage for Internet of Things devices

SanDisk introduced a line of heavy-duty, long-lasting flash storage cards for connected industrial equipment in the Internet of Things.


Hands-on with Intel's 5GBps wonder, the DC P3608 SSD

Aimed at high-performance computing, Intel's DC P3608 SSD offers blazing read speeds in a single card.


Samsung's 950 Pro SSD marries V-NAND and NVMe for ludicrously fast speeds

In October, Samsung will roll out V-NAND flash M.2 sticks with 256GB and 512GB capacities. If that sounds nice, just wait until you see what's coming in 2016.


Microsoft tests a sweet service: Direct-shipping data for uploading to the cloud

You ship, Microsoft does the dirty work. The company is testing a program where enterprise clients can send it encrypted drives for direct upload to new OneDrive accounts. Consumers wouldn't mind this service, either.

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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.

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Storage spending veers toward cloud

Spending on cloud storage equipment grew in the second quarter at the expense of traditional external storage systems, IDC says.

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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM has expanded two products in its Spectrum line of software-based storage offerings to allow customers to build hybrid storage systems by combining in-house Spectrum deployments with IBM Cloud storage services.