Storage

Black Friday now spans more than a week, which seems a bit ridiculous. But it's hard to complain about getting even more sweet deals on PC hardware, especially when there's no risk of getting trampled at a Walmart. If you live near a Micro Center, you can nab one of Intel's...
During an investor webcast this afternoon, Intel revealed that it will offer SSDs based on 3D NAND in the second half of next year. The three-dimensional tech is the product of the firm's joint flash venture with Micron. It stacks 32 planar...
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Melbourne cloud provider leaves trail of creditors.
CRN speaks to Chris Trevitt, GM of business partner sales.
One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for a couple more hours. This 1250W monster usually sells for over $200, but instant savings combine with a $20 mail-in rebate to bring the effective...
BGC IT Solutions joins growing club.
Online backup provider Backblaze has a new batch of reliability data from its army of almost 40,000 mechanical drives. This time around, the company is delving into SMART statistics—specifically, which ones are good predictors of impending doom. As it turns out, only a handful of attributes...
Intel has been making server SSDs since the X25-E debuted six years ago. Those drives have apparently grown quite popular, too, because the company claims it's been the number-one provider of SATA SSDs to datacenters for the past three years. In a bid to keep that streak going, Intel...
Take a tour of the telco's Clayton facility.
Clayton adds more than 40 percent hosting capacity for telco.
Photos of the telco's eastern Melbourne facility.
Stratoscale out of stealth mode with huge funding from IT heavyweights.
Black Friday is a few weeks away, but there are already some nice PC hardware deals to be found. SanDisk's Ultra II 960GB SSD is on sale at Newegg for only $369.99 right now. Cost per gig: just $0.38/GB, which is lower than the prevailing price for other terabyte-class SSDs....
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Brings cloud benefits to mainframe data centres.
Hyper-converged infrastructure is booming.
New mechanical hard drives are few and far between, especially in the desktop world. Most recent models have been geared toward servers, NAS systems, and video surveillance rigs. But Toshiba's latest is designed for desktops, and it's not saddled with a sluggish spindle speed. The new 3.5" family...
Most SATA SSDs top out at 1TB, but a Chinese firm called Sage Microelectronics has developed a controller that enables drives with five times that capacity. The chip is already "shipping in volume" in a 2.5-incher that squeezes 2.5TB onto a single circuit board. Unlike most SSD controllers, which...
The Steam Halloween Sale probably has the best PC gaming deals of the week. We've managed to find some nice hardware to go along with those discounted titles. Radeon R9 290 prices were slashed earlier this month, and some cards have gotten even cheaper since. MSI's R9 290 Gaming,...
Brocade solution reduces capex risk.
Remember that problem with Samsung's 840 EVO SSD? You know, the one that slowed read speeds with old data? Samsung issued a fix two weeks ago, and at the time, the company told us the older 840 Series was unaffected by the bug. The thing is, there were...
Four-lane M.2 sockets can be found on quite a few X99 motherboards—and even select Z97 offerings—but mini PCIe SSDs that can take advantage of the bandwidth are few and far between. Lite-On just announced one that should do the trick, though. The new EP1 Series pairs a PCIe Gen2...
Re-live the wild history of the VMware-Cisco-EMC venture.
Acquires backup appliances formerly known as Whitewater.
Amazon also secures IRAP stamp.
Eyes future as a cloud broker.
A couple days ago, a keen-eyed member of the EVGA forums spotted a Samsung 850 EVO pre-order listing at Frys. The 1TB drive was priced at $499.99, a deal good until October 30, and the November 3 shipping estimate suggested an imminent release. Reddit picked up the story,...
And the cloud storage arms race rages on. Microsoft has announced that it plans to phase in unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers. Here's the skinny from the official OneDrive blog: Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost...

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