Storage

Facility with 'longest uptime' has been live since 1988.
Seagate is broadening its business-oriented product lineup today with some 8TB drives. The newcomers are members of the company's Enterprise Capacity, Enterprise NAS, and Kinetic product families. The Enterprise Capacity 8TB drive is targeted at environments where storage runs full-tilt 24x7....
SSDs may be the hottest thing in storage right now, but that doesn't mean Seagate is letting its mechanical hard drives languish. The company says it's made a breakthrough in areal density that will allow it to pack as much as 2TB of mechanical storage into 7-mm 2.5" drives, with...
May raise another $70m for second Queensland facility.
One of the toughest challenges in computing is building large-scale systems like those used in the world of high-performance computing (HPC). Currently, such systems typically communicate between nodes over an interconnect like Ethernet or Infiniband, but Intel intends to replace those technologies...
Fast Hit trying to strike rescue deal.
Fast Hit trying to strike rescue deal.
Trying to strike rescue deal.
[Photos] Channel honoured in Torquay, Victoria on 18 August.
R&G Technologies and Cloud Solutions Group among winners.
The folks from OCZ were present at the Intel Developer Forum last week, demonstrating their latest wares while situated somewhat uncomfortably across from Intel's big 3D XPoint display. The highlight of their booth was an early mock-up of an upcoming product: the RevoDrive 400. OCZ...
Microsoft partner moves "down the stack" with interconnect services.
Chinese hardware giant to offer hyper-converged solutions.
Chinese vendor reveals converged play against Cisco.
We all need some pocketable flash storage in our lives, even if it's just to install Windows on a PC without an optical drive. Samsung has us covered with three USB 3.0 drives in a variety of shapes and sizes.  The first of the three...
IDF — During the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum today, Intel announced that it will be shipping SSDs based on its very promising 3D Xpoint memory, co-developed with Micron, which is a replacement for NAND flash. Intel has claimed that 3D Xpoint has 1000x the speed and endurance...
Western Digital's high-performance Black and NAS-oriented Red Pro drive families welcome some new members today. Both Black and Red Pro drives are now available in 5TB and 6TB capacities, and they're all equipped with 128MB of DRAM cache and 7,200-RPM spindle speeds. WD says the 6TB Black offers...
Based on z13 mainframe.
Secrets to better, faster, smarter backups.
Hot on the heels of Toshiba's 48-layer BiCS flash, Samsung has introduced 48-layer 3D V-NAND flash of its own. These flash chips pack 256Gb (32GB) per die, using what Samsung calls "3-bit MLC"—or TLC to the rest of us. Samsung says the new chips will double the capacity...
Samsung has added three new NVMe SSDs to its stable. The new drives use the company's 3D V-NAND flash, and they're meant to fill several roles in OEM and business deployments. Let's kick off with the PM953, which you might actually be able to...
Skilled Group upgrades data centres.
NVM Express solid-state drives are the future, and Toshiba is bringing that future a little closer today with the release of three NVMe PCIe SSD families. These product lines are targeted at "high-performance notebooks and PCs, thin notebooks and tablets, and servers and storage appliances." The...
Based on a conversation with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger.
Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff is not back, sadly. But someone has been armed with his testing procedures, spreadsheets, and macros—and he's feeling pretty dangerous. I'm...
[Photos] Check out partners and products on show at Randwick.
Get out your 3D glasses, everybody. SanDisk and Toshiba's latest NAND chips cram 32GB (256Gb) of the companies' BiCS flash memory into 48 layers of TLC storage per die. It wasn't that long ago that we saw 16GB (128Gb) MLC BiCS flash chips from Toshiba, but these...
Firm that recovered Lunar mission and Vietnam War data sells ancient tape drives.
First Perth MSP to choose hot hyperconverged vendor.
We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself reported that the bug actually resides in the Linux kernel, and that the company had submitted a patch for the problem. Now, we have more...

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