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The networking giant's future in storage.
At a special presentation today, Intel and Micron jointly announced the introduction of a new type of memory technology called 3D XPoint. Intel VP Rob Crooke and Micron president Rob Adams called this memory the first major new memory technology since the introduction of NAND in 1989. 3D XPoint (...
Hyper-converged vendor aims to become cash-flow positive.
Remember that potential TRIM bug in Samsung drives we reported on a few weeks ago? It may not be Samsung's fault, after all. Samsung and developer Algolia have been working together to try and get to the root of things, and after weeks of work, Samsung is blaming the...
Last week's report that Tsinghua Unigroup would bid $23 billion to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies may have been premature. Reuters reports that according to its sources, Micron has told Tsinghua that the deal would likely be blocked. These same sources also indicated that Tsinghua had...
Four disties out of pocket.
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Bede Hackney joins storage vendor.
Bede Hackney joins storage vendor.
Amazon is having something called "Prime Day" that appears to be really commercialistic and gross, according to everyone on Twitter. But in the midst of this bizarre bazaar shines the light of a pretty nifty deal on SSDs. You can get a Crucial MX100 256GB for $79.99, which is...
SanDisk has updated its Connect Wireless Stick family of Wi-Fi-enabled flash drives. These drives don't require a USB connection to work. Instead, devices like tablets and phones (and plain old computers) can connect wirelessly to stream media or transfer files using the Connect Wireless Stick's...
Seagate has lowered its financial projections for Q2 2015, which ended July 3. The company expects $2.9 billion in revenue, down from earlier guidance of $3.2 billion to $3.3 billion. Non-GAAP gross margin is also expected to be lower than previously projected at 27%, down from 28.5%. Operating...
A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or cluster. A team of researchers associated with the university has attempted to solve that problem for some workloads by doing away with RAM entirely. Instead, the...
Converting VMware images so they can run on Azure.
Convert VM images to backup on Microsoft cloud.
OCZ is introducing a new family of SSDs today. These Trion 100-series drives feature TLC flash based on the same Toshiba A19 19-nm NAND we've come to know and love, and the primary benefit should be lower prices all around. OCZ hasn't used its own Barefoot controllers in these drives—the Trion 100s...
Analysts tip major buyout coming.
Industry-watchers tip major buyout coming.
As solid-state storage goes, more is better—and Samsung is providing a lot more today. The company has doubled the capacity of its biggest 850 Pro and 850 EVO SSDs to 2TB, making them the first such consumer-oriented drives available. As with the...
Way for resellers to instantly get 'at least $20k' of work.
A team comprised of Facebook engineers and Carnegie Mellon researchers has published a study covering flash memory failure rates over a four-year period, with data collected from SSDs in Facebook's servers. The paper doesn't tie the statistics gathered to particular makes and models of drives, but...
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It's time to get NAS-ty. D-Link has unveiled the DNS-340L ShareCenter, a 4-bay NAS box aimed at home users and small businesses. This storage appliance features four hot-swappable 3.5" SATA bays, and they can be RAIDed together in 0, 1, 5, 10, and 1+0...
Seagate's Samsung storage division has announced two new 4TB external hard drives, touted as the world's first 4TB externals based on a single 2.5" disk. The M3 features a matte-looking finish with a kind of faceted pattern, while the the P3 goes for a glossier, more metallic appearance.
A new bug may be present in the firmware of some Samsung SSDs. An engineer from search provider Algolia has written up a blog post detailing his team's saga of troubleshooting data corruption in some of their servers. Ultimately, Algolia narrowed down the problem to an apparent bug in...
Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought you'd never ask... Acer's K272HULbmiidp doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but maybe it should be on everyone's lips. This 27" IPS monitor delivers a 2560x1440...

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