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China poised to play pivotal role in NAND flash industry

Led by state-backed conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, China's semiconductor sector is investing heavily in NAND production at home and abroad.

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Microsoft's OneDrive changes: Follow the money

Microsoft could raise more than $100 million in additional annual revenue for each percentage point of OneDrive users the company prods into paying for storage space.

Crucial announces laptop SSD line that sells for 30 cents a gigabyte

Crucial today announced its cheapest consumer SSD, which will retail for $299 for a 960GB model.


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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The best new features in Windows Server 2016 (so far)

From Nano and Docker to software-defined networking and storage features, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great additions

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How WD installed a circuit breaker in its SanDisk deal

While Western Digital may say it wants to buy SanDisk, the deal is prefaced on some unusual conditions, including closing a deal with a Chinese tech firm that's buying a 15% share of WD.

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Storage giants are getting bigger, but prices will stay small

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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Here's why Western Digital is buying SanDisk

Western Digital's purchase of SanDisk, part of a consolidation trend in the storage market, gives it instant access to the 3D NAND flash technology making its way into enterprise data centers.

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EU fines optical drive cartel $132M 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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Western Digital to buy Sandisk for $19B

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

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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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These secret tools reveal the hidden corners of your Chromebook's storage

That paltry hard drive can fill up fast, even on a computer built around cloud storage. Here's how to keep tabs on your space and make some needed room if you need it.


Chinese SSD maker eyes U.S. market for 8TB drive intro

A Chinese startup hopes to break into the U.S. market with high-capacity SSDs aimed at enterprise applications.

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Dell agrees to acquire EMC for US$67 billion

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

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HP, SanDisk partner to bring storage-class memory to market

Hewlett-Packard and SanDisk announced that they have partnered to develop resistive RAM memory (ReRAM) as a non-volatile memory replacement for DRAM that's 1,000 times faster than NAND flash.

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Dell said to be in talks with EMC over possible huge merger

Dell is reportedly in talks to buy all or part of enterprise storage powerhouse EMC, which would mark a bold and unexpected new chapter in the PC maker's history. A total merger would be one of the biggest deals ever in the...

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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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Review: Can a NAS box run your entire SMB?

New network attached storage devices add app server and Web server capabilities.

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