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Google offers 1TB of Drive for Chromebooks, continuing its storage war with Microsoft

The two tech titans are staging a quiet, intense battle for the low end of the the computer market, trying to lock users into their ecosystems with freebie cloud storage, while users enjoy gobs of capacity.

Molecular flash memory could store massive data

Researchers focus on metal-oxide molecule clusters that can retain electrical charge and act as RAM.

Intel plans 3D NAND flash next year for 'as much storage as you want'

The company says it can pack double the number of bits in a die compared with its competitors.

Wozniak still aims to simplify: Now, all of enterprise storage

Woz has joined former Fusion-io colleagues at Primary Data, a startup virtualizing data.

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Supercharge your PC's storage with a RAID setup: Everything you need to know

Configuring multiple drives in RAID can protect against disaster and provide face-meltingly fast transfer speeds.

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Review: Microsoft's hybrid cloud storage -- overpriced, underwhelming

Microsoft's Azure StorSimple backup and DR solution offers compelling Azure integrations, but the high price and absence of local management hold it back.

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Storage for spies: How the FIPS standard makes data extremely hard to steal

Encrypted. Tamper-proof. When you need seriously secure digital storage, check the device’s FIPS rating. Here's everything you need to know.

Microsoft's defense of OneDrive changes fails to silence critics

Microsoft's explanation of why it discarded an advanced feature in OneDrive on Windows 10 failed to curb angry users' criticism.

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SanDisk releases Lightning-enabled thumb drive for iPhone, iPad

SanDisk announced a new thumb drive with Lightning and USB 2.0 connectors and software that automatically downloads photos and videos from iPhone's 5 and up and iPads.

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The 5 SMART stats that actually predict hard drive failure

Many SMART stats that should predict impending drive failures don’t.

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What's eating up your Mac's hard drive? These 5 utilities tell all

No matter how slimmed down you believe your hard drive to be there are likely large files consuming space you could use for better things. These tools ferret out those files.

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Intel doubles capacity of its data center SSD

Intel's SSD DC S3500 Series is jumping from 800GB to 1.6TB and the company also announced a M.2 SSD card for data center servers.

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Seagate preps for 30TB laser-assisted hard drives

Seagate has just invested $55 million into its largest wafer development facility to prep for manufacturing HAMR drives.

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Nasuni raises the bar for hybrid cloud storage

Subscription-based service offers scalable storage for enterprises.

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Review: Austria’s Angelbird laptop SSD

This drive isn’t cheap, but its performance in some areas is impressive.

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Review: A NAS to survive the apocalypse

The IoSafe 214 wraps a speedy, feature-rich Synology storage server in a fireproof, waterproof, and shock-resistant shell.

Amazon sweetens the Prime deal with unlimited photo storage

Also partners with online retailer AllSaints for free next day shipping for Prime members

Microsoft to marry Office with Dropbox for cloud productivity

The companies are partnering to make Word, Excel and PowerPoint more interoperable with Dropbox and Dropbox for Business

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