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  • Micron introduces its highest-endurance SSD for servers

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 4:06 pm

    Micron today announced it's highest endurance SSD for servers, the P400m, boasting the ability to fill a 400GB drive 10 times a day for five years.
  • Explaining the Kim Dotcom/Megaupload case

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    Confused about all the fuss around Kim Dotcom and Megaupload? Wondering what it’s all about? Let us explain it so even mom will understand
  • VoltDB expands into Web operations

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 11:10 am

    Responding to a growing user base of online service providers, VoltDB has outfitted its namesake in-memory database management system with additional tools to communicate with other technologies usually found in a Web applications stack.
  • Quitting and restarting Dropbox

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 8:55 am

    'Quit Dropbox' doesn't mean what you might think
  • Western Digital acquires Arkeia to boost SMB storage offering

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 7:52 am

    Western Digital has acquired data protection company Arkeia Software as it looks to address growing storage demands among small and medium-size companies.
  • Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:45 am

    If you're using your flash drive as a vehicle for simple file transfers, you're missing out on one of the single-best roles one of these wee data buckets can fulfill. Indeed, hardcore enthusiasts know that simple flash drives are perfect portable repositories for all the software that can breathe life into an otherwise ailing PC.
  • Violin Memory buys Gridiron for fast flash storage access

    Posted January 18, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Flash storage vendor Violin Memory has acquired Gridiron Systems for an undisclosed sum and plans to use the company's application acceleration smarts with its flash arrays.
  • SSDs vs. hard drives vs. hybrids: Which storage tech is right for you?

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 4:05 pm

    Choosing the best storage drive for your PC has never been so complicated.
  • Review

    Review: Seagate Wireless Plus

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:23 am

    The scoop: Wireless Plus mobile storage, by Seagate, about $200 (1TB capacity)
  • Should programmers be unionized?

    Posted January 16, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    Software programmers are generally a well compensated bunch. But could they still benefit from organizing and bargaining collectively?
  • 'Rogue clouds' giving IT staffs nightmares

    Posted January 16, 2013 - 11:31 am

    Cloud computing is increasingly being adopted by companies around the world, but IT managers say "rogue cloud implementations" in which business managers sign up for services without getting IT approval is among their biggest challenges.
  • Fusion-io takes its flash cards for Web giants to smaller companies

    Posted January 16, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Fusion-io has taken the flash storage cards it's been making for its biggest customers and turned them into products that almost any company can buy.
  • EMC offers online file sharing with on-premise storage product

    Posted January 15, 2013 - 11:46 am

    EMC is building on its acquisition of the Syncplicity file-sharing and collaboration service by combining it with its Isilon scale-out NAS to provide the enterprise what the storage giant claims provides the convenience of a cloud-based file-sharing service with the administrative and governance capabilities of an on-premise solution.
  • Setting up Dropbox automatic sync

    Posted January 15, 2013 - 9:00 am

    As long as the Dropbox application is installed on both computers and linked to the same Dropbox account, transferring files takes place in the background, thanks to automatic synchronization. Here's how to set it up.
  • Lenovo and EMC partner on storage for SMBs

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    You're probably familiar with Lenovo and EMC, both more or less household names in the tech industry. Well, now the two have joined forces to form a joint venture, LenovoEMC.
  • How to set up iCloud

    Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:05 am

    If you recently picked up a new Mac, iPhone, iPod, or iPad, you may have seen mention of something called iCloud when setting up your device. If you don't already know, iCloud is a free syncing and backup service from Apple that aims to keep all of your devices--mobile devices running iOS 5 or later and desktop computers running OS X Lion or later, or Windows Vista or later--on the same page, with the same data, no matter which one you're using at any given moment.
  • Automatically mount an AirPort-attached USB drive

    Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:03 am

    Reader Alec Lancaster finds it too much trouble to mount a remote disk. He writes:
  • The Weekly Hash - January 11, 2013

    Posted January 11, 2013 - 11:14 am

    A silly review of a bunch of tech stories from this past week, today featuring intelligent flatware at CES, John McAfee acting even crazier and the programming language of the year’s newest lady friend
  • Micron unveils its first 1TB SSD -- for under $600

    Posted January 10, 2013 - 10:14 pm

    Micron on Thursday unveiled its first terabyte-sized solid-state drive (SSD) for consumers, the Crucial M500, which will sell for under $600, or 60 cents per gigabyte.
  • SAP ports its Business Suite software to the HANA in-memory database

    Posted January 10, 2013 - 1:15 pm

    SAP's flagship Business Suite ERP (enterprise resource planning) software is now able to run on top of the vendor's HANA in-memory database, in a move that stands to open new frontiers of competition with the likes of Oracle, IBM and Microsoft.
  • Based on CES 2013, manufacturers think we're all klutzes

    Posted January 10, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    One of the themes of this year’s CES is making products that protect your smartphone or tablet from… you
  • Many global organizations flub electronic-records requests

    Posted January 10, 2013 - 11:18 am

    More companies are tackling how to best set up their electronic records to be able to respond to any legal requests related to "electronic discovery" to quickly find internal documents for court purposes, but this "e-discovery" process is still a struggle, a survey published today indicates.
  • vSphere upgrade saga: Adding a D2200SB w/P4000 VSA

    Posted January 9, 2013 - 6:09 pm

    In order to increase the size of my virtual environment, I need to increase the size of my primary storage. The choices were to increase the capacity of disks for slower disks, add another disk tray to my SAN, or to use a virtual storage appliance (VSA) within vSphere. I chose to go the route of a VSA. Here's how I did it:
  • Dropbox to be included on all Samsung flagship phones and camera

    Posted January 9, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    Dropbox announced a tighter integration with Samsung mobile devices, allowing users to enable file sharing across multiple products from smartphones and cameras to smart TVs.
  • Intel mum on speed improvements for Thunderbolt

    Posted January 8, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    Intel said it is working to make the Thunderbolt data transfer technology faster as it wages a speed race with the USB 3.0 protocol, but the company declined to say when improvements will be finished.
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