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Pure Storage CEO promises huge savings with flash

Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage, promises customers a savings of $500,000 -- and that's per storage appliance, per year.

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150 years after Lincoln assassination, massive online archive goes live

As the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination approaches, two universities and Iron Mountain have unveiled a massive online archive dedicated to him that contains nearly 100,000 documents.

IBM, Fujifilm show tape storage still has a long future

Researchers fit 220TB on a future version of a standard-size cartridge

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NAS shoot-out: QNAP vs. Synology

The beefy QNAP TVS-EC880 delivers better performance under heavy workloads, while the elegant Synology DS2015xs shines with useful tools

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Intel releases the 750 Series SSD, its fastest consumer flash

Intel today released its fastest consumer SSD, which offers two to four times the performance over its previous high-end flash drive.

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

Intel is looking to cram four bits per cell in an effort to cram more storage into SSDs

USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

After Apple's introduction of USB Type C in the new MacBook, companies have announced peripherals and cables for the connector

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Why storing data in DNA is better than in hard drives

New error-correcting DNA-sequencing and other improvements could signal the writing on the wall for hard drives. Conceivably, functioning DNA storage might hold more ones-and-zeros than the ubiquitous devices, and last longer.

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Portable storage for the paranoid: We test two secure USB drives on keypad vs. software security

Encrypted storage on a stick is expensive, so consider security method as well before you buy. We test examples of each approach.

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SanDisk crams 200GB onto MicroSD

The card will cost $400 and be available worldwide in the second quarter.

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Samsung mass produces 128GB smartphone memory with 2X-plus performance

Samsung said it is mass producing the first embedded NAND flash memory based on the UFS 2.0 specification, which offers 2.7 times the speed of common eMMC flash.

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When backup Is a disaster

Utility Company AMP overhauls a mishmash of backup and recovery procedures to create one coherent plan.

File storage service Rapidshare to shutter in wake of legal woes

Users have until the end of March to save their content

Google hands out free Drive space for running quick security checklist

Google today said it would give users of its Google Drive cloud storage service an additional 2GB if they ran a three-step security checkup.

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The world of containers doesn't end with Docker

Docker, the open-source app containerization startup has built up quite a bit of momentum in the past six months, but it's still not entirely ready for enterprise. (Insider, registration required.)

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Self-repairing disk arrays: Cheaper and more reliable than RAID 6

A group of researchers have come up with a better storage resiliency solution that gets around maintenance problems by never requiring disks to be replaced and ensuring "five nines" reliability. The authors point out that with...

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EMC shoots down break-up talk: 'We’re better together'

EMC President of products and marketing Jeremy Burton shot down calls for the company to split off VMware or RSA.

Samsung jumps into external SSD market

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 offers storage from 250GB to 1TB, and starts at $199

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