While the cloud has appeared just in time to offer free (or at least cheap) and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, some people like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe.
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Samsung Electronics is said to have signed an agreement to produce its 3D NAND SSDs for Google's data centers, in a deal said to be "sizeable".
The two companies claim their new technology offers up to three times the density of other 3D NAND competitors, with full production ramping up later this year.
Solid State Drives - SSDs - are a product of convenience, not good architecture. Storage systems need to be re-architected to achieve the highest performance of NAND flash and, soon, byte-addressable non-volatile memory. Here's an example.
Samsung, Plextor, and Kingston are among the manufacturers preparing more tiny, high-performance SSDs that take advantage of the PCI Express connection.
Toshiba's SSHD range features second-generation NAND flash memory to improve performance levels.
The launch of the iPhone 6 and a growing SSD market has significantly boosted Samsung Electronics' NAND flash revenues, a research report has showed.
The iPad Air 2's performance enhancements will appeal to those who run graphically demanding apps, although Apple's quest for thinness comes at the cost of reduced battery capacity. Last year's iPad Air remains a good option, but the Air 2 will be the power user's choice.
Making flash SSDs look like disks isn't easy. In fact, advanced high-performance SSDs use more power and run much hotter than disks. They aren't your father's thumb drive.
The disk drive industry faces expensive technical challenges as they try to return to 40 percent capacity growth. Shingled drives could double disk density, if the performance kinks can be worked out. This firmware hack could do it.
The vertically stacked data layers promise faster performance than solid-state drives using conventional NAND flash memory, but at a higher price.
The new drives provide eight more layers than the first generation of three-dimensional V-NAND flash memory and will be targeted to high-end PCs as well as data centers.
Spanning 230,000 square meters in Xi'an, China, the new US$7 billion plant produces 10-nanometer NAND flash memory chips and is estimated to generate annual sales of US$9.74 billion at full capacity.
The new drive makes use of Toshiba's latest NAND flash and is being promoted for professional content creation and high-performance gaming applications.
As data usage continues to grow exponentially, IT managers will need to orchestrate multiple kinds of storage — including flash, hard disk and tape — in a way that optimises capacity, performance, cost and power consumption.
Navicure gains IT capacity optimization and performance monitoring using VMware vCenter Operations Manager
Fast-growing healthcare claims company Navicure is gaining better control and optimization across its IT infrastructure by deploying a comprehensive monitoring and operational management approach and taming IT complexity.
V-NAND offers a 20 percent performance increase, over 40 percent improvement in power consumption, and more than 20 percent increase in sequential and random write speeds.
RAM was once the king of the system performance boost. Now, there's a new kid in town that's usurping the throne: SSDs.
Kingston's new SSDNow E100 SSD offers a 10x improvement in endurance and reliability when compared to regular SSDs, a MTBF rated at 10 million hours, and promises increased performance and decreased power consumption.
According to IBM, the new mainframe can deliver 25 percent more performance and 50 percent more capacity with the same energy footprint as its predecessor, which started at $1 million.
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