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Samsung's $26 billion bet

Samsung's $26 billion bet

Samsung is more than doubling its semiconductor fab investment next year. Besides a welcome increase in supply - and a drop in prices - it also is an attempt to dominate, perhaps even monopolize, the critical DRAM and NAND flash markets. How will this play out?

December 9, 2017 by in Storage

Quick glossary: Storage

Quick glossary: Storage

Storage has always been a key aspect of data management in the enterprise. Now, in the era of big data, understanding storage options and technologies has taken on an even greater significance. This glossary...

from Tech Pro Research

Can tech make your videos more interesting?

Can tech make your videos more interesting?

Video cameras are so good and storage so cheap that we can make lengthy videos of our everyday activities that even the makers don't want to watch. Techies are hard at work to enable automated editing that emphasizes the interesting bits. Here's a report from the front lines.

November 27, 2017 by in Storage

Smartphone surveillance: Are you drunk?

Smartphone surveillance: Are you drunk?

Before the advent of smartphones you weren't under constant surveillance with an always-on network. Now an unholy trinity of smartphone, network, and artificial intelligence threatens to let the well-intentioned regulate every aspect of life. If you're drunk, will your smartphone let you drive?

November 14, 2017 by in Artificial Intelligence

Beyond Dropbox: Shopping the cloud

Beyond Dropbox: Shopping the cloud

Is it time to drop Dropbox? My subscription is nearly up, so I'm re-evaluating four major alternatives - Copy.com, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive, and SugarSync - for price and features. Which is the best, and which is the best for me?

October 21, 2013 by in Cloud

How to really erase any drive

Securely erasing drives before you sell a computer keeps your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Good news: it's easier than ever to fully erase data.

January 21, 2016 in Storage

Seagate FreeAgent Go

Seagate FreeAgent Go

Seagate's FreeAgent Go is our favourite portable hard drive to date, earning it an Editors' Choice award. The drive is well designed and fast, and you won't find better value for money.

September 30, 2008 by in Storage

Hitachi SMS100

Hitachi SMS100

Hitachi's SMS100 is an excellent mid-range iSCSI storage system that uses RAID6 to maintain fault tolerance even when one disk has failed.

September 5, 2008 by in Storage

Compellent Storage Center 4.0

Compellent Storage Center 4.0

Storage Center 4.0 combines industry-standard hardware with Compellent's block-level virtualisation technology to create a very powerful, flexible and cost-effective SAN solution.

August 28, 2008 by in Storage

Linksys One NSS4100

Linksys One NSS4100

A well-built storage appliance with good cross-platform file sharing facilities, the NSS4100 works best when deployed in Linksys One environments.

July 22, 2008 by in Storage

Symantec Backup Exec 12

Symantec Backup Exec 12

Symantec Backup Exec 12 allows complete system recovery and concentrates on continuous file/data protection. Though AU$1,795 may seem a lot of money for an application, Backup Exec might be worth the investment if you're using it for irreplaceable and highly valuable data.

July 13, 2008 by in Security

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

NetGear ReadyNAS NV+

Netgear's ReadyNAS NV+ does its job neatly and unobtrusively, and is well worth considering by small businesses. Most home offices will find it too noisy though.

June 20, 2008 by in Storage

QNAP TS-409 Pro NAS

QNAP TS-409 Pro NAS

The old adage "good things come in small packages" certainly applies to the QNAP TS-409, a silver and black cube whose small dimensions sport a raft of features.

June 3, 2008 by in Storage

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