Intel wants to transform data center storage with new SSD form factors.
Intel wants to transform data center storage with new SSD form factors.
The Flash Memory Summit -- ground zero for all things flash in Silicon Valley -- has shut down its exhibit show floor due to a fire.
Google has made its Local SSD pricing more attractive for standard VMs and its cheap preemptible instances.
Welcome to the first of seven NAS stress tests, where we brutalize NAS devices to failure and then attempt to see if they can be recovered. This week, we kick off our new series with the Drobo 5N2. It's got a lot going for it, but it's not perfect.
IBM thinks its new breakthrough makes 60-year-old tape technology a valuable addition to cold-storage cloud services like Amazon's Glacier.
I generally steer clear of beta software because even the "beta-tested" stuff usually has too many bugs. But I really wanted to check out APFS, so I installed the High Sierra public beta 2 and, later, beta 3 on my MacBook. Here's what I found.
Every organization relies on data that must be protected and backed up in a reliable and secure way by authorized personnel. While the content or criticality of the data may vary, the processes behind...
Millions of Excel spreadsheets are used in medicine, science, economics, and finance. Yet up to 90 percent have serious -- even life threatening -- errors. Here's what you need to know and how they could improve Excel.
Western Digital counters Seagate's earnings miss. LogMein, MuleSoft, and MobileIron report.
Profit in Samsung's Electronics mobile business was slightly down, while semiconductor profit more than tripled.
Seagate's fourth quarter highlighted price competition amid a storage industry glut for hard drives.
The massive redundancy of cloud infrastructures make them seem virtually bulletproof. Not true. In fact, so-called "gray failures" are the real problem for cloud apps - and ones that often go undetected by today's management systems. Here's what you need to know.
Microsoft is adding version history support for all OneDrive files, but has no new ETA for its promised OneDrive differential sync capability.
A couple of years ago we were all going to be wearing VR headsets and exploring groovy virtual worlds. Instead, crickets - like 3D TV. The good news: it will take off. The bad: not for at least five years. Here's why.
Great performance and massive capacity can be yours - just don't ask the price!
Microsoft has changed the way OneDrive allows users to store files, but the sudden 'remedy' has left many unpleasantly surprised.
Imagine squeezing 18 buildings worth of servers, data racks, and networking gear into just two. That's exactly what AMD is doing. ZDNet was one of the first to tour the company's soon-to-be only U.S. datacenter.
Behind on the news and hungry for more? Here's what we learned this week — from webcam hacking, net neutrality, and all the things that are cheaper to buy than WhatsApp.
Here's a quick look at six very different portable storage devices, ranging from something so small that James Bond would be impressed, to something capable of surviving car crashes and flooding.
Let's take a look at this new king of Macs and see what makes it tick.
Welcome to the official 2013 edition of our ZDNet DIY-IT Gift Guide. This year, in honor of 2013, we present to you 14 interesting and useful products that the DIY-ITer in your life will find particularly useful, fun, or cool.
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?
For Solid State Drives, performance is a given, so look at other factors such as warranties, MTBF and cost.
Here are my top five storage devices, ranging from something you can pop into your pocket, to a whopping 24TB RAID enclosure.
Sometimes you just want a cheap and cheerful PC to handle some simple tasks. This build – excluding Windows, a display, and peripherals, comes in at under $300.
Let's take a quick look at the 10 most important personal cloud storage services.
Why waste valuable desk space on an old-school PC tower when you can combine the PC with the display in a single all-in-one system.
Like the Mac Pro workstation but want one that runs Windows? Here's what you need to build one at a fraction of the cost.
The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.
The ioSafe Rugged Portable isn't the smallest, lightest, fastest or most affordable external hard drive, but it performs well enough and is extremely rugged. If you really need to protect your data on the road, look no further.
Integral's Crypto SSD is the Full Disk Encryption solution for Windows desktops and laptops.
Cloudera chief architect Doug Cutting talks about the in-memory and cloud-related tech that will soon allow Hadoop to squeeze more value from big data.
Is there a case for more than 8GB of RAM? Sure there is, but the bang for the buck trails off.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison discusses the company's new cloud offering. Ellison says: “The key difference is that our cloud is based on industry standards and supports full operability with other clouds and data centers on-premise."
At the RSA 2011 conference here in San Francisco, technology futurist Paul Saffo talks to eBay's chief security information officer about how the company's intent on building an eBay version in the cloud to handle its growth. The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center.
At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, new company President Mark Hurd introduces Exadata X2-8, an upgrade to the current Exadata system. The new system offers better processor performance, more memory, and full database encryption.
Would you like to charge your mobile phone without ever having to plug into an electrical outlet? The University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University are both developing materials to enable the storage of energy inside clothing. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explores the schools' work on "smart" clothes.
At Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, CEO Larry Ellison previews the company's Exadata Version 2 computer. He says the new database computer is designed for online transaction processing and data warehousing. He adds that Exadata 2 can do faster processing at a much lower cost than can its biggest competitor, IBM.
Although Seagate's BlackArmor 440 is not the easiest NAS server to set up and use, it's a good choice for small businesses and advanced users.
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.
Hitachi's SMS100 is an excellent mid-range iSCSI storage system that uses RAID6 to maintain fault tolerance even when one disk has failed.
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.
If data security is paramount, the DataTraveler BlackBox is the USB flash drive of choice, despite its relatively high cost.
The Rack Station RS408 is an attractive NAS solution with plenty of performance, plus lots of extras to tempt the smaller business.
Although it covers all the NAS bases and is very affordable, it's hard to see the TeraStation Pro II Rackmount having much of an impact on the business market.
A well-built storage appliance with good cross-platform file sharing facilities, the NSS4100 works best when deployed in Linksys One environments.
A generously-specified appliance running Windows Storage Server 2003, the StorCenter Pro NAS 450r scores on performance, but is pricey and lacks capacity.
Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8 provides flexibility when creating desktop and laptop backups. If you have high value data stored on your computer, then we think $106.53 is a reasonable price to ensure it's protected.
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.
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.
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.
The HP EVA4400 is a Storage Area Network (SAN) system that provides data storage and security on a much larger scale than a simple RAID or NAS system. We found it to be a reliable and scalable high-end data system.
Western digital has released a range of hard drives purporting to save up to 40 percent in power consumption over comparable drives. We found the drives not only lived up to promised efficiency, but also were competitively priced.