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Storage touches everything from the data center to your iPhone. A key trend: Solid state drive adoption. Key players: EMC, NetApp, Seagate, Sandisk and Western Digital.

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Cloud storage: Minimizing repair costs

Cloud storage: Minimizing repair costs

Advanced error correction codes (ECCs) at the heart of modern storage are way beyond the RAID codes of the late 1980s. But today's codes force tradeoffs between reliability and repair costs. Can we have both reliability and low-cost data repairs?

September 30, 2018 by

Comparison chart: NAS devices

Comparison chart: NAS devices

Selecting a NAS and configuring it for your company's needs requires careful evaluation and planning. This comparison chart will help you target the most important details. More about NAS selection: For...

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Can cloud storage replace your onsite storage?

Can cloud storage replace your onsite storage?

Cloud providers offer lots of different storage services, but none of them are ideal for most applications - which is keeping enterprise storage vendors in business. Will cloud vendors ever be able to replace on-site storage for critical apps?

September 24, 2018 by

Best of the best iPhone accessories (July edition)

Best of the best iPhone accessories (July edition)

There's what feels like an infinite amount of iPhone accessories on the market. Some are good. Some are OK. Many are just awful. But a select few are amazing. Here are the iPhone accessories that I rely on daily. There's also a special offer here for Hardware 2.0 readers.

July 4, 2018 by

Turbo boost your old Mac with high-performance OWC components

Turbo boost your old Mac with high-performance OWC components

Got an old Mac that's groaning under the weight of the latest macOS releases and the software that you want to run on it? Are your boot times measured in minutes? Are you thinking that it might be time to buy a new Mac? Not so fast! Give your old Mac a new lease of life with high-performance RAM and SSDs from Mac upgrade specialists OWC.

July 3, 2018 by

How to completely erase any device

How to completely erase any device

Maybe you're super-paranoid, or maybe you just want to sell your old device and have piece of mind. Either way, being able to delete data is a valuable skill. Here's everything you need to know about securely wiping hard drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), flash drives, and even iOS and Android devices.

May 31, 2018 by

Best of the best iPhone accessories

Best of the best iPhone accessories

There's what feels like an infinite amount of iPhone accessories on the market. Some are good. Some are OK. Many are just awful. But a select few are amazing. Here are the iPhone accessories that I rely on daily.

May 11, 2018 by

Battle of the NAS appliances

Battle of the NAS appliances

We recap our in-depth reviews of eight Network Attached Storage appliances. It's difficult to call out one that's best, because everyone has different needs. But we can recommend a machine for most small businesses, creative folks, and departments.

February 26, 2018 by

Seagate unveils new Barracuda SSD

The Barracuda SSD will be offered in four capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB, and is being positioned as an upgrade drive for desktops, all-in-one systems, laptops, and home servers. Read more: https://zd.net/2MIrB5y

July 4, 2018

ioSafe Solo review

ioSafe Solo review

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.

July 11, 2012 by

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

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.

July 10, 2012 by

Drobo B1200i review

Drobo B1200i review

Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.

July 3, 2012 by

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

A scalable network storage appliance best suited to datacentres in mid-sized companies, the RackStation RS3412xs lacks enterprise-class features — but that's reflected in the price.

February 17, 2012 by

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link's no-frills approach to NAS will be attractive to businesses who need the storage basics without unnecessary complications. But those looking for a 'do-anything' system should look elsewhere.

February 6, 2012 by

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

The ReadyNAS NV+ v2 is nicely designed and built, and Netgear's X-RAID2 technology does a good job of managing the 4-bay array discreetly. The web-based management tool's redesigned UI is an improvement, but we'd like to see more more add-ons for the new ARM-based platform.

November 30, 2011 by

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-419P II

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-419P II

The QNAP TS-419P II holds its own on features in the competitive NAS market, although it's let down in some of the smaller details such as locking drive bays.

November 29, 2011 by

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