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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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EMC: Less than zero?

EMC: Less than zero?

Opinion: A few years ago, EMC was the behemoth of the storage industry and the object of the tech industry's largest acquisition. Michael Dell paid $67 billion dollars for EMC in just five years ago. It's value today is less than $0. Why?

July 29, 2020 by

Vast Data: A smart new architecture for cloud scale storage

Vast Data: A smart new architecture for cloud scale storage

As enterprise capacity requirements continue their inexorable rise into the exabyte range, the problem of persisting data economically grows more pressing. Vast Data is pioneering a smart new architecture that goes beyond advanced erasure codes to ensure storage reliability, low-cost, and high performance.

July 27, 2020 by

With Silicon Macs, Apple leaves the PC industry behind

With Silicon Macs, Apple leaves the PC industry behind

Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees. Especially when the trees are the form of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices. With Apple Silicon Macs - Mr. Schiller, how about a shorter name? - some pundits are fretting about the platform's future. I'm not. Here's why.

June 25, 2020 by

Kingston KC2500 high-performance NVMe PCIe SSD

Kingston KC2500 high-performance NVMe PCIe SSD

Coming in capacities ranging from 250GB or 2TB, the KC2500 combines Gen 3.0 x 4 controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND to offer read/write speeds up to 3,500/2,900MB/s, making it the perfect choice for desktops, workstations, and high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

June 10, 2020 by

Storage integration in iPadOS

Storage integration in iPadOS

Apple has gradually been adding file management chops to iOS and, now, iPadOS, especially for external storage. Here's how one sophisticated app, video editor Luma Fusion, takes advantage of the new capabilities. And a couple of more features we'd love to see.

November 26, 2019 by

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