Stories by Lucas Mearian

The evolution of hard disk drives

A punched card was once the basis for digital information used for computer programs and data storage. They were widely used throughout the first half of the 20th century in processing machines to input data and to store it. Punch cards could be fed into the first commercial computer, IBM 305 system, which then stored the data on hard disks

Samsung announces first DDR4 DRAM module

Samsung Electronics said it has completed development of the first DDR4 DRAM module, which offers twice the performance of today's DDR3 DRAM and reduces power consumption when used in a notebook by 40%.

Micron releases half-terabyte laptop SSDs

Micron Technology today announced its highest capacity laptop solid-state drives (SSDs) based on its smallest circuitry technology; the largest SSD doubles the amount of data that can be stored compared to its predecessor.

Intel releases miniature 80GB SSD

Tiny, with plenty of storage - already being shipped

Computer History Museum to highlight storage

Computer History Museum to highlight storage

Samsung releases MLC-based SSDs for data centers

Samsung on Tuesday released its first solid state drive (SSD) built with consumer-class NAND flash but targeted for use in enterprise-class storage systems.

Hitachi unveils 500GB, razor-thin laptop hard drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced the industry's highest density, single-platter hard disk drive that has an areal density of 636Gbit/inch, almost 100Gbit per square inch more than its closest competitor.

IBM chooses MLC-based SSDs for its midrange, high-end arrays

IBM has selected STEC solid state drives (SSDs) based on consumer flash memory for use in its midrange and high-end storage arrays, the maker of SSD technologies for OEMs said today.

Toshiba announces its first enterprise-class SSD line

Toshiba announced its first enterprise-class solid state drives (SSDs), which boast data transfer rates of up to 510MB/sec.

Seagate releases first 1TB 2.5-in enterprise hard drive

Seagate today announced the industry's first 2.5-in enterprise-class drive with 1TB of capacity, or about 60 per cent more could be stored previously.

If Dell buys Compellent, it loses EMC partnership

After losing a drawn-out bidding war to Hewlett-Packard to acquire storage vendor 3Par earlier this year, Dell re-opened its coffers in a bid to acquire Compellent Technologies, hoping the company will be the answer to its midrange storage area network (SAN) needs.

Feds charge two EMC employees with stealing more than $1M in equipment

Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged two men with stealing more than $1 million in high-tech equipment from EMC facilities in Massachusetts and North Carolina and trying to sell it over the Internet.

Samsung to release '3D' memory modules with 50% greater density

Samsung today announced a new 8GB dual inline memory module (DIMM) that stacks memory chips on top of each other, which increases the density of the memory by 50 per cent compared to conventional DIMM technology.

Jury orders Seagate to pay $1.9M to former employee

A federal jury this month awarded awarded a former Seagate Technology engineer $1.9 million, in a wrongful employment case.

Compellent adds virtualization, hardware upgrades to its SAN

Compellent Technologies today announced the availability of the latest version of its storage area network (SAN) technology, Storage Center 5.4 SAN, which incorporates several hardware upgrades as well as adding storage virtualization.