Stories by Lucas Mearian

Samsung ships first 32GB memory card

Samsung Electronics Co. announced today that it is shipping a 32GB NAND memory card, the highest-density embedded memory card to date and one that offers twice the capacity of previous cards.

OCZ Apex SATA II SSD

In my quest to test all of the latest high-capacity consumer solid-state disk (SSD) drives, I came upon OCZ Technology's Apex SATA II SSD and was impressed not so much with its performance -- though you will see a boost when using it -- as with its price.

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SSD performance -- is a slowdown inevitable?

The recent revelation that Intel Corp.'s consumer-class solid-state disk (SSD) drives suffer from fragmentation that can cause a significant performance degradation raises the question: Do all SSDs slow down with use over time?

Court bars EMC top exec from working for HP

A state court in Massachusetts Monday issued a temporary order barring a former EMC top storage executive from joining Hewlett-Packard as its executive vice president for enterprise servers, storage and networking citing a noncompetitive agreement.

Verizon expands cloud backup service to global market

Verizon Communications Inc.'s business division Wednesday announced the global launch of its Verizon Remote Backup and Restore program, an expanded suite of managed services that perform automatic data backup and restore functions for servers and PCs.

Emulex rejects Broadcom takeover bid

Network components maker Emulex Corp. Monday rejected an unsolicited buyout bid by chip maker Broadcom Corp., saying the all-cash offer undervalued the company and didn't take into consideration its future earning potential in the Ethernet space.

Top EMC storage exec jumps ship for HP

Top EMC storage executive David Donatelli has abruptly left the company to join rival Hewlett-Packard Co. as executive vice president for enterprise servers, storage and networking, HP announced yesterday.

E-health data collection key to tracking Swine Flu spread

As the prospect of a flu pandemic grew more likely Wednesday -- the World Health Organization raised its threat alert to level 5 -- data is pouring into federal health care agencies using systems that a decade ago did not even exist.

Hitachi enters server, network monitoring business

Hitachi Data Systems Tuesday announced the release of three new software products to provide enhanced monitoring of business applications, virtualized servers and the storage they use.

GE develops optical disc material to hold 500GB of data

GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. said Monday it has made a breakthrough in holographic optical disc storage, saying its researchers have developed material that can support as much as 500GB of capacity on a single standard DVD-sized disk.

EMC suffers Q1 drops in profits, revenue

Citing a "a very tough economy," EMC Thursday reported first-quarter earnings that showed a 23 per cent drop in profits and a 9.2 per cent fall in revenue.

Western Digital unveils 1TB TiVo external drive

Western Digital Corp. Wednesday said that its TiVo-enabled My DVR Expander external hard drive is now available with a capacity of 1TB capacity. The external drive can store up to 600 hours of standard definition television or 140 hours of high-definition programs, the company said.

Seagate announces new green desktop drives

Seagate Corp. Tuesday announced a new family of lower-power 3.5-in desktop hard-disk drives the company said have the highest performance and best power efficiency in their class.

Review: OCZ's high-capacity SSD 'a solid choice'

In my quest to test all of the latest high-capacity consumer solid-state disk (SSD) drives, I came upon OCZ Technology's Apex SATA II SSD and was impressed not so much with its performance -- though you will see a boost when using it -- as with its price.

Schooner intros SSD appliance that replaces 8 servers

Schooner Information Technology Inc. emerged from its development stage this month to launch the first two products in its family of flash-based data center servers: the Schooner Appliance for MySQL Enterprise applications and the Schooner Appliance for Memcached distributed memory caching systems.

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