Stories by Lucas Mearian

Nanocrystal conductors using 'dirt-cheap material' promise massive 3-D storage

Rice University announced today that scientists there have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, extending the limits of miniaturization subject to Moore's Law.

More IT managers plan to spend less, Oracle struggles with users, survey finds

A survey of 278 IT managers found that spending on storage systems is expected to remain flat through next year due to a soft economy and new technologies that allow IT administrators to do more with what they already have.

EMC offers upgrades to automated tiering, Clariion and Celerra arrays

EMC today unveiled upgrades to its midrange Clariion storage array and Celerra network-attached storage (NAS) gateway as well as new block-level data compression technology in its Fully Automated Storage Tiering(FAST) software.

HP or Dell -- which is the better suitor for 3Par?

Hewlett-Packard's $1.6 billion offer today to purchase grid-storage vendor 3Par came as a surprise to many tech industry watchers, but it's a smart move, both offensively and defensively.

IT execs release guidebook on e-health records implementation

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) on Friday released a guidebook to help health-care CIOs with the implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) so they can meet the government's so called "meaningful use" in order to receive reimbursement funds.

NAND flash memory pricing to plummet to $1 per GB

After two years of inflated prices, NAND flash memory prices are expected to dip down to a key $1 per gigabyte level, according to a new report by research firm iSuppli.

NetApp revenue grows 36% in Q1

Data storage vendor NetApp reported today on its revenue for the first quarter of 2011, stating total product sales grew 51% when compared with the same quarter last year; and overall revenue was up 36 per cent.

SanDisk releases postage stamp-sized SSD

SanDisk Wednesday unveiled a solid state drive (SSD) that is smaller than a postage stamp and weighs less than a paperclip.

3Par buyout puts Dell in ring against IBM, HP - even partner EMC

With the acquisition of 3Par, Dell is positioning itself against top data center storage providers, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi and even Dell-partner EMC.

Intel, Micron deliver highest capacity, smallest NAND flash

Intel and Micron Technology today announced the delivery of 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) NAND flash memory on 25-nanometer lithography technology. The new flash memory chips represent the industry's highest capacity, smallest NAND device to date, the companies said.

Intel ships new Atom processors small biz, home storage appliances

Intel today introduced an update to its Atom processor-based platform for home and small business storage appliances.

Micron ships its first enterprise-class SSD

Micron Technology Inc. today said it is shipping what it calls the fastest enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) on the market.

'Cyberchondriacs' jump to almost one-third of all adults

The number of adults using the Internet to find health-related information leaped from 154 million in 2009 to 175 million this year, according to a Harris Interactive poll released today. It's the largest year-over-year increase since the poll began in 1998.

Kingston announces its first water-cooled RAM

Kingston Technology Co. today announced the release of its first water-cooled DDR3 memory kit for PCs, which it said provides longer-term reliability.

Samsung unveils its densest 2TB desktop hard drive

Samsung Electronics Co. today announced what it's calling the world's highest-density hard disk drive for desktop systems.