Stories by Lucas Mearian

Nanotube chip could store data for a billion years

Researchers have demonstrated a form of archive memory using carbon nanotubes that can theoretically store a trillion bits of data per square inch for a billion years.

Dell, CommVault release bundled de-duplication appliance

Dell Inc. and CommVault Systems Inc. today announced their first integrated data management appliance with embedded block-level deduplication - the Dell PowerVault DL2000.

SanDisk releases faster netbook SSDs

SanDisk Corp. today announced the general availability of two new solid state disk (SSD) drives for netbooks that it said increase random read/write rates by as much as nine times over its first generation netbook SSDs.

Physicists claim laser can increase disk I/O by 100,000 times

A team of French physicists said they have discovered a way to use lasers to accelerate storage I/O on hard discs by up to 100,000 times current read/write methods.

Quantum releases remote site backup, deduplication appliance

Quantum Corp. today announced a new backup appliance for remote offices that combines data deduplication, replication and system-wide monitoring software for centralizing backup control.

SATA 3.0 spec cleared, doubles drive data speed

The Serial ATA International Organization today released the SATA Revision 3.0 specification, which doubles data transfer speeds from 3Gbit/sec. to 6Gbit/sec.

Sun unveils entry-level SSD-hybrid storage array

Sun Microsystems Inc. today unveiled a new low-end to its Sun Storage 7000 series of Unified Storage arrays. The new Sun Storage 7310 array allows solid state disk (SSD) drives and hard disk drives to be used in the same chassis and under the same management interface.

OWC unveils its fastest, highest-capacity mobile drive

Other World Computing (OWC) today released its highest capacity, fastest, bus-powered portable external drive, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro, which offers up to 500GB capacity and up to 100MB/sec data transfer speeds.

Hitachi unveils clustering software for high-end storage virtualization controller

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Inc. today announced new clustering software for its high-end Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V (USP V) controller, a virtualization engine that enables storage from multiple vendors' arrays to be pooled behind a single management interface.

Top EMC exec can work at HP, but must steer clear of storage

Former EMC executive David Donatelli has been cleared by a US court to work for Hewlett-Packard, but must keep away from storage technology development because a noncompete clause requires him to steer clear of that area for a year.

Researchers use nanotech to create 'fifth dimension' data storage

A team of researchers from an Australian university has developed a new DVD technology that could someday boost disc capacity by 10,000 times beyond today's standard 4.7GB DVDs, according to a study published in the journal Nature.

IBM touts SSD data management software for its servers, arrays

IBM is now providing management software across all of its servers and storage arrays that identifies the most highly accessed data applications and migrates them to solid-state disk (SSD) drives to improve application performance.

NetApp agrees to pay $1.5B for Data Domain

NetApp Inc. today said it has agreed to acquire top data de-duplication vendor Data Domain Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at $1.5 billion.

SanDisk Ultra Backup USB drive (32GB)

While many external drives now come with a physical push-button backup option, a new genre of backup devices is emerging: one-touch USB flash drives that combine the convenience of small size with relatively sophisticated backup applications for data protection.

Analysis: Can Sam's Club bring health care tech to the local doctor?

In two years, the federal government will begin divvying up $19 billion in reimbursement money to help health care organizations and doctors cover roll out electronic medical records (EMR) technology. In the meantime, the cost for the technology, which can run tens of millions of dollars for large facilities and tens of thousands of dollars for private physician practices, rests squarely on the private sector.