Stories by Lucas Mearian

Gaming tech spurs development of hyperfast medical imaging systems

University and hospital researchers have taken a cue from the gaming industry by using 3D video graphics chips to develop a parallel software platform that can speed the processing times, in this case for medical digital imaging, by 10 to 1,000 times.

Review: Kingston's new USB drive offers public and encrypted partitions

Kingston announced a new DataTraveler Locker USB Flash Drive that offered partitioning capability.

Storage spending focused on data consolidation, fast ROI

A study released today by research firm TheInfoPro showed that those in charge of IT dollars at corporations around the U.S. and Europe are focused on buying technology that can optimize systems they are already using.

Fujifilm, IBM tech could yield 35TB magnetic tape drives

Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A and IBM today announced they were able to demonstrate a new particulate that can be used to create magnetic tape cartridges that are 44 times more dense than today's Generation 4 LTO Ultrium's cartridges.

Storage wrinkle: 4,500 flash drives left at the cleaners

Lost a thumb drive with important data on it? Check with your dry cleaner. A survey by a U.K.-based company shows that in the last year, 4,500 USB flash drives were forgotten in pockets of clothes left at the dry cleaners, and thousands more handheld devices were left in the backseats of taxis.

EMC doubles density of Clariion, Celerra storage systems

EMC has announced a new higher-density configuration of its Clariion CX4 midrange storage array and Celerra network-attached storage (NAS) gateway device, offering twice the capacity of previous systems in half the floor space.

Cisco releases services-oriented SAN network line card

Cisco Systems Inc. today announced a new network line card based on a services-oriented architecture (SOA) that offers four different functions for storage area networks (SANs) that can be licensed separately and deployed regardless of the back-end storage hardware.

Seagate releases USB SuperSpeed 3.0 hard drive

Seagate Ltd. today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas released its first USB SuperSpeed 3.0-enabled external hard disk drive, the BlackArmor PS110, which has up to three times the performance of its previous USB 2.0 products.

WD releases its fastest external hard drive

Western Digital Corp. (WD) today introduced its fastest My Book external hard drive, which uses the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface that's up to 10 times faster than previous-generation USB 2.0 drives.

Kingston recalls some USB drives due to security flaw

Kingston Technology is recalling certain models of its DataTraveler secure USB flash drives in order to update firmware on the thumb drives after a security company found a flaw that could allow a hacker to gain access to the user's password.

Former Seagate engineer says company destroyed evidence

A former employee of Seagate Technology claims that the company destroyed evidence that could have affected a long-standing patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by engineering company Convolve Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

U.S. e-health requirements a boon for IT lenders

As hospitals and physician practices wrestle with the technically daunting and expensive task of rolling out electronic medical records systems quickly enough to gain government reimbursement monies, the financing arms of IT giants such as IBM and GE Healthcare hope to profit by loaning money to jump start such projects.

New Western Digital format squeezes 11% more capacity from drives

Western Digital (WD) is beginning to use a new hard disk drive format that opens up between 7% and 11% more capacity on hard disk drives, meaning a 1TB drive could gain more than 100GB in capacity.

Seagate to release world's thinnest laptop drive

Seagate Technology today announced what it's calling the world's thinnest laptop and netbook hard drive, the Momentus Thin drive, which at 7mm, is just over a quarter of an inch thick and is 25% slimmer than a traditional .37-in. (9.5mm), 2.5-in. hard drive.

Dell embeds Fibre Channel over Ethernet in server line

Dell will offer Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) network interface cards in all of its servers. The move by the world's largest server provider is sure to bolster adoption of the nascent data transport protocol in enterprise data centers.

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