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What is 3D NAND?

If you keep up with hard drive technology, you’ve likely heard of 3D NAND memory storage technology and you’ve probably read in many articles that it will effectively “kill” the hard drive. But what is 3D NAND technology and how and why does it have the potential to put an end to the decades-old hard […]

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Data Storage May Become “Crash-Tolerant”

Know that heart wrenching feeling you get when years of digital memories or business information disappears before your eyes? MIT researchers may have found a way to confine that awful feeling to the past. At the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles in October of 2015, MIT researchers presented the first ever file system that […]

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Seagate Hard Drives Prompt Class-Action Lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit was recently filed against Seagate Technology in response to the widespread failure of its 3TB hard drives. This is only one of numerous occasions in which the hard drive mogul has failed to offer the reliability claimed in its marketing rhetoric. General consumer frustration led to the consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman […]

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Samsung Announces Largest Capacity SSD in Existence

For years, the only drawback to SSDs (solid-state drives) relative to HDDs (hard disk drives) has been the fact that SSDs are more expensive, and just can’t store quite as much information. Otherwise SSDs are appreciated for being faster, smaller, more portable, and harder to break. This mixture of pros and cons has kept SSDs […]

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Work in IT? Create a Data Loss Disaster Plan

The era of everlasting hard drives is not quite upon us, but accidental data loss is still in full swing. Due to the constant development of data storage technology and cyber security threats, curbing the potential for data loss and operations disruption is an ever-changing battle for IT businesses. Unfortunately, data loss and data breach are common […]

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Hard Disk Drives Aren’t Going Anywhere, At Least for Now

Despite what you may have heard, hard disk drives (HDDs) aren’t going to be obsolete anytime soon. In general, radical storage drive development seems to be only gaining momentum. Many believed that the development of the solid-state drive (SSD) in the late 2000’s would spell the end of the HDDs, and for good reason. The speed of […]

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Startup Monument Creates Unique New Storage Device

With the help of crowd-funding site Kickstarter, the Chicago-based startup Monument is taking wings. Monument is named for its main product, a storage device that uses artificial intelligence to enable users to store and organize their photos. The self-proclaimed “cloud device” syncs and organizes photo and video content from smartphones and cameras so that users can avoid […]

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Will Hard Drives be Powered by Sound?

According to Forbes, four years ago the total mount of digital information in the world came out to about 2.7 zettabytes. For those of you unfamiliar with imperceptibly large numbers, that’s 2.7 x 10^21 bytes. That means in 2012, there were a few trillion bytes for every one of the 7 billion people on earth. Given […]

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