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Crucial announces laptop SSD line that sells for 30 cents a gigabyte

Crucial today announced its cheapest consumer SSD, which will retail for $299 for a 960GB model.

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How WD installed a circuit breaker in its SanDisk deal

While Western Digital may say it wants to buy SanDisk, the deal is prefaced on some unusual conditions, including closing a deal with a Chinese tech firm that's buying a 15% share of WD.

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Here's why Western Digital is buying SanDisk

Western Digital's purchase of SanDisk, part of a consolidation trend in the storage market, gives it instant access to the 3D NAND flash technology making its way into enterprise data centers.

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China to consume nearly 30% of the world's flash, 21% of DRAM

As the home of top PC maker Lenovo and seven of the world’s top 10 smartphone vendors, China is expected to consume more than 21% of the world's DRAM and 29% of its flash memory.


Chinese SSD maker eyes U.S. market for 8TB drive intro

A Chinese startup hopes to break into the U.S. market with high-capacity SSDs aimed at enterprise applications.

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Dell, EMC deal is a reconciliation of a conflicted 10-year marriage

Dell and EMC spent 10 years selling each other's storage products, a deal that created billions of dollars in revenue for the companies. But when the relationship got too competitive, the partnership ended two years earlier than...

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HP, SanDisk partner to bring storage-class memory to market

Hewlett-Packard and SanDisk announced that they have partnered to develop resistive RAM memory (ReRAM) as a non-volatile memory replacement for DRAM that's 1,000 times faster than NAND flash.

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With Safe Harbor gone, the hard work on data transfers starts now

Tuesday's ruling that struck down the most common way to legally transfer data between Europe and the U.S. didn't turn multinational companies into outlaws immediately, but they'd better start working on alternatives now.

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No need to panic: European Commission upbeat about Safe Harbor ruling

European Commissioners took time out from discussing the plight of refugees to examine the Court of Justice's rejection of the Safe Harbor data protection agreement and were upbeat about the consequences.

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Doom or delight? Court ruling on Safe Harbor brings uncertainty to privacy dealings

The Safe Harbor agreement protected businesses exporting personal data from the EU to the US -- but a court ruling has declared it invalid, opening a legal void.

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Intel, Samsung launch their fastest SSDs with up to 5Gbps speeds

Samsung announced its fastest consumer SSD, which comes in a gumstick form factor and has a top speed of 2.5Gbps. Intel announced its fastest enterprise-class PCIe SSD, an expansion card with a top speed of 5Gbps.

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Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

A new poll of customers provides a brighter, more detailed picture of Hadoop adoption than Gartner's famously downbeat survey.

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Dear Congress: Save open data

Congress should act so that the successful and popular open data initiatives will continue after a new president is sworn in in 2017.

Mesophere assembles a software stack to analyze streaming data

Open source software vendor Mesosphere plans to release a stack of integrated software that would make it easy for enterprises to capture data in real time and analyze it on the fly.

Microsoft, join $5.3 billion Informatica buyout

A new CEO takes the helm at the newly private data-integration firm

DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

It designed dtIngest to streamline the collection, aggregation and transfer of data to and from a Hadoop cluster

Google lures businesses to Nearline with 100 PB of free cloud storage

An accompanying TCO calculator aims directly at AWS users

U2 tours with all-flash array to rock latest video effects

A ruggedized EMC VNXe3200 drives giant transparent LED screens

OwnCloud's new encryption framework gives enterprises more flexibility

A modular approach makes it easier to switch encryption algorithms and keys

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