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Blockchain: 'Overhyped' buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?

While blockchain technology may be a hotspot in data privacy, experts disagree about whether it’s a good fit for enterprises that have traditionally relied on centralized data control.

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Toshiba’s memory biz sale attracts many, including Apple

Apple may be considering partnering with its China-based supplier Foxconn to purchase a major stake in Toshiba’s semiconductor unit. That could prompt national security concerns for Japan, which would lose control of an important...

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Amazon has dropped the price on SanDisk portable storage

If you missed out on the last sale, you're in luck. Amazon has revived worthwhile discounts on SanDisk’s USB thumb drives and SD cards.

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30% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...

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Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco this week took the wraps off several products aimed at helping existing fibre channel customers grow the speed, capacity and management of their storage environments.

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Pure adds more NVMe with an eye to the next storage speed bump

The NVMe interconnect should allow for bigger and denser flash modules and faster application performance. Pure Storage is tapping into this potential with its new FlashArray//X.

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CW@50: A half-century of data storage (PDF)

A free download that explains how storage went from $1 million to 2 cents per megabyte -- and how it evolved from punch cards to data storage, the internet and smartphones.

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Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba's memory chip business

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is best known as the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple, is said to be preparing a $27 billion bid acquire Toshiba's computer chip assets.

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What one company learned from testing Intel's superfast Optane SSDs

Before release, Intel gave Optane SSDs to a select few who had a chance to get their hands dirty with the new technology for over a year.

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WD unveils its first portable SSD with internal drive speeds

Featuring speeds of up to 515MBps, WD's new palm-sized My Passport drive is by far the company's fastest portable drive

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Wish list: What I’d like to see in the new Mac Pro

There’s a new top-of-the-line Mac coming in 2018. When you buy one, hopefully it’ll be filled with the tech to make it the fastest Mac for years to come.

Teradata CEO aims to regain 'customer focus' with embrace of cloud and open source

New licensing models and hardware unveiled at Teradata Universe in Nice

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Expert tips for managing your cloud data

Yes, security is important, but so are networking, governance, data formatting and other technical issues.

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CW@50: Data storage comes into its own

The invention of thin-film heads, the rise of storage competitors, and the landscape as it exists today.

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38% off Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive - Deal Post

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Drive is one of Seagate's thinnest and most eye-catching portable hard drives

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Intel's next-gen hyperfast Optane SSDs for PCs to ship in April

Intel's new Optane memory for PCs will let laptops and desktops boot up twice as fast and boost storage performance 14x for a range of activities.

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Micron to ship Intel Optane competitor later this year

Intel's spanking new high-capacity Optane SSD is cool, but drives from other storage vendors based on the 3D Xpoint technology could be coming later this year.

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CW@50: Data storage goes from $1M to 2 cents per gigabyte (+video)

Over the past 50 years, data storage development has blown past barrier after barrier to give us denser, higher-capacity hard drives (and flash storage) at ever-cheaper costs.

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