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High SSD Prices? Blame Chinese Handsets and Enterprise Datacenters
The nonvolatile memory market is getting, well, volatile. Hardware publications reporting that NAND shortages will mean high SSD prices for consumer drives confirmed what Newegg product managers suspected for months—2017 looks like slim pickins’ for components sellers.Read more
3-2-1 Backup Strategy Best Practices [Infographic]
The 3-2-1 backup strategy safeguards organizations against data loss and costly downtime. It provides data protection in the event of a major system failure, or ...Read more
Tape Backup Ain’t Broke, It Keeps Getting Better
If you thought tape backup was a relic of the past, you’re right. Do not be mistaken, though; the technology has kept up with the ...Read more
What’s the Difference? Hardware RAID vs Software RAID
Comparing hardware RAID vs software RAID setups deals with how the storage drives in a RAID array connect to the motherboard in a server or ...Read more
SSDs: What Comes After SATA III?
It seems that solid state drives are getting too fast, at least for the SATA III standard. As SSDs continue to increase in speed, the ...Read more
Are M.2 NVMe Drives Ready for the Limelight?
Solid state drives are nearing the maximum data transference speed potential offered by the Serial ATA III interface, which tops out around 550 MB/s. Manufacturers ...Read more
Watch Out Samsung, Intel Is Getting Serious With NAND
Like $3.5 billion serious—Intel has announced that it is converting one of its China plants to make NAND chips, the semiconductor hardware found in solid ...Read more
7 Tips to Maximize SSD Endurance
Solid-state drives have become the standard storage device in the current generation of laptops and ultrabooks, and are popular upgrades for desktop PCs and older ...Read more
SSD Storage: Is SLC NAND Extinct?
With manufacturers feeling pressure to drive down per-gigabyte SSD prices to stay competitive in a crowded market, almost all companies have begun using multiple layer ...Read more
Cutting Through the Noise of Hard Disk Drive Brand Wars
Brand wars in the hard disk drive (HDD) realm can be a heated affair. Recently, online backup provider Backblaze stoked the flames by issuing a ...Read more
[Infographic] Hard Drive Manufacturer Genealogy
Hard disk drive (HDD) technology is nearly 60 years old. In that time, dozens of HDD manufacturers have risen to prominence and faded into oblivion. ...Read more
DIY NAS: Build a Backup Solution for Under $700
A network attached storage (NAS) system provides your networked computers access to centralized file storage that you can manage locally. What they boil down to ...Read more
How Much Would You Pay for a 16 TB SSD?
Samsung unveiled a monster solid-state drive today at the Flash Memory Summit in California, cramming an astounding 16 TB of disk space into a 2.5-inch ...Read more
How to Thwart Hard Drive Reliability Killers
On a long enough timeline the survival rate for every hard drive is zero. This is the existential fact of hard drive reliability. The good ...Read more
SSD vs HDD: Waiting for Price Parity is Pointless
Despite what some voices in technology media say, if you’re waiting for parity in the SSD vs HDD price war, it could be quite a ...Read more