by Adam Armstrong

STEALTHbits Releases Stand-Alone File Activity Monitor

STEALTHbits Technologies Inc. announced the release of its stand-alone File Activity Monitoring utility. This utility is designed to provide users with straightforward file access recording and data retrieval. The new monitoring product can record access and change activities for data stored on Windows, NetApp, EMC, and Hitachi File Systems.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Seagate Mobile HDD Review

Seagate’s new Mobile HDD provides 2TB of storage in a 7mm form factor. During a time when SSD innovation leads the market for this form factor, this drive holds unique appeal for users who want to upgrade their laptop storage without switching over. Although SSDs indisputably outperform HDDs, the Mobile HDD allows users to load up to 2TB of storage into their laptop at a fraction of the cost of an SSD.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces First-Ever Storage Provisioning Framework For Container Platforms

Today EMC Corporation announced its vendor and platform-agnostic storage orchestration, model and API, libStorage. EMC is calling libStorage the first open source technology of its kind. EMC claims that it will provide providing universal and portable storage capabilities for container and application platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Introduces New BlueField Family Of SoC Programmable Processors

Today Mellanox Technologies announced its new family of programmable processors for networkding and storage applications, the Bluefield family. There is an increasing need for higher levels of SoC (System-on-Chip) integration in the industry and this new family aims to address this need. Mellanox believes that broader integration of SoC will result in simplified system designs, lower total power, and a reduced overall system cost.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum & Komprise Announce First Scale-Out Data Management Service

Today both Quantum Corp. and Komprise, Inc. announced their new joint solution enabling companies to cope with exponential data growth within tight budgets by integrating archive storage into their active workflow. In order to achieve this integration the two companies are combining Komprise Data Management software and service with Quantum Lattus object storage or Artico active archive solutions. This combination is said to deliver scalable capacity, moving data without disrupting users or applications.

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung Begins Producing 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD

Unveiling a new NVMe PCIe SSD, Samsung today announced the mass production of its new PM971-NVMe for computer manufacturers. Samsung was able to do this by stitching together 16 of its 48-layer, 256Gb flash chips, 4Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, and a controller into a single Ball Grid Array.

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by Brian Beeler

Storage Deals

No one wants to pay list price for storage and with the rapidly falling prices of NAND, SSDs for instance are getting more affordable by the day it seems. We've set up this page to highlight some of the best deals available on SSDs, hard drives, NAS systems and more, but only for products we trust. Consider this a curated list of deals that's largely based on our consumer storage leaderboard that highlights our favorite products in each category. If you find a great deal, let us know about it.

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by Chris Thomas

Micron Debuts New 1100 & 2100 SSDs With 3D NAND

Taking the wraps off two new SSDs, Micron introduced the 1100 SATA SSD and 2100 PCIe NVMe SSD. Both geared towards different kinds of buyers, the 1100 SATA SD will come in configurations up to 2TB, while the 2100 SSD uses the PCIe NVMe design for low latency and high performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Introduces New 88RC13xx Line Of RAID Storage Controllers

Today at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, Marvell introduced its new family of high-performance RAID storage controllers, the Marvell 88RC13xx family. This new product line features eight 6Gbps SATA ports, four lanes of PCI Express 3.0, and a 10Gbps USB 3.1 device port with Type-C connector support. Marvell states that its product line consists of a high performance AHCI RAID on chip (ROC), an innovative NVMe ROC, a DRAM-less input/output (I/O) processor with HW RAID 0, 1, 10 and a cost-effective I/O controller.

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by Chris Thomas

Intel Unveils Xeon E3-1500 v5 Processors

Today, Intel took the wraps off its brand-new family of Xeon processors: the E3-1500 v5 line. By including the latest Iris Pro P580 into Intel’s Xeon processors, the company hopes to better equip data centers for the ever-increasing strain put on them by video streaming. Additionally, the chips aim to reduce the overall power needs of servers by enabling stations to ditch the need for PCIe graphics cards to deliver content.

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