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Kingston, IronKey announce new FIPS-certified USB drives

Both Kingston Technologies and IronKey this week announced new models of their USB flash drives, as well as a security certification that clears them for use by US and Canadian government agencies in accordance with the Federal Information Processing...

Michael Dell talks up EqualLogic and the new PS5000 array

Days after closing its acquisition of iSCSI storage vendor EqualLogic, Dell announced a new series of iSCSI-based storage-area network (SAN) arrays. The Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Series offers both virtualization and thin-provisioning capabilities, allo...

Plexiglas-like DVD to hold 1TB of data

At the upcoming CES conference in Las Vegas, one company plans to demonstrate the ability to store half a terabyte of data on a DVD disc that is made of a polymer similar to Plexiglas.

Switch maker introduces a 'Data Center Fabric' architecture

Brocade Communication Systems announced that it is developing what it calls a Data Center Fabric architecture, a product strategy built around optimized server and storage virtualization, application services and policy-based automation that will mat...

Users want more disk backup -- right now

Fed up with slow tape backup systems and under pressure by regulators and auditors to keep data online and readily available, large and midsize businesses are making disk-to-disk backup technology a top priority in their data centers this year.

Technology uses bacteria for data storing

A Japanese university announced scientists there have developed a new technology that uses bacteria DNA as a medium for storing data long-term, even for thousands of years.

64 DVDs on a disc: holographic storage to ship

InPhase Technologies announced Monday it will start bulk shipments of the industry's first holographic disc drive this July in a format able to store 300GB of uncompressed data on a single platter. That capacity will expand to 1.6TB per disc within t...

The 300GB DVD debuts

Hitachi Maxell this week plans to demonstrate a 300GB version of a holographic optical disc that will be available to select customers in the entertainment industry beginning next month.

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This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

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It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

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The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

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