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September, 2017

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September 30, 2017  5:44 PM

Cobbling Together the Toshiba Memory Chip Sale

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Flash, samsung, toshiba, western digital

We’ve been waiting a while to find out about the Toshiba memory chip sale, it looks like it might finally be settled: A sale, sort of, with an eventual IPO. Sort of? “While it says that it sold its chip division,

September 26, 2017  1:57 PM

Time to Get Baked: Baked Tapes, That is

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage, Tape

Okay, now it’s time to get baked. Baked tapes, that is. What did you think we were talking about? The concept of baking tapes has been known for some time – there’s even a 1993 patent on it – but the subject came...


September 19, 2017  11:33 AM

Forget Your Password, Go to Jail

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Encryption, privacy, Security

Remember the guy who got put in jail for contempt for forgetting his hard disk drive encryption passwords? He’s still in there, and doesn’t have any prospects for getting...


September 13, 2017  3:44 PM

Data Centers Weather Harvey, Irma

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Data Center, Disaster Recovery

Hurricanes in the Southeast in September aren’t a surprise, or shouldn’t be. That said, having two hit the region within a matter of a few days, as well as having another potential one waiting in the wings, tested the mettle of operators. But all told, damage to data centers appeared minimal...


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