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August 9, 2013  6:45 PM

What’s the Storage Capacity of an NSA Data Center?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, big data, data center, federal government, government, malware, netapp, seagate, station wagons

You know how people periodically like to figure out the bandwidth of a station wagon loaded with storage media? Now we have a new one: How much storage will the

July 3, 2013  2:45 PM

There’s Big Doings in the Solid State Flash Storage Market



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
flash, flash drives, fusion-io, hitachi, seagate, solid-state, ssd, western digital

Remember the great Storage Industry Implosion of 2011, as a number of vendors all started swallowing each other up? Now it’s happening in the area of


January 10, 2013  7:44 PM

Storage Big — Really Big — at CES



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data storage, flash drives, seagate, terabyte hard disk, thumb drives, usb

You know what they say about guys with big thumbs.* The Consumer Electronics Show was this week in Las Vegas, and while I didn't go (do you know how much walking around that involves?) it wasn't hard to figure out that, with all the music and movies and pictures and so on that consumers are,...


November 15, 2012  8:10 PM

Exabyte, Zettabyte, Yottabyte…Then What? Opinions Vary



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
big data, data storage, intel, seagate

When I first started this blog almost two years ago, I called it "yottabytes" because that was the term commonly accepted for the biggest size of storage (1000^8, or a 10 followed by 24 zeroes, compared with, say, 1000^4 for a terabyte). But as people are actually starting to refer to petabytes...


November 27, 2011  12:54 AM

Arbitrator Awards Seagate $525 Million in Western Digital Trade Secrets Case



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
intellectual property, seagate, western digital

What the hell can one guy know that's worth half a billion dollars? That's Western Digital's reaction to a decision this week of an arbitrator to a case where a Seagate employee who joined Western Digital is accused of having brought trade secrets with him. Though it was Western Digital's idea...


July 24, 2011  1:14 PM

I Want a Terabyte On My Laptop



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
samsung, seagate, terabyte hard disk, western digital

Okay, I don't usually talk about speeds and feeds here, but this is cool. Western Digital has designed a hard disk drive that lets you have a 1-terabyte drive on a notebook. Heck, the brick I do my backups on isn't that...


April 18, 2011  8:28 PM

Another Big Storage Sale — Samsung to Seagate?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
hitachi, samsung, seagate, western digital

A major Asian manufacturer is looking to get out of the storage business so it can invest in new areas. Didn't we just hear about this? In this case,...


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