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IBM buys data storage company Butterfly Software

September 24th, 2012 Comments off

IBM Corp. said Monday it acquired Butterfly Software, a privately held data analysis and migration software company headquartered in Maidenhead, England.

Butterfly’s main feature is its ability to migrate data center infrastructures. According to the company website, it focuses on lowering the cost and risk of maintaining legacy storage and backup & recovery environments. This allows companies to consolidate enterprise data and analyze it for strategic purposes.

IBM has staked …

WD Creates the World’s Thinnest 2.5” Hybrid Hard Drive

September 12th, 2012 Comments off

Sept. 10, 2012 – Western Digital Corp. today announced it is sampling a 5mm-thin hard disk drive(New 5 mm Standard Slashes Storage Footprint by Almost 50% Compared to Traditional 2.5-inch Hard Drives) featuring hybrid technology. Western Digital has developed hard drives slim enough for integration into today’s thinnest notebook PCs, which provide high-capacity storage and robustness while featuring instant-on and application performance similar to today’s client solid state drives (SSDs). …

Seagate Acquired Storage Company LaCie

August 7th, 2012 Comments off

seagate-lacie Following their press releases issued on May 23, 2012 and June 14, 2012, Seagate Technology plc and LaCie S.A. announced the completion of the purchase by Seagate of all of the shares of Philippe Spruch and his affiliate, representing 64.5% of the outstanding shares of LaCie for a provisional price of €4.05 per share. The price payable to Philippe Spruch and his affiliate may be increased by 3%, to €4.17 …

WD Designs First Hard Drives for SOHO NAS Systems

July 16th, 2012 Comments off

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIESNew WD Red™ Drives Optimized for Compatibility in Always-on 1- to 5-Bay NAS Systems; Provide Buyers More Choices Tailored to Their Needs.

WD®, a storage industry leader, today announced the debut of  WD Red™ NAS hard drives, an innovative line of SATA hard drives specifically designed for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with one to five drive bays. Compatibility-tested with top NAS box manufacturers and optimized …

The Risks of Using Portable Drives

July 6th, 2012 Comments off

Portable storage devices are pretty important in today’s day and age. You can hardly go anywhere without seeing someone or the other with a flashy hot pink one or sporting  a USB braided in between funky strings around their neck. Perhaps that’s going a bit too far but you might as well always have one in your wallet or your car dashboard. That is just how essential they have become …

Microsoft’s Surface – easier to repair than a MacBook Pro?

July 5th, 2012 Comments off

Microsoft’s forthcoming Surface tablet could be easier to repair and upgrade than its buttoned up rivals like the MacBook Pro.

Increasingly, iPads, Mac notebooks and high end smartphones are turning into sealed units with few or no user-serviceable parts (for example, iFixit called the MacBook Pro with retina display “the least repairable laptop we’ve ever taken apart”).

It’s nothing new; getting into the original Mac required a large gadget called …