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Gigabyte to Terabytes

For fun, here is a comparison of some old storage media with something in our data recovery lab right now.

Gigabyte-to-Terabytes

On the left is an IBM 3380 ‘direct storage access device’ circa 1980. Capacity: 1 GB. On the right, a RAID recovery on one of our lab workbenches, set up in a couple of storage cases.…

IBM buys data storage company Butterfly Software

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.…

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

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

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.…

WD Designs First Hard Drives for SOHO NAS Systems

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.…

The Risks of Using Portable Drives

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.…