Data Storage

Moto X 64 GB model and a penny trial is now available

Moto X 64 GB model and a penny trial is now available

Motorola is really, and suspiciously, stirring up some dust around its still current flagship, the Moto X. The company has now officially launched two new gimmicks for the smartphone, including the leaked 64 GB option as well as a chance to try out a Moto X with a deposit of only $0.01.

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Simplelocker.A ransomware targets Android SD card data

Simplelocker.A ransomware targets Android SD card data

There is another ransomware lurking around the Android neighborhood and this time it can actually do more harm. This Simplelocker.A malware targets a device's SD card and encrypts common file formats in there so that users can't access them unless they pay the price.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

It has been a year and a day since SanDisk unveiled its Extreme II SSD. Now, at Computex once more, the flash storage manufacturer is announcing the evolution of this solid state storage device, the Extreme PRO, a drive that it is selling to be the drive for hardcore PC gaming, graphics-intensive applications, and serious multimedia work.

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Xbox One external drive support tipped

Xbox One external drive support tipped

This week there would appear to be more than one Xbox One update incoming. While we’re seeing an External Drive Ready marker on a "leaked" homescreen this morning, there’s word that it won’t be coming immediately, if at all. The Xbox One software update coming this month, instead, has a number of audio upgrades and options.

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Target, other retailers join cyber intelligence sharing co-op

Target, other retailers join cyber intelligence sharing co-op

A bevy of retailers have allied to share information on their cyber-security efforts, which should help stem the tide of black-hat hacks like the massive data breach that affected Target last year. The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center has some of the heaviest hitters in retail, but some who have been affected are abstaining from membership — for now.

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Seagate Wireless Plus gets cloud integration

Seagate Wireless Plus gets cloud integration

Seagate has expanded its Wireless Plus storage lineup, tossing additional capacities into the mix, as well as integration with various well-known cloud services, including DropBox and Google Drive. The drives work in conjunction with the Media app, which has been updated as well.

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Sony makes 185TB cassette tape: here’s why

Sony makes 185TB cassette tape: here’s why

The people behind the 185TB tape aren’t creating the technology necessary for its existence so they can make the world’s longest mix-tape. Instead it’s far closer to a proof-of-concept than it is to something you’ll see on your record store’s shelves. Sony might not even turn this technology into a product that’ll see the light of day.

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Seagate unveils 6TB nearline hard drive

Seagate unveils 6TB nearline hard drive

Storage powerhouse Seagate has unveiled their latest nearline hard drive. Available in sizes up to 6TB, Seagate’s offering promises improved performance as well as secure encryption. Seagate and LaCie ar also saying it offers ten times the workload rating of desktop drives.

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LaCie Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions flaunt speed and capacity for 4K workflow

LaCie Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions flaunt speed and capacity for 4K workflow

Modern day consumers' penchant for high-quality video and computer-generated graphics require not only powerful workstations but also storage devices to match. Addressing a market hungry for such equipment, LaCie has unveiled three new storage solutions at the National Assocation of Broadcasters (NAB) show that puts the best of Thunderbolt 2 technology and Seagate's drives together.

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Facebook to build innovative Data Center Concept in Lulea, Sweden

Facebook to build innovative Data Center Concept in Lulea, Sweden

Borrowing bits and pieces of technology from the automobile industry, Facebook hopes to construct a radical new second building in the city of Luleå, Sweden. This new structure proposes to be the hallmark of new-age production, using modular and lean construction principles. Facebook calls it Rapid Deployment Data Center Concept (RDDC).

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Facebook cold storage efforts lead to petabyte Blu-ray system

Facebook cold storage efforts lead to petabyte Blu-ray system

In a world filled with storage options, there's still no perfect solution to long-term cold storage for corporations and those who need to archive data for the long haul. Facebook has been making strides in this area, and revealed in 2013 that Blu-ray discs were one area of focus. Fast-forward to this year's Open Compute Summit, where the social network has detailed the fruits of its efforts.

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Microsoft grabs 200 acres for a new data center in Washington

Microsoft grabs 200 acres for a new data center in Washington

Microsoft has made a deal to buy a huge chunk of land in Quincy, Washington. The plot is 200 acres of land and word is that Microsoft plans to use the swath of land to build a new data center. Microsoft already owns 75 acres of land in the same city.

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