Data Storage

Cassette tape prototype able to store 35 terabytes of data

Cassette tape prototype able to store 35 terabytes of data

The cassette tape was a popular medium back in the 80s and early 90s, and served as one of the main platforms for distributing music. Today, the cassette is all but living as other types of media have taken over since then. However, researchers have developed a prototype that is able to store 35TB of data onto a single cassette tape.

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Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

If you were wondering where the internet is housed, you're asking the wrong question - but if you want to know where Google's corner of the internet lives, you're in luck. This week Google has released not just a high-definition set of photos from several of their data centers, they've got a lovely Street View look at one in particular. Google's Lenoir, NC data center has the greatest little look-around you could hope for this afternoon.

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Thecus releases the reduced power consumption N4800Eco

Thecus releases the reduced power consumption N4800Eco

Whether you're looking at trimming a few pennies off your electric bill or are taking steps to reduce your - or your company's - carbon footprint, the N4800Eco rebrand will help you accomplish that - at least when compared to its previous model. The N4800Eco was announced yesterday, and boasts a 20% energy reduction over its predecessor, the N4800. According to Thecus, this device possesses all the features of the N4800, plus a few perks, such as running cooler and quieter.

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ioSafe N2 fireproof and waterproof NAS Indiegogo campaign kicks off

ioSafe N2 fireproof and waterproof NAS Indiegogo campaign kicks off

Using network-attached storage is a good way to make sure that your important data is safe from things like hard drive crashes and security breaches, but what happens when natural disasters hit? Most NAS systems don't protect against water and fire damage, but ioSafe has a new NAS that protects against both of those. The company has introduced the ioSafe N2, which is a fireproof and waterproof NAS, but in order for this product to see the light of day, it needs your help.

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Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 2-bay NAS starts the product line

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20 2-bay NAS starts the product line

The folks at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH have shown off a brand new network-attached storage system by the name of OMNINAS KD20. This NAS is the first in its product range and is aimed directly at small offices, workgroups, and home use. You'll have 2-bays of storage power with solid aluminum and white plastic surrounding the whole construct. Both of the hot-swappable drive bays are able to work with up to 4TB 3.5" hard disks and SSDs.

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Synology DiskStation DS213+ 2-bay NAS goes big for small businesses

Synology DiskStation DS213+ 2-bay NAS goes big for small businesses

The next NAS has been revealed by Synology with the DiskStation DS213+, a 2-bay device with full-featured storage for businesses both medium and small. This device is "the first 2013 model" as they say, bringing on a dual-core 1.067 GHz processor to make both reading and writing take on the next generation of file sharing. This device also employs a brand new System Hibernation mode for major reductions in power consumption.

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Facebook data grows by over 500 TB daily

Facebook data grows by over 500 TB daily

If you ever step back and really think about how much data massive online services such as social network Facebook and search engine Google generate and store during any given day, it's hard to fathom. All you need do is look at your own Facebook newsfeed to see the huge amount of data added constantly each and every day. That day includes things from status updates with simple text to large videos and photo files.

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Apple helps tap recently discovered ancient underground stream

Apple helps tap recently discovered ancient underground stream

This week the folks at Apple have revealed that they're bringing massive opportunity - and a renewed flow of clean water - to Crook County, Oregon. Apple has plans to move forward with a 510,000 square foot set of data centers in the area over an unspecified amount of time. This plan is part of an already under construction 10,000-square-foot data center whose construction began earlier this year, and today's announcement includes a bit of a bonus for engineers in the city who had recently been working to improve the city's water system.

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Seagate controlling interest buy in LaCie all but finalized

Seagate controlling interest buy in LaCie all but finalized

This week two giants in the digital data storage industry, Seagate and LaCie, have announced that the former has signed a purchase agreement which will give it controlling interest in the latter. This agreement was announced on the 23rd of May and today has been signed by both parties, it tying together a deal which has Seagate purchasing all of the shares controlled by LaCie’s chairman and CEO Philippe Spruch and his affiliate. This amount of stock represents 64.5% of the outstanding shares of LaCie and gives Seagate top seat at the company.

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Asustor AS 6 series NAS hands-on

Asustor AS 6 series NAS hands-on

Computex 2012 is being flooded with laptops, tablets, and hybrids by ASUS, but the company has one more thing up its sleeve: a new NAS product. This will mark the first time that ASUS has decided to enter the NAS market, an interesting move, and the range seems to have all the features one would expect. Military grade 256-bit encryption is on board, plus support for 2.5- and 3.5-inch HDDs, including SSDs.

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