Data Storage

Hackers nick info of 4.5 million from healthcare network

Hackers nick info of 4.5 million from healthcare network

You’d expect your information to be secure with a health provider — but you might be wrong. Community Health Systems (CHS) reports they’ve had roughly 4.5 million patients who have had their information compromised. Though personal data was obtained in the hack, no medical records were accessed.

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Synology DS415play is a NAS designed for entertainment

Synology DS415play is a NAS designed for entertainment

Synology seems to have an endless train of NAS boxes, each designed to address different use cases and market segments. This latest model, the Disk Station DS415play, is no different. Building up on the DS214play unveiled last year, this NAS boasts of 4 drive bays that will ensure that your videos, music, and photos are well accommodated for streaming and sharing with friends and family, whether it be locally or over the Internet.

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Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung might now be more popular for mobile devices but it also makes some pretty impressive data storage drives. Hoping to further improve that impression, the company has just launched its latest SSD, the 850 Pro. Though the speeds that Samsung reports might be on par with other high-end drives in the market, the real differentiating factor of the 850 Pro is the use of what Samsung calls 3D V-NAND technology.

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HP Labs’ memristor can turn RAM into SSDs

HP Labs’ memristor can turn RAM into SSDs

HP has what it calls "The Machine", practically a researcher's plaything for experimenting on emerging computer technologies. One such technology that is already quite close to becoming a reality is HP's "memristor", a portmanteau of "memory" and "resistor" that could forever blur the boundaries between non-volatile disk storage and and volatile RAM.

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Here’s the best MacBook upgrade you can buy for under $50

Here’s the best MacBook upgrade you can buy for under $50

Working with a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air released in the past few years means having an SD card slot for quick data transfer. What we’re looking at today is the relatively unknown world of 3rd-party products aiming to make use of that slot for non-traditional purposes. With the Transcend JetDrive Lite 360, we’re expanding storage for our MacBook at a fraction of the cost of built-in storage.

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SSD Endurance Experiment puts drives to the test

SSD Endurance Experiment puts drives to the test

How long do SSDs last? Such is a question many pose, and as a result the folks at Tech Report have sought to answer that question with their SSD Endurance Experiment. These experiments are designed to see how long an SSD actually lasts, rather than the (often conservative) estimates given by the manufacturers.

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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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