Data Storage

Federal server crashes and loses 70,000 job applications

Federal server crashes and loses 70,000 job applications

If you have been looking for a job and recently applied at a federal agency, you need to check the status of your application. Apparently, the online hiring system the federal government uses went down for a few days last week. The system takes applications, ranks them, and rates the apps so that positions can be filled. The server was online two days after the crash.

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Clickfree C6 EASY Imaging Backs Up All Your Files, Software, And OS

Clickfree C6 EASY Imaging Backs Up All Your Files, Software, And OS

If you're looking for an easy backup solution that images your entire PC, copying not only your files but also all your software and OS, then Clickfree has got the ulimate device for you. The company has just unveiled a brand new external backup drive called the C6 Easy Imaging that's the easiest way, especially for non-techies, to ghost hard drives.

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New Apple AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule confirmed in Airport Utility update

New Apple AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule confirmed in Airport Utility update

Earlier in June, we talked a bit about the shortages of the Apple AirPort and Time Capsule devices and figured at the time that the shortages pointed to new models coming. We also heard that the new devices might have the ability to cache software updates for all sorts of Apple gear from your iPhone to your MacBook so you could update all your devices from your local network. The new devices and the caching feature have now been confirmed.

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Micron unveils RealSSD P320h PCIe SSD drive with blazing performance

Micron unveils RealSSD P320h PCIe SSD drive with blazing performance

There are a number of SSDs and storage devices on the market today that get around the bottleneck imposed by the SATA port by going directly to the PCIe bus using an expansion slot. Micron has announced a new SSD that slips into your PCIe slot and offers performance that is just incredible for geeks that are used to SATA SSD speeds. The new PCIe SSD is called the RealSSD P320h and it comes in two high capacity versions.

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SanDisk debuts new SSD U100 and iSSD i100 for tablets and ultra-thin notebooks

SanDisk debuts new SSD U100 and iSSD i100 for tablets and ultra-thin notebooks

SanDisk makes a lot of flash-based storage gear from memory cards to SSDs that turn up in consumer systems and are used by OEMs for tablets and other devices. SanDisk has announced a pair of new SSDs at Computex 2011 called the SanDisk SSD series U100 and the SanDisk iSSD integrated storage device is a new capacity for the i100. The i100 is the world's smallest and fastest 128GB SATA III BGA-based SSD. It is aimed at the tablet and ultra-thin notebook market.

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Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS: up to 4TB in palm-sized box

Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS: up to 4TB in palm-sized box

We're big fans of Synology's DiskStation NAS drives and the flexible DSM software they run, so we've high hopes for the company's newest small form-factor model. The Synology DiskStation DS411slim hides up to four 2.5-inch drives in a 120 x 105 x 142 mm chassis for up to 3TB of redundant storage; it's also got a small power footprint, sucking down under 17W under load or 9.6W in hibernation mode.

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