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.
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.
Exactly 30 years ago, the first commercially-released CD album hit store shelves. On October 1, 1982, Billy Joel's sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was re-released to the public. The album was originally launched in 1978, but it was selected for re-launch on the all-new digital compact disc to coincide with the release of the first CD player, the Sony CDP-101.
ADATA has unveiled a new external portable hard drive that it claims to be the world's thinnest. The drive is only 8.9 mm thick and connects to computers using USB 3.0. That means not only is the drive thin, but it should have impressively fast data transfer as well. The drive is called the DashDrive Elite HE720.
Toshiba is one of the biggest names in storage products, and it offers a wide range of internal storage devices and external storage devices. Toshiba has announced that it has started shipping its first Hybrid Drive MQ01ABDH series (PDF) storage devices. These new Hybrid Drives combine the performance of a SSD with the capacity and pricing of a traditional HDD.
The folks from Toshiba look to continue the trend of packing tons and tons of storage into an extremely small space. Today they've outed their latest Canvio Slim portable hard drive and are stating it's the "world's thinnest" portable hard drive. Coming in at just 9mm thick offering 500GB of storage for only $115 -- lets take a look.
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.
Monster is a company that is probably best known for very expensive cables for home theater and car audio systems. That's not all Monster has in its repertoire though. The company also has a line of audio product such as headphones that have proven to be very popular. You may or may not have heard of Monster Digital, which is the storage and memory card arm of Monster.