Data Storage

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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Transporter Sync makes a personal cloud out of your external hard drive

Transporter Sync makes a personal cloud out of your external hard drive

If you've ever had the need to store terabytes of data and have those accessible to any and all of your devices, then you had probably taken a look at some services like Dropbox and its kin. However, if you are on a tight budget or are quite conscientious about privacy issues, then the Transporter Sync might offer a better choice.

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Facebook’s Altoona, Iowa data center to be completely wind-powered

Facebook’s Altoona, Iowa data center to be completely wind-powered

Facebook's soon-to-be-opened data center in Altoona, Iowa will be 100% wind-powered, the company has announced. Electricity will be supplied by MidAmerican Energy in nearby Wellsburg, IA. It will be Facebook's fourth proprietary data center.

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WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay personal cloud storage system holds up to 16 TB of data

WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay personal cloud storage system holds up to 16 TB of data

Western Digital has announced a new personal storage appliance called the WD My Cloud EX4. The cloud storage solution is a high-performance four-bay network attached storage device aimed at creative pros and workgroup users. It's also appropriate for any home or office user looking for a way to back up and manage large amounts of data.

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