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Solid state data storage is gaining significant acceptance today. Storage based on Ram Access Memory (RAM) and Flash chips instead of mechanical hard disk drives is earning much greater attention by meeting the market requirements for reliability, performance, and cost more effectively than ever before.
Western Digital's HGST subsidiary may not have picked the best time to have a breakthrough in hard-disk drive innovation. After a decade of trying, HGST recently perfected a method to seal helium gas inside drives.
We spoke with Tom Wultich, Director of Tape Product Management at Oracle, about some of the myths that surround tape storage and why they don’t hold up under closer examination. If you’re investigating new storage technologies it’s worth being able to discern fact from myth as you consider your options.
DDR4 DRAM will double the data transfer rate and also read and process information more efficiently.
A Friday report on how mobile devices are now consuming the majority of the DRAM market sparked bloggy commentary declaring the decline of the PC. The report included provocative numbers, but the statistics deserve a reality check.
Have solid state drives finally caught up to hard disk drives in terms of cost to capacity ratio? A lot has changed in three years. SSDs today are far more reliable, have greater endurance and perform better (in some cases, two to three times better) than in 2009.
For more than 50 years, hard disk drives have run on air. That's about to change.
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