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Ask Slashdot: How Does One Verify Hard Drive Firmware? 156 comments
Apple To Invest $2B Building Green Data Centers In Ireland and Denmark 82 comments
Sony Offers a "Premium Sound" SD Card For a Premium Price 213 comments
Microsoft's First Azure Hosted Service Is Powered By Linux 66 comments
Samsung's Portable SSD T1 Tested 105 comments
Storing Data In Synthetic Fossils 36 comments
Vint Cerf Warns Against 'Digital Dark Age' 166 comments
Ask Slashdot: With Whom Do You Entrust Your Long Term Data? 178 comments
Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center 148 comments
Proposed Disk Array With 99.999% Availablity For 4 Years, Sans Maintenance 258 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive? 251 comments
The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge 60 comments
The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff 177 comments
The Next Decade In Storage 93 comments
Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space? 331 comments
Samsung Unveils First PCIe 3.0 x4-Based M.2 SSD, Delivering Speeds of Over 2GB/s 100 comments
Indiana Court Rules Melted Down Hard Drive Not Destruction of Evidence 181 comments
Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Shrinking Storage Space In iOS 8 325 comments
6 Terabyte Hard Drive Round-Up: WD Red, WD Green and Seagate Enterprise 6TB 190 comments
Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off 173 comments
Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive 219 comments
Liquid Cooling On the Rise As Data Centers Crunch Bigger Data 25 comments
Consumer-Grade SSDs Survive Two Petabytes of Writes 125 comments
Using OwnCloud To Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and More In Gnome 30 comments
Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025 215 comments
Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out? 284 comments
How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive 438 comments
Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X 327 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe? 178 comments
Data Center Study Reveals Top 5 SMART Stats That Correlate To Drive Failures 142 comments
Amazon Goes After Oracle (Again) With New Aurora Database 102 comments
Germans Can Get Free Heating From the Cloud 148 comments
Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Data Warehouse Server System? 147 comments
Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again 214 comments
LHC Data Generation Expected To Scale Up To 400PB a Year 99 comments
OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers 145 comments
Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage? 170 comments
BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox 124 comments
Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs 101 comments
Making Best Use of Data Center Space: Density Vs. Isolation 56 comments
After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4} 183 comments
If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready? 150 comments
Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone 65 comments
Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed 113 comments
Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter? 287 comments
Micron Releases 16nm-Process SSDs With Dynamic Flash Programming 66 comments
New Data Center Protects Against Solar Storm and Nuclear EMPs 59 comments
SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card 210 comments
The State of ZFS On Linux 370 comments
WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives 296 comments
Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager 170 comments
Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive 316 comments
Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google 275 comments
Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium 193 comments
What's After Big Data? 87 comments
AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ 64 comments
The Data Dome: A Server Farm In a Geodesic Dome 62 comments
Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched 183 comments
How Facebook Is Saving Power By 10-15% Through Better Load Balancing 54 comments
Ask Slashdot: Datacenter HDD Wipe Policy? 116 comments
Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk 150 comments
"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil" 205 comments
Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy 176 comments
Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD 91 comments
Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper 78 comments
Linux Needs Resource Management For Complex Workloads 161 comments
Samsung Release First SSD With 3D NAND 85 comments
Microsoft's Cloud Storage Service OneDrive Now Offers 15GB For Free 99 comments
Kingston and PNY Caught Bait-and-Switching Cheaper Components After Good Reviews 289 comments
Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs 164 comments
Despite Project's Demise, Amazon Web Services Continues To Use TrueCrypt 75 comments
One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+ 396 comments
Crucial Launches MX100 SSD At Well Under 50 Cents Per GiB 107 comments
Amazon Wants To Run Your High-Performance Databases 142 comments
New Middleware Promises Dramatically Higher Speeds, Lower Power Draw For SSDs 68 comments
Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel 121 comments
New PostgreSQL Guns For NoSQL Market 162 comments
OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND 113 comments
Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years 475 comments
Your Old CD Collection Is Dying 329 comments
Court Orders Marvell To Pay Carnegie Mellon $1.5B For Patent Infringement 85 comments
Dropbox and Box Leaked Shared Private Files Through Google 92 comments
Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected 477 comments
Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub? 164 comments
SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Plans For 8TB Next Year 264 comments
Sony Tape Storage Breakthrough Could Bring Us 185 TB Cartridges 208 comments
Red Hat Acquires InkTank, Ceph Maintainers 18 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data? 245 comments
US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks 481 comments
American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries 226 comments
Previously Unknown Warhol Works Recovered From '80s Amiga Disks 171 comments
Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa 86 comments
SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon 256 comments
How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture 146 comments
Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem 448 comments
Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member 313 comments
Intel and SGI Test Full-Immersion Cooling For Servers 102 comments
Data Storage Pioneer Wins Millennium Technology Prize 40 comments
Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium 147 comments
Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services 161 comments
Western Digital 'MyCloud' Is Down 5 Days and Counting 127 comments
Facebook To Begin Deploying Btrfs 115 comments
UK To Create Alan Turing Institute 62 comments
OpenSUSE 13.2 To Use Btrfs By Default 91 comments
EU Project Aims To Switch Data Centers To Second Hand Car Batteries 87 comments
How Data Storage Has Grown In the Past 60 Years 100 comments
1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month 335 comments
How Do You Backup 20TB of Data? 983 comments
The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery 461 comments
Intel's New Desktop SSD Is an Overclocked Server Drive 111 comments
Comparing Cloud-Based Image Services For Developers 28 comments
Can Commercial Storage Services Handle the NSA's Metadata? 67 comments
Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families? 168 comments
Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost 463 comments
Where Old Hard Disks (with Digital Secrets) Go To Die 128 comments
Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed? 237 comments
Facebook Puts 10,000 Blu-ray Discs In Low-Power Storage System 153 comments
OneDrive Is Microsoft's Rebranded Name For SkyDrive 197 comments
Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives? 444 comments
Power-Loss-Protected SSDs Tested: Only Intel S3500 Passes 293 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Long Will the Internet Remember Us? 126 comments
Out-of-the-Box, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Support TRIM On SSDs 133 comments
Neglect Causes Massive Loss of 'Irreplaceable' Research Data 108 comments
Why Cloud Infrastructure Pricing Is Absurd 191 comments
Ask Slashdot: Practical Bitrot Detection For Backups? 321 comments
Intel SSD Roadmap Points To 2TB Drives Arriving In 2014 183 comments
German Court Invalidates Microsoft FAT Patent 192 comments
For First Three Years, Consumer Hard Drives As Reliable As Enterprise Drives 270 comments
How the LHC Is Reviving Magnetic Tape 267 comments
SSD Manufacturer OCZ Preparing For Bankruptcy 182 comments
Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions 88 comments
Cloud Storage Comparison: Benchmarking From Afar 49 comments
Ubuntu Wants To Enable SSD TRIM By Default 135 comments
25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last 277 comments
TrueCrypt To Go Through a Crowdfunded, Public Security Audit 104 comments
Internet Archive's San Francisco Home Badly Damaged By Fire 104 comments
Your Digital Life Will Only Get More Crowded... If You Let It 53 comments
Fuel Cell-Powered Data Centers Could Cut Costs and Carbon 108 comments
6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight 297 comments
Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor? 285 comments
Ask Slashdot: Which Encrypted Cloud Storage Provider? 200 comments
A Year After Sandy, Do You Approach Disaster Differently? 230 comments
Microsoft Makes It Harder To Avoid Azure 164 comments
OCZ May Be On Its Last Legs 292 comments
Billion Year Storage Media 204 comments
NSA's New Utah Data Center Suffering Meltdowns 241 comments
SSHDs Debut On the Desktop With Mixed Results 154 comments
Dead Drops P2P File Sharing Spreads Around Globe 174 comments
Will Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Stay With MySQL? 245 comments
Never Underestimate the Bandwidth of a Suburban Filled With MicroSD Cards 208 comments
OpenSUSE May Be First Major Distro To Adopt Btrfs By Default 104 comments
OpenZFS Project Launches, Uniting ZFS Developers 297 comments
Flash Memory Won't Get Cheaper Any Time Soon 166 comments
SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work 552 comments
Seagate's Shingled Magnetic Recording Tech Boosts HDD Capacities to 5TB and Up 195 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Best To Synchronize Projects Between Shared Drive and PCs? 238 comments
Big Jump For Tablet Storage: Seagate Intros 5mm Hard Disk For Tablets 201 comments
Intel Plans 'Overclocking' Capability On SSDs 106 comments
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB & 1TB TLC NAND Drives Tested 156 comments
Losing the War Data For Iraq and Afghanistan 62 comments
Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND 373 comments
Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry's First 3D NAND Flash 56 comments
CouchDB: Roll Your Own, Or Go With a Service? 54 comments
Microsoft Will Have To Rename SkyDrive 274 comments
Software-Defined Data Centers Might Cost Companies More Than They Save 173 comments
Ask Slashdot: Secure DropBox Alternative For a Small Business? 274 comments
Ask Slashdot: Asynchronous RAID-1 Free Software Backup For Laptops? 227 comments
Ask Slashdot: Keeping Digital Media After Imaging? 122 comments
BitTorrent Sync Beta Released 69 comments
Plug Touts Expandable Storage Via USB Drives Plugged In At Home 87 comments
Data Storage That Could Outlast the Human Race 231 comments
Dropbox Wants To Replace Your Hard Disk 445 comments
Ask Slashdot: Permanent Preservation of Human Knowledge? 277 comments
Review: Oracle Database 12c 147 comments
HP Confirms Backdoor In StoreOnce Backup Products 45 comments
New Technique For Optical Storage Claims 1 Petabyte On a Single DVD 182 comments
Facebook's Newest Datacenter Relies On Arctic Cooling 106 comments
SSDs: The New King of the Data Center? 172 comments
Will PCIe Flash Become Common In Laptops, Desktops? 372 comments
FreeBSD 8.4 Released 80 comments
NSA Building $860 Million Data Center In Maryland 177 comments
Vint Cerf: Data That's Here Today May Be Gone Tomorrow 358 comments
Moore's Law Fails At NAND Flash Node 147 comments
WD Explains Its Windows-Only Software-Based SSHD Tech 286 comments
Using YouTube For File Storage 193 comments
BitTorrent Sees Sync Users Share Over 1PB of Data 56 comments
Lenovo To Drop Iomega Brand On Joint EMC Products 58 comments
Btrfs Is Getting There, But Not Quite Ready For Production 268 comments
BitTorrent Opens Up Its Sync Alpha To the Public For Windows, Mac, and Linux 49 comments
Facebook Revealed As Behind $1.5B "Catapult" Data Center In Iowa 82 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Preserve a "Digital Inheritance"? 191 comments
Ask Slashdot: Open Source For Bill and Document Management? 187 comments
SkyDrive 3.0: Microsoft Gave Up Fighting Apple's 30% Cut 121 comments
New Seagate Hybrid Drives Hampered By Slow Mechanical Guts 130 comments
Wiping a Smartphone Still Leaves Data Behind 155 comments
Happy World Backup Day 154 comments
ZFS Hits an Important Milestone, Version 0.6.1 Released 99 comments
Animation Sophistication: The Croods Required 80 Million Compute Hours 196 comments
Dropbox Acquires Mailbox 63 comments
Boeing 787s To Create Half a Terabyte of Data Per Flight 213 comments
Seagate's New SSHD Hybrids Have Dual-Mode Flash Caches 141 comments
Seagate To Stop Making 7200rpm Laptop HDDs 261 comments
How Power Failures Corrupt Flash SSD Data 204 comments
HTML5 Storage Bug Can Fill Your Hard Drive 199 comments
Is It Worth Paying Extra For Fast SD Cards? 164 comments
Certificate Expiry Leads to Total Outage For Microsoft Azure Secured Storage 176 comments
Taking a Hard Look At SSD Write Endurance 267 comments
Ultrasound Waves Used To Increase Data Storage Capacity of Magnetic Media 25 comments
When 1 GB Is Really 0.9313 Gigabytes 618 comments
Hard Drive Revenue About To Take a Double-Digit Dip 269 comments
IronKey Releases Windows 8 Certified Bootable Flash Drive 66 comments
64GB MS Surface Pro Only Has 23GB of Free Space 588 comments
BitTorrent Launches Dropbox Alternative 96 comments
Open Source ExFAT File System Reaches 1.0 Status 151 comments
Researchers Achieve Storage Density of 2.2 Petabytes Per Gram of DNA 136 comments
Kim Dotcom's Mega Claims 1 Million Users Within 24 Hours 211 comments
Kim Dotcom's 'Mega' Storage Site Arrives 314 comments
Kim Dotcom Reveals Mega Will Offer 50GB of Free Storage 203 comments
SSD Prices Fall Dramatically In 2012 But Increase In Q4 77 comments
Ask Slashdot: Linux Mountable Storage Pool For All the Cloud Systems? 165 comments
Crucial M500 SSD Promises 960GB For $600 144 comments
Kingston Introduces 1TB Flash Drive 170 comments
Ask Slashdot: Keeping Your Media Library Safe From Kids? 307 comments
'Hobbit' Creates Big Data Challenge 245 comments
Ask Slashdot: Easiest Way To Consolidate Household Media? 272 comments
Internet Archive Needs Donations, Has Matching Donor 58 comments
Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives? 348 comments
SSD Prices Continue 3-Year Plunge 347 comments
Austrian Blank Media Tax May Expand To Include Cloud Storage 129 comments
OCZ Launches Vector Indilinx Barefoot 3 SSD, First All In-House Design 122 comments
How Data Center Operator IPR Survived Sandy 50 comments
Ask Slashdot: Data Storage Highway Robbery? 168 comments
Red Hat Developer Demands Competitor's Source Code 394 comments
A Year After Thailand Flooding, Hard Drive Prices Remain High 214 comments
Facebook's Corona: When Hadoop MapReduce Wasn't Enough 42 comments
Should a Teenage Entrepreneur Sell Out To Facebook? 358 comments
Software Uses Almost 1/2 the Storage On 32GB Surface Tablet 471 comments
Intel DC S3700 SSD Features New Proprietary Controller 54 comments
Con Ed Says NYC Datacenters Should Get Power Saturday 107 comments
Intel 335 Series SSD Equipped With 20-nm NAND 135 comments
Open Compute Hardware Adapted For Colo Centers 21 comments
EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Linux Kernel 249 comments
How Google Cools Its 1 Million Servers 87 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do SSDs Die? 510 comments
Reiser4 File System Still In Development 317 comments
Is a Wireless Data Center Possible? 172 comments
S. Carolina Supreme Court: Leaving Email In the Cloud Isn't Electronic Storage 112 comments
Canadian Spying Case Proves Floppy Drive Isn't Dead Yet 148 comments
How To Add 5.5 Petabytes and Get Banned From Costco 273 comments
Most SSDs Now Under a Dollar Per Gigabyte 187 comments
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