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Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa 83 comments
SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon 253 comments
How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture 145 comments
Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem 447 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
Samsung Creates New File System F2Fs For Linux & Android 140 comments
Gold Artifact To Orbit Earth In Hope of Alien Retrieval 282 comments
Hitachi Creates Quartz Glass Archival Medium 116 comments
Are SSDs Finally Worth the Money? 405 comments
WD Builds High-Capacity, Helium-Filled HDDs 356 comments
The Lies Disks and Their Drivers Tell 192 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do I De-Dupe a System With 4.2 Million Files? 440 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Should a Unix Fan Look For In a Windows Expert? 454 comments
The History of the Floppy Disk 204 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best *nix Distro For a Dynamic File Server? 234 comments
Baserock Slab Server Pairs High-Density ARM Chips With Linux 51 comments
Ask Slashdot: Recording Business Meeting Audio On an Intranet? 85 comments
Amazon Wants To Replace Tape With Slow But Cheap Off-Site "Glacier" Storage 187 comments
DEA Lack of Data Storage Results In Dismissed Drug Case 242 comments
Scientists Store Entire Textbook In DNA 160 comments
Ask Slashdot: Protecting Data From a Carrington Event? 386 comments
Microsoft Revamping SkyDrive 82 comments
IBM Claims Spintronics Memory Breakthrough 77 comments
Ask Slashdot: Personal Tape Drive NAS? 268 comments
How Big Data Became So Big 105 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best On-Site Backup Plan? 326 comments
Ask Slashdot: Simple Way To Backup 24TB of Data Onto USB HDDs ? 405 comments
Are SSD Accelerators Any Good? 331 comments
Content-Centric Networking & the Next Internet 153 comments
Can a Regular Person Repair a Damaged Hard Drive? 504 comments
Resurrect Your Old Code With a DIY Punch Card Reader 100 comments
Ask Slashdot: Stepping Down From an Office Server To NAS-Only? 227 comments
Ask Slashdot: Storing Items In a Sealed Chest For 25 Years? 434 comments
Asus Delivers Speed Boost With USB Attached SCSI Protocol 93 comments
Apple Expanding NC Green Data Center 34 comments
Ask Slashdot: Building a Personal FOSS Cloud? 189 comments
A Million-Year Hard Disk 394 comments
Linux Played a Vital Role In Discovery of Higgs Boson 299 comments
Seagoing Servers Hit the Rocks 56 comments
New Manufacturing Technology Enables Vertical 3D Transistors 75 comments
SSD Prices Down 46% Since 2011 292 comments
Hybrid Drives Struggling In Face of SSDs 256 comments
NoSQL Document Storage Benefits and Drawbacks 96 comments
Ask Slashdot: Syncing Files With Remote Server While On the Road? 239 comments
Higher Hard Drive Prices Are the New Normal 268 comments
Stanford Bioengineers Create Rewritable Digital Data Storage In DNA 56 comments
60TB Disk Drives Could Be a Reality In 2016 293 comments
Mega-Uploads: The Cloud's Unspoken Hurdle 134 comments
Ask Slashdot: Temporary Backup Pouch? 153 comments
RunCore Introduces Self-Destructable SSD 168 comments
Microsoft Redesigns chkdsk For Windows 8, Improves NTFS Health Model 219 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos? 350 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tool To Detect Corrupted Files? 247 comments
Diamonds Used To Increase Density, Performance of Phase-Change Memory 115 comments
Researchers Push Implanted User Interfaces 84 comments
Ask Slashdot: DIY NAS For a Variety of Legacy Drives? 260 comments
Google Set To Meld Google Drive With Chrome OS 109 comments
Google Drive Goes Live 323 comments
Google Drive Launching Next Week With 5GB Free Space 265 comments
30 Blu-ray Discs In a 1.5TB MiniDisc-Like Cassette 247 comments
Judge: Megaupload, Host, DOJ Must Work Out Server Maintenance 72 comments
Portugal Is Considering a "Terabyte Tax" 353 comments
Data Safety In a Time of Natural Disasters 86 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Test Storage Media? 297 comments
Nano-SIM Decision Delayed 117 comments
Ask Slashdot: It's World Backup Day; How Do You Back Up? 304 comments
Obama Administration Places $200 Million Bet On Big Data 72 comments
After 60 Years, Tape Reinserts Itself 312 comments
The Fall of Data Haven Sealand 210 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Personal Data? 414 comments
Seagate Hits 1 Terabit Per Square Inch 224 comments
Western Digital's Hitachi Storage Takeover Approved With Restrictions 156 comments
Hard Drive Shortage Relief Coming In Q1 2012 205 comments
Is It Time For NoSQL 2.0? 164 comments
Why Corporate Cloud Storage Doesn't Add Up 141 comments
SSD Latency, Error Rates May Spell Bleak Future 292 comments
Ask Slashdot: Dividing Digital Assets In Divorce? 458 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With Refurbed Drives With Customer Data? 385 comments
Google Close To Launching Cloud Storage 'Google Drive' 205 comments
New Technique Promises Much Faster Hard Drive Write Speeds 148 comments
HDD Price Update: How the Thai Floods Have Affected Prices, 3 Months Later 220 comments
New Intel 520 Series SSD Taps SandForce Controller 72 comments
What's the Damage? Measuring fsck Under XFS and Ext4 On Big Storage 196 comments
Megaupload Lawyer Says User Data Will Be Held For Two Weeks 94 comments
Megaupload User Data Could Be Destroyed Soon 260 comments
Carl Malamud Answers: Goading the Government To Make Public Data Public 21 comments
Megaupload Shutdown: Should RapidShare and Dropbox Worry? 428 comments
What Happens To Your Files When a Cloud Service Shuts Down? 592 comments
Dropbox Founder Wants To Build the Next Google 165 comments
IBM Shrinks Bit Size To 12 Atoms 135 comments
Victorinox Makes 1TB Swiss Army Knife 143 comments
Salmon DNA Used In Data Storage Device 51 comments
Employee-Owned Devices Muddy Data Privacy Rights 165 comments
NetApp, Lenovo Raise Prices, Citing Thailand Flooding Effects 96 comments
Feds Now Plans To Close 1,200 Data Centers 148 comments
Ask Slashdot: Free/Open Deduplication Software? 306 comments
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