Storage (Personal)

Longshine Hands It to You: The E-Book

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Longshine Hands It to You: The E-Book

Thomas Grashoff, VP of Longshine Technologie Europe GmbH, demonstrates the portability of the new 6” E-book.

Users can read books, play MP3, store photos, and view documents in this thin, handheld format. With 1GB NAND flash, 128MB SDRAM, SD Card (up to 8GB), WiFi and USB, the E-Book is fully featured to keep up with mobile life. Batteries conveniently go on stand-by if you are not turning pages. Continue reading...

Consumer Network Storage Market booming

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With consumer use of digital video and digital music on the rise, and significant penetration of home networks by broadband users, consumers are increasingly considering network storage, reports In-Stat 

 

The consumer network storage market grew at a faster pace in 2007 than 2006 and more than doubled in the last two years.

 

Vendors had been waiting for consumers to catch up with their Continue reading...

Hard-driving Seagate Sues Solid State Maker

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Hard-driving Seagate Sues Solid State Maker

Seagate sues STEC for patent violations with the side benefit of stalling the other 50+ makers of solid-state storage who eat into HDD sales.

Contested patents cover "surface mount stacking method and device," "hardware assisted memory backup system and method," and "method and system for host programmable data storage device self-testing."

"We have spent $7 billion Continue reading...

World’s Smallest 8GB USB Drive

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World’s Smallest 8GB USB Drive

Super Talent Technology shows three new 8GB USB Flash drives, including the world’s smallest 8GB drive.

 

These new drives include: PICO-A, with a swivel lid; the retractable PICO-B; and ultra small PICO-C. Super Talent’s patented PICO series USB drives are manufactured using chip-on-board (COB) technology, which enables up to 8GB of Flash storage to fit into an incredibly minute case. Continue reading...

EMC Buys Iomega, Goes Consumer

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EMC Buys Iomega, Goes Consumer

EMC acquires Zip-drive maker Iomega for $212.5 million, stopping a stock-swap merger with Great Wall Technology. Great Wall gets a $7.5 million deal-termination fee.

 

The darling of personal storage in the ‘90s, the makers of Zip and Jazz drives, Iomega was once one of the hottest stocks in high tech, selling at $110 per share.

 

Enterprise storage player EMC paid only $3.85 a share as Continue reading...

Toshiba Readies Solid-State Drives

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Toshiba Readies Solid-State DrivesToshiba will manufacture flash-based solid-state drives for laptops early next year, which the company says will offer faster boot times and lower power consumption than hard disk drives. The drives will initially come in three capacities: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.  High prices for NAND flash memory have limited adoption of the drives so far, but Toshiba and other memory makers such as Samsung are Continue reading...

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