Storage

ioSAN SSD

ioSAN SSD

Fusion-io has recently introduced the ioSAN, which is the world’s first networked enterprise Solid-State Drive (SSD). The new product makes it possible to extend the raw power of SSD across the network and can be deployed as networked, server-attached storage ...

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Polymer Electric Storage

A team of materials scientists led by Qing Wang, associate Professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State, is currently developing ferroelectric polymer-based capacitors that can deliver power more rapidly than conventional batteries. The polymer, with the addition of ...

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New Speed Record for Magnetic Memories

An experiment performed at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Germany has uncovered that a spin-torque switching of a nanomagnet is as fast as what is permitted according to the fundamental laws of physics’ limit. This method of switching, also named ...

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SDHC for Eee PC

SDHC for Eee PC

The Taiwanese memory manufacturer A-DATA recently introduced a SDHC Class 6 memory cards designated for ASUS’ Eee PC. The new card is aimed towards those who already bought the Eee PC and are disappointed of its limited storage capacity, and ...

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LaCie 500GB HD

LaCie 500GB HD

LaCie recently introduced a new hard drive designed by Neil Poulton. The device is very small considering its relatively spacious 500GB capacity and has a unique design. The subtle black exterior is meant to blend easily with dark workstations and ...

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A Look Back at CeBIT 2008: Storage and Memory

A Look Back at CeBIT 2008: Storage and Memory

Digital data storage solutions were a hot topic at the CeBIT this year. As storage capacities threaten to fly through the roof, many companies are striving to stand out in the crowd by developing more efficient cooling systems and decreasing ...

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Laser Hard Drives on the Horizon

Researchers from the Netherlands and Japan have succeeded in flipping the value of a magnetic memory bit without any external magnetic field interference. Instead, they flashed a very short pulse of circularly-polarized laser light at it. This method is about ...

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Mempile – Terabyte on a CD

Mempile – Terabyte on a CD

Revolutionary new optical-storage technology currently under development will allow the equivalent of 250,000 high-quality MP3s or more than 115 DVD-quality movies and about 40 HD movies on a single CD-size medium. At 200 layers a disc, future versions of the ...

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Samsung’s Solid State Disk Drive

Samsung’s Solid State Disk Drive

In May 2006, Samsung was the first to come out with a consumer 32 GB flash-based solid state drive for mobile PCs, opening up the category for other solid state drive manufacturers. This article explores the solid state drive technology ...

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Samsung’s Hybrid Hard Drive Exposed

Samsung’s Hybrid Hard Drive Exposed

Samsung is preparing to release a new Flash memory-assisted computer hard drive that boasts improved performance, reduced energy consumption, a faster boot time, and better reliability. The new hybrid hard drive will be released around the same time as the ...

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