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  • Tested: Which PC upgrades offer the biggest performance boost for your buck?

    By Marco Chiappetta | 21 March, 2014 13:13

    Upgrading an aging PC is a bit of a crapshoot. Sure, a faster processor or GPU, more memory, or a solid state drive can significantly speed up a system. But figuring out which upgrade will yield the biggest performance increase depends on your particular use case and other bottlenecks in the rig.

  • Loaded and locked: 3 seriously secure Cloud storage services

    By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 06 March, 2014 14:18

    Cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and SugarSync are convenient, efficient--and notoriously insecure. Files are rarely encrypted, data transfer is typically not protected, and companies are usually able to access your files (even if they state they won't, they may be legally compelled to do so).

  • Read this before you buy another hard drive

    By Lucas Mearian | 22 January, 2014 21:11

    It's rare that a company would release internal data on drive failure rates -- even more so when that company, Backblaze, earns its living storing consumer data in the cloud. That makes the hard drive data released this week even more valuable.

  • How to get an extra 10GB of Google Drive space for free

    By Rick Broida | 23 September, 2013 10:06

    Google gives all comers 15 gigabytes' worth of free storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Plus Photos. Not a bad chunk of space just for having a heartbeat.

  • RAM wars: RRAM vs. 3D NAND flash, and the winner is... us

    By Lucas Mearian | 08 August, 2013 22:07

    While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.

  • How Intel plans to destroy the legacy datacentre

    By Rob Enderle | 26 July, 2013 15:53

    These days, and with the help of Cisco and EMC, Intel is dipping its toes into the networking and storage ends of the enterprise technology pool. Add this to Intel's server expertise and the data center of the future may be at hand.

  • Big Data analytics moves to the Cloud

    By Thor Olavsrud | 25 June, 2013 19:50

    What if you could store your data in the cloud and run complex queries and analytics on it where it resides, without moving it? That's the question high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics specialist Joyent looks to answer with its new Joyent Manta Storage Service.

  • Here, there, everywhere: 3 personal Cloud storage systems

    By Brian Nadel | 28 May, 2013 14:42

    Cloud storage has become increasingly popular, both for individuals and companies, as a place to stash everything from tax records to family photos. Services such as Dropbox, Box, SugarSync or Google Drive offer the chance to easily store your data and then access it from any of your devices.

 

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