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2.5 Terabyte Hard Drives by 2009?

Hard drive titan Seagate says that increasing hard disk densities could mean 4,000 hours of video on your PC, or TiVo, by 2009.

High-Capacity Photon Storage

Scientists at the University of Rochester have stored an entire image-worth of data within a single photon, promising unsurpassed quantities of data storage for the era of quantum computing that lies before us.

Gmail Storage Growth Grinds To A Halt

One of Gmail’s biggest bragging points is that it offers an ever-increasing amount of storage. It’s a new year, though, and the times, they are a-changing (with apologies to Bob Dylan for that line). Gmail’s storage capacity appears to have leveled off at 2800 megabytes.

Off Site Data Storage
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Why in this day and age of enormous hard drives and portable storage drives that can be carried in your pocket without even realizing it’s there would anyone want to trust an off site data storage site?

Hotmail Increases Storage

Microsoft has increased the storage space in Hotmail to one gigabyte, bringing it in line with what Yahoo Mail offers.

Office Live Coming Nov. 15 (With Increased Storage)

Microsoft has announced the final release of Office Live will be on November 15, bringing a great set of web services to small businesses at low (or no) cost.

Replacing my home backup server with Amazon’s S3
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Not too long ago, Amazon released their Simple Storage Service (or “S3″ for short). It provides a hosted storage platform which developers can build all sorts of applications on top of. Smugmug, a popular photo sharing web site, is using it to store and host pictures.

Gmail Storage Limit

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

Toshiba Pumps Up Capacity of Dual-Format DVD

Today, Memory-Tech Corporation and Toshiba Corporation unveiled a single-sided, three-layer ROM disc for high capacity storage and playback on both DVD and HD DVD formats.

IBM Makes 4 (Count Em) Storage Announcements

IBM says it is “turbocharging” its storage system, announcing that the company has made one of the single largest expansions of its storage portfolio. The expansion includes IBM’s high-end disk systems, its N series portfolio, data retention solutions, and offerings for SMBs.

CIOs Tackle Data Storage

Data storage is becoming a problematic issue for many CIOs. The cost and complexity of storage, along with the sheer amount of information that must taken care of, can make for “a data retention nightmare.” There are ways to deal with the matter, however.

AOL Opening Free 5GB Xdrive Storage

As part of the company’s shift to an audience-supported model, AOL will offer all Internet users 5GB of free online storage through the Xdrive service it purchased in August 2005.

Network Attached Storage Devices

Network Attached Storage (NAS)is a way to store common data on a network. While many people think that NAS is only intended for businesses, it can be a great solution for home networking as well.

Sun and Avnet Strike Distribution Deal

Sun Microsystems and Avnet Technology Solutions announced a distribution agreement to offer the complete line of Sun StorageTek products to Avnet partners. Such an announcement has been expected since Sun acquired StorageTek last year.

Data Storage Defeating Itself?

According to some, the data storage industry is in danger of driving itself out of business (or at least out of profitability). Others feel that everything is fine and dandy, and will be for some time to come.

NAS – Network Attached Storage

Today’s businesses are digitized, online, and growing. Organizations of all sizes continue to generate increasing amounts of data, largely because of a growing number of applications and users generating and accessing data.

The Network Is The Storage Device

A new protocol allows for the usage of an Ethernet network and a bunch of low cost disks to store large amounts of data.

Storage Problems Simplified

“Our central file system was getting hammered in a way it had never been hammered before. The NFS caches couldn’t go fast enough — they did not have enough RAM on them.” Greg Brandeau, Pixar

Robots.txt Hints At Google Unlimited Data Storage

Garett Rogers, who clearly checks Google’s robots.txt before breakfast every day, spotted a new reference in it, to /uds/, which he speculates may refer to Google Unlimited Data Storage, a very uninspired product name for Gdrive.

SAN and NAS: What’s In A Name?

Did you read Tony Asaro’s latest? In his blog he talks about the end of SAN and NAS – and he’s right. Do you think anyone really cares about SAN or NAS? If you aren’t in the storage business, it’s a good bet that you don’t.

Use Multi Flash Card Readers to Overcome Data Storage Format Incompatibilities

As advanced consumer electronics like digital cameras, PDAs, multimedia mobile phones, and similar devices become increasingly affordable to the everyday user, we find ourselves having to keep track of more and more types of technology, which makes keeping all of our devices compatible with each other increasingly difficult.