storage

Wed
17
Oct
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Microsoft Surface Pricing, Specs Finally Revealed

After months of speculation, we finally know how much Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Surface tablet will cost: $499 and up. The device goes on sale October 26, the same day Microsoft launches its new operating system (OS), Windows 8. Last week ... industry insider Sameer Singh grabbed media attention by suggesting that Microsoft's entry-level version of the Surface running a slimmed-down edition of Windows 8 known as Windows RT would retail for $399 and up. Surface's Storage, Screen Size Compares Favorably with iPad It appears Singh's prediction was somewhat close to the actual price. Microsoft ... (view more)

Tue
21
Aug
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Microsoft Gives SkyDrive Windows 8 Makeover

Microsoft continues to give its products Windows 8-style makeovers as it prepares to release the new operating system in late October, 2012. The latest subject: Microsoft SkyDrive , the software giant's cloud computing service. For those not ... familiar with SkyDrive, it's a cloud storage service that allows users to save important files online and then access them from any Internet-connected device. As with all cloud storage options, SkyDrive offers a great way to back up vital files. However, doing so does involve some risks , too. SkyDrive: Syncs with Office, 7GB Storage Free One of SkyDrive' ... (view more)

Fri
16
Dec
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Acronis True Image 2012 Review

Update 2012/10/06: Announcing Acronis True Image Home 2013. It's finally here!!! Currently we are working on Acronis True Image 2013 review, so please read the below previous version's review. It explains how Acronis True Image disk imaging works ... and why it's completely different than standard backup software (and why it's critically important to understand this concept). Have you ever wanted to upgrade to a newer, larger hard drive and have all your data moved over, but didn't know how? Has your computer ever been infected with spyware / malware and it made Windows inoperable or full of ... (view more)

Mon
17
Oct
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Scientists: Table Salt to Increase Storage Density

A tandem of researchers in Singapore claim to have discovered a way to use table salt as a means to increase the density at which bits of data can be stored on a hard disk drive platter. Early projections indicate that this 'salty' method is ... actually 5 times more efficient than current hard disk densities. The method was first introduced by Joel Yang, a scientist at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research. Yang was able to hone his method using an extremely high-resolution e-beam lithography -- the same process by ... (view more)

Tue
05
Jul
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'Dialupass 3.16', and 'Protected Storage PassView 1.63'

Dialupass 3.16 This utility enumerates all dialup / VPN (virtual private network) entries on your computers. It displays their logon details, including user name, password, and domain. You can use it to recover a lost password for your Internet ... connection or VPN. Dialupass also allows you to save the dialup / VPN list into text / html / csv / xml file, or copy it to the clipboard. http://www.nirsoft.net Protected Storage PassView 1.63 Protected Storage PassView is a small utility that reveals the passwords stored on your computer by Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and MSN Explorer. The ... (view more)

Thu
24
Feb
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Microsoft to Make Solid State Disks More Efficient

Despite only a having a marginal impact on the data storage market in the past, Microsoft has revealed their desire to help improve flash memory. Current plans call for the creation of software that uses solid-state storage (such as a solid state ... drive, or "SSD") in conjunction with RAM and hard disk, while eliminating random writes and other wasteful operations. Calling the program "FlashStore," Microsoft will be able to use flash storage as a bridge between RAM (primary storage) and hard drives (secondary storage). The current software would essentially fit between a hard drive ... (view more)

Wed
29
Dec
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Solid-State Drive (SSD)

A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. SSDs are distinguished from traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), which are electromechanical devices containing spinning disks and movable read ... / write heads. SSDs, in contrast, use microchips which retain data in non-volatile memory chips and contain no moving parts. Solid State Drive (SSD) Compared to a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Today's solid state hard drives are considerably faster than a standard (spinning) hard drive. For example: read / write speeds on a standard HDD are roughly 40-60 ... (view more)

Wed
29
Dec
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New Memory to Store 100x More Data than Current SSDs

Those concerned with the storage space on their mobile phones need not worry in the near future. IBM researchers are on the verge of a new technology that could be used to load up a mobile phone and computers with so much storage space that it could ... virtually keep copies of every single movie made this year. The Incredibly Fast, Non-Spinning Anti-Hard Drive IBM's experimental "Racetrack Memory" works much differently than the traditional hard drive. While a standard hard drive spins a media platter (disc) and writes to it using magnetic read/write heads, Racetrack memory has no such platter ... (view more)

Tue
06
Apr
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Xbox 360 to Support Third-Party USB Storage: Rumor

Microsoft appears ready to support third-party USB storage for its Xbox 360 console, says a recent report from Joystiq. The source of the information, a Microsoft engineering document, reveals that support for the Xbox 360 platform would be extended ... later this spring. Xbo 360 Saved Game Data In Your Pocket The purpose of offering third-party USB storage on the Xbox 360 platform is simple: quickly saving and loading game data. Yes, gamers around the world will soon be offered the chance to carry around the saved data of their favorite Xbox 360 games in their pocket. Take it from someone who ... (view more)

Fri
15
Jan
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Airport Full Body Image Scans can be Transmitted, Stored

Contrary to U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assurances, full body scanners used in U.S. airports can store and transmit digital strip search images of people. The TSA has asserted that these scanners have zero storage capability ... and that any scanned full body images won't be printed, stored or transmitted and will be deleted immediately once viewed. However, those assertions appear to be false. (Source: theregister.co.uk ) Full Body Scanners Have Storage, Transmission Capabilities A redacted 70-page document (PDF) obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) ... (view more)

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