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2010-04-27 06:45:00

In what could be the final nail in the coffin for the floppy disk, Sony has announced that it will cease production and sales of the decades-old storage medium in March 2011. In most parts of the world, where it had long been replaced by the likes of the CD-ROM and the USB drive, disk sales had already been halted. However, in Japan, Sony reported sales of 12 million floppies last year at a cost of about $6 per 10-pack. That will come to an end next year, however, on the 30th anniversary of...

2010-04-07 10:37:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the DriveStation AV USB 2.0 Multimedia Hard Drive. The horizontal design of DriveStation AV and its easy to read external capacity meter make it ideal for use in home entertainment centers with a variety of Digital Media Adapters and TV sets. With an extensive list of...

2009-10-30 08:10:00

HAVANT, England, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xyratex Ltd. (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of modular enterprise class data storage subsystems and storage process technology, announced today that Xyratex Executive Vice President Harold Lehon will present at The Third Annual Needham HDD Investor Day: When: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 3:25 p.m. ET/12:25 p.m. PT Where: New York, NY Presenter: Harold Lehon, EVP Storage Infrastructure Business URL for webcast:...

2009-06-16 09:31:00

The ioSafe Solo(TM), the world's first high capacity, fireproof, waterproof, external hard drive, to be distributed by Ingram Micro. Priced at $149, the ioSafe Solo provides up to 1.5 terabytes of physically secure storage for irreplaceable personal and business data. AUBURN, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ioSafe (http://www.iosafe.com), the leader in disaster proof data storage, has announced Ingram Micro Inc. is now a major distributor of the ioSafe Solo, its fireproof and waterproof...

2009-06-04 15:33:54

U.S. scientists have found a way to build a flexible memory component that might lead to electronic memory chips that can bend and twist. National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers led by Nadine Gergel-Hackett said the device is promising, not only because of its potential applications in medicine and other fields, but because it also appears to possess the characteristics of a memristor -- a component theorized in 1971 as a fourth fundamental circuit element along with the...

2009-06-04 09:12:42

When it comes to data storage, density and durability have always moved in opposite directions - the greater the density the shorter the durability. For example, information carved in stone is not dense but can last thousands of years, whereas today's silicon memory chips can hold their information for only a few decades. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have smashed this...

2009-06-01 06:30:00

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, Ocean Alliance and Girl Scouts of the USA Receive Prestigious Honors for Visionary Implementations of Information Technology SAN DIEGO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Overland Storage, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today announced that three esteemed customers, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, Ocean Alliance and Girl Scouts of the USA, have been bestowed with Laureate awards by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program. This year's honorees will be...

2009-05-26 06:30:00

Company Expanding to Meet Growing Global Demand for its Nanopatterning Solutions AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imprints, Inc., the market and technology leader for nanopatterning systems and solutions, today announced an expansion plan that includes increasing its workforce with the addition of 30-50 employment opportunities during 2009 and expanding the scale of its facilities by more than a third. The new job opportunities will be concentrated in a number of engineering...

2009-05-20 07:00:00

WD Maintains Substrate and Media Manufacturing and Development Operations in Penang and Johor, Malaysia, and San Jose, California LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced that it has agreed to sell the assets of its media substrate manufacturing facility in Sarawak, Malaysia, to a subsidiary of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the hard drive manufacturing unit of Hitachi, Ltd. The employees of WD at the facility will become...

2009-05-07 07:20:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerFile(R) Inc., the leader in long-term storage appliances for fixed digital content and assets, today announced its new enterprise-class Hybrid Storage Appliance(TM), that delivers the performance of disk, the economy of tape, and superior reliability and data integrity in a purpose-built platform optimized for long-term storage of fixed content. The PowerFile HSA leverages an innovative, distributed-performance architecture with...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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