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How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive


How to buy the best portable hard drive

We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favourite models


How to make your own (cheaper) Fusion Drive

Can't afford Apple's version? Well if you are able and have the parts, why not make your own


How to clear space on your laptop hard drive

Here's how you can get some breathing room back


How to convert an old PC into a modern server

Don't recycle that aging desktop PC - give it a new purpose in life


How to partition your hard drive and optimise performance

We explain how to speed up your PC with an advanced technique known as "short stroking"





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Helium Taking HDDs to New Heights

HGST's HelioSeal HDD technology is intersecting the HDD market at the right time as enterprise datacenter customers require a clear path to sustained storage TCO reductions. The platform will also ease the way for the integration of future HDD technologies such as SMR, HAMR, or bit-patterned media (BPM) to deliver even higher-capacity disk drive products designed to address an array of diverse enterprise storage applications and use cases, including cold storage solutions. This white paper demonstrates how HGST’s HelioSeal HDD technology can deliver against the increasing capacity demands of the enterprise and the Cloud whilst also drastically reducing TCO by up to 30%
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12Gb/s SAS: Key Considerations For Your Next Storage Generation

The delivery of a 12 Gb/s SAS is just the start – SAS has a future roadmap looking at 24 Gb/s and beyond where SATA does not extend beyond 6 Gb/s – and performance above 1 million IOPS is looking more and more possible. The advantages include a future-proofed solution with higher throughput, no compromise on distance and superior value in SANs. This white paper examines the developments, advantages and future challenges and the significant opportunities for adopters of SAS within the enterprise.
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The Hidden Limitations of SSD Benchmarking

Some SSD benchmark scores can be misleading if they do not reflect long-term performance; SSD benchmark tests should measure the stability of consistent performance over time in real-world environments which reflect enterprise applications and performance demands. This white paper explores the limitations of existing benchmarks and shows how HGST uses validation testing against real-world applications to ensure the veracity of their claims for high performance enterprise SSD solutions.
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SATA drive

Red Hat continues to burnish Storage Server

Nearly two years after the purchase of Gluster, Red Hat continues to polish the scale-out storage software for enterprises, making it more compatible with cloud services and Microsoft enterprise software.

USB storage

Linksys rolls out WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi router

The engineers at Linksys jumped into the way-back machine to design the new WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router. While the stackable enclosure sports the classic blue/black color scheme of the classic WRT54G 802.11g router, you'll find all-new hardware inside, including a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM processor, 128MB of flash memory, and 256MB of DDR3 RAM.

Data backup

External disk storage market recovers from slump

The market for external disk storage systems has recovered from a slump, with factory revenues up 2.4 percent to US$6.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to an IDC study.


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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

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