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Data Technology

Each year, computer storage technology advances considerably, allowing for faster access speeds and higher storage capacities. This section of our blog features information about new types of hard drives, solid-state drives, hybrid drives, RAID systems and much more.

Solid State Drives

Seagate Unveils Two New Enterprise SSDs

Seagate, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of enterprise storage solutions, released information on two new Solid State Drives designed for enterprise solutions. The Seagate 1200 series and the Seagate X8 are expected to perform well in the enterprise SSD market.

Optical Fiber

Intel Begins Mass Production On New Data Cable Technology

The current standards for server communication are PCI-E at 8 Gbps and networking cables at nearly 40 Gbps. These are significantly quick speeds, yet the reading and writing capabilities of new flash-based storage drives are beginning to surpass its capabilities. The researchers at Intel have found a way to use the properties of light to create a 5mm diameter cable capable of transmitting light-based communication protocols at speeds of up to 100 Gbps.

Production

Toshiba And SanDisk Prepare For 3D Flash Memory Production

Toshiba has announced that with the expansion of its production facility in Yokkaichi, Japan production of new 3D flash memory is nearly possible. The construction is expected to last close to one year and will provide an increase in the manufacturing capacity of NAND flash lines while also providing capability for more advanced manufacturing processes and early generation 3D chip designs. The new 3D flash memory is the product of a joint venture between SanDisk and Toshiba that aims to expand on the capabilities of current NAND flash technology.

SSD King Proclaims Corsair Drives Amazing!

Corsair Announces New Line Of Budget SSDs

Corsair, the computer peripheral and hardware company based out of California, announced the upcoming release of a new line of budget solid-state drives. The announcement marks Corsair’s first foray into the low-cost solid-state drive market. Corsair is best known for the Neutron and Force series of SSD. The new line will be marketed under the Force series as “LS.”

nVidia Cloud Lighting

Nvidia Introduces Light Rendering From The Cloud

As the requirements for graphically rendered applications increase the demands on today’s hardware device, Nvidia is choosing to push the most processor intensive rendering steps into the cloud. If Nvidia is able to harness cloud computing to render lighting in a fast and reliable way, then lower-power systems will be able to experience much higher quality graphic applications despite their lower hardware specifications.

Securely Erase Data

Simple Steps To Securely Erase Private Data

With news of data privacy concerns leading the headlines daily, the need to protect sensitive data files has never been more paramount. Simple steps to secure existing data in cloud storage and on local devices can provide active security to your data. Unfortunately, once that data is no longer useful and scheduled to be deleted, extra precaution must be taken to guarantee that recovery is not possible.

Google Glass with OpenGlass

Google Glass Used To Assist Visually Impaired

Google's upcoming product, Google Glass, is being used for more than twitter updates and Facebook postings. Two PhD students, named Brandyn White and Andrew Miller, have created a project called OpenGlass that uses the Camera on a Google Glass to assist the visually impaired.

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