Gartner just released their quarterly report on the storage market, and the figures look good. Year-on-year growth for external storage was 18.3 percent, more than making up for last year’s decline. When compared to Q1 2008, growth is 5.2 percent. Continue reading Gartner reports double-digit growth for storage market
It’s been known for a couple of years that heating a hard drive platter can help when writing information, but the effect wasn’t fully understood until now. Researchers from Eindhoven University have developed a theory that explains the effect, and allows them to make predictions about the limits in write speed for several materials.
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Tech-On reports that the Japanese government is sponsoring development of a new type of Solid State Drive. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology launched the project as part of the CREST program. The development team will be led by Ken Takeuchi, associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information [...]