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February 07, 2014
Facebook's plans to use Blu-ray discs for cold storage, 'netbook-class' M.2 SSD for booting Web servers draw mixed reviews from analysts, IT pros.
December 19, 2013
Avago Technologies announced a $6.6 billion deal to acquire components provider LSI Corp. and turn Avago into a major HDD and SSD components provider.
December 03, 2013
New 12 Gbps SAS technology will usher in SSDs, HDDs and HBAs according to the SCSI Trade Association president.
April 09, 2013
Asynchronous replication of virtual machines is the highlight of VM-aware storage array startup Tintri's second-generation operating system.
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