Disk drives News
February 05, 2016
CarePoint Health System installed Dell hyper-convergence and Nutanix software to boost its local SAN, and to cut cost by shifting electronic records to Dell's healthcare cloud.
January 26, 2016
Seagate is following in HGST's footsteps with the Enterprise Capacity 10 TB drive, which replaces air with helium to boost storage density of the traditional drive form factor.
September 23, 2015
High-capacity HGST helium drives store data to help scientists determine if Einstein's theory of gravity holds true.
June 11, 2015
Exablox uses global namespace and object-based file system to present itself as NAS share. The 4312 appliance doubles the capacity of the inaugural OneBlox 3308.
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