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Founded in 1979, Seagate is a world leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content.

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The storage market may have endured its ups and downs in recent years, but the rise of personal and SOHO network-attached storage (NAS) has been a non-stop juggernaut.

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For over five decades, computer systems have relied on hierarchical file systems and block storage for storing data.

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No one will be surprised to learn that, according to Seagate’s stats, data capacity in enterprises continues to grow at an average rate of 40% to 60% annually.

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When the first generation of relatively inexpensive consumer solid state drives (SSDs) hit the market, thousands of early adopters jumped at the chance to make 40, 60, and 80 gigabyte (GB) SSDs their OS boot...

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In a perfect world, we would all run super-sized SSDs and have the money to upgrade them every year or two.

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We’ve seen more dramatic years in storage. In 2012, there was no natural disaster that wiped out manufacturing facilities.

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Think back to high school. Seven periods. Five classes per term. Your varsity team is in the playoffs, the boy/girl you’ve been chasing just said yes to a first date, and you’re working 15 hours a week at...

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In our previous article about enterprise SSDs, we touched on the need for drives to perform not only at high throughput levels but consistently in data center settings.

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Since the early days of SSDs, the drives have featured one of two NAND flash memory types: single-layer cell (SLC) and multi-layer cell (MLC).

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When we review a solid state drive, we run it ragged through a number of tests.

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Admit it. When you’re on the hunt for a solid state drive (SSD), the first thing you look at when comparing drives is their performance numbers.

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Storage subsystems have historically been a performance bottleneck, the slow member of the team that holds everything up.

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Few people would want to say anything negative about energy conservation. We all know that power costs money and consumes a dangerous amount of non-renewable resources.

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Hybrid drives, meaning those that integrate a large chunk of NAND flash memory into a conventional magnetic platter hard drive, have been around for several years now.

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Chances are high that if you or your organization use Domain Name System services, you’ve dealt with OpenDNS.

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Across seemingly all kinds of products, we’re taught that variety is good. More choice is better.

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Intel and the Ponemon Institute made headlines in 2009 when the research and analysis firm studied 138 lost notebook cases and determined that the average cost to an enterprise of a stolen notebook was...

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The tech industry is rightly obsessed with analyzing solid state drive (SSD) performance. As the modern go-to technology for Tier 0 enterprise storage, SSDs house business’s most critical data and are core to...

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In our previous article on drive-based encryption, we discussed on-drive encryption as an optimal way to protect data-at-rest.

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In early 2003, MIT researchers Simson Garfinkel and Abhi Shelat published the results of a study in which they bought 158 used hard drives.

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Most of us feel cheated, even angry, when we discover that trusted sources fail to provide us the entire story. Sometimes bias and self-interest are factors, while other times there is simply a lack of complete...

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Effective, cost-efficient storage solutions demand a multi-tiered approach, with different types of drives and controllers for different application needs.

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Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives are rapidly taking over in a wide array of business applications.

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First, Seagate renamed its Barracuda hard drive family to Desktop HDD.15. Then, it introduced the first model in the new line-up—the Desktop HDD.15 ST4000DM000. Does Seagate's first massive 4 TB desktop disk...

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After years of halfhearted attempts to join the solid-state storage market, Seagate is finally ready to reinvent itself with a new family of SSDs. The first one we're looking at is the enterprise-class 600 Pro....

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