Storage

Pushing New Limits: HGST Launches 6TB Helium Hard Drive

Helium drives (Photo by Hitatchi.)

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a Western Digital (WDC) company, has launched a hermetically sealed helium-filled hard drive. Leveraging the inherent benefits of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, the new Ultrastar He6 drive features a 7Stac disk design with 6TB, making it a very high capacity HDD. Read More

Seagate Launches Kinetic Open Storage Platform

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Seeking to redefine cloud storage infrastructure, Seagate Technology rolled out its Kinetic Open Storage Platform. The platform simplifies data management, improves performance and scalability, while lowering total cost of ownership of average cloud infrastructures. Read More

How Dropbox Stores Stuff for 200 Million Users

Along with expanding enterprise features, Dropbox is working on deeper integration with Microsoft's Office 365 service, which offers Microsoft Office software as a service. (Image: Dropbox)

How does Dropbox store files for those 200 million users, who store 1 billion files every 24 hours? The company uses more than uses more than 10,000 physical servers to manage user content, along with Amazon Web Services. Here’s an overview from the Velocity conference. Read More

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