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Ask Slashdot: Data Storage Highway Robbery?

November 17th, 2012 11:38 admin View Comments

Data Storage

An anonymous reader writes “I just learned that Salesforce charges $3000 per year for 1GB of extra data storage. That puts it in line with hardware storage costs from about 1993. We’ve all heard of telcos and ISPs charging ridiculous rates per MB when limits are reached — what’s the most ridiculous rate that you’ve heard?”

Source: Ask Slashdot: Data Storage Highway Robbery?

Hitachi-LG Fined $21M For Price-Fixing Optical Drives

October 3rd, 2011 10:30 admin View Comments

Crime

wiredmikey writes “Hitachi-LG Data Storage, a joint venture between Hitachi and LG Electronics, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $21.1 million criminal fine for its part in a scheme to rig bids and fix prices of optical disk drives. According to the Department of Justice, the company had conspired with others to rig the bidding process on optical disk drives sold to Dell, HP, and Microsoft. Court documents show that Dell and HP hosted optical disk drive procurement events in which bidders would be awarded varying amounts of optical disk drive supply depending on where their pricing ranked.”

Source: Hitachi-LG Fined $21M For Price-Fixing Optical Drives

Samsung HD Unit Bought By Seagate

April 19th, 2011 04:38 admin View Comments

Data Storage

nanoflower followed up on a recent story about the unpredictable future of data storage. That story talked about Western Digital buying Hitachi, leaving just 4 players. Now: “Yet another hard drive company is going by the wayside, as Seagate is buying the Samsung HDD unit. Seagate is buying the unit for $1.375 billion (half in stock, half in cash.)”

Source: Samsung HD Unit Bought By Seagate

Data Storage Company Scale Computing Raises $17 Million Series C

November 23rd, 2010 11:24 admin View Comments

Phase Change Memory vs. Storage As We Know It

December 31st, 2009 12:24 admin View Comments

storagedude writes “Access to data isn’t keeping pace with advances in CPU and memory, creating an I/O bottleneck that threatens to make data storage irrelevant. The author sees phase change memory as a technology that could unseat storage networks. From the article: ‘While years away, PCM has the potential to move data storage and storage networks from the center of data centers to the periphery. I/O would only have to be conducted at the start and end of the day, with data parked in memory while applications are running. In short, disk becomes the new tape.”

Source: Phase Change Memory vs. Storage As We Know It

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