Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing

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Before Optane and SSDs, we had a different way to boost conventional hard drive performance. Happy 30th birthday to the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.

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Western Digital Launches World’s First 14TB Hard Drive

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Western Digital has started shipping its newest and largest hard drive, the HGST Ultrastar Hs14. As the name suggests, this drive has a whopping 14TB of space.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256961-western-digital-launches-worlds-first-14tb-hard-drive?source=Computing

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Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps

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Google has announced the impending shutdown of the desktop Drive app, which some have interpreted as a massive loss of functionality. What’s actually happening is that Google is moving users to a pair of new desktop apps, which it began testing a few months ago.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255283-google-replacing-desktop-google-drive-app-two-new-apps?source=Computing

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20TB Hard Drives Will be Made of Glass

Hard drive capacities could grow to 20TB by 2020, though hitting these drive sizes will require a rethink of the platter technology used in today’s 3.5-inch drives.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255048-20tb-hard-drives-made-glass-substrates?source=Computing

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Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive

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Seagate and DJI have partnered to create a drone-friendly hard drive. The well-named Fly Drive bakes in a microSD slot so you don’t need to worry about carrying a reader into the field.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248330-seagate-launches-new-drone-friendly-dji-fly-drive?source=Computing

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PGA Tour taps Intel technology to drive golf into virtual reality

The PGA Tour is teeing up virtual reality experiences to drive fans and tech savvy, potential fans, greenside at PGA Tournaments.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/16/pga-tour-taps-intel-technology-to-drive-golf-into-virtual-reality.html

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Western Digital announces high-capacity 12TB, 14TB helium-filled hard drives

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Western Digital has announced new 12TB, helium-filled hard drives, with a 14TB drive coming in the near future. The company has squeezed an eighth platter into a conventional 3.5-inch form factor, where other conventional drives top out at six.

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Amazon adds Nvidia GPU firepower to its compute cloud

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If you’ve ever wanted to take 8 Nvidia K80 GPUs for a test drive (without buying 8 K80’s worth of graphics hardware), now is your chance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236676-amazon-adds-nvidia-gpu-firepower-to-its-compute-cloud?source=Computing

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Samsung plans to slash SSD prices to hard drive levels by 2020

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Samsung wants to slash SSD prices by 2020, with a 512GB drive matching the price of a 1TB HDD today. Samsung will need to cut prices by nearly 70% if it wants to pull that off.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236260-samsung-plants-to-slash-ssd-prices-to-hard-drive-levels-by-2020

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Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data

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Backblaze has released an updated set of hard drive failure rates and other related statistics. 8TB drives are now in wide deployment and performing well thus far.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232880-backblaze-vets-8tb-drives-releases-updated-hard-drive-reliability-data

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Steam Punks: Valve moves to crack down on Steam gambling sites

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Valve is finally taking some action against third-party websites that drive gambling on CS:Go skins, but its actions don’t amount to much.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/231721-valve-finally-denounces-third-party-gambling-sites-but-doesnt-plan-to-block-them-on-steam

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