Lucas MearianSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, electronic health IT, renewable energy, 3D printing, and telematics/car tech for Computerworld.

Crucial unveils bargain SSDs for older laptops

Crucial today announced a new solid-state drive (SSD) targeted at users who want to upgrade older computer systems with a flash drive that boasts a price well under $1 per gigabyte of capacity.

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Micron's DRAM buyout makes it a key Apple supplier

Micron bought Elpida Memory for a song, according to one industry analyst, and in doing so it not only becomes a tier-one DRAM player, but a leader in the mobile space as a supplier to leading smartphone and tablet makers.

Drobo embraces Thunderbolt, releases Drobo Mini

Drobo today announced two new storage arrays, including its first portable unit, the Drobo Mini, and a larger array with as much as six times the performance.

Apple's all-flash MacBook Pro, iCloud drive industry changes

The announcement by Apple that it is selling a flash-only MacBook, combined with native iCloud support, will likely lead to a drop in SSD prices and push other laptop makers in a similar direction.

Toshiba touts industry's densest SSDs with faster performance

Toshiba today announced a new line of solid-state drives that use 19-nanometer process technology, the smallest circuitry to date.

Report: 60TB disk drives could be a reality in 2016

Advanced technologies such as HAMR could mean disk drive capacities from 30TB to 60TB by 2016, according to a new report by IHS iSuppli.

Researchers use diamonds to boost computer memory

Researchers were able to use diamond tipped tools to add pressure to a phase-change memory alloy and increase its data storing capacity and performance.

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Crowdsourcing game helps diagnose infectious diseases

Researchers have created an online game designed to crowdsource the process of distinguishing malaria-infected red blood cells from healthy ones.