Lucas MearianSenior Writer, Computerworld

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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

iPad to push global demand for flash memory through 2015

The Apple iPad is expected to dominate the worldwide demand for NAND flash in media tablets at least through the year 2015.

OCZ talks up Thunderbolt-enabled SSD

OCZ announced new PCIe-based flash cards this week, while at the same time it showed off a new Thunderbolt-enabled SSD at CeBIT. It also talked up two...

Thai floods catapult Seagate into hard drive market lead

Seagate technology for the first time in two years, Seagate technology reclaimed the throne as the leading hard disk drive suppler, usurping Western Digital's lead after devastating floods in Thailand last year.

Analysts: Hard drive prices to remain high through 2014

Hard disk drive supplies will continue to languish due to last year's floods in Thailand and prices will continue to remain high through 2014, according to...

Hands on with Intel's new Cherryville 520 SSD

Intel today started shipping its fastest solid-state drive to date, the 520 Series SSD.

Mozy releases 'Stash' file-syncing service

Mozy released the beta of a new file synchronization service called Stash, which allows photos, videos or documents to be uploaded automatically to the cloud...

IBM smashes Moore's Law, cuts bit size to 12 atoms

IBM announced that after five years of work, its researchers have been able to reduce from about one million to 12 the number of atoms required to create a bit of data.

China wants Western Digital to address monopoly concerns

Western Digital's planned acquisition of Hitachi's hard drive business may have hit a snag: China's anti-monopoly regulators want the company to address...

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Apple's purchase of Anobit would give it a leg up on rivals

As the leading consumer of NAND flash, Apple figures to benefit from a reported purchase of Israel-based solid-state drive maker Anobit Technologies.

Apple reportedly buys Israeli SSD-maker Anobit

Apple has apparently agreed to purchase Anobit Technologies, an Israeli start-up that makes enterprise-class SSDs based on consumer-grade NAND flash chips.

Hard drive prices slide as Thai flood aftermath subsides

Prices of the most popular hard drives are beginning to drop as inventories climb out of a deep hole that began in October after massive flooding shut down major production sites in Thailand.

Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, others launch HD content security initiative

Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, and SanDisk Monday announced plans to jointly develop better security for memory cards, embedded memory, and other flash storage devices.

Seagate, Western Digital slash hard drive warranty periods

Seagate and Western Digital are cutting back on hard drive warranties, in some instances from five years to one, in order to save money.