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Forensics expert says FBI to use NAND mirroring to crack terrorist's iPhone

An outside contractor with established ties to the FBI has most likely shown investigators how to circumvent the iPhone's security measures by copying the contents of the device's flash storage, a forensics expert said.

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Intel's blisteringly fast Optane SSD tech will be compatible with MacBooks

Intel's been quiet about its super-fast Optane memory and SSD products, but few emerging details may provide insight into how they could be used in products like Apple's MacBooks.

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Permanent 'Superman crystal' holographic storage is etched with the Bible, Magna Carta

Researchers at the U. of Southampton take another step ahead in holographic storage, actually encoding documents inside a crystal that can last for billions of years. Next up: finding a commercial partner.

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Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rates

Seagate faces a lawsuit over allegedly high failure rates in 3 TB consumer hard drives.

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Backblaze will send you a hard drive with your backup data for free, if you return it after

Backblaze has long offered a pricey option for its online backup subscribers to restore their data via physical drives. But now it's free—if you send the drive back.

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Apple doubles down on its Reno data center

Apple is doubling the size of its data center campus near Reno to support iCloud, iTunes, and other Internet services.

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Samsung's latest portable SSD banks on USB-C connections

The pocket-size T3 isn't just for PCs.

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How Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s words were freed from old floppy disks

When Gene Roddenberry's computer died, it took the only method of accessing some 200 floppy disks of his unpublished work. Here's how this tech mystery was solved.

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Hands-on with Disk Utility in El Capitan: Tool for storage devices gets a facelift

A utility you hope rarely to need gets a complete overhaul, omitting familiar features and making some actions easier to carry out.

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Comparing iCloud's new lower prices to the competition

Cheaper iCloud storage prices just went into effect, making the service more competitive with Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive.

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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.

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How to configure a cheap, secure RAID backup system

Sure, your standard Time Machine backup is a good start, but a mirrored RAID setup will keep your data doubly backed up. Here’s how to get started.