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OCZ Accused of Fraud, Seagate-Samsung, EMC Earnings, WD Earnings

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This week saw OCZ accused of fraud, a big storage merger announced and divergent earnings reports from EMC and Western Digital. Scathing Report Implies OCZ...

Seagate – Samsung Deal the Storage Industry Impact

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Seagate today confirmed rumors aired by the Wall Street Journal yesterday (and predicted by ServeTheHome last month after the Western Digital - Hitachi GST...

Samsung Selling Hard Drive Unit? Seagate a buyer?

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Today the Wall Street Journal reported that Samsung was mulling the sale of its hard drive unit. Seagate has been rumored as a potential...

Western Digital-Hitachi, NetApp-LSI,Fusion-io 1.4m IOPS News for the Week

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This week was full of M&A news, but also saw some new features on ServeTheHome. Also, Fusion-io and Supermicro teamed up to create an...

Western Digital buys Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion – Patrick’s Take

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As someone who worked on the Seagate-Maxtor merger a few years ago, I was  a bit worried to see this morning the news that...

The Big WHS: February 2011 Update

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It has been a long time since I have posted about The Big WHS. At the last update in May 2010, the machine occupied...

Internal or External Hard Drives: Are Warranties Worth the Cost?

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Internal hard drives usually carry a manufacturer’s warranty, commonly three years. Personally, I believe that after three years, one wants to replace drives due...

Newegg 1TB, 1.5TB, and 2TB Hard Drive Ratings – What is...

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This weekend I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted to know if retail packaged drives had a lower DOA rate than...

Add 2TB+ GPT Disk/Volume to Windows Home Server v2 VAIL

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Windows Home Server v1 (WHS) was limited to using 2TB Master Boot Record (MBR) partitions in its storage pool, but the public preview of Windows Home...

Install FreeNAS in Hyper-V: Part 2 Installing FreeNAS to a vhd

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In previous articles we have shown how to set up a basic Hyper-V virtual machine that works with FreeBSD and FreeNAS as well as...