Data Storage: Latest Compact Storage Devices Make Plenty of News at CES

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-01-10 Print this article Print
Latest Compact Storage Devices Make Plenty of News at CES

Latest Compact Storage Devices Make Plenty of News at CES

by Chris Preimesberger
While smartphones, computers and cameras took most of the headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, the latest data storage technology was also big news. All these new devices serve huge volumes of data that have to be stored somewhere. That "somewhere" comes in the form of hard drives; solid-state drives; thumb drives; and SAN, NAS and direct-attached rack-mounted storage servers. And while there are not quite as many new storage machines as there are phones and PCs, there are a significant number of new devices from such well-known vendors as NEC, SanDisk, Maxell, Iomega, Seagate, WD, Intel, Buffalo and many others. There also are newer companies coming onto the scene, such as Azio, Corsair, Lexar and OCZ, demanding attention with new-generation products. The latest drives have diverse designs, including highly capacious NAND flash and spinning disk hard drives with stronger-even high-end government-grade-encryption for consumer-level storage. They also deliver faster data movement due to dual-core processors with business-grade features trickling down into consumer devices.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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