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Cisco acquires flash memory company Whiptail for $415 million

Cisco on Tuesday agreed to purchase privately held Whiptail - a company that makes software to manage cloud-based flash storage - for $415 million in cash. The deal marks Cisco’s 12 acquisition on the year and brings the total money…

WD talks SSHDs: Black hybrid details revealed

Earlier this week, Western Digital debuted the fruit of a partnership with SanDisk: a line of solid state hybrid drives bearing its "Black" branding. In light of the announcement, WD vice president Matt Rutledge recently discussed with The Tech Report…

Solid state drive pricing dropped 38% in 2012

Solid state drives had a big year in 2012; not because of any controller breakthrough or performance barriers tackled but rather the fact that pricing dropped significantly over the past 12 months. Per gigabyte pricing for flash-based storage is still…

Tuesday tech deals: 256GB Agility 4 $130, iPhone 5 $150 w/ contract

Today only, TigerDirect offers the OCZ 256GB Agility 4 SSD, model no. AGT4-25SAT3-256G, for $159.99. This $30 mail-in rebate drops it to $129.99. With free shipping, that's $0.51/GB, and the lowest total price we could find by $60, although we saw it for $30 less on Black Friday...

Tuesday tech deals: 256GB Agility 4 $130, MS Store ultrabook sale

TigerDirect offers the OCZ 256GB Agility 4 for $159.99. This $30 mail-in rebate drops it to $129.99. With free shipping, that's $0.51/GB, tied with an August deal, and the best price we've seen for this drive. It's a current price low by $54. This drive features read speeds of up to 420MB/s...