Drive switching made easy

Subject: Storage | April 18, 2008 - 02:50 PM |
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Mitron's Duplus DUP-35 HDD Selector lets you switch between two hard drives with the twist of the wrist.  Unlike the USB docks, the Duplus requires you to shut the PC off to switch between modes; the modes being either drive singly or both active at once.  You can set up two completely isolated PC configurations for safety or privacy, or give yourself a dual boot machine without playing with LILO or any of the other tricks needed to get two OSs on one machine.  Drop by Overclocker's Online fo

Supersized portable storage, with extras

Subject: Storage | April 14, 2008 - 01:51 PM |
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The Western Digital 160GB Passport offers you 160Gb of portable storage, at an affordable price.  The drawback compared to solid state drives is the relative fragility of the drive.  BCCHardware found the external shell is very easily breakable, but the fact that this uses platters to hold the data makes it very vulnerable to impact.  There is also a large number of pre-installed utilities that may be a positive or a neg

Source: BCCHardware

Still the king of cheap storage

Subject: Storage | April 8, 2008 - 03:00 PM |
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The JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) used to be one of the easiest ways to set up a large sized storage drive without spending much money.  In the array is a logic chip that allows any two drives, regardless of size, make or manufacturer; to be combined into a single large disk.  With HDD prices dropping quickly and RAID controllers being built into motherboards the JBOD has lost it's previous popularity.  It hasn't disappeared completely, the brand new and bright yellow Eagletech I-Series JBOD Enclosure is up f

Super Talent Launches World's Smallest 8GB USB Drive

Subject: Storage | April 7, 2008 - 12:26 PM |
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San Jose, California - April 7, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced three new 8GB USB Flash drives, including the world’s smallest 8GB drive.

Intel and LSI Collaborate to Redefine RAID Deployment on Intel-Based Server and Workstation Platform

Subject: Storage | April 7, 2008 - 10:59 AM |
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STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, Orlando, Fla., April 7, 2008 - Intel Corporation and LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a strategic multi-generation agreement to redefine how advanced RAID data protection is deployed on future Intel Xeon-based server and workstation platforms. This technical collaboration brings together Intel's next-generation RAID technology, codenamed "Treemont," and industry-proven LSI MegaRAID software to deliver a new level of RAID value.

Insert apple joke here

Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 04:28 PM |
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A healthy hard drive is a happy hard drive, which makes a user happy in return.  tk arena would like to help you keep your hard drive healthy, which is why they published this guide.  They guide you through all the inbuilt tools in Windows that can help keep your drive happy, along with tricks involving a freezer and a ziplock bag.  Make sure that you keep up to date backups though, all hard drives must die at some point.

First Intel solid state drives pictured

Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 08:09 AM |
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On an Intel.com blog post the first pictures of Intel's upcoming solid-state drives make an appearance.  There isn't much to see, as you would expect with most storage devices, but its a good first step, right?  The engadget post purports that we have been "we've been waiting so long for Intel to stop talking and start producing" but I can't recall getting that excited about

Source: engadget

Not your average HDD enclosure

Subject: Storage | March 31, 2008 - 03:53 PM |
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New Corsair 16GB "GT" High Performance Flash Voyager USB 2.0 Drives

Subject: Storage | March 28, 2008 - 01:34 PM |
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The new Corsair 16GB "GT" high performance Flash Voyager USB 2.0 drives are now available for review.  Flash Voyager GT USB drives provide data transfer rates that are up to 4X faster than standard USB 2.0 drives.  Whether transporting office files, pictures or even full-length movies, you can "store-n-go" faster with the Corsair GT USB line.  The drive has been optimized to take full advantage of its advanced flash controller technology as well as the screened and hand-selected NAND flash chips.

Super Talent Ships World's Thinnest 256GB SSD

Subject: Storage | March 26, 2008 - 11:25 AM |
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San Jose, California - March 26, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched the world's slimmest 256GB solid state drive (SSD).

The FSD56GC25H(pdf linkage) uses an industry standard 2.5-inch hard drive form factor and uses an industry standard SATA-I interface, making it 100% interchangeable with conventional 2.5-inch SATA hard drives.

Sitting in the storage sweet spot

Subject: Storage | March 25, 2008 - 06:46 PM |
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Western Digital's Caviar SE16 640GB sits at a nice place in the storage market.  Weighing in at ~$150 on Pricegrabber, a pair of 320GB platters and a 16MB cache size this drive has great price for it's size and performance.  In the full review over at The Tech Report, they discovered two other things to love; the power consumption is about that of the low pow

The mighy Momentus

Subject: Storage | March 20, 2008 - 01:38 PM |
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The Seagate Momentus 5400.4 250GB really showed off the speed possible, even on a 5400RPM drive.  In Bjorn3D's testing, it outperformed a Hitachi Travelstar 80GB 7200RPM.  The price is awfully close to several 320GB drives, but they will lack the speed of the Momentus.  If quick copying time and relatively economical drain on your battery are important to you, this may be perfect for your needs.

Source: Bjorn3D

The miracle of the CF to IDE Adapter

Subject: Storage | March 14, 2008 - 02:59 PM |
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Solid State Drives, ultra fast, ultra durable and super-duper mega-ultra expensive.  So you could spend close to $20 per Gb, or you can build your own RAID array out of CF memory.  The Guru of 3D did just that, and found that the performance was a bit low, lower than a standard IDE drive in most tests, but it is possible.  Quiet, low power storage for about $2 per Gb

Source: Guru of 3D

OCZ Technology Introduces High-Speed SATA II Solid State Drive to their High-Performance Mobile Solu

Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 06:24 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - March 12, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled ultra-fast OCZ SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drives, a lightweight and efficient alternative to conventional hard disc drives. The OCZ SATA II drive is designed to stay abreast of the performance features of high-end notebooks, and is ideal for energy-efficient mobile computing.

Round up of Tera!!!

Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 04:18 PM |
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Terabyte harddrives are becoming more common, or else ExtremeTech would never be able to do a seven drive round up.  Five of the drives have been reviewed previously, but they are adding two new drives.  Read on to learn who the king of high capacity storage is!  The review covers more than just speed, in today's world noise and power consumption are also very important.

Source: Extremetech

Intel to ship 160GB solid-state drive in Q2

Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 02:24 PM |
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It turns out that Intel is indeed going to be manufacturing and selling solid-state hard drives.  The notebook drives (the article says "notebook and laptop drives" but I don't know the difference) will start at 80GB and go up to 160GB and should be available in Q2 of this year.  No prices or anything on them yet.

A new form in portable storage

Subject: Storage | March 6, 2008 - 05:55 PM |
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A 1.8" HDD sounds a little odd, being smaller than even the HDD built for laptops ... until you realize it is designed to be a portable USB drive.  The Honeywell SecuraDrive 1.8-inch 80GB USB Hard Drive gives you two partitions, an easy to access public partition and a hidden private partition.  Think Computers tried it out and loved it; apart from the price which they found a little steep.

Thermaltake BlacX Winner and Video Posted

Subject: Storage | March 4, 2008 - 11:58 AM |
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After our very popular Thermaltake BlacX review was posted last week, we decided to give away a free one to a lucky PCPer member that posted in this thread in our Storage Forum.  Well, the end of the contest is here and the winner is....

COMPUGUY1088!!!
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Bringing out the worse in reviewers

Subject: Storage | March 3, 2008 - 05:45 PM |
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Something about USB drives turns hardware reviewers into sadistic torturers who laugh maniacally while dipping them in boiling water or running them over with heavy equipment.  Take DriverHeaven for instance, who have subjected 19 different drives to tests running from transfer speeds to crushing tests.  If you are looking for more from your USB memory stick that just price per gigabyte, or simply want to see distressed hardware, click on over.

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Corsair Announces New 16GB "GT" High Performance USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Subject: Storage | February 28, 2008 - 02:32 PM |
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Fremont, CA, February 28, 2008 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced a new 16GB high performance "GT" Flash Voyager USB 2.0 drive.  The new Corsair 16GB GT Flash Voyager USB drive will be debuted at the CeBIT 2008 Show next week in Hanover, Germany on Corsair’s stand (Booth 40 in Hall 21).

High Performance USB Solutions for Transporting & Backing-up Critical Data