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Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 04:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 08:09 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Storage | March 28, 2008 - 01:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | March 26, 2008 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | March 25, 2008 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Storage | March 20, 2008 - 01:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | March 14, 2008 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
OCZ Technology Introduces High-Speed SATA II Solid State Drive to their High-Performance Mobile Solu
Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 06:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 04:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 02:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Storage | March 6, 2008 - 05:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | March 4, 2008 - 11:58 AM | Ryan Shrout
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....
Subject: Storage | March 3, 2008 - 05:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | February 28, 2008 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Storage | February 26, 2008 - 03:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ryan has finished his review of a very handy little product, the Thermaltake BlacX SATA USB docking station. This dock is a little different than ones we have seen before, it is designed to let you stick in uncovered drives into the slot at it's top. No screws, no buttons or clips, you just slide it in and away you go. Keep reading to find out more.
Subject: Storage | February 21, 2008 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The OCZ 64GB SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive runs about $1100, which is about 2/3 the current pricing for SSDs you will see from other manufacturers; even better is the fact that you can actually buy this drive. As you might expect, the random access times are tiny, running about 0.23ms; not the fastest, but certainly better than platter based HDD.
Subject: Storage | February 11, 2008 - 05:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 PCI-E SATA not only gives you something to do with that 1x PCI-E slot, but it will add 4 SATA channels to your PC. It comes as a half height PCI-E card, betraying it's primary usage in rack servers and is based around a HighPoint 601 RAID management chip. TweakTown's testing proves that this card is mos
Subject: Storage | February 1, 2008 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BOISE, Idaho and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2008 - Intel Corporation and Micron Technology Inc. today unveiled a high speed NAND flash memory technology that can greatly enhance the access and transfer of data in devices that use silicon for storage.