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Subject: Storage | April 24, 2007 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"While often overlooked, the hard drive plays an important role in the system's overall capacity and performance which can
be vital in ensuring a smooth-running, glitch-free experience. If data bogs down at the hard drive, you won't have a chance
in Zanzibar to experience the full power of your system, no matter how much processing power you're packing.
Hard drives can differ in capacity and performance.
Subject: Storage | April 19, 2007 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech re-reviews the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000, this time with a pair set up in RAID 0. They find very little difference between the real application performance of this drive in single or RAID 0, nor can it keep up with the Raptors. However, if you are looking for nice looking benchmark scores, you definitely want the RAID.
Subject: Storage | April 16, 2007 - 05:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, San Diego, April 16, 2007 — Intel Corporation today announced the industry's first 2U, 12 drive, integrated quad-core storage server: the Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2. This hardware platform enables a new price/performance class for the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market.
Subject: Storage | April 12, 2007 - 03:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Phoronix has posted a review of the new 3 in 1 SD memory card, the Trifecta. Not only does it work as a normal SD card as well as a microSD card, it will also plug into a USB port, so you don't even need a card reader. Find out how well they implemented the USB compatibility in the full review.
Subject: Storage | April 2, 2007 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Betamax is dead, VHS victorious. Now we have a new battle begin fought between Blu-ray and HD-DVD. [H]ard|OCP takes a look at their recent battles, and tries to figure out who loses and why. Blu-ray holds more on a disk, but 50GBs isn't really much space for HD programming, but it does beat the 30GB of a dual sided HD-DVD. They carry on to look at which format studios are supporting, as that will probably the largest influence.
Subject: Storage | March 27, 2007 - 11:07 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CAâ€”March 26, 2007â€”OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide
leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability
memory, today released the most innovative Secure Digital™ memory
solution on the market, the new OCZ Trifecta SD card series. This
unique combination of microSD™, SD and a USB key in one unit creates a
new way of sharing files between your mobile phone, MP3 player, digital
camera, and PC.
Subject: Storage | March 20, 2007 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hitachi has won the race to get terabyte storage to the desktop with their 7K1000. With 200 GB platters (as opposed to trying to get 250GB ones to work), the seek times are a little slower at 8.5 ms/14ms Silent. It doesn't slow it down too much, in fact it is pretty quick, but slower on the large files. Read on at AnandTech to see the future of large scale home storage.
Subject: Storage | March 14, 2007 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California — February 14, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today announced a full range of Solid State Disk (SSD) drives with an industry standard Serial ATA interface.
Subject: Storage | March 9, 2007 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone expounds on the benefits of Blu-Ray and why it is here to stay. It isn't just a look at how quickly the encryption was broken, and the extra usage that gave people, but also the use it is put to. Most consumers don't want to think about buying an external hard drive to do their backups on, they burn it to CD or DVD. With the growing size of every file and the growing number of files the average user has, Blu-Ray may be the perfect answer.
Subject: Storage | March 2, 2007 - 03:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DropBoks, eSnips, MediaMax, OmniDrive and openomy are all under review at ExtremeTech. These 6 sites offer online storage, that you can get for free. 4 provide you up to 1GB free storage, with eSnips offering 5GB and MediaMax 25GB. They also offer different max files sizes and transfer bandwidth, as well as offering premium services, so read on to see which best fits you.
Subject: Storage | February 28, 2007 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (February 28, 2007) -- CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today launched the new Flash Voyager™ GT line of USB drives designed for the user who demands the highest performance in a USB memory product. Complementing the revolutionary Flash Voyager USB drives, the new Flash Voyager GT brand represents the highest performing USB products Corsair offers in any capacities.
Subject: Storage | February 26, 2007 - 03:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest member of the Icy Dock family, the U6-1S-WBC, is under the microscope at [H]ard|OCP. It supports IDE and SATA drives, with additional USB 2.0 and Firewire connections and will function as either an external drive, as well as functioning as an internal drive drawer. While it doesn't contain the 80mm fan that the last model did, which cause a lot of noise, this model is passively cooled. If you like what you see in the review,
Subject: Storage | February 21, 2007 - 06:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
USB 2.0: 1.5GB/sec, SATA: 3 GB/sec ... which speed would you prefer? The Kingwin JET external HDD casing offers both, giving those with e-SATA a huge speed benefit while still remaining useful to anyone. The included 80mm fan helps keep the drive alive, drop by Virtual-Hideout and get the full story.
Subject: Storage | February 21, 2007 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (February 20, 2007) — CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Secure Digital (SDTM) card family with the new 4GB SD High Capacity (SDHCTM) cards. Based on the SD Association 2.0 specification and tested to be fully compliant with SDHC host devices, each Corsair 4GB SDHC card blends Class 2 performance and high capacity to offer expanded storage for rich digital media.
Subject: Storage | February 15, 2007 - 02:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The OCZ Dual 1GB SD card is a pretty handy little storage device. It offers the benefits of a Secure Digital card, and by removing a cap it becomes a USB memory stick. While the speed doesn't quite match up to the fastest SD cards out there, the multiple interfaces balance that out. Head to techPowerUp!
Subject: Storage | February 7, 2007 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest incarnation of the 74Gb WD Raptor sports 10,000 RPM spindle speed, 4.6ms read seek time, and a two-platter design now at 150GB capacity. It's only real competition are the previous Raptors, which for the basis of the tests. These drives still aren't quite ready to take on SCSI, but they are certainly the next best thing in speed. AnandTech does have a small problem with the size and the price, pointing out that the 150Gb version (which is every bit as fast or faster) cost about $50 more with rebates
Subject: Storage | January 29, 2007 - 06:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS has picked up a new habit ... killing USB sticks. They are taking Corsair's ruggedized USB thumb drives and 'Testing them to Destruction. The claim from Corsair is that the rubberized drives they are water resistant, and shock resistant as well, and Hexus took that as a challenge. Even better it is the start of a series, so expect to see a lot of tortured flash drives.
Subject: Storage | January 17, 2007 - 12:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (January 17, 2007) — CorsairÂ®,
Subject: Storage | January 11, 2007 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DigiTimes reports on upcoming SSD's that wil be available soon. In addition to the speed and Mean Time Before Failure benefits, these drives will be compatible with Vista's ReadyBoost. These guys aren't just for laptops!