PCIe RAID card

Subject: Storage | March 22, 2007 - 06:18 PM |
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Now that most motherboards come with built in RAID capabilities, the once ubiquitous RAID controller card seems to have died out.

Source: TECHGAGE

Terabyte storage for the desktop

Subject: Storage | March 20, 2007 - 01:30 PM |
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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.

Source: AnandTech

Super Talent Announces SATA Solid State Disk Drives

Subject: Storage | March 14, 2007 - 03:13 PM |
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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.

The blue light at the end of the tunnel

Subject: Storage | March 9, 2007 - 03:13 PM |
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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.

Free online storage

Subject: Storage | March 2, 2007 - 03:17 PM |
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box.net,
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.

Source: Extremetech

Corsair Steps Up Performance On USB Drives

Subject: Storage | February 28, 2007 - 11:56 AM |
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Fremont, CA (February 28, 2007) -- Corsair®, 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.

A data storage monolith

Subject: Storage | February 26, 2007 - 03:20 PM |
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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,

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Give you external storage a big boost of speed

Subject: Storage | February 21, 2007 - 06:23 PM |
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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.

Corsair Enhances SD Family with New 4GB SDHC Card

Subject: Storage | February 21, 2007 - 11:40 AM |
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Fremont, CA (February 20, 2007) — Corsair®, 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.

Secure in it's dual personalities

Subject: Storage | February 15, 2007 - 02:51 PM |
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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!

Source: techPowerUp!

Really rapid Raptor revision

Subject: Storage | February 7, 2007 - 03:26 PM |
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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

Source: AnandTech

Universal Serial Killer

Subject: Storage | January 29, 2007 - 06:48 PM |
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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.

Source: Hexus

Corsair Augments Flash Readout USB Product Family with 4GB and 8GB Capacities

Subject: Storage | January 17, 2007 - 12:48 PM |
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Fremont, CA (January 17, 2007) — Corsair®,

Solid State Storage coming mid 2007

Subject: Storage | January 11, 2007 - 06:11 PM |
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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!

Source: Digitimes

Solid storage for notebooks

Subject: Storage | January 4, 2007 - 05:26 PM |
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The Tech Report has some information on SanDisk's newly announced 32GB Solid State Drive, designed primarily for notebooks.  Not only do they give you information on the SanDisk drive, but they also provide links to info on the competitors drives.

I Want That!!: 300TB Hard Drive

Subject: Storage | January 3, 2007 - 04:16 PM |
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By 2010, it looks like Seagate is aiming for 300 terabyte hard drives for your systems!

PLATTER SPINNER Seagate thinks that it will be able to create a 300 TB hard-drive by 2010.

According to Joystick, Seagate boffins are apparently working on a hard-drive which uses heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) techniques.

Source: The Inquirer

Looking for some massive storage?

Subject: Storage | December 24, 2006 - 10:11 PM |
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If you are tired of filling up those piddly 300GB and 400GB hard drives, head on over and read the review about this 750GB drive from Seagate.

Seagate had done a fantastic job with the Barracuda 7200.10 series in terms of performance as well as storage space - 750GB is truly a fantastic feat of engineering - and with the use of all the latest SATA technologies and the inclusion of perpendicular recording, things are only going to get better from now on for the poor old hard disk, which is definitely receives great

Source: TweakTown

Samsung sells solid state storage

Subject: Storage | December 14, 2006 - 12:43 PM |
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The Future of Things has posted an in depth look at Samsung's flash based hard drive and also posts an interview with Don Barnetson, Director of Flash Marketing for Samsung.  You can find out about why Samsung chose the mobile 2.5 form as the flash standard as opposed to 3.5, and when to expect SATA support.

Corsair Announces Immediate Availability of the New 16GB Flash Voyager USB Drives

Subject: Storage | December 12, 2006 - 11:34 AM |
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Fremont, CA (December 12, 2006) — Users will no longer have to worry about having enough space on their personal flash drives to store all their files, music, photos, videos and applications. Today Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, expanded its lineup of the award-winning Flash VoyagerTM USB2.0 drives to include new 16GB capacities.

A pair of handy NAS boxes

Subject: Storage | December 11, 2006 - 05:16 PM |
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HotHardware reviews a pair of NAS boxes from QNAP.  The  TS-101 can function as a print server, as well as handling one drive, either ATA or SATA.  The TS-201 can't handle SATA, but it does fit a pair of drives, up to 1.5 Tb and it can do RAID 1 and 0.

Source: HotHardware