Corsair Announces New 256GB High-Performance Solid-State Drive

Subject: Storage | May 11, 2009 - 01:06 PM |
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Fremont, CA, May 11th, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the launch of the Corsair Storage Solutions P256 high-performance 256GB solid-state drive (SSD).

The Corsair Storage Solutions P256 has been designed using cutting-edge technology to deliver the highest performance and compatibility, in a capacity that is big enough to replace conventional storage solutions in a high-performance PC.

Pair up and get ready to rumble

Subject: Storage | May 7, 2009 - 10:40 AM |
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TweakTown has a matched pair of SSDs to test out, so they decided to play with their

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More than just networked storage

Subject: Storage | May 1, 2009 - 09:23 AM |
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Network Attached Storage devices (NAS) are really starting to catch on in a big way.  As the name implies they offer storage that is easily communicated with over a network, much like Storage Attached Networks (SAN) that are common in enterprise level networks.  A NAS is much easier to use and set up, being a stand alone box with wizard driven menus for setup.  The Synology DS109j is a single bay, making it smaller and more economical co

Run for your lives, Mega-NAS is coming!!!

Subject: Storage | April 27, 2009 - 02:45 PM |
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How much trouble could assembling two quad-core Xeon processors, sixteen gigabytes of RAM, a Velociraptor 300GB system drive, an Adaptec's SAS/SATA RAID controller and twenty 1.5TB Seagate hard drives be?  Join the trials and tribulations of setting up a 20TB NAS at Tweaknews.  By the end you should be able to set up a server with a huge amount of storage and that can transcode and stream content to your PS3.

Source: Tweaknews

Thecus NAS Server - Powerful Storage and Backup Device for Mac Users

Subject: Storage | April 27, 2009 - 09:04 AM |
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04/27/2009 - Great news for Mac users. Thecus proudly brings better and more powerful storage and backup solutions for Mac users. Instead of the usual and limited selection for Mac system, home users can enjoy much more network services from Thecus for much less cost.

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OCZ Technology releases the Z-Drive

Subject: Storage | April 23, 2009 - 07:41 PM |
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You might have seen glimpses of the OCZ Z-Drive around the internet.  As of today, it's official.  OCZ has taken 4 Vertex SSD's and ganged them up with a PCI-Express RAID controller to form a behemoth of an SSD.  We will be putting one of these beasts through its paces just as soon as it arrives.  Sequential speeds should reach 500 MB/sec, and available capacities will be 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB (!).  Some quick searching revealed pricing at ~$1200, ~$2000, and ~$3000, repsectively.

OCZ Technology announces Vertex EX series SLC-based SSD

Subject: Storage | April 22, 2009 - 08:23 AM |
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OCZ has recently announced a new SLC based Vertex series.  Dubbed 'EX', these new drives boast considerably faster write speeds, and should theoretically be on par with Intel's X25-E series of drives.  Read on for the goods.

Storage might not be free, but it's the next thing to it

Subject: Storage | April 20, 2009 - 10:39 AM |
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The Western Digital Black 1TB HDD can be yours for a smidgen over
$100, or about 10 cents a gigabyte if you would prefer to think of it that way.  This is a Black drive, which puts performance above long lifetime or low power consumption and with an average transfer rate of 86MB/sec in OCIA's testing, it certainly seems to qualify as a high end platter based HDD.  Drop by to see the actual benchmark numbers.

Source: OCIA

Western Digital releases enterprise class 2TB RE4-GP series drive

Subject: Storage | April 20, 2009 - 05:04 AM |
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Western Digital has released their new RE4 series of the Green Power line of hard drives.  The new release advances the RE series to include 2TB capacity, 64 MB cache, and dual processors, and also feature advanced RAID specific features such as TLER (Time Limited Error Recovery) and RAFF (Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward). 

Stop me if you've heard this one

Subject: Storage | April 14, 2009 - 09:07 AM |
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Back in February, Allyn was writing his first review for PC Perspective, a review of the new Intel X-25 M SSDs.  As he tested their various speeds, he began noticing some odd behaviour from the shiny new SSDs.  At the start of the testing the drives were incredibly fast, but over time the performance degraded significantly.

It's a mixed platter of results

Subject: Storage | April 8, 2009 - 11:52 AM |
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The new Seagate Barracuda 7200.12s have a few advantages over the previous generation.  There is no bad firmware to give this generation a bad name, as well they have made a move to 500GB platters for this generation.  Bjorn3D's testing showed that the move did not result in a clear improvement; speed for burst and read seems to have decreased, while the write speed has increased.  On the other hand, once in a RAID environment the drives showed improvements from the previous generation, in addition to needing

Source: Bjorn3D

HighPoint RocketRaid 4320 and 4310 hits the street

Subject: Storage | April 6, 2009 - 12:52 PM |
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Not too long ago, HighPoint released their RocketRaid 4320 card.  It employs a rather speedy Intel IOP348 XOR engine running at 1.2Ghz.  What really caught my eye was the insanely low cost of this board when purchased through Newegg.  A few days ago, HighPoint released a 4-port version, the RocketRaid 4310, which

A new method to their madness

Subject: Storage | April 3, 2009 - 11:36 AM |
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Benchmark Reviews is changing the way that they test SSDs and the first one on the bench is OCZ with their OCZSSD2-1VTX 120G SSD.  They've snagged a pair of them and using the onboard RAID controller on a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P X58 they set up the drives in RAID 0 and fired up their new test suite.&nb

Super Talent Develops 2048 GB PCIe RAID SSD with 1.3 GB/sec Throughput

Subject: Storage | April 1, 2009 - 02:02 PM |
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San Jose, California - April 1, 2009 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced its patented RAIDDrive, which dramatically increases the performance and slot capacity of PCI Express-based storage solution.

Corsair announces Voyager Port

Subject: Storage | April 1, 2009 - 08:28 AM |
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Fremont, CA, March 31st, 2009 - Corsair a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the Voyager Port portable backup solution for USB flash drives.

The Voyager Port transforms any USB flash drive into a powerful data backup solution, complete with a simple, one-button file backup feature.

You used to have to pay someone to do this

Subject: Storage | March 31, 2009 - 03:01 PM |
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FTP hosting and basic secure file transfers used to be the domain of ISPs and hosting companies, but as the cost of storage and processing power has dropped remote hosting is becoming extinct.  Apart from near instant fail-over and distributed backups, any enthusiast could slap together a file server that can handle multiple users.  Now, with the advent of the Network Attached Storage device, setting up secure file transferring and sharing is almost plug and play.  Take a look at the

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Tough decision

Subject: Storage | March 26, 2009 - 12:02 PM |
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For $140 you can pick up the Patriot Xporter Magnum 64GB USB flash drive or for $100 you can pick up a 1TB WD Caviar Green drive.  For the latter, you can't really expect it to hold up to being carried around in your bag or swapped around with friends.  For th

Source: MVKTECH.NET

Still the reigning champion

Subject: Storage | March 24, 2009 - 09:17 AM |
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SSD drives are narrowing the field, and the evolution of onboard RAID controllers is bringing the performance and safety enhancements of RAID to the casual user, but that still can't beat the old record holder for fast storage, unless you have gobs of money.  There is nothing like hooking up eight or so 15,000 RPM SAS drives onto a solid hardware RAID.  For example, check out the results that Bjorn3D sees with the

Source: Bjorn3D

NVISION Conference likely not going to happen this year

Subject: Storage | March 19, 2009 - 09:07 PM |
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Depending how you view the terms of "delay" and "soon", you can either take NVIDIA at their word that the NVISION show for 2009 is just going to be a bit behind schedule or you can take the logical step to think that with the economy (and NVIDIA's stock) in the position it is now, the event just won't happen.  Here's the quote from the above article:

Source: Ars Technica