The slacker's backup

Subject: Storage | May 29, 2008 - 02:18 PM |
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Backing up your data can be a bit of a pain for the unmotivated.  You have to choose what to back up, find a medium to back it up to and remember to place the backed up data somewhere safe and that you can find if you need it.  For the motivated, as in those who have suffered a loss of personal data, it is still a bit time consuming, but unquestionably worth the investment.  CPU3D is opting for a mid ground, with the DVS Online Backup service, read on to see why.

Source: CPU3D

Western Digital Velociraptor hits Newegg

Subject: Storage | May 28, 2008 - 12:11 PM |
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If you haven't heard about the Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drive then you should definitely read our review of the product and prepare to be impressed. 

Thecus Technology Partners with Farstone Technology to Provide DriveClone Pro 5.0

Subject: Storage | May 20, 2008 - 06:50 PM |
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Thecus Technology Partners with Farstone Technology to Provide DriveClone Pro 5.0

Backup is an essential element for computer users and network administrators. There are many possibilities that a user can lose all or part of their files due to computer viruses, accidental deletion or hardware failure.

GreenPower gets bigger

Subject: Storage | May 19, 2008 - 04:24 PM |
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Western Digital extended their Caviar lineup to include the GreenPower series.  Costing a bit more, but with various powersaving enhancements inside, they were mostly aimed at the enterprise level.  The powersaving technologies did slow the performance a bit, something most enthusiasts would never accept.  OCIA's testing of the Western Digital Cavia

Source: OCIA

Extra storage space, and cheats

Subject: Storage | May 15, 2008 - 05:39 PM |
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The Lexar Gaming Edition 2GB SD Card and 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo is for console gamers looking for some extra space and a few cheats tossed in as a bonus.  They will work with the PS3 and Wii, and with the Xploder Lite software you can even get some save games for a few popular titles.  Check it out at Red & Blackness Mods.

Bigger isn't always better

Subject: Storage | May 12, 2008 - 05:53 PM |
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The Super Talent Pico drive lineup is very impressive, if you are looking for compact storage.  The biggest drive, 8Gb, is only 1.5" long and the others shrink from that.  Bjorn3D thought that a little decoration, like an LED fro activity would be a nice touch, but that overall these drives are some of the best they have seen.  Just make sure not to drop one, you may never see it again.

Source: Bjorn3D

Thecus N5200 Series Brings Surveillance to Property Owners with Network Camera Functionality

Subject: Storage | May 12, 2008 - 09:32 AM |
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Thecus N5200 Series Brings Surveillance to Property Owners with Network Camera Functionality

Many property owners are victims of property break-ins and therefore would spend a fortune on surveillance systems to protect their properties. Normally, these equipments involve complicated operations and are always confusing to users, not to mention they are always expensive. It would not be economical to home owners. Thecus has brought a low-cost but effective alternative by incorporating network camera on to Thecus N5200 series products.

Sometimes it's the warranty that does it

Subject: Storage | May 6, 2008 - 01:58 PM |
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Phoronix compared a pair of 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity cards, one from OCZ and one from Crucial.  They used hdparm to compare performance, and each clocked in around 13MB/s, with the OCZ being a tiny bit faster.  Since they both cost the same, and the performance difference is unnoticeable,
the lifetime warranty on the on the Crucial SDHC really stands out.

Source: 3DCenter

Flask drive

Subject: Storage | May 1, 2008 - 01:46 PM |
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The GStor Wave bears a strong resemblance to a hip flask, and serves a similar purpose; to keep something important, but hard to carry around both close to you and safe.  In this case, it stores bits, not booze; it still keeps your data safe from accidental droppage
or spillage.  Hardware Zone's review takes a quick look at the 4 sizes and 5 colours th

I want my i-Ram

Subject: Storage | April 24, 2008 - 12:31 PM |
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Almost three years ago, Gigabyte launched the i-RAM solid state storage deviceThere hasn't been an update to this product since, even though DDR2 has come and gone in that time and there is a new generation of SATA ; an updated version would be nice Gigabyte.  You can see why this product needs an update in X-bit Labs latest storage article.  They compare the new Solid State Disks we have seen relea

Source: X-Bit Labs

Bursting with flavour

Subject: Storage | April 21, 2008 - 12:01 PM |
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Who knew VelociRaptors would be so well received, after all that bad press they got from Spielburg?  Western Digital's new take on the Raptor series is a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" container, most of which is heatsink.  The burst speed on this drive isn't quite double that of the RaptorX, but it is close enough; HD Tach 3.0.4.0 puts it at 247.8MB/s compared to 132.7, and the Random Access Time has dropped by 1.2ms at the same time.  Read Ryan's full review of this brilliant SATA 3.0 GB/s update to WD's Raptor lin

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.