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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).
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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.
Subject: Storage | January 31, 2008 - 01:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Eat your heart out Apple, PCs can get stylish add ons too. This particular case is an external hard drive case with a resemblance to a certain unfathomable monolith. The LaCie Hard Drive, Design by Neil Poulton will look at home near any system that you put some work into looking attractive, and beats most of the other styles that external HDDs sport. Digital Trends review
Subject: Storage | January 25, 2008 - 05:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Patriot Xporter XT Boost 32GB offers you an incredible way to keep your data mobile. It has a rubber exterior that claims to offer protection against water, and is the size you would expect a USB flash drive to be, even with it's large storage capability. Hardware Zone was also impressed with the transfer speeds it offers, somethi
Subject: Storage | January 22, 2008 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thecus N299 isn't exactly a top of the line NAS device, but it certainly has a lot of charm. Aimed at consumers that aren't interested in a top of the line storage server, but something that works simply. Dan gave it a run through, and found that some of the extras included really don't work very well, but those don't detract from the stack of useful extras that it is able to
Subject: Storage | January 16, 2008 - 05:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thecus N5200PRO is a NAS server with an Ultra Low Voltage Intel 1.5GHz CeleronM and 512MB of DDR and it supports supports multiple RAID volumes on one system, and they can even be iSCSI. There are a few more nice features, like an LCD display that shows you the IP address of the NAS, along with other data and support for modules, which are small installable programs, often created by other users of the N5200PRO.
Subject: Storage | January 10, 2008 - 03:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
UltraSCSI 320 has been the king of the interfaces when it comes to HDDs in the enterprise world for a very long time, but it's reign has come to an end. With the advent of Serial Attached SCSI, we see faster speeds and new technology like Idle Read After Write. The two kings of enterprise storage are currently Seagate and Hitachi (who bought IBM's storage), and Boot Daily has a review of their two flag ship models; the
Subject: Storage | January 4, 2008 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only does the Kingston 8GB Ultimate CF 266X offer 8Gbs of storage, it's transfer rates are extremely fast and it comes bundled with data recovery software from MediaRECOVER in case you delete a picture accidentally. Legit Reviews tried it out and found that it's speed gave the SanDisk Extreme IV series some serious competition
Subject: Storage | January 3, 2008 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Users now have the ultimate solution for storing, transporting and backing up large amounts of personal and professional data. Whether using the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager or the aluminum-encased water-proof Flash Survivor, the large amounts of data on the drive will be safeguarded for users with an active lifestyle. Corsair USB drives provide the added ruggedness and performance not found in other storage drives utilizing rotating media.
Subject: Storage | December 11, 2007 - 05:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Does the time it takes to burn 25GB of data got you down? The brand new LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blue burns regular Blu-ray disks at 6x speed, but the rewritable versions are stuck at 2x. There was a little bit of a problem when burning Blu-ray at high speed, but it was easily fixed and shouldn't be a concern for anyone looking at this drive. Unfortunately, CDRLabs couldn't tell us how much this drive will cost.
Subject: Storage | December 7, 2007 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Secure flash drives are nothing new, but with the on going miniaturization of chips in general and flash memory in particular the storage sizes we are seeing available are growing quickly. The Lexar 8 GB Jump Drive Secure II Plus sits at a threshold between handy storage for a couple of files, and a proper backup medium. Overclockers Club loved it
Subject: Storage | December 4, 2007 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The bad news is that the MTRON SSD Pro will run about $2000 when it becomes available, and only hold about 64Gb. The good news is that it blows the Raptor out of the water when it comes to read speed and there is no burst speed, it heads to 110MB/s and stays there. See just how impressive it is at AnandTech.
Subject: Storage | November 30, 2007 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may have seen drives labeled "RAID edition" or "enterprise" that seem to be much more expensive than drives that don't sport those labels. Two recent releases; the Barracuda ES.2 and Caviar RE2-GP aren't that much more expensive than their brethren, and claim a much longer MTBF thanks to better quality firmware. Drop by ExtremeTech to see if the higher quality guts also translate into better speeds.
Subject: Storage | November 27, 2007 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Seagate and Western Digital have both been taking enhancement products, and now they each sport a hard drive with 1000 GB of storage. Seagate's 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 ES.2 is aimed at the desktop crowd, and sports a possibly performance enhancing 32MB cache and 4 250GB platters and will run you about 27 cents per gig. The Western Digital takes a more responsible approach with their Green Power 1TB Caviar, the usual 16MB cache and a spin rate that varies betwe
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