My god! It's full of stars

Subject: Storage | January 31, 2008 - 01:59 PM |
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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

This is my booststick

Subject: Storage | January 25, 2008 - 05:01 PM |
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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

A little quirky, but awfully cute

Subject: Storage | January 22, 2008 - 03:05 PM |
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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

Source: Dan's Data

New and improved NAS actually new and improved

Subject: Storage | January 16, 2008 - 05:25 PM |
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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. 

The new SCSI

Subject: Storage | January 10, 2008 - 03:41 PM |
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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

Source: Boot Daily

Big doesn't necessarily mean slow

Subject: Storage | January 4, 2008 - 02:12 PM |
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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

Corsair Introduces 32GB High-Density USB Drives at CES 2008

Subject: Storage | January 3, 2008 - 02:19 PM |
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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.

Blues at 6x speed

Subject: Storage | December 11, 2007 - 05:43 PM |
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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.

Source: CDRLabs

Rightsizing your portable storage and backup

Subject: Storage | December 7, 2007 - 02:54 PM |
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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

Solid State Drives, good as gold

Subject: Storage | December 4, 2007 - 01:40 PM |
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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.

Source: AnandTech

Better than your average HDD?

Subject: Storage | November 30, 2007 - 02:08 PM |
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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.

The word on tera

Subject: Storage | November 27, 2007 - 01:39 PM |
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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

Source: AnandTech

The data is perfectly safe until you misplace your finger

Subject: Storage | November 21, 2007 - 01:59 PM |
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Biometric security, especially fingerprint readers are becoming very commonplace on electronics.  It was only a matter of time before USB drives started sporting them, and that brings us to CPU3D's review of the 1GB Adata FP1 Fingerprint Flash DriveThey were impressed overall, finding the size unaffected by the inclusion of the swipe type fingerprint reader and the low cost as well.

Source: CPU3D

Right sized drives

Subject: Storage | November 16, 2007 - 01:48 PM |
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As X-bit labs points out in their introduction, 250GB HDD offer you a good price per GB, and enough storage that you won't feel cramped.  Since there are so many to choose from, they have gathered 30 different makes and models to test out in a huge review.  In the end, it turns out that many of the drives will excel in certain applications, while falling behind in others, as well as some interesting findings about Native Command Queuing. 

Source: X-Bit Labs

Gigabyte's split personality

Subject: Storage | November 14, 2007 - 03:33 PM |
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The GA-P31-DS3L is a sub $100 motherboard based on the Intel P31 chipset, and is able to support 45nm processors.  As you may guess from the price, it is aimed at those more interested in price than performance.  OCC got a surprise when they tried for performance though, this board was quite capable of reaching a 465MHz FSB when they tried overclocking a E6750!

Green Power goes professional

Subject: Storage | November 14, 2007 - 03:02 PM |
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With the successful launch of the GP Caviar last month, Western Digital has extended their GreenPower lineup with the RE2-GP HDD.  It is a one terabyte drive, built for enterprise level storage, so you won't see high burst speeds as this drive is designed to provide reliable constant speeds.  It does retain it's lowered power requirements, as you wold expect, and you can see what else WD put in this drive over at The Tech Report.

Supersized portable storage

Subject: Storage | November 9, 2007 - 01:45 PM |
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If 4 and 8GB flash drives just don't cut it for you because of the size and amount of data you carry around, Hardware Logic has a review that will make your day.  How would you like a 160GB in a small 6oz package that should be tough enough to live in the bottom of a bag?  Head over and read all about the SimpleTech SimpleDrivePS.

The thumb drive that needs a finger

Subject: Storage | November 6, 2007 - 03:01 PM |
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If you have decided that using a thumb drive is a bad idea when it comes to transporting data you would prefer to keep private based on how easy they are to lose, then A-Data may have the perfect solution for you.  The FP1 drive offers both password protection as well as fingerprint scanning and can keep the data fairly secure even if you lose it.  The Tech Report tried it out, and while it isn't cheap or fast, it does give you some peace of mind.

Intel Simplifies Storage for Small Business and the Home

Subject: Storage | November 6, 2007 - 01:35 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2007 - Intel Corporation today announced a new storage platform to ease the management of growing digital information, from protecting critical data in small businesses to safeguarding digital content in the home.

High density mobile storage

Subject: Storage | November 1, 2007 - 01:32 PM |
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Western Digital now offers a 2.5", 250GB Scorpio drive, finally providing mobile users with a speedy and high capacity HDD.  TweakTown was more than happy with the performance, as WD did not sacrifice speed for storage size, they fit both into a perfect little package.

Source: TweakTown