A new form in portable storage

Subject: Storage | March 6, 2008 - 02:55 PM |
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A 1.8" HDD sounds a little odd, being smaller than even the HDD built for laptops ... until you realize it is designed to be a portable USB drive.  The Honeywell SecuraDrive 1.8-inch 80GB USB Hard Drive gives you two partitions, an easy to access public partition and a hidden private partition.  Think Computers tried it out and loved it; apart from the price which they found a little steep.

Thermaltake BlacX Winner and Video Posted

Subject: Storage | March 4, 2008 - 08:58 AM |
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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....

COMPUGUY1088!!!
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Bringing out the worse in reviewers

Subject: Storage | March 3, 2008 - 02:45 PM |
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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.

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Corsair Announces New 16GB "GT" High Performance USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Subject: Storage | February 28, 2008 - 11:32 AM |
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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).

High Performance USB Solutions for Transporting & Backing-up Critical Data

Sitting naked on the dock

Subject: Storage | February 26, 2008 - 12:59 PM |
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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.

$17 a gigabyte, but almost indestructable

Subject: Storage | February 21, 2008 - 11:26 AM |
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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. 

Younger, bigger, faster

Subject: Storage | February 18, 2008 - 09:26 AM |
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If you have wondered why hard drives always seem to have a revision number in their names, (i.e.

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When 4 SATA channels can't handle your collection

Subject: Storage | February 11, 2008 - 02:45 PM |
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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

Source: TweakTown

Intel and Micron Develop the World's Fastest NAND Flash Memory with 5X Faster Performance

Subject: Storage | February 1, 2008 - 02:08 PM |
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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.

My god! It's full of stars

Subject: Storage | January 31, 2008 - 10:59 AM |
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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 - 02:01 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 - 12:05 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

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New and improved NAS actually new and improved

Subject: Storage | January 16, 2008 - 02:25 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 - 12:41 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 - 11:12 AM |
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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 - 11:19 AM |
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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 - 02:43 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 - 11:54 AM |
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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 - 10:40 AM |
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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 - 11:08 AM |
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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.