Samsung sells solid state storage

Subject: Storage | December 14, 2006 - 12:43 PM |
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The Future of Things has posted an in depth look at Samsung's flash based hard drive and also posts an interview with Don Barnetson, Director of Flash Marketing for Samsung.  You can find out about why Samsung chose the mobile 2.5 form as the flash standard as opposed to 3.5, and when to expect SATA support.

Corsair Announces Immediate Availability of the New 16GB Flash Voyager USB Drives

Subject: Storage | December 12, 2006 - 11:34 AM |
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Fremont, CA (December 12, 2006) — Users will no longer have to worry about having enough space on their personal flash drives to store all their files, music, photos, videos and applications. Today Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, expanded its lineup of the award-winning Flash VoyagerTM USB2.0 drives to include new 16GB capacities.

A pair of handy NAS boxes

Subject: Storage | December 11, 2006 - 05:16 PM |
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HotHardware reviews a pair of NAS boxes from QNAP.  The  TS-101 can function as a print server, as well as handling one drive, either ATA or SATA.  The TS-201 can't handle SATA, but it does fit a pair of drives, up to 1.5 Tb and it can do RAID 1 and 0.

Source: HotHardware

8Gbs in your pocket

Subject: Storage | December 7, 2006 - 05:02 PM |
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With an 8Gb USB drive, mobile computer repair gets very easy.  Not only can you store entire anti-virus/spyware programs, plus updated definitions, with newer motherboards you could set it up as a boot device for MemTest86 and other boot programs.  Virtual-Hideout has posted their review of the Corsair 8GB Flash Voyager.

A peek into the storage room

Subject: Storage | December 4, 2006 - 03:50 PM |
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AnandTech has finished talking with some major storage manufacturers, and have compiled what they learned into a 3 page article.  Covering both internal and external storage, as well as a bonus visit to ABIT, you can get a good idea what they are all working on.

Source: AnandTech

You call that an enclosure!?!

Subject: Storage | November 22, 2006 - 03:18 PM |
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That's not an enclosure, this is an enclosure!  [H]ard|OCP reviews a HDD enclosure that can fit 4 drives.  The enclosure it's self is much more stylish than most, but the cooling solution in it is fairly loud, mostly so it can manage to keep 4 10,000RPM Raptors nice and cool.  You might blink at the price, but the good news is that it isn't the final price yet.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Quick temporary fix for a broken IDE pin

Subject: Storage | November 13, 2006 - 05:35 PM |
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MAKE:Blog linked to a quick fix that ought to get a HDD with a broken pin running long enough to get the data off of it.  Read down into the comments section for additional tips and tricks, and some stories about playing with older HDDs.

"Here's a low-tech way of fixing a broken pin on a hard drive using some tin foil and a sewing pin."

Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:

Source: MAKE: Blog

HDD enclosure that even supports serial attached SCSI

Subject: Storage | November 7, 2006 - 04:58 PM |
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The SSI SI-1168SAS HDD-ROM is a mouthful, but a very handy one.  Easily installable in a 5.25" bay and with a good locking system, it isn't likely to walk away on you, and it will also extend the life of the drive with it's 40mm fan.  Top that off with rubber feet to keep the noise down and it's easy to see why Hi-tech reviews likes this device.

It's big, fast, reliable and here for the long haul

Subject: Storage | November 1, 2006 - 02:15 PM |
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The Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB SATA HDD runs at a full 3GB/sec transfer, and is based on the new perpendicular recording technology.  HotHardware finds that the 7200.10 is still slightly faster than this drive, but also point out that until this new Barracuda Enterprise drives were built to last, not built for speed.  This new Seagate HDD is built for both.

Source: HotHardware

So much for 50 cents a gigabyte

Subject: Storage | October 24, 2006 - 01:22 PM |
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The Kanguru 32GB Flash Max Drive is USB 2.0, 17 grams, and not that much larger than a normal thumbdrive.  Other than that it's resemblance ends, it holds 32Gbs, but I do find myself siding with CoolTechZone, who is going to pay that much for a flash drive?

Source: CoolTechZone

We've come a long way, baby

Subject: Storage | October 18, 2006 - 02:06 PM |
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The Tech Zone takes a look at the past 50 years of hard drives.  From the gigantic beasts of old, to flash drives and the biometric protection you see on newer systems, it's all there.

Corsair Expands Flash Memory Line with New 2GB microSD Removable Card

Subject: Storage | October 16, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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 Fremont, CA (October 16, 2006) —Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today launched a new line of microSD™ removable flash memory cards to further expand the company's award-winning line of flash products.

Isn't that convenient

Subject: Storage | October 10, 2006 - 02:16 PM |
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The Mercury Elite Pro External is perfect for those who can't make up thier minds.  Working perfectly on Linux, Mac and Windows, with and USB 2.0, FireWire, and eSATA connectors, you will be hard pressed to find a PC that can't talk to this drive enclosure.  Head to ExtremeTech to see the full review, and the drives one Achilles heel.

Source: Extremetech

These new drives can store as much as you can dish out

Subject: Storage | October 3, 2006 - 12:13 PM |
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It really wasn't that long ago that a 500Mb drive was a pretty impressive thing to have, but now you would be hard pressed to fit just an OS on that disk.  Now 500Gb drives are becoming common, and today The Tech Lounge is comparing 3 of the top brands.

OCZ Technology Unveils the 8-Gigabyte Ultra-Slim Mega-Kart USB 2.0 Flash Card

Subject: Storage | October 3, 2006 - 11:17 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA-October 22, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today
announced the Mega-Kart, a ultra-high capacity USB flash drive. With 8GBs of
memory, the OCZ Mega-Kart series is the ultimate data storage solution for
today's computer enthusiasts and business professionals on the go.

Intel Makes Storage More Reliable, Manageable With Set Of New, Flexible Storage Processors

Subject: Storage | September 27, 2006 - 09:43 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco,
Sept. 27, 2006
- Intel Corporation today introduced a family of storage
processors that serve market segments ranging from small- to
medium-sized businesses.

Maxtor's 11 Gen drives make themselves available

Subject: Storage | September 26, 2006 - 01:48 PM |
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The Tech Report reviews the DiamondMax 11, a very different drive from the 10.  Where the 10 shone in WinBench and file transfer, the 11 does not perform nearly as well.  The achilles heel of the 10 was single user multitasking, while the 11 beats out 10K Raptors on iPEAK multitasking tests. 

Blu-ray, HDDVD and plain old DVD, all on one disk

Subject: Storage | September 21, 2006 - 02:05 PM |
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Buying blank DVDs may be a lot less confusing if these 3 inventors are allowed to continue developing this disk technology.  As CNET reports, because different formats burn to different depths on the CD, by having 3 layers on one disk you can choose which format to burn.

Make external HDD connections a snap

Subject: Storage | September 18, 2006 - 02:53 PM |
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Sick and tired of having to reboot to connect a back-up harddrive, and don't want to buy a $100 USB2.0 harddrive case?  OCMODSHOP reviews Vantec's $15 IDE to USB adaptor.  It handles 2.5 and 3.5 HDDs with ease, go check it out.

Source: OCMODSHOP

Intel Announces Serial Flash Memory Availability

Subject: Storage | September 14, 2006 - 03:09 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14,
2006 - Intel Corporation
today announced that Intel® Serial Flash
Memory (S33) products are shipping to meet the memory requirements of a
range of applications, including digital TVs, DVDs, PCs, modems and
printers. Intel's serial flash is based on an industry-standard
package, pin-out and command set to simplify board design and save
board space.