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Subject: Storage | May 6, 2008 - 01:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | May 1, 2008 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Storage | April 24, 2008 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Almost three years ago, Gigabyte launched the i-RAM solid state storage device. There 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
Subject: Storage | April 21, 2008 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 184.108.40.206 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
Subject: Storage | April 18, 2008 - 02:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Storage | April 14, 2008 - 01:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Storage | April 8, 2008 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Storage | April 7, 2008 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 04:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 08:09 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Storage | March 28, 2008 - 01:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | March 26, 2008 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - March 26, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched the world's slimmest 256GB solid state drive (SSD).
The FSD56GC25H(pdf linkage) uses an industry standard 2.5-inch hard drive form factor and uses an industry standard SATA-I interface, making it 100% interchangeable with conventional 2.5-inch SATA hard drives.
Subject: Storage | March 25, 2008 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Western Digital's Caviar SE16 640GB sits at a nice place in the storage market. Weighing in at ~$150 on Pricegrabber, a pair of 320GB platters and a 16MB cache size this drive has great price for it's size and performance. In the full review over at The Tech Report, they discovered two other things to love; the power consumption is about that of the low pow
Subject: Storage | March 20, 2008 - 01:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Seagate Momentus 5400.4 250GB really showed off the speed possible, even on a 5400RPM drive. In Bjorn3D's testing, it outperformed a Hitachi Travelstar 80GB 7200RPM. The price is awfully close to several 320GB drives, but they will lack the speed of the Momentus. If quick copying time and relatively economical drain on your battery are important to you, this may be perfect for your needs.
Subject: Storage | March 14, 2008 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Solid State Drives, ultra fast, ultra durable and super-duper mega-ultra expensive. So you could spend close to $20 per Gb, or you can build your own RAID array out of CF memory. The Guru of 3D did just that, and found that the performance was a bit low, lower than a standard IDE drive in most tests, but it is possible. Quiet, low power storage for about $2 per Gb
OCZ Technology Introduces High-Speed SATA II Solid State Drive to their High-Performance Mobile Solu
Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 06:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - March 12, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled ultra-fast OCZ SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drives, a lightweight and efficient alternative to conventional hard disc drives. The OCZ SATA II drive is designed to stay abreast of the performance features of high-end notebooks, and is ideal for energy-efficient mobile computing.
Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 04:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Terabyte harddrives are becoming more common, or else ExtremeTech would never be able to do a seven drive round up. Five of the drives have been reviewed previously, but they are adding two new drives. Read on to learn who the king of high capacity storage is! The review covers more than just speed, in today's world noise and power consumption are also very important.
Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 02:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
It turns out that Intel is indeed going to be manufacturing and selling solid-state hard drives. The notebook drives (the article says "notebook and laptop drives" but I don't know the difference) will start at 80GB and go up to 160GB and should be available in Q2 of this year. No prices or anything on them yet.