500 Gb of ... storage

Subject: Storage | September 27, 2005 - 08:46 AM |
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16Mb cache and 500 Gb in size, the Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 Hard Drive reviewed by Xtreme Resources is one fast drive, that you'll take a while filling up.

"The capacity of hard disk drives grows daily, along with their speed. I still remember the first hard disk drives in the systems I first saw, drives that their capacity was merely 1/10th of the RS-MMC I hold right now, which is smaller than my fingertip.

Gigabyte i-RAM Review

Subject: Storage | July 26, 2005 - 11:05 AM |
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Anandtech has an article online today that looks at the Gigabyte i-RAM device that I showed you at Computex this past June

The other issue with solid state storage is that DRAM is volatile, meaning that as soon as power is removed from the drive, all of your data would be lost.

Source: AnandTech

Western Digital Releases 16MB Cache Caviar

Subject: Storage | May 23, 2005 - 03:03 PM |
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While at E3 I met up with the folks at Western Digital to discuss their future plans for the enthusiast market.  They were obviously very happy about the success of the Raptor drive in the market and were looking on towards the next step in their high-RPM drives.  Perhaps we'll see some higher capacities soon?


In other news that we can discuss, WD announced a 16MB cache part to compete against Maxtor's drives that have been out for a few months re

Source: General

Blu-Ray DVD's Hit 100 GB

Subject: Storage | May 19, 2005 - 02:24 PM |
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TDK has unveiled a 100 GB Blu-Ray disc at a Tokyo exibition this week. TDK has achieved this higher capacity by making this a four layer disc that can record data at 72Mbps (bits per second), double the 36Mbps rate for current Blu-Ray Discs. More can be read at The Register and at Macworld

The beast holds up to 100GB of data.

Source: The Register

Seagate's Barracuda 7200.8 hard drive

Subject: Storage | March 31, 2005 - 07:26 AM |
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The guys at The Tech Report are reviewing the new Seagate 7200.8 HDD with 400 GB capacity.  Seem a bit much?  They don't think so.  But what about performance?

Our benchmark results were mixed, making it hard to unreservedly recommend the Barracuda 7200.8 over the other drives in the test group.

Samsung TS-H552B 16X DVD-R/RW Review

Subject: Storage | March 22, 2005 - 11:31 PM |
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Check out this review of Samsungs TS-H552B 16X DVD-R/RW over at Verum Media.

 "As you can see from the selection above, Samsung has offered up a solid product package and software suite for the TS-H552B. This drive is quite cheap, ranging in the mid $60 range shipped. Anything offering high speed burning and a software suite at a price like that needs to be given a good look. Now that we've seen what Samsung offers with the TS-H552B, let's take a quick look some data and write times obtained in our tests.

Source: Verum Media

Intel Matrix RAID Tested

Subject: Storage | March 9, 2005 - 12:23 PM |
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The fine folks over at The Tech Report have written an article that shows the benefits to Intel's new Matrix RAID technology, currently available only on the ICH6R south bridge chip.  Is the technology that makes moving to RAID cheap enough for all of us?

Based on the results of our testing, Matrix RAID volumes appear to be every bit as fast as their traditional RAID counterparts.

Corsair Announces 2GB USB Flash Voyager Drive

Subject: Storage | January 27, 2005 - 08:04 PM |
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Fremont, California, January 18, 2005: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced immediate availability of a new 2GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0 flash drive.

New CE-ATA Storage Interface Building Steam

Subject: Storage | January 9, 2005 - 08:40 AM |
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 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2005 - CE-ATA, the storage interface for next-generation handhelds and portable consumer electronics devices, has reached a number of milestones that underscore progress made with the specification and the industry since the initiative was launched at the Intel Developer Forum in September.

Pioneer DVR-S806 16x Dual-Layer DVD Writer

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2005 - 07:01 AM |
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  • External DVD writer capable of recording at up to 16x write speed on DVD-R or +R discs (use Pioneer-recommended 8x discs or media that are designed for this recording speed

  • Up to 4x write speed on DVD+R DL (double-layer) discs (use Pioneer-recommended 2.4x discs)

  • Pioneer's original "honeycomb structure" and other improvements to the internal structure have dra

Source: CoolTechZone

Shuttle CR40 DVD+RW DL 16x Burner

Subject: Storage | December 21, 2004 - 12:42 PM |
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According to Shuttle, the world's first 16X DVD writer with 'style'; it's Simply Beautiful! Designed to match the XPC's superb industrial design and performance metrics, this latest addition to the XPC Accessories product-line features fast 16X DVD ± RW burning (4X DL b

Source: Club OC

Western Digital Answers Customer Call...

Subject: Storage | December 9, 2004 - 04:00 PM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Oct. 4, 2004 - Addressing a large and fast-growing segment of the storage industry and demand for notebook-class hard drives from independent, high-volume suppliers, Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its WD Scorpio™ high-performance, low-power 2.5 inch hard drive for notebooks and other portable digital devices. With its new product, WD is delivering the features and industry-leading specifications that offer the greatest benefits to its customers: high reliability, low power and fast performance.

Kingston Data Traveler Elite 1GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Subject: Storage | November 23, 2004 - 07:13 PM |
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No sooner had I mentioned the variety of products from Kingston, than into my in-tray pops this review of their top of the range USB 2.0 Flash Drive. The Data Traveller Elite is aimed squarely at the Corporate I.T. user, combining advanced data security with outstanding performance.

Source: Bjorn3D

Maxtor Atlas SCSI Review + Misc other storage news

Subject: Storage | September 22, 2004 - 10:00 AM |
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The crew over at The Tech Report has just posted their Maxtor Atlas 10K V SCSI Review. Since your hard drives are usually the largest bottleneck (in a fairly new system), it is important to pay attention to how fast the drive is (along with the storage capacity). An excellent read as always...

Iomega Announces NAS 100d Network Storage Solution

Subject: Storage | September 16, 2004 - 01:00 PM |
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Iomega is announcing today the release of their new network attached storage device, the 100d.  It comes in two versions, a 160GB and 250GB version.  I spoke with Iomega about this device earlier in the week, and I can assure you this is more than just a hard drive with a network plug on it.  It is basically a very small form factor PC that is self contained and managed through a web interface that functions as network storage as well as a wireless access point if so desired.  We are supposed to be getting one of these soon from Iomega for testing and you can be sure we'll

Western Digital Ships Large Capacity Hard Drives For Servers

Subject: Storage | August 3, 2004 - 02:26 PM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Aug. 3, 2004 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced WD Caviar® RAID Edition (RE) hard drives, which are designed and manufactured to enterprise-class standards for high reliability in a host of server applications including e-mail, file, video and Web servers, and demanding environments such as scientific computing, enterprise backup, document image management, engineering data management.

Big Storage ... Little Storage ... Removable Storage & More

Subject: Storage | May 25, 2004 - 12:26 PM |
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Noticed a huge influx of Storage Reviews popping up this month, especially at extremetech.  Here are a few of the ones that caught my eye.

"V-TEC's FotoBar is an innovative 8-in-1 memory card reader that also doubles as a CD-RW (24X)/DVD-ROM (8X) combo drive. Targeted at digital photographers, the drive lets you transfer data from all the major memory cards to your computer via USB 2.0 or directly to a CD.

Source: 3DChip

Kanguru Wizard USB Security Key & More

Subject: Storage | May 18, 2004 - 03:31 AM |
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Talk about a cool gadget! You know me and my tastes for new or unusual items. Well, this Security Key is the first one I've seen.

The Kanguru Wizard is a USB security key, which allows you to create multiple encrypted virtual drives on existing systems that have the drive space. It does not actually partition existing drives.

Lite-On SOHW-812S DVD±R/RW & Other Storage Reviews

Subject: Storage | April 4, 2004 - 11:59 PM |
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I can clearly remember the days when CD writers were so expensive I couldn't justify the costs just for some relatively unimportant backups. My, how things have changed! 8x8 DVD Rewriters are swiftly becoming the de facto optical storage medium, largely because prices continue to drop like a stone. Envy News takes a look at the latest device from the perpetual favorite in this sector, Liteon.

Quote: "To have some high-quality internals you've come to expect from a company
such as Sony at a price you've come to expect from a value leader such as
Lite-On is a tough mix to beat.

Source: Envy News

Seagate 160GB External Drive & More

Subject: Storage | April 2, 2004 - 02:53 AM |
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I have been looking into getting a USB thumb drive recently so I can carry some data around with me. But of course, it can't be too small with MS Service Packs the size that they are. But sometimes it would be nice to be able to move around A LOT of data. An external, portable hard disk drive is such a way. This review from Legion Hardware fits that bill. Fast, clean, and easy to setup and plug in is what Im always looking for.