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Subject: Storage | September 21, 2006 - 02:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | September 18, 2006 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | September 14, 2006 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14,
2006 - Intel Corporation today announced that IntelÂ® 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
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14,
Subject: Storage | September 13, 2006 - 02:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report reviews Samsung's SpinPoint T, a 400GB SATA drive with a 16MB cache and only 3 platters. It does an impressive job of keeping up with the competition, even spinning at only 7200RPM, and it does it quietly and fairly cheaply too.
Subject: Storage | September 7, 2006 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone presents a review of the Lacie Brick Desktop Harddrive. Available in 3 colours, white that holds 160GB or 500GB, red is 250GB and blue at 300GB. Take a look for yourself, they're dead ringers for Lego bricks.
"The Brick is truly a jaw-dropping desktop hard drive, as it can store massive amount of data and combines functionality and design all in
one beautiful package."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
Subject: Storage | September 1, 2006 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
25Gb gives a lot of space to back things up. HardwareZone has tested LG's Blu-ray burner, which can burn onto just about any CD or DVD format on the market. Drop by and take a look at this drive, which is a big improvement on previous Blu-ray burners.
Subject: Storage | August 30, 2006 - 03:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Using VIA mini-ITX boards, Capricorn is now selling racks with an incredibly high amount of storage. At 3TB per 1U node, 120TB per 19 inch rack, you will not run out of storage sapce anytime soon, and it will probably make a really good space heater as well. Find out more from The Inquirer.
Subject: Storage | August 25, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET looks at the future of harddrives, and how data density can continue to increase. As the article points out, the current method of storing data, after a certain density, could become volitile at room temperature, to say nothing of the temperatures seen in some overclocked systems. The next few years should be interesting for the R&D departments of major storage manufacturers.
"To increase the areal density, which is the amount of data a single platte
Subject: Storage | August 22, 2006 - 01:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Nothing gets your heart racing like a hard drive dying, when the latest backup you did was ... you didn't do a back up?!?
ExtremeTech reviews 3 programs designed to help you get your files back, if the horrible happens.
Subject: Storage | August 16, 2006 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big Bruin found a secure thumbdrive from Transcend, the JetFlash 210. It comes in 1 and 2 Gb sizes, and you can set it up so that accessing certain secure partitions require your fingerprint. Check out how well it managed that, and take a peek at the other features on it.
Subject: Storage | August 2, 2006 - 09:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California — August 2, 2006 -- Super Talent
Technology, a leading manufacturer of memory modules and flash products, today
announced three new styles of USB flash drives.
Subject: Storage | July 31, 2006 - 04:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Hardware Zone looks at the GStor Secure Mobile Storage solution. While it looks like a normal HDD enclosure, by using the GStor security key, you get 64bit, on-the-fly encryption. There is a big warning, though the security key slot looks like a Firewire slot, it isn't! Plugging a normal firewire cord into it may damage the enclosure, your PC, or both.
Subject: Storage | July 27, 2006 - 02:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has pitted two 320 GB HDDs in a battle royal, one from Western Digital and one from Seagate. Both are fast drives for their size, and even better they are quiet and relatively cool.
Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BOISE, Idaho, and SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
July 25, 2006 — Demonstrating their commitment to move quickly up the
technology leadership curve, Micron Technology, Inc., and Intel
Corporation today announced they are sampling the industry's first NAND
flash memory built on industry-leading 50 nanometer (nm) process
technology. The samples were manufactured through IM Flash
Technologies, a joint development and manufacturing venture from Micron
Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If all you know about NTFS is that you like FAT32 better for some reason, get over to OCMODSHOP to familiarize yourself with it. Up until now, you have had a choice, but Vista wants NTFS, and nothing but.
Subject: Storage | July 18, 2006 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Buffalo RUF2-S4G-BS 4GB USB drive is impressive. Not only in terms of capacity, but also the fact that it isn't really that much larger than other USB drives. Plus it beat the OCZ Rally for read and write speeds, with 30.0 MB/s read and 26.9 MB/s write. Read more at Overclockers Online.
Subject: Storage | July 13, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report takes a look at Super Talent's upcoming flash based 2.5" laptop disk drive. With 3 sizes (4, 8 and 16 GBs), it won't hold huge amounts of data but certainly enough to be useful. With no moving parts, the power drain is in the neighbourhood of 10% of a normal drive's requirements, this will extend your notebooks battery.
Subject: Storage | July 12, 2006 - 05:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2006 — Targeting the ongoing growth of data and need for availability and protection of storage, Intel Corporation today announced a new storage server hardware platform that can be customized for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Subject: Storage | July 6, 2006 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Western Digital Caviar RAID Edition is up for review at TweakTown. It comes in various sizes between 100-500 Gb, has a 8.7ms seek time, and is designed to be run in RAID 0. Find out if it gets a benefit, and if running it as a single drive might not be a good idea.
Subject: Storage | June 29, 2006 - 06:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by Extremetech for a look at the Hammer Z-box, a 1 Terrabyte storage solution. Along the way they will explain NAS and SAN and what unique features each has.