Universal Serial Killer

Subject: Storage | January 29, 2007 - 03:48 PM |
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HEXUS has picked up a new habit ... killing USB sticks.  They are taking Corsair's ruggedized USB thumb drives and 'Testing them to Destruction.  The claim from Corsair is that the rubberized drives they are water resistant, and shock resistant as well, and Hexus took that as a challenge.  Even better it is the start of a series, so expect to see a lot of tortured flash drives.

Source: Hexus

Corsair Augments Flash Readout USB Product Family with 4GB and 8GB Capacities

Subject: Storage | January 17, 2007 - 09:48 AM |
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Fremont, CA (January 17, 2007) — Corsair®,

Solid State Storage coming mid 2007

Subject: Storage | January 11, 2007 - 03:11 PM |
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DigiTimes reports on upcoming SSD's that wil be available soon.  In addition to the speed and Mean Time Before Failure benefits, these drives will be compatible with Vista's ReadyBoost.  These guys aren't just for laptops!

Source: Digitimes

Solid storage for notebooks

Subject: Storage | January 4, 2007 - 02:26 PM |
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The Tech Report has some information on SanDisk's newly announced 32GB Solid State Drive, designed primarily for notebooks.  Not only do they give you information on the SanDisk drive, but they also provide links to info on the competitors drives.

I Want That!!: 300TB Hard Drive

Subject: Storage | January 3, 2007 - 01:16 PM |
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By 2010, it looks like Seagate is aiming for 300 terabyte hard drives for your systems!

PLATTER SPINNER Seagate thinks that it will be able to create a 300 TB hard-drive by 2010.

According to Joystick, Seagate boffins are apparently working on a hard-drive which uses heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) techniques.

Source: The Inquirer

Looking for some massive storage?

Subject: Storage | December 24, 2006 - 07:11 PM |
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If you are tired of filling up those piddly 300GB and 400GB hard drives, head on over and read the review about this 750GB drive from Seagate.

Seagate had done a fantastic job with the Barracuda 7200.10 series in terms of performance as well as storage space - 750GB is truly a fantastic feat of engineering - and with the use of all the latest SATA technologies and the inclusion of perpendicular recording, things are only going to get better from now on for the poor old hard disk, which is definitely receives great

Source: TweakTown

Samsung sells solid state storage

Subject: Storage | December 14, 2006 - 09:43 AM |
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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 - 08:34 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 - 02:16 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 - 02:02 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.