The blue light at the end of the tunnel

March 9, 2007 - 03:13 PM |
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The Tech Zone expounds on the benefits of Blu-Ray and why it is here to stay.  It isn't just a look at how quickly the encryption was broken, and the extra usage that gave people, but also the use it is put to.  Most consumers don't want to think about buying an external hard drive to do their backups on, they burn it to CD or DVD.  With the growing size of every file and the growing number of files the average user has, Blu-Ray may be the perfect answer.

Free online storage

March 2, 2007 - 03:17 PM |
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box.net,
DropBoks, eSnips, MediaMax, OmniDrive and openomy are all under review at ExtremeTech
.  These 6 sites offer online storage, that you can get for free.  4 provide you up to 1GB free storage, with eSnips offering 5GB and MediaMax 25GB.  They also offer different max files sizes and transfer bandwidth, as well as offering premium services, so read on to see which best fits you.

Source: Extremetech

Corsair Steps Up Performance On USB Drives

February 28, 2007 - 11:56 AM |
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Fremont, CA (February 28, 2007) -- Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today launched the new Flash Voyager™ GT line of USB drives designed for the user who demands the highest performance in a USB memory product. Complementing the revolutionary Flash Voyager USB drives, the new Flash Voyager GT brand represents the highest performing USB products Corsair offers in any capacities.

A data storage monolith

February 26, 2007 - 03:20 PM |
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The newest member of the Icy Dock family, the U6-1S-WBC, is under the microscope at [H]ard|OCP.  It supports IDE and SATA drives, with additional USB 2.0 and Firewire connections and will function as either an external drive, as well as functioning as an internal drive drawer.  While it doesn't contain the 80mm fan that the last model did, which cause a lot of noise, this model is passively cooled.  If you like what you see in the review,

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Give you external storage a big boost of speed

February 21, 2007 - 06:23 PM |
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USB 2.0: 1.5GB/sec, SATA: 3 GB/sec ... which speed would you prefer?  The Kingwin JET external HDD casing offers both, giving those with e-SATA a huge speed benefit while still remaining useful to anyone.  The included 80mm fan helps keep the drive alive, drop by Virtual-Hideout and get the full story.

Corsair Enhances SD Family with New 4GB SDHC Card

February 21, 2007 - 11:40 AM |
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Fremont, CA (February 20, 2007) — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Secure Digital (SDTM) card family with the new 4GB SD High Capacity (SDHCTM) cards. Based on the SD Association 2.0 specification and tested to be fully compliant with SDHC host devices, each Corsair 4GB SDHC card blends Class 2 performance and high capacity to offer expanded storage for rich digital media.

Secure in it's dual personalities

February 15, 2007 - 02:51 PM |
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The OCZ Dual 1GB SD card is a pretty handy little storage device. It offers the benefits of a Secure Digital card, and by removing a cap it becomes a USB memory stick. While the speed doesn't quite match up to the fastest SD cards out there, the multiple interfaces balance that out. Head to techPowerUp!

Source: techPowerUp!

Really rapid Raptor revision

February 7, 2007 - 03:26 PM |
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The newest incarnation of the 74Gb WD Raptor sports 10,000 RPM spindle speed, 4.6ms read seek time, and a two-platter design now at 150GB capacity.  It's only real competition are the previous Raptors, which for the basis of the tests.  These drives still aren't quite ready to take on SCSI, but they are certainly the next best thing in speed.  AnandTech does have a small problem with the size and the price, pointing out that the 150Gb version (which is every bit as fast or faster) cost about $50 more with rebates

Source: AnandTech

Universal Serial Killer

January 29, 2007 - 06:48 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

January 17, 2007 - 12:48 PM |
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Fremont, CA (January 17, 2007) — Corsair®,