Intel Expands Channel Offerings With Customizable Storage System

Subject: Storage | July 12, 2006 - 05:11 PM |
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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).

Born to RAID

Subject: Storage | July 6, 2006 - 12:18 PM |
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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.

Source: TweakTown

Storage Area Networks versus Network Attached Storage

Subject: Storage | June 29, 2006 - 06:09 PM |
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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.

Source: Extremetech

Try testing the warranty on this one!

Subject: Storage | June 26, 2006 - 03:06 PM |
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The Inquirer found a bullet-proof USB drive!  I can only imagine the fun the product testers had while determining if a keychain sized USB drive could be made to be bullet-proof.  Go out and buy one to test for yourself.

Source: The Inquirer

Burnin the Blu-ray way

Subject: Storage | June 22, 2006 - 12:14 PM |
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ExtremeTech managed to find a real, live Blu-ray DVD burner, the Pioneer BDR-101A.  Drop by and find out just how long it takes to burn 25GBs onto a DVD, and if you feel like paying the ~$1,000 to get one for yourself.

Source: Extremetech

Get to know your SATA interface

Subject: Storage | June 19, 2006 - 05:57 PM |
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Drop by PC Mechanic to get an overview of the Serial ATA interface.  Everything from how it differs from it's predecessor, PATA, and why case modders are so in love with it.

Source: PC Mechanic

It's cheaper without the installed sunroof

Subject: Storage | June 15, 2006 - 02:01 PM |
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The Raptor WD1500 ADFD drive still is not cheap, at ~$250 for a 150Gig drive.  As The Tech Report discovered though, with the new firmware on these newer models, they can actually out-perform the earlier windowed models.

Backup to external hard drives the easy way

Subject: Storage | June 9, 2006 - 03:09 PM |
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Bjorn3D reviews the Eksitdata Easy ATA and Easy SATA USB adaptors.  Plug in a SATA drive on the fly for backup, or reboot to attach a PATA drive, with no external enclosure.  Cheap and easy to use, though will notice a speed decrease when transferring over USB to SATA.

Source: Bjorn3D

Not all SD cards are the same

Subject: Storage | May 22, 2006 - 04:53 PM |
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BCC Hardware compares Crucial's 2GB SD flash card with ones from Soultek and Transcend.  Shouldn't your digital camera deserve the best memory you can get it?

Source: BCCHardware

Network Attached Storage for the little guy

Subject: Storage | May 17, 2006 - 06:32 PM |
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Think Computers introduces a handy little box from IOGear, the BOSS 120GB home/office network srever appliance.  For around $300, you can get one, and set up your own file server in about 10 minutes.