November 13, 2006 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MAKE:Blog linked to a quick fix that ought to get a HDD with a broken pin running long enough to get the data off of it. Read down into the comments section for additional tips and tricks, and some stories about playing with older HDDs.
"Here's a low-tech way of fixing a broken pin on a hard drive using some tin foil and a sewing pin."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
November 7, 2006 - 04:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The SSI SI-1168SAS HDD-ROM is a mouthful, but a very handy one. Easily installable in a 5.25" bay and with a good locking system, it isn't likely to walk away on you, and it will also extend the life of the drive with it's 40mm fan. Top that off with rubber feet to keep the noise down and it's easy to see why Hi-tech reviews likes this device.
November 1, 2006 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB SATA HDD runs at a full 3GB/sec transfer, and is based on the new perpendicular recording technology. HotHardware finds that the 7200.10 is still slightly faster than this drive, but also point out that until this new Barracuda Enterprise drives were built to last, not built for speed. This new Seagate HDD is built for both.
October 24, 2006 - 01:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Kanguru 32GB Flash Max Drive is USB 2.0, 17 grams, and not that much larger than a normal thumbdrive. Other than that it's resemblance ends, it holds 32Gbs, but I do find myself siding with CoolTechZone, who is going to pay that much for a flash drive?
October 18, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone takes a look at the past 50 years of hard drives. From the gigantic beasts of old, to flash drives and the biometric protection you see on newer systems, it's all there.
October 16, 2006 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (October 16, 2006) —CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today launched a new line of microSD™ removable flash memory cards to further expand the company's award-winning line of flash products.
October 10, 2006 - 02:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Mercury Elite Pro External is perfect for those who can't make up thier minds. Working perfectly on Linux, Mac and Windows, with and USB 2.0, FireWire, and eSATA connectors, you will be hard pressed to find a PC that can't talk to this drive enclosure. Head to ExtremeTech to see the full review, and the drives one Achilles heel.
October 3, 2006 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It really wasn't that long ago that a 500Mb drive was a pretty impressive thing to have, but now you would be hard pressed to fit just an OS on that disk. Now 500Gb drives are becoming common, and today The Tech Lounge is comparing 3 of the top brands.
October 3, 2006 - 11:17 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA-October 22, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today
announced the Mega-Kart, a ultra-high capacity USB flash drive. With 8GBs of
memory, the OCZ Mega-Kart series is the ultimate data storage solution for
today's computer enthusiasts and business professionals on the go.
September 27, 2006 - 09:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco,
Sept. 27, 2006 - Intel Corporation today introduced a family of storage
processors that serve market segments ranging from small- to