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.

Better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster.

Subject: Storage | May 5, 2006 - 01:35 PM |
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The new Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750 GB is an impressive beast, and Big Bruin has it on the test bench.  At about $500, it costs less than a dollar a gigabyte, and it is significantly faster than it's predecessor.

"Seagate really does have the Steve Austin of hard drives on their hands with the Barracuda 7200.10, as it really is better, stronger, faster. One thing the 6 Million Dollar Man didn't have going for him was being "bigger", which is obviously something the 7200.10 does have.

Source: Big Bruin

Thinking big

Subject: Storage | April 19, 2006 - 07:17 PM |
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Maybe 400 or 500GB hard drives sound big now, but it wasn't too long ago that a 4GB harddrive was huge.  Drop by Tech Spot to see the newest storage drives from Seagate and Western Digital.

Source: Tech Spot

Think Speedy Gonzales with storage space

Subject: Storage | April 13, 2006 - 03:20 PM |
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It's tiny, about the size and thickness of a quarter, fast from it's USB2.0 and dual channel transfers, and holds 512MB, 1GB or 2GB.  Check out OCZ's Mini-Kart series at Laptop Lifestyle.

Taking EZ DUB for a test spin

Subject: Storage | April 6, 2006 - 04:06 PM |
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Techware Labs tries out the newest drive from Lite-On, the EZ-DUB.  Essentially it is postioned to be the easiest way to copy a CD or DVD, simply put a disk in the external drive, press a button ... wait ... remove disk and replace with blank disk ... wait again, and you are done.