Subject: Storage | June 4, 2007 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So, you didn't bother to keep a good backup regimen, and when you boot up your PC in the morning you are greeted by a blue screen of death. Gripped by panic, you start sweating as you think of all the work you have just lost. Well, all hope is not gone. Drop by Icrontic for a look at several data recovery techniques for just such an occasion. Once you're back up and running, do yourself a favour and start backing up the important stuff.
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Subject: Storage | May 30, 2007 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The LOTIS PMO 12GB Pocket D is very small, at 1.5" x 2.3" x 0.4", and the 12Gb of storage does offer you enough space for DVD images, programs, or just about anything else you want to bring with you. On the other hand, for about the same price you could get an external 60-100Gb 2.5" drive. If you are more interested in the mobility, check out the full review at the Hardware Zone.
Subject: Storage | May 25, 2007 - 02:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE has posted a review of NeroLinux 3, the long awaited update to the popular burning software for Linux. It adds support for Bluray and HD DVD, but also faces a lot of competition from existing Linux burning tools like k3b, especially as it took 2 years for Nero to update it. If you are into Linux, but are missing the GUI of Nero, you might want to consider it.
We throw 8 SD cards from 6 manufacturers at a battery of tests to show you if all SD cards are made equal. Throw away those speed ratings, this is the real deal.
Subject: Storage | May 22, 2007 - 04:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown has managed to repeat a rather scary incident involving QuickTime, Vista and a RAID on an ICH8R chipset. They haven't seen this behaviour occur on other platforms, but you may want to be careful just the same, especially if you are using RAID 0.
Subject: Storage | May 22, 2007 - 03:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GENEVA and SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22, 2007 STMicroelectronics, Intel and Francisco Partners today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to create a new independent semiconductor company from the key assets of businesses which last year generated approximately $3.6 billion in combined annual revenue.
Subject: Storage | May 21, 2007 - 10:05 AM | Ryan Shrout
Today Western Digital is taking the covers off a brande new 2.5" hard drive: the Scorpio 250GB. The drive features a 5400 RPM spin rate, 8MB of cache and a 12ms seek time making it one of the fastest mobile hard drives on the market. It also uses WD "WhisperDrive" technology to allow the disk to run quieter than competing products, a benefit to notebook users everywhere.
The Scorpio 250GB does use perpendicular recording technolgy and is now about to fit 125GB on each platter of the
Subject: Storage | May 17, 2007 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Now that SATA has started saturating the market, both for hard drives and optical drives, a way to take them on the road is becoming important. R&B Mods has a review of a device that lets you do exactly that, the Eksitdata EasyCombo USB 2.0 to IDE and SATA converter. It will handle 2.5" and 3.5" IDE as well as SATA, making it a very versatile device and it won't take up too much space in your laptop bag.
Subject: Storage | May 14, 2007 - 05:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Although not quite that drastic, disassembling a HDD to get the platters out and transferring them to a different casing is a bit of a chore. To make it easier on you, or to let you know it can be done, AOA Forums have posted a how to on moving your platters. If you really need the data, and can't pay the professional recovery fees, this article may save your mind.
Subject: Storage | May 8, 2007 - 02:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Vantec NexStar LX is a simple NAS device, that thanks to it's USB2 connector can also be used the same as a basic external HDD. Currently only IDE drives can be used, but SATA compatibility is being developed currently. With a large heatsink and fan, there are no worries about the drive overheating if you just stick it under your desk right by your router, and you can control the fan's speed if it gets too loud.