New 150 GB Raptor Drive Coming?

Subject: Storage | December 28, 2005 - 05:53 PM |
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According this write up at The Inquirer, it looks like Western Digital might be making my dreams come true by releasing a new Raptor driver with a 150 GB capacity, SATA-II support and NCQ as well!

The new model, the WD1500 addresses the biggest problem everyone had with drives: capacity. In today's world, where author of this article can download eight gigs in a single night, a 36GB capacity seems laughable. Especially when you can get 250GB for the very same price as a 36GB model.

Source: The Inquirer

Seagate Buys Maxtor

Subject: Storage | December 21, 2005 - 03:00 PM |
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Looks like Seagate is buying Maxtor for $1.9 billion. This will increase Seagate's position as the world's largest hard drive manufacturer, followed by Western Digital.

Source: The Inquirer
Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: XFX
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Introduction

XFX's Revo64 is a unique RAID controller offering speed and security. Does the PCI interface matter? How can it compare to the Silicon Image SiL 3132 and NVIDIA controllers? The results are very interesting indeed! (This also a good review of integrated controllers).

Seagate is thinking small

Subject: Storage | December 15, 2005 - 03:29 PM |
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CNet has an article that gives you some insight into the minds of Seagate's engineers.  Significant amounts of money have been invested in nanotechnology, and it may well be affecting their next generation of hard drives.

"The Londonderry plant will now become a nanotechnology center of excellence in the development of

thin film technology, specializing in next generation and leading-edge photolithography.

Source: 3DCenter

There can be only one?

Subject: Storage | December 13, 2005 - 11:43 AM |
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PureOverclock provides some much needed help with buying flash drives.  With literally dozens of makers providing them now, all at different prices, is there really a difference, or are you just paying for the name and the colourful finish on the body of the drive? 

'In this round-up I'll be looking at six USB flash drives, some no frills but with a price worthy

of consideration and others with all the bells and whistles some out there may find essential.

RAID, An Indepth Discussion

Subject: Storage | December 8, 2005 - 12:10 PM |
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The Tech Report has done some exhaustive testing on 2 chipsets that support SATA RAID, the nForce4 and the Intel ICH7R.  It starts of with a good quick explanation of what the different types of RAID are, an dwhy each is used, so check it out if you are unsure of what exactly RAID 10 is.

"STORAGE SUBSYSTEMS DON'T GET nearly enough attention, though they're arguably the most important

subsystem of a modern PC.

Get your holo's while they're hot

Subject: Storage | December 5, 2005 - 06:22 PM |
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HVDs, aka Holographic Video Discs may be available by 2006.  With HD and Blu Ray fighting it out right now, what will happen to standards when you can buy a differnet type of disk that holds 100's of gigs of storage?  CoolTechZone shares their thoughts on what that could mean, check it out here.

"It wasn't too long ago when Holographic storage was the stuff legends were made off. It discussed how a single DVD sized disc would be able to hold over 1TB of data.

Source: CoolTechZone

Storage - very fast, very big and very mobile

Subject: Storage | December 2, 2005 - 05:44 PM |
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It wasn't too long ago that the only mobile strage you could get was expensive, held very little, and was very fragile.  Now a lot of people can't leave home without a few hundred megs worth of data in their pockets.  OCZ has produced the Rally drive for just that type of person, so head over to Overclocker's Online, and see how fast you can fill up a 2 gig USB2 drive.

"I've now had these two units for about a month, the ability to drop half a DVD's worth of content

on to the drive in a

Solid State Storage Sales Soon

Subject: Storage | November 30, 2005 - 11:59 AM |
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As Solid State storage becomes more common, and less volatile when the power goes off, 3.5" & 2.5" hard drives may disappear.  This could mean notebook computers becom even more light and skinny, and storage will be even denser.  The big question is of course the price, and The Inquirer is reporting that the costs will be much more attractive over the coming year.


The market research company predicted that NAND memory average selling price will fall by 43% CAGR

between 2004 and 2009, but other factors t

Source: The Inquirer

Lexar's new jumpdrive has a built-in shredder

Subject: Storage | November 23, 2005 - 01:58 PM |
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Losing a Jumpdrive can be really annoying, especially if it happens to have info on it that you'd rather not share. While the JumpDrive Secure II can't help with your memory, it can ensure that any files deleted off of that jumpdrive stay deleted.  EverythingUSB is the place to go to read more about it.

"In today's world of corporate espionage, identity theft and general paranoia, it's vital that any

portable documents are secured in case the flash drive they're stored on is lost or stolen.