Lacie gives you lego storage

Subject: Storage | September 7, 2006 - 01:44 PM |
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Hardware Zone presents a review of the Lacie Brick Desktop Harddrive.  Available in 3 colours, white that holds 160GB or 500GB, red is 250GB and blue at 300GB.  Take a look for yourself, they're dead ringers for Lego bricks.

"The Brick is truly a jaw-dropping desktop hard drive, as it can store massive amount of data and combines functionality and design all in

one beautiful package."

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Burn your own Blu-ray disks

Subject: Storage | September 1, 2006 - 03:26 PM |
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25Gb gives a lot of space to back things up.  HardwareZone has tested LG's Blu-ray burner, which can burn onto just about any CD or DVD format on the market.  Drop by and take a look at this drive, which is a big improvement on previous Blu-ray burners.

You'd better not need this just for your "picture" collection

Subject: Storage | August 30, 2006 - 03:20 PM |
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Using VIA mini-ITX boards, Capricorn is now selling racks with an incredibly high amount of storage.  At 3TB per 1U node, 120TB per 19 inch rack, you will not run out of storage sapce anytime soon, and it will probably make a really good space heater as well.  Find out more from The Inquirer.

Source: The Inquirer

The future of hard drives is volitile

Subject: Storage | August 25, 2006 - 02:38 PM |
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CNET looks at the future of harddrives, and how data density can continue to increase.  As the article points out, the current method of storing data, after a certain density, could become volitile at room temperature, to say nothing of the temperatures seen in some overclocked systems.  The next few years should be interesting for the R&D departments of major storage manufacturers.

"To increase the areal density, which is the amount of data a single platte

Forgot to back up you files, here's 3 tools to help

Subject: Storage | August 22, 2006 - 01:28 PM |
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Nothing gets your heart racing like a hard drive dying, when the latest backup you did was ... you didn't do a back up?!?
ExtremeTech reviews 3 programs designed to help you get your files back, if the horrible happens.

Source: Extremetech

Biometrics on a thumbdrive, or is that finger drive

Subject: Storage | August 16, 2006 - 03:27 PM |
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Big Bruin found a secure thumbdrive from Transcend, the JetFlash 210.  It comes in 1 and 2 Gb sizes, and you can set it up so that accessing certain secure partitions require your fingerprint.  Check out how well it managed that, and take a peek at the other features on it.

Source: Big Bruin

Super Talent Launches Trio of New USB Drives

Subject: Storage | August 2, 2006 - 09:17 PM |
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San Jose, California — August 2, 2006 -- Super Talent
Technology
, a leading manufacturer of memory modules and flash products, today
announced three new styles of USB flash drives.

Source: Email

Secure and portable Harddrive

Subject: Storage | July 31, 2006 - 04:04 PM |
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The Hardware Zone looks at the GStor Secure Mobile Storage solution.  While it looks like a normal HDD enclosure, by using the GStor security key, you get 64bit, on-the-fly encryption.  There is a big warning, though the security key slot looks like a Firewire slot, it isn't!  Plugging a normal firewire cord into it may damage the enclosure, your PC, or both.

320 Gigs of speed

Subject: Storage | July 27, 2006 - 02:47 PM |
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AnandTech has pitted two 320 GB HDDs in a battle royal, one from Western Digital and one from Seagate.  Both are fast drives for their size, and even better they are quiet and relatively cool.

Source: AnandTech

Intel and Micron Sample Industry's First 50 Nanometer NAND Flash Memory Devices

Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 03:13 PM |
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BOISE, Idaho, and SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
July 25, 2006
— Demonstrating their commitment to move quickly up the
technology leadership curve, Micron Technology, Inc., and Intel
Corporation today announced they are sampling the industry's first NAND
flash memory built on industry-leading 50 nanometer (nm) process
technology. The samples were manufactured through IM Flash
Technologies, a joint development and manufacturing venture from Micron
and Intel.