This hard drive bares all

Subject: Storage | January 9, 2006 - 06:00 PM |
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Legit Reviews got a hold of Western Digital's Raptor X HDD, 150 gigs of storage on a 10,000 RPM SATA drive, with a very special feature.  The casing is see-through, and will fit great into a case with a lot of windows!  Not only can you see the inner workings of your hard drive, it provides great ESD protection too!

"While at CES 2006 we got a chance to see the the revolutionary WD Raptor X SATA hard drive, the

first ever drive with a view.

Clear WD Raptor HDD Announced

Subject: Storage | January 5, 2006 - 09:01 PM |
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Western Digital announced another new addition to the Raptor family -- this one with a clear cover on it for case modders!

http://www.wdraptorx.com/

Western Digital Announces 150 GB Raptors

Subject: Storage | January 3, 2006 - 08:45 PM |
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Yes!!!  More information available at their website.  These new drives will support NCQ, have a 16 MB buffer, spin at the same 10k RPM and come at a cost of $309 MSRP.


WD DOUBLES WD RAPTOR® CAPACITY TO 150 GB


World's Highest Performance SATA Hard Drive Also has Double the Cache, Additional Features for Enterprise Applications


LAKE FOREST, Calif. Jan. 3, 2006 Western Digital Corp.

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