Our first SSD test
Our first review of a solid state disk compares the OCZ 64GB SATA-I model to the new VelociRaptor hard drive as well as other desktop HDDs and even another 2.5" notebook drive from Western Digital. The results are incredibly interesting though not as impressive as originally hoped.
Subject: Storage | April 24, 2008 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Almost three years ago, Gigabyte launched the i-RAM solid state storage device. There hasn't been an update to this product since, even though DDR2 has come and gone in that time and there is a new generation of SATA ; an updated version would be nice Gigabyte. You can see why this product needs an update in X-bit Labs latest storage article. They compare the new Solid State Disks we have seen relea
Subject: Storage | April 21, 2008 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Who knew VelociRaptors would be so well received, after all that bad press they got from Spielburg? Western Digital's new take on the Raptor series is a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" container, most of which is heatsink. The burst speed on this drive isn't quite double that of the RaptorX, but it is close enough; HD Tach 22.214.171.124 puts it at 247.8MB/s compared to 132.7, and the Random Access Time has dropped by 1.2ms at the same time. Read Ryan's full review of this brilliant SATA 3.0 GB/s update to WD's Raptor lin
Introduction and Specifications
The incredibly popular Raptor series of drives gets an upgrade today with the introduction of the Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB hard drive. There is more to this update than just a capacity bump; performance gets a noticeable boost as well!
Subject: Storage | April 18, 2008 - 02:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mitron's Duplus DUP-35 HDD Selector lets you switch between two hard drives with the twist of the wrist. Unlike the USB docks, the Duplus requires you to shut the PC off to switch between modes; the modes being either drive singly or both active at once. You can set up two completely isolated PC configurations for safety or privacy, or give yourself a dual boot machine without playing with LILO or any of the other tricks needed to get two OSs on one machine. Drop by Overclocker's Online fo
Subject: Storage | April 14, 2008 - 01:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Western Digital 160GB Passport offers you 160Gb of portable storage, at an affordable price. The drawback compared to solid state drives is the relative fragility of the drive. BCCHardware found the external shell is very easily breakable, but the fact that this uses platters to hold the data makes it very vulnerable to impact. There is also a large number of pre-installed utilities that may be a positive or a neg
Subject: Storage | April 8, 2008 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) used to be one of the easiest ways to set up a large sized storage drive without spending much money. In the array is a logic chip that allows any two drives, regardless of size, make or manufacturer; to be combined into a single large disk. With HDD prices dropping quickly and RAID controllers being built into motherboards the JBOD has lost it's previous popularity. It hasn't disappeared completely, the brand new and bright yellow Eagletech I-Series JBOD Enclosure is up f
Subject: Storage | April 7, 2008 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - April 7, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced three new 8GB USB Flash drives, including the world’s smallest 8GB drive.
Intel and LSI Collaborate to Redefine RAID Deployment on Intel-Based Server and Workstation Platform
Subject: Storage | April 7, 2008 - 10:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, Orlando, Fla., April 7, 2008 - Intel Corporation and LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a strategic multi-generation agreement to redefine how advanced RAID data protection is deployed on future Intel Xeon-based server and workstation platforms. This technical collaboration brings together Intel's next-generation RAID technology, codenamed "Treemont," and industry-proven LSI MegaRAID software to deliver a new level of RAID value.
Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 04:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A healthy hard drive is a happy hard drive, which makes a user happy in return. tk arena would like to help you keep your hard drive healthy, which is why they published this guide. They guide you through all the inbuilt tools in Windows that can help keep your drive happy, along with tricks involving a freezer and a ziplock bag. Make sure that you keep up to date backups though, all hard drives must die at some point.