Western Digital Releases 16MB Cache Caviar

Subject: Storage | May 23, 2005 - 03:03 PM |
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While at E3 I met up with the folks at Western Digital to discuss their future plans for the enthusiast market.  They were obviously very happy about the success of the Raptor drive in the market and were looking on towards the next step in their high-RPM drives.  Perhaps we'll see some higher capacities soon?


In other news that we can discuss, WD announced a 16MB cache part to compete against Maxtor's drives that have been out for a few months re

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Blu-Ray DVD's Hit 100 GB

Subject: Storage | May 19, 2005 - 02:24 PM |
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TDK has unveiled a 100 GB Blu-Ray disc at a Tokyo exibition this week. TDK has achieved this higher capacity by making this a four layer disc that can record data at 72Mbps (bits per second), double the 36Mbps rate for current Blu-Ray Discs. More can be read at The Register and at Macworld

The beast holds up to 100GB of data.

Source: The Register

Seagate's Barracuda 7200.8 hard drive

Subject: Storage | March 31, 2005 - 07:26 AM |
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The guys at The Tech Report are reviewing the new Seagate 7200.8 HDD with 400 GB capacity.  Seem a bit much?  They don't think so.  But what about performance?

Our benchmark results were mixed, making it hard to unreservedly recommend the Barracuda 7200.8 over the other drives in the test group.

Samsung TS-H552B 16X DVD-R/RW Review

Subject: Storage | March 22, 2005 - 11:31 PM |
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Check out this review of Samsungs TS-H552B 16X DVD-R/RW over at Verum Media.

 "As you can see from the selection above, Samsung has offered up a solid product package and software suite for the TS-H552B. This drive is quite cheap, ranging in the mid $60 range shipped. Anything offering high speed burning and a software suite at a price like that needs to be given a good look. Now that we've seen what Samsung offers with the TS-H552B, let's take a quick look some data and write times obtained in our tests.

Source: Verum Media

Intel Matrix RAID Tested

Subject: Storage | March 9, 2005 - 12:23 PM |
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The fine folks over at The Tech Report have written an article that shows the benefits to Intel's new Matrix RAID technology, currently available only on the ICH6R south bridge chip.  Is the technology that makes moving to RAID cheap enough for all of us?

Based on the results of our testing, Matrix RAID volumes appear to be every bit as fast as their traditional RAID counterparts.

Corsair Announces 2GB USB Flash Voyager Drive

Subject: Storage | January 27, 2005 - 08:04 PM |
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Fremont, California, January 18, 2005: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced immediate availability of a new 2GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0 flash drive.

New CE-ATA Storage Interface Building Steam

Subject: Storage | January 9, 2005 - 08:40 AM |
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 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2005 - CE-ATA, the storage interface for next-generation handhelds and portable consumer electronics devices, has reached a number of milestones that underscore progress made with the specification and the industry since the initiative was launched at the Intel Developer Forum in September.

Pioneer DVR-S806 16x Dual-Layer DVD Writer

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2005 - 07:01 AM |
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  • External DVD writer capable of recording at up to 16x write speed on DVD-R or +R discs (use Pioneer-recommended 8x discs or media that are designed for this recording speed

  • Up to 4x write speed on DVD+R DL (double-layer) discs (use Pioneer-recommended 2.4x discs)

  • Pioneer's original "honeycomb structure" and other improvements to the internal structure have dra

Source: CoolTechZone

Shuttle CR40 DVD+RW DL 16x Burner

Subject: Storage | December 21, 2004 - 12:42 PM |
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According to Shuttle, the world's first 16X DVD writer with 'style'; it's Simply Beautiful! Designed to match the XPC's superb industrial design and performance metrics, this latest addition to the XPC Accessories product-line features fast 16X DVD ± RW burning (4X DL b

Source: Club OC

Western Digital Answers Customer Call...

Subject: Storage | December 9, 2004 - 04:00 PM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Oct. 4, 2004 - Addressing a large and fast-growing segment of the storage industry and demand for notebook-class hard drives from independent, high-volume suppliers, Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its WD Scorpio™ high-performance, low-power 2.5 inch hard drive for notebooks and other portable digital devices. With its new product, WD is delivering the features and industry-leading specifications that offer the greatest benefits to its customers: high reliability, low power and fast performance.