The new Indilinx Barefoot controller is shaken, not stirred

Subject: Storage | November 16, 2010 - 04:55 PM |

The next generation Indilinx controller is not going to be here for a little while yet, so in the meantime they've released a new version of the already on the market Barefoot controller, though AnandTech is quick to point out you need to buy a new drive to see it in action you cannot simply do a hardware flash to upgrade existing SSDs.  The review shows performance improvements, especially when dealing with incompressible formats
as those types of files hamstring th

Source: AnandTech
Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

Introduction, Packaging and Specifications

Today Allyn looks at the next iteration of the OCZ RevoDrive - the x2! This new card opens up two more channels of throughput over the RevoDrive, demonstrating how well the SI RAID solution can scale with quad-Sandforce units behind it.

Matching the speed of the OCZ Ibis without the proprietary cable

Subject: Storage | November 8, 2010 - 05:59 PM |

When Allyn reviewed the OCZ Ibis with the proprietary HSDL to allow speeds faster than SATA 6Gb/s can handle, the biggest plus was indeed the read speeds of almost 700GB/s but the biggest negative (apart from price) was the propriety cabling.  AnandTech looks at the new RevoDrive x2 which uses a PCIe slot and promises the same performance ... and unfortunately a similarly high price.

Source: AnandTech

Thecus Technology Launches N4200PRO NAS Server

Subject: Storage | November 5, 2010 - 04:18 PM |

11/05/2010- The original N4200 made huge waves in the hardware community with its innovative features and functionality. Today, Thecus Technology, the Creator in Storage, is proud to announce its successor: the N4200PRO.

Source: Thecus

Serial attached SCSI keeps the platters alive

Subject: Storage | November 3, 2010 - 01:26 PM |

SSDs do offer a speed bonus at the cost of an extreme storage density hit, not to mention the price attached which adds up quickly when you are building RAID-5 boxes, let alone some of the other intricate RAID setups possible.  One way to bring the performance of your RAID array up is to look at 15K RPM SAS HDDs like the
Seagate Cheetah 15K 3.5. 

Source: UMLan

WD's 3TB drive, storage so big most devices are afraid of it

Subject: Storage | October 29, 2010 - 05:03 PM |

As Allyn shows in the video version of this weeks podcast, even the mighty Drobo is unsure what to do with Western Digital's Caviar Green 3TB HDD; it might recognize it but it cannot use it.  There are ways to use it as The Tech Report proves in their review, a UEFI BIOS helps but there are ways to make the HDD work even with the more common AHCI controller.&nbs

OCZ Technology Launches 'RevoDrive X2,' a Second Generation, Bootable PCI-Express SSD

Subject: Storage | October 28, 2010 - 11:48 AM |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and
systems, announces the launch of The RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD, a
follow-up to the successful launch of the first RevoDrive, with
increased performance and capacity to serve high-performance computing

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital


2.5 and 3.0 TB is here! Western Digital has pushed internal 3.5" drive capacity to 3 TB, breaking past the 2 TB barrier. Pushing platter density to 750 GB is quite an achievement, but taking a single HDD past 2^32 available sectors introduces some serious compatibility issues at both the OS and driver level.