Data Robotics releases much requested NAS-enabled Drobo

Subject: Storage | April 6, 2010 - 08:30 AM |
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One of the most requested features is NAS connectivity.  The Drobo line of products has required direct connectivity to at least one host machine - until now.  The new Drobo FS (File Sharing) inherits all of the features and redundancy of the Drobo S model, while trading the eSATA port for Gigabit Ethernet.

Western Digital announces new VelociRaptor with 2x capacity, SATA 6Gb/sec

Subject: Storage | April 6, 2010 - 08:00 AM |
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Today the 10,000 RPM VelociRaptor gets a new pack leader in the form of a 600GB
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Introduction

Today we take a look at the new 600GB VelociRaptor from Western Digital. The new drive looks just like it's older brother, with similar noise levels and power consumption. It may look and sound the same, but this new drive packs some additional punch in both speed and cost/GB. Check out our full review for the scoop.

The effect of pairing cheaper Intel SSDs

Subject: Storage | March 31, 2010 - 02:13 PM |
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The 40GB Intel X25-V requires a $123 investment, while the 80GB Intel X25-M G2 will cost you $224.  That puts a pair of X25-V's into about the same price range as a single X25-M and buying a pair opens up options for setting up those drives.  A single X25-V is slower than a single X25-M but what ha

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Plextor's stab at an SSD

Subject: Storage | March 26, 2010 - 12:31 PM |
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As Al mentioned on the PC Perspective podcast, he has been spending a lot of time with a new SSD from Plextor, a company synonymous with CD/DVD burners in many techies minds.  They have moved on from that segment with the recently released Plextor PX-128M1S SSD.  Inside is a
Marvell 88SS8014-BHP2 controller, 128GB of Samsung flash storage and 64MB of HYNIX DDR SDRAM.&n

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Manufacturer: Plextor
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Introduction, Packaging and Specifications

Today we take a look at the new Plextor SSD line. These drives use a lower-cost Marvell controller in an attempt to bring the price down. Will the performance be good enough to compete with the big boys? Read our full performance review for the scoop.

Intel releases SSD friendly AHCI/RAID driver

Subject: Storage | March 24, 2010 - 06:00 PM |
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For the past few months, Intel has been working on a new Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver to replace the old Intel Matrix Storage Manager (IMSM) series.


Trimming the performance and the price; Intel and Kingston's low price SSDs

Subject: Storage | March 23, 2010 - 01:10 PM |
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The Intel X25-V 40GB 2.5" Solid State Drive will set you back $123 and Kingston's 30GB SSDNOW Vis only $92.  Keeping the size down results in using half the channels of an 80GB model which then results in a slow down in read and write speeds all of which add up to an inexpensive SSD.  The ques

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Manufacturer: Elitegroup
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SATA 6G and USB 3.0 for all

If you are looking to upgrade your computer with USB 3.0 or SATA 6G support, you can either upgrade your system board or add in a expansion card like one of the two we are looking at today. The U3N2 and the S6M2 use controllers we are well familiar with to get the job done but in smaller and less expensive packages.

Get Blu-Ray for cheap

Subject: Storage | March 18, 2010 - 01:12 PM |
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It has taken a while before the industry realized that if people need to pay almost the full price of a PS3 to get a Blu-Ray drive that most people will choose the Sony product over a 5.25" internal drive.  The prices have plummeted, at least on the readers if not the writers which is why the LITE-ON iHOS104-08 Blu-Ray Driveis a rather nice product.  At $70 it is approaching a reasonable price point and