Subject: Storage | September 20, 2010 - 05:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The OCZ Enyo 128GB USB 3.0 isn't quite a thumb drive though it is not all that much larger physically though at $390 it is significantly more expensive. It is an SSD drive, managed by the Indilinx Barefoot
controller which helps bring up the price and a fully functional USB 3.0 connection also comes at a premium. That does mean compressed files transfer more slowly than uncompressed,
This week our storage guru takes a look at the PhotoFast GBox mini. THis little device converts from USB3.0 to SATA, so you can transfer data from externally attached SSD's and 2.5" HDD's at lightning speed.
Subject: Storage | September 14, 2010 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
An SSD is pretty much the upgrade of choice right now and like most other choice upgrades it requires a steep investment. In response many SSD manufacturers are putting out rather small SSDs that can't hold as much data as the more expensive drives and aren't quite as fast but are much more affordable. To help give you a leg up, Tech Spot has gathered together seven drives between 32GB to 40GB and all under $150. From OCZ are the A
Subject: Storage | September 10, 2010 - 05:22 PM | Allyn Malventano
Subject: Storage | September 9, 2010 - 01:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - September 7, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced they are now shipping their new "USB 3.0 Express RAM CacheTM drive".
Subject: Storage | September 7, 2010 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 60 GB SSD, using a Sandforce controller as you can see on Al's SSD Decoder Ring, and runs about $155, is a fairly good deal per gigabyte for an SSD. It performs spot on for a drive using the popular Sandforce SF-1222 controller, blending in with the other choices available though not in a bad way.
Introduction and Packaging
Since the release of the revamped and larger capacity OCZ Agility 2, other manufacturers of Sandforce-based SSD's have followed suit on the quest for less flash over-provisioning. Today we look at current offerings from Corsair, OWC, and Patriot.
Subject: Storage | August 30, 2010 - 03:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is easy to communicate the idea of file encryption to someone well versed in the world of technology but it can be frustrating to disseminate that type of information to your users, who are the ones who need to do it in the first place. Computing on Demand thought that it would be a good idea to write an overview of what the encryption choices are today and a quick look at how they work. If you read through it then you might stand a better chance of communicating how important and relative
Subject: Storage | August 24, 2010 - 01:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Traditional HDDs don't hold a candle to the performance of an SSD but the same can be said for platter based drives price per gigabyte. For instance if you were to try to emulate the 3TB Seagate FreeAgent drive on an SSD you would be looking at spending at least $8000 assuming there was no premium because of the large size of the drive. Thankfully Seagate provided a USB 3.0 connection for this drive which in the testing at Anan
Subject: Storage | August 20, 2010 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Seagate Momentus XT is a 2.5", 500GB drive with a flashy little secret, 4GB of SLC flash memory to act as a sort of supercharged cache. X-bit Labs went through a long series of benchmarks to determine just what this drive can do to take advantage of its flash memory and where it remains at the same performance level as a regular HDD.