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.
Subject: Storage | November 8, 2010 - 05:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | November 5, 2010 - 04:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | November 3, 2010 - 01:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Storage | October 29, 2010 - 05:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Storage | October 28, 2010 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
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.
Subject: Storage | October 18, 2010 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have made the switch to an SSD but find yourself a little short on storage space and want a large format disk to store your important, but not frequently accessed files? Are you enjoying the quiet of not having a platter based drive and maybe even a little smug at the power savings? Try Western Digital's Caviar Green (Advanced Format) 2 TB, at only $110 ($0.18/GB) it won't destroy your bank account and
Subject: Storage | October 8, 2010 - 02:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you haven't read up on the new SandForce SF-2000 series of SSD controllers, then take a moment to read through this article on Legit Reviews. The controller is the main determinant of performance on SSDs, as opposed to the type of flash memory used. It is also the power behind any encryption you want to use on the drive, and both the security and the performance will increase with the implementation of this new controller. Pity we don't have any benchmarks yet though.
Subject: Storage | October 7, 2010 - 09:30 AM | Allyn Malventano
SandForce has released details on their next generation SSD controller. I was briefed by their staff yesterday, and this looks to be everything storage nuts were hoping for, as well as throughput figures doubling that of Intel's (leaked) specs. Highlights follow: