It's sizing up to be a big battle

Subject: Storage | October 17, 2008 - 03:21 PM |
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The Western Digital RE3 and Hitachi's E7K1000 are the best terabyte HDDs that either company has to offer.  Their stats are very similar as far as seek times, number of platters and cache and the differences in performance are just as close.  ExtremeTech has their work cut out for them in picking a winner.

Source: Extremetech

New Drives Break Performance Barriers, Lower Storage Infrastructure, Cooling, Energy Costs

Subject: Storage | October 15, 2008 - 06:26 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2008 - Intel Corporation has begun shipping
its highest- performing solid-state drive (SSD), the IntelR X-25E Extreme
SATA Solid-State Drive, aimed at server, workstation and storage systems.
Unlike mechanical drives, the SSDs contain no moving parts and instead
feature 50nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory technology. Systems
equipped with these drives will not suffer from the performance bottlenecks
associated with conventional drives.

Time to dump the PS3?

Subject: Storage | October 9, 2008 - 03:04 PM |
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Futurelooks tried out the newest Samsung Blu-ray player, the BD-P150 which is slightly cheaper than a new PS3.  Currently the PS3 is one of the best choices for a Blu-ray player, and when you remember it is also a full console, the choice seems obvious.  See if there is anything Samsun

Source: futurelooks

Super Talent Launches SSDs for Asus Eee PCss

Subject: Storage | October 7, 2008 - 04:43 PM |
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San Jose, California - October 7, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a new line of mini PCI-Express SSDs, available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, that were designed explicitly for the Asus Eee PC.

Standard Eee PCs have maximum 20GB of storage. These cost-effective upgrade cards offer up to 64GB of solid state storage.

Maximum storage, minimum cabling

Subject: Storage | October 6, 2008 - 01:41 PM |
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Having an external HDD enclosure can be very handy, especially if it can hot-swap drives.  It does add to the clutter of cables running around your PC, with data and power cables not looking particularly good even if the enclosure does.  ICY DOCK's MB672SKGF-B is an internal HDD enclosure that supports hot-swapping and helps keep your area clean; all the cabling is inside the case.  As an added bonus you also get an LCD screen on

Source: Bjorn3D

Western Digital gobbles up Fujitsu storage division

Subject: Storage | October 2, 2008 - 03:25 PM |
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It looks like we have another player in the storage market bowing out to its competitors - Fujitsu is apparently selling off their HDD and storage division to Western Digital, one of the market's key leaders in technology and performance.  Along with the deal comes the HDD manufacturering plants that Fujitsu owns in Japan, the Philippines and Thailand and an additional 7.1% market share to add to Western Digital's 22.5%. 

 
Source: General

Super Talent Shatters SSD Affordability Barriers

Subject: Storage | September 30, 2008 - 11:12 AM |
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San Jose, California - September 30, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched a pair of new high quality SATA-II SSDs that shatter previous price barriers.

Super Talent's MasterDrive SSDs have become legendary for their many advantages over hard drives. MasterDrive SSDs offer five times better resistance to shock and vibration, consume less power, support a wider range of operating temperatures and altitudes, and are completely silent.

Scatterbrained storage

Subject: Storage | September 29, 2008 - 06:16 PM |
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If you have a hard time deciding which drive you want to save your data on, or maybe you like to have a half dozen or so HDDs with different types of files on them, you might really need a four disk hot swappable SATA rack.  You could also use it to start up an incredibly intricate back up regimen.  PC Stats thought it would be perfect for a dual RAID-1 configuration, read through the review and think what you might do with the IcyDock MB454SPF-B.

Source: PCStats

Corsair Introduces 64GB Portable USB Flash Drive

Subject: Storage | September 29, 2008 - 03:44 PM |
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Fremont, CA, September 29, 2008 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that it is expanding its best selling Flash Voyager USB family lines with a new 64GB capacity offering.

You got serial all over my SCSI

Subject: Storage | September 25, 2008 - 05:18 PM |
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The HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 2640x4 is a ~$150 PCI-e RAID controller card that will let you operate SAS drives in your PC.  There are a few differences between SATA and SAS storage, some are more arcane like the difference between SAS's Tagged Command Queuing and SATA's Native Command Queuing, other qualities like the 15,000 RPM speed of SAS drives are easier to understand.

Source: Beyond3D