Subject: Storage | November 16, 2007 - 01:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As X-bit labs points out in their introduction, 250GB HDD offer you a good price per GB, and enough storage that you won't feel cramped. Since there are so many to choose from, they have gathered 30 different makes and models to test out in a huge review. In the end, it turns out that many of the drives will excel in certain applications, while falling behind in others, as well as some interesting findings about Native Command Queuing.
Subject: Storage | November 14, 2007 - 03:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The GA-P31-DS3L is a sub $100 motherboard based on the Intel P31 chipset, and is able to support 45nm processors. As you may guess from the price, it is aimed at those more interested in price than performance. OCC got a surprise when they tried for performance though, this board was quite capable of reaching a 465MHz FSB when they tried overclocking a E6750!
Subject: Storage | November 14, 2007 - 03:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the successful launch of the GP Caviar last month, Western Digital has extended their GreenPower lineup with the RE2-GP HDD. It is a one terabyte drive, built for enterprise level storage, so you won't see high burst speeds as this drive is designed to provide reliable constant speeds. It does retain it's lowered power requirements, as you wold expect, and you can see what else WD put in this drive over at The Tech Report.
Subject: Storage | November 9, 2007 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If 4 and 8GB flash drives just don't cut it for you because of the size and amount of data you carry around, Hardware Logic has a review that will make your day. How would you like a 160GB in a small 6oz package that should be tough enough to live in the bottom of a bag? Head over and read all about the SimpleTech SimpleDrivePS.
Subject: Storage | November 6, 2007 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have decided that using a thumb drive is a bad idea when it comes to transporting data you would prefer to keep private based on how easy they are to lose, then A-Data may have the perfect solution for you. The FP1 drive offers both password protection as well as fingerprint scanning and can keep the data fairly secure even if you lose it. The Tech Report tried it out, and while it isn't cheap or fast, it does give you some peace of mind.
Subject: Storage | November 6, 2007 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2007 - Intel Corporation today announced a new storage platform to ease the management of growing digital information, from protecting critical data in small businesses to safeguarding digital content in the home.
Subject: Storage | November 1, 2007 - 01:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Western Digital now offers a 2.5", 250GB Scorpio drive, finally providing mobile users with a speedy and high capacity HDD. TweakTown was more than happy with the performance, as WD did not sacrifice speed for storage size, they fit both into a perfect little package.
Subject: Storage | October 24, 2007 - 01:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware looks at OCZ's ruggedized flash drives, which could probably also be used to signal planes from the ground. I suppose that if you are taking your flash drive diving or offroading, then it is useful to be able to spot the things from a half mile away. They reviewed both the 4GB and 8GB models, but currently only the 4GB model shows up on Pricegrabber.
Subject: Storage | October 22, 2007 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MektuMods wasn't overly impressed by the length of their SATA cables, and in the effort to clean up their case design, they took an axe to them. Figuring the pin out was the easy part, but if you want to shorten your SATA cables as well, get ready to break out the soldering iron and hot glue gun.
Subject: Storage | October 18, 2007 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Western Digital's Caviar GreenPower is a large storage drive with a mission, offering high capacity (500GB, 750GB & 1TB) with a low energy requirement. The mystery comes in when you try to determine the spindle speed and maximum sustained transfer rate which fall under WD's new IntelliPower, that will vary spindle speed based on storage capacity. This backs up their claim to green power, as the drive is focused on efficiency, not speed re