CES 2011: Storage goodness from the Intel booth

Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 02:00 AM |
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I love Intel's massive booth on the CES show floor. The meeting rooms extend up to a second floor that can be seen just below the row of funky blue lights.

The PCPer gang was briefed by 'top men' from Intel on several items, including Solid State Storage.

CES 2011: New OCZ products make their debut

Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 12:00 AM |
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We got to meet up with OCZ for a first hand look at some of their new products:


First up is the Z-Drive R3. This drive contains the enterprise SandForce variant, complete with supercap.

CES 2011: Storage tidbits from CES: Unveiled event

Subject: Storage | January 5, 2011 - 03:06 AM |
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I did a quick run around the CES Unveiled event tonight. Here's some storage tidbits:
LaCie:
A WiFi b/g/n enabled NAS, available in 1 or 2 TB. Gigabit link is included for those wanting faster speeds.

Intel releases m-SATA form factor line of SSD's

Subject: Storage | December 29, 2010 - 11:00 AM |
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Intel has released the 310 series of SSD's. Available in both 40GB and 80GB form factors, these new units are the smallest SATA form factor SSD we've seen to date:

Here the 310 series sits next to a 2.5" laptop HDD (yes, 2.5" not 3.5")

Data Robotics rolls out 3TB support for Drobo S

Subject: Storage | December 28, 2010 - 11:02 PM |
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Data Robotics has released Firmware 2.1.0 for Drobo S models. The highlight of the release notes? 3TB support!
Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Samsung SSD
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Introduction and Specifications

Today we take a look at Samsung's newest offering - the 470 Series SSD. This drive sports a new controller with some very promising specs. Our storage guru goes on a seek and destroy mission to see if any weaknesses present in the older generation SSD's. Check out or full review for the scoop.

Vantec's new USB 3.0 dual HDD dock looks a bit like a toaster

Subject: Storage | December 15, 2010 - 04:40 PM |
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The newest NexStar dual bay HDD dock offers an incredibly handy and quick way to access your data.  It can handle 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives so you will have no serious compatibility problems to deal with and with the USB 3.0 interface you aren't going to have to wait very long watching the blue bar slowly fill as your transfer slowly goes.  Tweaknews liked the look as well as the performance but do warn you to turn off the dock when it is not in use as your drives will get quite warm.

"Vantec has been on a roll lately with their NexStar line of storage products, and their USB 3.0 dual bay HDD dock is no exception. What stands out with this unit is the ability to access two hard drives simultaneously – something that is handy for all types of buyers ranging from the casual home PC user to network admins who need a quick way to access data on a hard drive."

Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:

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Source: Tweaknews

Samsung's new 470 Series SSD toggles its reads and writes

Subject: Storage | December 13, 2010 - 11:50 AM |
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Behind the covering of that SSD will be one of two types of flash memory, though both offer double data rate speeds by being able to read or write on the rise and fall of a clock cycle.  While most makers use the Open NAND Flash Interface, Samsung and Toshiba have chosen a different route called toggle flash which utilizes a data strobe instead of the usual clock when transferring data.  Both technologies are JEDEC approved, so it will be interesting to see which survives.  That is not the only trick this drive has, it is also the first to sport two DIMMs for cache, 128MB DRAM c

Making sure you get all of that 3TB drive

Subject: Storage | December 3, 2010 - 02:19 PM |
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Seagate and WD have started releasing HDDs with 2.5TB and 3TB capacities, which sounds great on the face of it but causes problems for many users as motherboards and OSes can have issues when drives grow that large.  Those still using XP are essentially out of luck, even with the intervention of a 3rd party PCIe RAID card, Win7 users will be up and running easily, though there is an update from Microsoft that is strongly recommended to prevent data corruption.  The real meat of the article covers the steps to

Source: Tech ARP