Huge storage space, tiny power needs

Subject: Storage | July 16, 2009 - 12:38 PM |
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Although it will cost you a bit of a premium, the Seagate Barracuda LP 2TBgives you huge amount of storage in a single 3.5" HDD thanks to 4 500GB platters.  The LP denotes a low power drive, in this case the drive is designed to run at an odd 5900RPM.  That slightly increased platter speed, along with the 32MB cache ensure that this drive is not left eating the dirt of a 7200RPM drive.  While it's performance did lag behind the

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Corsair SSD additions and changes

Subject: Storage | July 16, 2009 - 10:37 AM |
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Corsair has updated their SSD pages to include the new Indilinx controller based Extreme Series.  While their stated spec of 240 MB/sec read and 170 MB/sec write seems very nice, we can expect them to perform like the other Indilinx-based units out there without the use of the special Indilinx TRIM tool.

UPDATED: SATA 6G launch delayed to do tech issues on nearly all P55 boards

Subject: Storage | July 16, 2009 - 01:00 AM |
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You've come a long way ...

Subject: Storage | July 13, 2009 - 03:43 PM |
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The Tech Report has put together a massive conglomeration of drives both SSD and platter based, run singly and in RAID to see the recent evolution of storage.  From the fastest SSDs through RAM based storage to old 5400RPM platter drives, there is a lot of numbers to go through.  Take a look at which drives excel at which tasks in addition to technology differences and RAID setups.

A solid upgrade

Subject: Storage | July 6, 2009 - 06:06 PM |
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The Tech Report takes a quick peek at an upgrade kit designed to get you up and running with the Intel X-25M SSD.  The kit includes adaptors for a home system, which you would not need in a mobile system.  They ran some quick tests, avoiding the amount of benchmarking that Allyn has done; much to the dismay of those trying to sell SSD drives.  The mobile performance increase is noticeable at a glance, while we are all familiar with the performance on a desktop.

TRIM those offsets

Subject: Storage | July 2, 2009 - 03:26 PM |
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The Tech Report's previous review of SSDs, in which they found serious problems with the performance of the Indilinx Barefoot controlled Super Talent and OCZ SSD drives generated some feedback from listeners.  Their comments can be summed up as a complaint that if they had used Vista, instead of XP and its default 63-sector partition offset which is a problem for Indilinx controlled SSDs and updated the firmware of the drives, all the problems would go away.  Read on to see how the test results differed from their first

A bit better than a double sided floppy

Subject: Storage | June 29, 2009 - 02:38 PM |
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Now that Blu-Ray burners and re-writers are sitting near the $200 mark, the DVD seems to be on its way to extinction.  It is not just the sheer size of storage on this optical media, the disks themselves are much more resistant to scratching and a rewriteable disk will not become useless after just a few uses.  Even more attractive than the first generation of disks are the new single and dual-layer BluRay discs;

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Corsair Launches New 128GB and 64GB Performance Series Solid State Drives

Subject: Storage | June 25, 2009 - 04:24 PM |
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Fremont, CA. June 25th, 2009.

Take it, it is Your Book now; or else!

Subject: Storage | June 25, 2009 - 12:28 PM |
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Looking nice in shiny white and standing all of 6.7" tall, 3.9" wide, and 6.3" deep, the Western Digital My Book World Edition II
might just help save your sanity.  Since it is easy to use, looks relatively attractive and is small enough to hide if necessary, this NAS might be just the thing to get your friends and family members to actually do a back up of their important stuff.  Just a few minutes

Intel working on 320GB SSDs for Q4

Subject: Storage | June 23, 2009 - 04:33 PM |
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According to a story over at Fudzilla, Intel is working on some upgrades to their line of solid state drives this winter.  Apparently Intel is converting their flash drives to use 34nm NAND and will introduce a 320GB version in addition to the 160GB and 80GB model based on the new memory technology.  While the cost per GB will surely go down with this memory change, the price on the 320GB model could be pretty staggering - well over the 160GB model you can

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