Serial attached SCSI keeps the platters alive

Subject: Storage | November 3, 2010 - 01:26 PM |
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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. 

Source: UMLan

WD's 3TB drive, storage so big most devices are afraid of it

Subject: Storage | October 29, 2010 - 05:03 PM |
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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

OCZ Technology Launches 'RevoDrive X2,' a Second Generation, Bootable PCI-Express SSD

Subject: Storage | October 28, 2010 - 11:48 AM |
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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
consumers.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
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Introduction

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.

WD keeps the platter happily alive with their high density green series

Subject: Storage | October 18, 2010 - 11:54 AM |
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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

Source: Tech ARP

Why are we so excited about the new Sandforce?

Subject: Storage | October 8, 2010 - 02:18 PM |
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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.

Sandforce announces next generation SSD controller, gives Intel a run for their money.

Subject: Storage | October 7, 2010 - 09:30 AM |
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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:

OCZ Technology Announces Partnership With Eurocom for Mobile SSD Integration

Subject: Storage | October 5, 2010 - 11:03 AM |
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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5, 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, is pleased to announce that Eurocom customers can now
configure high performance mobile solutions with OCZ's award-winning
SSDs.

A tiny little SSD won't set you back too much

Subject: Storage | October 4, 2010 - 01:36 PM |
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For $120 you can get your hands on an SSD though it comes with some limitations.  The G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB
is not going to hold much beyond your OS and a few privileged programs allowing you the benefit of a quick boot and it will not completely flatten your wallet.  Tweaktown

Source: TweakTown

OCZ Technology Introduces the High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) Interface to Revolutionize SSDs

Subject: Storage | September 29, 2010 - 11:16 AM |
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SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group, Inc.