You used to have to pay someone to do this

Subject: Storage | March 31, 2009 - 03:01 PM |
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FTP hosting and basic secure file transfers used to be the domain of ISPs and hosting companies, but as the cost of storage and processing power has dropped remote hosting is becoming extinct.  Apart from near instant fail-over and distributed backups, any enthusiast could slap together a file server that can handle multiple users.  Now, with the advent of the Network Attached Storage device, setting up secure file transferring and sharing is almost plug and play.  Take a look at the

Source: Modders-Inc

Tough decision

Subject: Storage | March 26, 2009 - 12:02 PM |
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For $140 you can pick up the Patriot Xporter Magnum 64GB USB flash drive or for $100 you can pick up a 1TB WD Caviar Green drive.  For the latter, you can't really expect it to hold up to being carried around in your bag or swapped around with friends.  For th

Source: MVKTECH.NET

Still the reigning champion

Subject: Storage | March 24, 2009 - 09:17 AM |
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SSD drives are narrowing the field, and the evolution of onboard RAID controllers is bringing the performance and safety enhancements of RAID to the casual user, but that still can't beat the old record holder for fast storage, unless you have gobs of money.  There is nothing like hooking up eight or so 15,000 RPM SAS drives onto a solid hardware RAID.  For example, check out the results that Bjorn3D sees with the

Source: Bjorn3D

NVISION Conference likely not going to happen this year

Subject: Storage | March 19, 2009 - 09:07 PM |
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Depending how you view the terms of "delay" and "soon", you can either take NVIDIA at their word that the NVISION show for 2009 is just going to be a bit behind schedule or you can take the logical step to think that with the economy (and NVIDIA's stock) in the position it is now, the event just won't happen.  Here's the quote from the above article:

Source: Ars Technica

Heavyweight roundup

Subject: Storage | March 19, 2009 - 09:08 AM |
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Platter based storage may be on the way out, but that doesn't mean you should be avoiding them as they have never been bigger nor less expensive.  To show off the latest 1TB drives, X-bit Labs has assembled fourteen drives from four different companies.  Some of the drives may seem familiar, but you might be surprised at what an increase in the revision number can do for the performance of a drive you thought you knew.  At the end, there was a clear winner in speed, read on to see w

Source: X-Bit Labs

The sound of NAS thinking

Subject: Storage | March 16, 2009 - 11:36 AM |
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VIA is not out of the business of providing computational power to shoebox sized tech, even with the competition from Intel and nVIDIA.  One of their newest products is a network attached storage device that includes a 1.5GHz VIA C7-D CPU to extend the functionality of the ARTiGO A2000 beyond what you might expect from an NAS.  Consider the audio ports on the back, something you wouldn't really expect to see in a NAS, but well within the power of the ARTiGO.  Drop by Think Computers to see how

When fast is just not fast enough...

Subject: Storage | March 14, 2009 - 04:46 AM |
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By splicing two ioDrives together on a single card, Fusion-io has shown the scaleability of their uber-fast flash technology by simultaneously doubling the throughput and capacity of their ioDrive line.  As if 3/4 GB/sec was not enough, the new boards (dubbed ioDrive Duo) promise to deliver upwards of 1.5GB/sec speeds.  Capacity is also increased from the prior 80/160/320GB to 160/320/640GB, with the possibi

Source: Fusion-io

As advertised on the podcast

Subject: Storage | March 12, 2009 - 09:03 AM |
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You have two important jobs to do today, if you have not already done so.  The first is to listen to the brand new episode of the PC Perspective Podcast and share it with a dozen friends.  The second is to read through Allyn's review of the Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green drive.  If you have done either of those jobs, you already know that this drive may spin at 5400RPM and

Subject: Storage
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The Green Monster gets bigger (and quieter)!

This week we take a break from the nosebleed speeds of Solid State and check out what spinning disk tech has to offer. We found there is still much life left in these beasts. If you are in the market for an insane amount of near-silent storage, this article is for you.