Subject: Storage | September 10, 2009 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We have seen many ways of securing data, from software based cryptography tools to biometrics like face and fingerprint recognition. Vantec has chosen a rather physical way to secure any data kept on a HDD housed within its NexStar Vault. Along with some rather impressive transfer speeds, the integral keypad ensures that the secure partition stays secure. Without the proper 6-digit key you cannot get at the data, removing the drive from the Vault does not disable the encryption. Take
Subject: Storage | September 8, 2009 - 06:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On last weeks Podcast Allyn spoke briefly about a new technology for platter based drives from Western Digital that allowed the reading head to have vastly increased seek times along with anti-disks to optimize the airflow that the reading head needs. We finally get to see it in action in the Western Digital 7200RPM 2TB Caviar Black and RE4 Green Power drives. Check out the cutting edge speeds in his full review, plus a warning
Western Digital brings 7200RPM to two of their product lines in the form of 2TB models. These drives come backed with some exciting new technology that promises to increase performance beyond that of a simple spindle speed increase. In this review we will explore these new features and see their impact on real world performance.
Subject: Storage | September 3, 2009 - 12:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You would not commonly associate ExpressCards and SSDs, but that is exactly what Wintec decided to do with their FileMate SolidGO 24GB ExpressCard Ultra SSD. If you have an ExpressCard slot on your PC or laptop, this device will provide you with read speeds of 115MB/s and write speeds of 65MB/s. Bizarrely, that is exactly what the manufacturer claims, as well as what the testing at ModSynergy found, showing W
Subject: Storage | September 3, 2009 - 02:03 AM | Ryan Shrout
I try not to get up in arms about pricing of particular components at different online retailers, but I really felt the need to bitch about this one. Newegg, whom I usually recommend whole heartedly, simply decided to screw over the consumer this week on the nifty new Intel X25-M G2 SSDs that Allyn reviewed last month.
Subject: Storage | September 1, 2009 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Storage | September 1, 2009 - 09:00 AM | Allyn Malventano
Today Western Digital announced two new models to their product lines. Both are 7200 RPM 2TB models. First is the 2TB Caviar Black, and second is the 2TB RE4. We previously reviewed the 2TB RE4-GP, a 5400 RPM model. The RE4 will be the server class version of the consumer-grade Caviar Black, and will incorporate the same enterp
Subject: Storage | August 28, 2009 - 03:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have yet to enjoy the experience of a 500GB+ drive suddenly reducing its self to 32MB and refusing to be read, you are missing out. It is caused by a random corruption of the LBA48, HPA and DCO records
which reside in that part of the HDD you can not get at, that part of the drive which many people get very upset about. It was the cause of an attempted class action suit from users who decided not having access to the full capacity of the drive was some sort of false advertising and was also the reason that gibblebytes and other bizarre names were bandied around for a while
Subject: Storage | August 26, 2009 - 03:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In Win's new Ammo external HDD cage has a unique trick that the security conscious will be interested in. Encrypting and decrypting large files can be a time consuming process as you wait patiently by your top of the line PC with 8 threads and gobs of memory bandwidth for it to finish. In Win feels that might be a little inconvenient and includes 128-bit AES encryption handled by a dedicated ASIC chip built right into the enclosure.&nbs
Subject: Storage | August 25, 2009 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 24, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced a new, high-capacity 256GB addition to its high-performance Extreme Series SSD family.
Built using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory, the new Corsair Extreme Series X256 SSD combines high-performance with a massive 256GB of storage space, for enthusiasts who don't want to compromise on speed or capacity.