Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Intel
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Introduction

For the past few months, we have been putting three Intel X25-M SSDs through their paces in long-term real world usage scenarios. The results were surprising to say the least. We explore the internals of these drives as to determine the cause and attempt solutions of varying difficulties.

Try some of this green caviar

Subject: Storage | February 12, 2009 - 09:12 AM |
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The latest hard drive from Western Digital is the 2TB GreenPower Caviar, sporting four 500GB platters a 32MB cache and a reported sustained data rate of 100MB/s.  The Tech Report tested out that stat and it seems that the high density platters help put this drive right in the middle of the pack as far as performance goes.  While it will not beat out a

Store your data in a cool place

Subject: Storage | February 5, 2009 - 10:57 AM |
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If you are looking for a way to hot swap SATA drives and provide both a cooling fan and a security lock, you could consider the Icy Dock MB671SK Internal SATA HDD Enclosure.  For under $50 you can pick up this internal enclosure that will handle terabyte drives and
keep them nice and cool, with absolutely no read or write speed penalties.  If you are a swapper, or you would just like to be you should

Source: Tweaknews

RAID 0 inside

Subject: Storage | January 30, 2009 - 11:38 AM |
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The OCZ Apex SSD is an odd beast, build on Jmicron MLC flash technology one might expect it to have the slower performance typical of MLC drives, but OCZ is positioning it to take on the mighty Intel X25-M 80GB SSD which uses faster SLC flash for storage.  The key is the use of a pair of flash memory controllers and an onboard RAID chip, to help bring the bandwidth up.  If you want to see how well OCZ managed, read Ryan's full review.

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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OCZ Mixes up SSDs

Solid state drives (SSDs) are definitely one of the most interesting product categories of the day as they promise users benefits of flash memory for primary storage and the end of the platter-based hard drive reign. The OCZ Apex is unique in that it uses internal RAID-0 configurations to help speed that transition along.

WD LAUNCHES INDUSTRY'S FIRST 2 TB HARD DRIVES

Subject: Storage | January 27, 2009 - 08:26 AM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Jan. 27, 2009 - WD (NYSE: WDC) today announced the first 2 terabyte (TB) hard drive - the world's highest capacity drive and the latest addition to WD's popular, environmentally friendly, cool and quiet, WD Caviar Green hard drive family.

There's a new flash drive in town

Subject: Storage | January 20, 2009 - 09:18 AM |
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The USB flash drive has a competitor with the release of OCZ's Throttle 32GB eSATA drive.  It may look like your every day thumb drive, but this one plugs into a powered eSATA port.  If you wonder how that might affect your day, consider that Legit Reviews tested the drive by copying 29.3GB worth of files onto the Throttle and an OCZ ATV usb drive and then copied them back. 

Seagate easily squashes their large bugs

Subject: Storage | January 15, 2009 - 02:25 PM |
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The new SD1A firmware for the 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda is intended to fix the intermittent freezing that is plaguing those who bought one of these large drives.  The fix it's self works fine, but The Tech Report wanted to test for any unforeseen consequences the fix may have caused.  They checked the speed through a large array of testing, even testing for changes in noise and power requirements.  Long story short, the fix had no appreciable effect on anything but the problem it was intended to solve.

Hitachi's enterprising high density storage

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2009 - 10:30 AM |
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Hitachi's Deskstar E7K1000 is a terabyte drive with a full 32MB cache and three 334GB platters.  The large size of the platters should, in theory, offer quieter running as well as drawing less power, especially when partnered with the "Hitachi Voltage Efficiency Regulator Technology".  The Tech Report ran this HDD through their testing suites and proved that not only does this new Deskstar offer both of benefits mentioned, it also offers greater speed.  This update was certainly worth the wait.

New Verbatim drives will offer four connection options

Subject: Storage | January 4, 2009 - 10:58 AM |
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I have always been a fan of options, especially when it comes to computers and computing in general.  We were big fans of the X58 chipset because it now allows us to CHOOSE between SLI and CrossFire on the same motherboard.  I really liked some OCZ SSD hard drives as they had both SATA connections and USB connections allowing you to use them internally or as external drives.  This new Verbatim hard drive takes it another step further by offering FOUR connectio

Source: engadget