Cool down; you'll live longer.

Subject: Storage | July 21, 2008 - 01:18 PM |
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Hard disks are not terribly fond of heat; especially the new Raptor which is a 2.5" HDD surrounded by a 3.5" heatsink.  While most users will never experience the wonderful smell of well cooked HDD, it is more common for the heat to accelerate the general failure of HDDs.  Drop by Madshrimps for a look at several passive HDD coolers that may extend the life of your drives, two that will bump your HDD up to a 5.25" slot and one that will let you keep the HDD in the 3.5" slots.

Source: Madshrimps

Heavyweight storage round up

Subject: Storage | July 11, 2008 - 12:08 PM |
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Source: X-Bit Labs

Swing and a miss

Subject: Storage | July 8, 2008 - 11:53 AM |
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Silicon Power is a company that hopes to make it's name in the storage market, but they are off on the wrong foot with their Silicon Power 64GB SATA SSD.  While the price of the disk is below $1000, the performance that Benchmark Reviews saw in their testing placed it firmly in the middle of the previous generation of SSDs.  It does have a nice metal shell that looks a little more impressive than the plastic covers seen on other SSD

N5200PRO, the Energy Saving Device at Home or Office

Subject: Storage | July 2, 2008 - 11:42 AM |
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Thecus N5200PRO is extremely well-received by users and IT media worldwide. It is regard as the best of its category. Huge storage capacity under high level of data protection, outstanding performance and numerous functions are the reasons why it is recognized as one of the most desirable digital storage solution for offices and homes to store valuable data.

Since N5200PRO usually operates at long period of time, power consumption is a major concern for users. With its energy saving design, N5200PRO requires limited power to execute tasks.

Source: Thecus

I'm just mad about SATA

Subject: Storage | June 30, 2008 - 05:11 PM |
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Hardware Secrets can tell you all you want to know about Serial ATA, it's different flavours and speeds.  It's more that just a quick picture of a SATA cable and a PATA cable, they delve into NCQ, port multipliers and even pinout diagrams.  Drop by for a look into the newest way to cut cable clutter and speed up your data transfers.

KISS

Subject: Storage | June 25, 2008 - 02:50 PM |
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Lite-On's EZ DUB offers an incredibly easy way to burn disks.  It's an external 16x burner that can handle just about any format but Blu-ray and HD-DVD.  There are two buttons on the device; pressing Dub will make a copy of whatever disk you have in the drive, file will pop a window up and prompt you to drag whatever files you want copied and then makes your disk. 

Scared by the memory card racks?

Subject: Storage | June 17, 2008 - 03:56 PM |
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As with just about any storage medium, once flash based memory cards became accepted, there are suddenly a whole buch of different flavours available.  If you don't want to end up picking up a card that is perfect, excepting the fact that it won't fit into the device you bought it for, let InsideHW help you out.

Source: InsideHW

Technicolour caviar

Subject: Storage | June 12, 2008 - 03:06 PM |
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Western Digital now offers their Caviar series of drives in three flavours; blue, green and black.  Blue are the professional series, lacking any interesting features.  The green are the eco drives, with reduced power consumption and noise.  Black is for the enthusiasts, and is also the only drive with a 5 year warranty, the other two colours sport only a 3 year warranty. Find out what has changed in The Tech Lounge's full article.

Post-Computex 2008: Super Talent shows off SSDs

Subject: Storage | June 10, 2008 - 02:56 AM |
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Solid state drives are definitely taking off - we reviewed a pair from OCZ that impressed us recently - and Super Talent is one of the few companies working at making less expensive models targeted at end users and enthusiasts.


Solid state at a solid price

Subject: Storage | June 9, 2008 - 02:24 PM |
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SuperTalent's moderately priced SSD has arrived; the 60Gb MasterDrive MX is available for around $400, beating the competitions price by a good margin.  Legit Reviews' testing shows that there isn't a large gap in performance compared to other SSDs.  Drop by for a look at an SSD you might actually be able to afford.