Old school storage

Subject: Storage | July 23, 2008 - 05:44 PM |
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Before RAID became the main solution for large storage arrays, JBOD ruled the streets.  Just stick in a few drives, doesn't matter what size, and suddenly they are registered as one large disk.  Tagan kept that simplicity, there are no drivers to install, nor is there any fighting between the drives.  Try the Tagan Icy Box IB-3218 a USB connected external JBOD box.  Bjorn3D tried it out and found that while they did love the box it's self, they thought the included PCCLONE EX LITE software needed some im

Source: Bjorn3D

Western Digital Releases 2.5" VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM HDD

Subject: Storage | July 23, 2008 - 09:35 AM |
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Western Digital sent out news this morning about the release of a new member of the VelociRaptor hard drive family.  A desktop ready VelociRaptor hard drive came out in April of this year and quickly took its place as the fastest available hard drive on the market; now Western Digital is releasing a 2.5" version of the VelociRaptor for enterprise applications.

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Super Talent
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The Super Talent MasterDrive MX 60GB SSD

Super Talent is offering up a new solid state drive that promises to bring you SSD performance with prices at less than half of previous tested models. Can they possibly live up to that claim or is there something that Super Talent is holding back on?

Super Talent MasterDrive SSD Gets a Performance Boost

Subject: Storage | July 21, 2008 - 06:03 PM |
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San Jose, California - July 22, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced that the company has dramatically improved the write speeds of its MasterDrive DX, MasterDrive KX and MasterDrive MX solid state drives (SSDs).

These three series of SSDs already boast exceptionally fast read speeds of up to 120 MB/sec. But, fast write speeds are important in applications such as video editing and encoding, image processing, compressing and extracting files, installing applications and copying files to the drive.

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.