Subject: Storage | January 10, 2008 - 03:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
UltraSCSI 320 has been the king of the interfaces when it comes to HDDs in the enterprise world for a very long time, but it's reign has come to an end. With the advent of Serial Attached SCSI, we see faster speeds and new technology like Idle Read After Write. The two kings of enterprise storage are currently Seagate and Hitachi (who bought IBM's storage), and Boot Daily has a review of their two flag ship models; the
Subject: Storage | January 4, 2008 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only does the Kingston 8GB Ultimate CF 266X offer 8Gbs of storage, it's transfer rates are extremely fast and it comes bundled with data recovery software from MediaRECOVER in case you delete a picture accidentally. Legit Reviews tried it out and found that it's speed gave the SanDisk Extreme IV series some serious competition
Subject: Storage | January 3, 2008 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Users now have the ultimate solution for storing, transporting and backing up large amounts of personal and professional data. Whether using the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager or the aluminum-encased water-proof Flash Survivor, the large amounts of data on the drive will be safeguarded for users with an active lifestyle. Corsair USB drives provide the added ruggedness and performance not found in other storage drives utilizing rotating media.
Subject: Storage | December 11, 2007 - 05:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Does the time it takes to burn 25GB of data got you down? The brand new LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blue burns regular Blu-ray disks at 6x speed, but the rewritable versions are stuck at 2x. There was a little bit of a problem when burning Blu-ray at high speed, but it was easily fixed and shouldn't be a concern for anyone looking at this drive. Unfortunately, CDRLabs couldn't tell us how much this drive will cost.
Subject: Storage | December 7, 2007 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Secure flash drives are nothing new, but with the on going miniaturization of chips in general and flash memory in particular the storage sizes we are seeing available are growing quickly. The Lexar 8 GB Jump Drive Secure II Plus sits at a threshold between handy storage for a couple of files, and a proper backup medium. Overclockers Club loved it
Subject: Storage | December 4, 2007 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The bad news is that the MTRON SSD Pro will run about $2000 when it becomes available, and only hold about 64Gb. The good news is that it blows the Raptor out of the water when it comes to read speed and there is no burst speed, it heads to 110MB/s and stays there. See just how impressive it is at AnandTech.
Subject: Storage | November 30, 2007 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may have seen drives labeled "RAID edition" or "enterprise" that seem to be much more expensive than drives that don't sport those labels. Two recent releases; the Barracuda ES.2 and Caviar RE2-GP aren't that much more expensive than their brethren, and claim a much longer MTBF thanks to better quality firmware. Drop by ExtremeTech to see if the higher quality guts also translate into better speeds.
Subject: Storage | November 27, 2007 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Seagate and Western Digital have both been taking enhancement products, and now they each sport a hard drive with 1000 GB of storage. Seagate's 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 ES.2 is aimed at the desktop crowd, and sports a possibly performance enhancing 32MB cache and 4 250GB platters and will run you about 27 cents per gig. The Western Digital takes a more responsible approach with their Green Power 1TB Caviar, the usual 16MB cache and a spin rate that varies betwe
Subject: Storage | November 21, 2007 - 01:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Biometric security, especially fingerprint readers are becoming very commonplace on electronics. It was only a matter of time before USB drives started sporting them, and that brings us to CPU3D's review of the 1GB Adata FP1 Fingerprint Flash Drive. They were impressed overall, finding the size unaffected by the inclusion of the swipe type fingerprint reader and the low cost as well.
Subject: Storage | November 16, 2007 - 01:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As X-bit labs points out in their introduction, 250GB HDD offer you a good price per GB, and enough storage that you won't feel cramped. Since there are so many to choose from, they have gathered 30 different makes and models to test out in a huge review. In the end, it turns out that many of the drives will excel in certain applications, while falling behind in others, as well as some interesting findings about Native Command Queuing.
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