Run for your lives, Mega-NAS is coming!!!

Subject: Storage | April 27, 2009 - 05:45 PM |
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How much trouble could assembling two quad-core Xeon processors, sixteen gigabytes of RAM, a Velociraptor 300GB system drive, an Adaptec's SAS/SATA RAID controller and twenty 1.5TB Seagate hard drives be?  Join the trials and tribulations of setting up a 20TB NAS at Tweaknews.  By the end you should be able to set up a server with a huge amount of storage and that can transcode and stream content to your PS3.

Source: Tweaknews

Thecus NAS Server - Powerful Storage and Backup Device for Mac Users

Subject: Storage | April 27, 2009 - 12:04 PM |
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04/27/2009 - Great news for Mac users. Thecus proudly brings better and more powerful storage and backup solutions for Mac users. Instead of the usual and limited selection for Mac system, home users can enjoy much more network services from Thecus for much less cost.

Source: Thecus

OCZ Technology releases the Z-Drive

Subject: Storage | April 23, 2009 - 10:41 PM |
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You might have seen glimpses of the OCZ Z-Drive around the internet.  As of today, it's official.  OCZ has taken 4 Vertex SSD's and ganged them up with a PCI-Express RAID controller to form a behemoth of an SSD.  We will be putting one of these beasts through its paces just as soon as it arrives.  Sequential speeds should reach 500 MB/sec, and available capacities will be 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB (!).  Some quick searching revealed pricing at ~$1200, ~$2000, and ~$3000, repsectively.

OCZ Technology announces Vertex EX series SLC-based SSD

Subject: Storage | April 22, 2009 - 11:23 AM |
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OCZ has recently announced a new SLC based Vertex series.  Dubbed 'EX', these new drives boast considerably faster write speeds, and should theoretically be on par with Intel's X25-E series of drives.  Read on for the goods.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: HighPoint
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Intro and Specifications

Allyn runs a HighPoint RocketRaid 4310 through the gauntlet. Into the mix goes an Areca 1231ML and a whole bunch of Intel X25-M series SSD's. Can the newer generation HighPoint take on the tried and true Areca? Read on to find out!

Storage might not be free, but it's the next thing to it

Subject: Storage | April 20, 2009 - 01:39 PM |
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The Western Digital Black 1TB HDD can be yours for a smidgen over
$100, or about 10 cents a gigabyte if you would prefer to think of it that way.  This is a Black drive, which puts performance above long lifetime or low power consumption and with an average transfer rate of 86MB/sec in OCIA's testing, it certainly seems to qualify as a high end platter based HDD.  Drop by to see the actual benchmark numbers.

Source: OCIA

Western Digital releases enterprise class 2TB RE4-GP series drive

Subject: Storage | April 20, 2009 - 08:04 AM |
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Western Digital has released their new RE4 series of the Green Power line of hard drives.  The new release advances the RE series to include 2TB capacity, 64 MB cache, and dual processors, and also feature advanced RAID specific features such as TLER (Time Limited Error Recovery) and RAFF (Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward). 

Stop me if you've heard this one

Subject: Storage | April 14, 2009 - 12:07 PM |
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Back in February, Allyn was writing his first review for PC Perspective, a review of the new Intel X-25 M SSDs.  As he tested their various speeds, he began noticing some odd behaviour from the shiny new SSDs.  At the start of the testing the drives were incredibly fast, but over time the performance degraded significantly.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Intel
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Intro

In mid-February, PC Perspective broke the story about a potential issue with Intel's X25-M mainstream solid state drives involving fragmentation and performance slow downs. At that time, after having the news picked up by everyone from CNet to the Wall Street Journal, Intel's started working with us...

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Corsair's 128GB SSD

Corsair's first entry into the world of solid state drives is a 128GB model based around the current generation Samsung controller. Though we have done numerous reviews of SSDs in the past, I take a slightly different approach on the evaluation looking at what advantages you can see when upgrading your notebook or system to even a lower cost SSD option.