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Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 04:28 PM |
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A healthy hard drive is a happy hard drive, which makes a user happy in return.  tk arena would like to help you keep your hard drive healthy, which is why they published this guide.  They guide you through all the inbuilt tools in Windows that can help keep your drive happy, along with tricks involving a freezer and a ziplock bag.  Make sure that you keep up to date backups though, all hard drives must die at some point.

First Intel solid state drives pictured

Subject: Storage | April 3, 2008 - 08:09 AM |
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On an Intel.com blog post the first pictures of Intel's upcoming solid-state drives make an appearance.  There isn't much to see, as you would expect with most storage devices, but its a good first step, right?  The engadget post purports that we have been "we've been waiting so long for Intel to stop talking and start producing" but I can't recall getting that excited about

Source: engadget

Not your average HDD enclosure

Subject: Storage | March 31, 2008 - 03:53 PM |
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New Corsair 16GB "GT" High Performance Flash Voyager USB 2.0 Drives

Subject: Storage | March 28, 2008 - 01:34 PM |
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The new Corsair 16GB "GT" high performance Flash Voyager USB 2.0 drives are now available for review.  Flash Voyager GT USB drives provide data transfer rates that are up to 4X faster than standard USB 2.0 drives.  Whether transporting office files, pictures or even full-length movies, you can "store-n-go" faster with the Corsair GT USB line.  The drive has been optimized to take full advantage of its advanced flash controller technology as well as the screened and hand-selected NAND flash chips.

Super Talent Ships World's Thinnest 256GB SSD

Subject: Storage | March 26, 2008 - 11:25 AM |
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San Jose, California - March 26, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched the world's slimmest 256GB solid state drive (SSD).

The FSD56GC25H(pdf linkage) uses an industry standard 2.5-inch hard drive form factor and uses an industry standard SATA-I interface, making it 100% interchangeable with conventional 2.5-inch SATA hard drives.

Sitting in the storage sweet spot

Subject: Storage | March 25, 2008 - 06:46 PM |
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Western Digital's Caviar SE16 640GB sits at a nice place in the storage market.  Weighing in at ~$150 on Pricegrabber, a pair of 320GB platters and a 16MB cache size this drive has great price for it's size and performance.  In the full review over at The Tech Report, they discovered two other things to love; the power consumption is about that of the low pow

The mighy Momentus

Subject: Storage | March 20, 2008 - 01:38 PM |
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The Seagate Momentus 5400.4 250GB really showed off the speed possible, even on a 5400RPM drive.  In Bjorn3D's testing, it outperformed a Hitachi Travelstar 80GB 7200RPM.  The price is awfully close to several 320GB drives, but they will lack the speed of the Momentus.  If quick copying time and relatively economical drain on your battery are important to you, this may be perfect for your needs.

Source: Bjorn3D

The miracle of the CF to IDE Adapter

Subject: Storage | March 14, 2008 - 02:59 PM |
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Solid State Drives, ultra fast, ultra durable and super-duper mega-ultra expensive.  So you could spend close to $20 per Gb, or you can build your own RAID array out of CF memory.  The Guru of 3D did just that, and found that the performance was a bit low, lower than a standard IDE drive in most tests, but it is possible.  Quiet, low power storage for about $2 per Gb

Source: Guru of 3D

OCZ Technology Introduces High-Speed SATA II Solid State Drive to their High-Performance Mobile Solu

Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 06:24 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - March 12, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled ultra-fast OCZ SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drives, a lightweight and efficient alternative to conventional hard disc drives. The OCZ SATA II drive is designed to stay abreast of the performance features of high-end notebooks, and is ideal for energy-efficient mobile computing.

Round up of Tera!!!

Subject: Storage | March 12, 2008 - 04:18 PM |
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Terabyte harddrives are becoming more common, or else ExtremeTech would never be able to do a seven drive round up.  Five of the drives have been reviewed previously, but they are adding two new drives.  Read on to learn who the king of high capacity storage is!  The review covers more than just speed, in today's world noise and power consumption are also very important.

Source: Extremetech